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Charlene – Practice manager and Certified Veterinary Technician charlene-200x260

Charlene is a certified veterinary technician originally from Connecticut where she was a technician for 6 years. She joined Animal Care Hospital in 1990 and continues to work in the field which has been her passion since childhood. Believing all pets need a voice, she strives to become their advocate. Charlene shares her home with Odie (a rescued dachshund), her newly adopted kitten Sienna, and many tropical fish.

Diana – Certified Veterinary Techniciandiana


Courtney – Veterinary AssistantCourtney

Originally from Colorado, I have been living in Arizona for 9 years. My vet assisting career began in 2010 and I have loved every minute. I took a short break from Animal Care Hospital in 2013 and recently returned in May 2015 and I am very happy to be back. I have six fur babies, five dogs and one kitty. I enjoy just relaxing with my fur children and hanging out with friends in my spare time. I look forward to continuing my career at Animal Care Hospital in the years to come.

Belinda – Client Service RepresentativeBelinda

I have been in the vet field since 2012. I started at an animal emergency working with animals and having animals has always been my passion. I am a mother to a little boy and have 2 four-legged kids that are named Bruce (chihuahua) and Zoey (Boxer). In our spare time we like to play fetch with Bruce and Zoey. My son and I enjoy going to hockey games, having movie nights and going to dinner. I started working at Animal Care Hospital in August 2015 and can say that I absolutely love my job and the people I work with.

Linda – Animal Caregiverlinda-200x253

Linda first started with Animal Care Hospital in the 90′s, when she was a teen and returned 3 years ago. She enjoys caring for the boarders and giving them extra love and attention. Linda believes that pets are part of the family and that all animals deserve respect and love. In her spare time she enjoys horror movies, favorites being anything Zombie, music and boxing.

Aida Espericueta, Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Kaplan college with my Associate’s degree and have been a veterinary technician for 3 1/2 years. I have 2 dogs, Alice and Matilda. And in my spare time I enjoy relaxing with my pets and family.


Taylor Mazzacavallo, Receptionist

I was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. And I pursued my passion for all living creatures by earning a degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology from ASU. I hope to continue on this path by obtaining a graduate degree in Community Based Conservation. I am an avid hiker and enjoy rock climbing in my spare time. While I currently don’t have a furry companion of my own, I grew up around large dogs and hope to have one of my own someday.

Lesa Bornost, Certified Veterinary Technician

Lesa Bornost is a Certified Veterinary Technician currently licensed in Arizona. She began her career as a clinic volunteer in junior high and eventually entered the U.S. Army for her formal training as a veterinary technician. She enjoys attending continuing education classes and loves sharing her knowledge. She is passionate about educating others and preventing compassion fatigue in our profession.

She and her husband share their home with a spunky 1st grader that keeps them busy and laughing. The family also includes several chickens, fish and tortoises as well as nine cats: Simon 19y, Sprocket 17y, Beauregard 16y, Cody 16y, Rosemary 15y, Winnefred H. Pocus 3y, Walter E. Disney 3y, Blanche Crystal Snuggles 2y and Sophie Golden Girl 2y.


Hailey Bennett, Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in California, I moved to Arizona two years ago to pursue my passion of animals. I recently graduated school as a Veterinary Assistant and look forward to many years ahead at Animal Care Hospital. I have two precious puppies Houston and Huss rescued from a shelter in Texas. I enjoy spending my spare time outdoors with my pups and family.