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Dr. Shannon Sura
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Shannon Sura grew up in Pennsylvania where she started working as a veterinary technician when she was sixteen. She continued working in the field of veterinary medicine and veterinary clinical pathology throughout her schooling. Dr. Sura graduated summa cum laude from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1998 with a bachelors in biology. She then went on to graduate from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts in 2002. For the next four years she worked as an associate veterinarian in Las Vegas, before purchasing Family Pet Hospital in November of 2006. Dr. Sura shares her home with her two dogs Fräu (German Shepherd) and Frederick (Rottweiler/Douge de Bordeaux/Labrador Retriever). You will find her a hardworking, knowledgeable, and compassionate veterinarian, always putting her patients first. Read more about Dr. Sura
Susan joined Family Pet Hospital in March of 2009. She came to our practice with over 20 years of experience in veterinary management and 12 years in banking and finance. Susan has a special interest in nutrition. She has completed the Hill’s Nutritional Advocate program and the Purina Nutrition Matters. Susan and her husband Rob are active in the dog community. They have bred Airedale Terriers for over 20 years and groom and show their dogs all over the country. They are involved in the Airedale Club of America and the Welsh Terrier Club of America. Rob is a founding member and Susan a charter member of the Sun Country Terrier Club. Susan is currently serving her third term as president of the club while Rob is on the board of The Airedale Club of America.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Juliana. I joined Family Pet Hospital in 2005. I became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in February of 2011 after receiving my associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and Animal Health from Mesa Community College (MCC) in December of 2010. I am also an adjunct teacher at MCC, teaching classes in the Veterinary Technology Program. I have two adorable dogs. Foster is a Labrador Retriever, and KC is a Weimaraner/Pointer mix. I look forward to meeting your pets and providing them with the best health care possible.
Hi, I’m Bethany. I’ve been a veterinary technician since 2004 and I love animals, especially cats. I’m definitely the crazy cat lady, and happy to admit it! I’m a comforter by nature and very affectionate. Outside of being a technician, I am also a published author, makeup artist/hairstylist, singer/song writer, and artist. My husband and I have four cats and three dogs that we love dearly and consider our kids. I feel that having a pet enriches your life, and I take pride in being a part of helping your loved ones live long healthy lives through veterinary medicine.
Pat Bajoras moved to the Valley from River Forest, Illinois in December of 1992 with her husband after the last of their three children graduated from high school. The Bajoras household was always filled with furry and feathered family members. In November of 1999 they began filling their empty nest with their first Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Hailey. Falling in love with the breed, they continued to add to their Wheaten population which today consists of Hailey, Cassie, Poppy and Biddy. In 2003 Pat began showing her Wheatens in AKC sanctioned dog shows and occasionally, very selectively has a litter of puppies. She is a member of Sun Country Terrier Club and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America. Working as a Receptionist allows her to share her love and respect for animals with the Clients and Patients at The Family Pet Hospital.
Hi! My name is Amber and I am one of the receptionists here at Family Pet Hospital. I am an Arizona native and I would not live anywhere else. I love it here! As long as I can remember I have had a love for animals of all types. The two closest to my heart are my two dogs Falkor, a Chihuahua mix and Rusty, a Border Collie mix.
Hi, I’m Fuego. I’ve lived at Family Pet Hospital since I was an itty bitty kitty. I love to get into any, and everything I can. My favorite thing to do is pester the humans that work here and tease the other animals. I enjoy slipping into open cabinets when I’m not supposed to, standing in front of the computer when people are trying to type, and taking cages that aren’t mine. When I’m not doing my favorite things, I’m sleeping or relaxing in obscure places in the clinic.
Hi, I’m Minx. I’m a binge eater, and I’m not afraid to admit it! These humans think they run this hospital, but I’m the real lady in charge. The world, of course, revolves around me, and I am just fine with that. I enjoy sleeping, lounging about the clinic, and occasionally rolling on my back to have a good belly scratch. I live at Family Pet Hospital, I’m spoiled and always get my way.
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