Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists

Peoria , AZ
The experts in compassionate care.

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Your Peoria Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Specialties in Peoria, AZ

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Whit Church

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Church earned his veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2002. After graduation he completed a one-year internship at Cornell University followed by a cardiology residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Melissa Riensche

Dr. Riensche has particular interests in nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, respiratory medicine, and endocrine diseases. She shares her home with her husband Bryan, son RJ, 2 dogs named Monroe and Barrett Jackson, and 1 cat named Shelby.

Dr. Angela Mexas

After training in North Carolina State University, Dr. Mexas returned to Arizona in 2014. Her areas of most interest include immune medication and infections of dogs and cats. She continues to practice, teach and do research. She also shares her home with 4 cats.

Dr. Victoria Heffelman

Dr. Heffelman special areas of interest include abdominal ultrasound, CT, and nuclear medicine. She lives with her husband Richard, Welsh Corgie named Quinn, and tabby cat, Piccolo, and enjoys traveling, spending time with family, movies, hiking, and enjoying all that Arizona offers!

Dr. Emery Jones

DVM, Residency Trained Internal Medicine
Dr. Jones originally from the Tempe area had left to further her career in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Amanda Liggett

DVM, Cardiology resident
Coming Soon.

Dr. Rob Schnurr

I was born and raised in Louisville, KY and went to University of Louisville for undergrad, receiving a BA in Biology. After undergrad I went to vet school at Auburn University in Alabama. From there I did a 1 year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private practice in Rockville, MD then continued on to the University in Florida in Gainesville, FL to pursue a residency in radiology, finishing in 2021.

Dr. Casandra Jacobs

Meet Dr. Casandra Jacobs, our internist! Dr. Jacobs hails from Wisconsin, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.She went on to receive her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Michelle Greer

Coming Soon.

Over 150 5-Star Reviews
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Sandy Harmsen
5.0 ★★★★★
It looked like a great place to work.  Very clean and organized without a long wait.  I knew this but still think its a bit expensive.  But everyone was very nice and polite and professional.
Andi Rosado
5.0 ★★★★★
Dr. Heffelman was fantastic as was our tech Allison. Top notch team where I feel 100% confident referring clients and patients. Thanks for all your wonderful care of Porkchop!
Michelle Brust
5.0 ★★★★★
Amazing vet care and they follow up with you as expected. As soon as they get results from lab work, they call you the same day you are expecting it. Front office staff and techs are all super nice and professional, and the vet (also super nice and professional) always seems readily available to answer questions.
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Maryann Gagliano
5.0 ★★★★★
I just live the compassionate manner that Dr. Church has with my BabyDoll. I can see he is a dedicated doctor to our fur babies. Having spoken to him in person on our first visit, I felt secure in the fact my dog was in the best hands to save her life. The technician and office workers are very kind and loving to BabyDoll because she can be very scared. Than you Dr. Church and staff for loving my BabyDoll as if she were yours.
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Kathy McCaffrey
5.0 ★★★★★
During this time of extra difficulties with Covid, the staff and doctors try to make the process of taking care of your pet as easy as possible. I have great faith in Dr. Church in their cardio division and look forward to sharing in his expertise as we work to help my dog.
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Barb Adams
5.0 ★★★★★
ou communication with me was excellent. You kept me informed of the tests, results and discussion of the problems my pet was facing.  I felt my pet was in very hands with your staff and doctors.