Valley Veterinary Cardiology

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Christopher Paige MS, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Christopher Paige

The veterinary cardiologist behind our mobile services is Dr. Christopher Paige. Chris has been working in the field for more than 12+ years but has had a passion for animals all of his life.

Dr. Paige is board-certified in Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). For more than nine years, he has worked in private specialty practices in Mesa, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Arizona, offering full, interventional cardiology service.

In 2012, Dr. Paige was recruited into cardiovascular research at a world-renowned human medical device company. He also served as Chair of the ACVIM Residency Training Committee and is Adjunct Faculty at Midwestern School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he founded Veterinary Specialists of Northern Arizona to provide cardiology services to the Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Campe Verde, Sedona and surrounding areas. He opened Valley Veterinary Cardiology in August 2016 to offer the Valley's first cardiology specific practice dedicated to patient, client and primary care veterinarian support.

In his free time, Dr. Paige enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, as well as their family pets. He also likes to hike, run, mountain bike and downhill ski.

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Kara Zwick RDCS (Cardiac Sonographer)
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Kara is Valley Veterinary Cardiology's lead sonographer and brings many years of human and veterinary echocardiography training and expertise to our practice! Kara completed sonography school in Florida, where she received her Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) certification. She provided mobile veterinary echocardiography services with the Veterinary Heart Institute in Florida before relocating to Arizona. After moving to Mesa, AZ, Kara continued to work in Veterinary Radiology at a large veterinary specialty practice in the Valley. Over the last 16 years, she has worked in one of the top-rated human echocardiography practices in Arizona. Kara is excited to return to veterinary echocardiography to provide Valley Veterinary Mobile Sonography Services. Her compassionate and expert approach to care makes her one of the most valuable members of our team, and we are grateful to have her looking after your loved one!

When Kara is not immersed in veterinary medicine, she is enjoying life with her husband, who also works in cardiology! They spend their time with their adorable rescue pup, Ellie, adventuring, traveling, and hitting the gym!


Danielle (Office Manager-Lead Technician)
Danielle

Danielle has worked in the animal and medical fields since 2014, and brings a wealth of compassion and knowledge to the Valley Veterinary Cardiology team as Dr. Paige’s Lead Veterinary Care Technician, Surgical Assistant, and Practice Manager! Danielle is passionate and extremely committed to providing patients and clients with exceptional care, communication, and follow up! Her hands on approach to vet medicine has made her a valuable asset to the practice and we love her commitment and compassion for our patients and their families..

Danielle is a globally recognized Herpetoculturist with a passion for the cold blooded, and spends her free time with her reptiles. Her expertise in handling exotic animals has given Valley Veterinary Cardiology amazing opportunities to help all kinds of pets with their cardiac care!


Teresa (Cardiac Veterinary Technician/Sonographer In-Training)
Teresa

Our talented mobile cardiac veterinary technician Teresa studied ultrasound at West Coast Ultrasound where she specialized in adult and pediatric echocardiography! She began her career with animals working with the incredible wildlife at SeaWorld, where she studied animal care and husbandry. Teresa brings the compassion and patience she learned from working with children, along with her eternal passion for animals, and skills from human echocardiography to Valley Veterinary Cardiology as she assists our current veterinary echocardiographer and continues train to become a veterinary sonographer herself!

Teresa is a loving wife and mother to 3 amazing kiddos! Her family also includes her two dogs, Falcor and Pikachu! She was a musical theater major in college, loves to sing and practice martial arts, and was a long-time student of Kajukenbo.


Cierra (Cardiac Technician)
Cierra

Cierra has over half a decade of veterinary experience working studiously in general practice and surgery, and now brings her tremendous talent to our team of cardiology gurus Cardiac Veterinary Technician! Cierra works closely with our doctors and sonographers to deliver the leading industry results and care for your pets! Her passion for cardiology developed after one of her own beloved pets was diagnosed with heart disease, and she has been committed to healing the hearts of others ever since. Her compassionate approach to care makes her one of the most valuable members of our team and we are grateful to have her looking after your pets!

Cierra is also a published author who enjoys reading and fiction writing! She is an Arizona transplant and calls the desert her home along with her husband and adorable daughter. Their family includes a happy go-lucky Boxer, a playful Australian Kelpie, a sassy tabby cat, and a sweet tuxedo kitty.


Kacie (Customer Service Manager)
Kacie

Our reception manager Kacie joined the Valley Veterinary Cardiology team in 2019 and has been the top point of contact for our clinics and clients, providing compassionate care and assistance to every pet parent we see! Kacie has been in the animal and medical fields since 2012 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our service! Kacie is reliable, passionate, and committed to putting your pet first. We couldn’t be more grateful to have her and we know that you will love her too!

In her free time, Kacie enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spoiling her two dogs Titus and Elizabeth Taylor! She was born and raised in Houston, Texas but now calls New Mexico home where she currently resides with her hubby and fur babies!


Irma (Customer Service Representative)
Irma

Irma obtained her veterinary assistant certification from Pima Medical Institute in 2018 and has spent the last 5 years working across different specialties in the field, including emergency, oncology, and dentistry. Her vast and eclectic knowledge of specialty vet medicine has made her an asset to our prestigious cardiology program, and we are proud to have Irma working as your point of contact for all our scheduling and customer service needs!

In her free time, Irma loves to clean and organize, and is working towards starting her own home organization company in the future! She currently lives in Arizona with her fur babies which include 2 dogs, 2 birds, and an adorable rabbit named Powder!