Dr. Meredith Lee
Dr. Lee began working at Anasazi Animal Clinic in January of 2015. She comes to Arizona via Kansas, where she attended Kansas State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She continued with her education at K-State by graduating from its College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Go Wildcats! Dr. Lee takes great pride in providing the best care possible for the pets we see and the people that bring them in. She also enjoys educating clients on the importance of preventative care and building relationships that enable her to help them keep their pets healthy and happy for as long as possible. Dr. Lee has worked as a small animal veterinarian since graduating in 2009 and spent one year in Stilwell, Kansas before moving to Arizona.
Dr. Lee grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now lives in Gilbert with her husband and their two dogs, Penny, a mixed breed and Annie, a black lab mix. When not working she and her husband like to travel, see movies and go hiking. Dr. Lee loves the great staff and great clients at Anasazi. In addition to being able to build long-lasting relationships with clients, she is also devoted to helping the team develop to their full potential while having a fun working environment and providing the best customer service around.
Dr. Ana Cortinas
Dr. Cortinas was born and raised in TX, as was her love of animals and passion to become a veterinarian. When she was about the age of 4, her mom asked her if she wanted to become a doctor when she grew up. She replied by saying, “Yeah, but too bad there isn’t such a thing as a doctor for animals.” Her mom quickly told her there are doctors for animals and they are called veterinarians. And so, a dream was born, and although she struggled with the pronunciation, she knew immediately that becoming a veterinarian would be her life’s goal.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with minors in Math and Chemistry, from New Mexico State University, she went on to study veterinary medicine at Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University and graduated with her DVM in January of 2006. She moved to Arizona and has been practicing small animal medicine here since 2006. Her area of interest is preventative medicine.
When she’s not working, Dr. Cortinas enjoys spending time with her family, as well as their four furry babies. Her two boys are Buck and Skype, standard poodles, and her two girls are Sephora, a shepherd mix and a calico kitty named Ikea. They all enjoy travel, photography and spending time with family.
Office Manager, CVT
Michele started at Anasazi Animal Clinic in April of 2014 as a veterinary technician. Her promotion to office manager was a proud moment. She enjoys taking care of Anasazi clients and their pets and takes great pride in the positive reviews the practice has garnered online. Michele has been in the veterinary industry for 13 years, a career choice decided after her dog required a lot of medical attention. Helping him made Michele want to help other pets, too. Michele has a veterinary assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute and is a certified veterinary technician.
Originally from New York, Michele, her husband and their two children now call Mesa home. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family – which now includes a grandbaby who she dotes on.
Taylor officially began working at Anasazi Animal Clinic in December 2016 after externing in October and November of that same year. Her duties include setting up for surgery, cleaning, drawing blood, taking care of instruments and restocking as necessary. Taylor learned a lot externing at Anasazi and is proud to have gotten the job, fulfilling her dream of being able to care for sick animals and help them feel better. Her motivation to attend school for the vet assistant program, as well as the veterinary tech program, started early. In Taylor’s own words, “I’ve always enjoyed working with children and animals. I have a lot of patience. Knowing I can be there for an animal in need means a lot to me and motivates me every day.” Taylor’s goal is to finish her studies at PIMA by December 2017.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Taylor now lives in the Gilbert/Mesa area with her dog and girlfriend and enjoys to cook, bake, do crafts, play board games, shop and watch movies. Taylor enjoys working in a smaller clinic like Anasazi because it allows for the the chance to watch pets grow, build a relationship with the owners, and get to know everyone a little bit better. On a side note, Taylor LOVES flowers and also the only one in her family with blue eyes.
As a Veterinary Assistant at Anasazi since August of 2016, Chris’s job is to help keep the hospital clean, care for the animals boarding here, check in patients and gather medical history for the doctor. Chris enjoys seeing pets healthy and happy, especially after an illness and credits the success of Anasazi to the incredible team he gets to work with on a daily basis. Since childhood, Chris has always liked the idea of working with animals and earned his certificate for veterinary assistant from the East Valley Institute of Technology.
A Chandler, AZ, native, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as reading comic books and playing video games. Making people laugh when they need it is another of Chris’s many talents.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Stephanie has been working in veterinary medicine since 2011, joining the Anasazi team in 2014. She enjoys how every day is something new, which, in her opinion, ensures her career will never get boring. Stephanie’s favorite part of her job is working with puppies and kittens, and helping make sick pets better.
Originally from North Hollywood, CA, Stephanie currently lives in Mesa where she enjoys reading books or playing any kind of outdoor sport. She has a very energetic German Shepherd named Harley, an Akita puppy named Raider, a cat named Gandalf and will soon be getting a kitten she will name Achelois.
Caitlyn joined the Anasazi Animal Clinic family in December of 2014 after being in private practice since 2012. She loves spending time with new puppies and educating new pet parents on how to keep their fur babies happy and healthy! Caitlyn is most proud of how hard everyone at Anasazi works together as a team and all the lives they change. She attended the East Valley Institute of Technology, graduating in 2012 as a veterinary assistant.
Arizona born and raised, Caitlyn currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend, their son, two crazy cats and four spunky dogs – one of whom was a stray hit by a car a few years ago. She saved his life by bringing him in, fixing him up and making him a part of her family! She is fond of saying, “Our home is full of love and fur!” When not helping patients, Caitlyn loves spending quality time with family, hiking, taking bike rides through the city and playing a good game of fetch with the pups.
Lisa started working at Anasazi Animal Clinic in May of 2007 as a kennel assistant before being promoted to veterinary assistant. She has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 2003. Her passion in helping sick pets feel better drives her and she especially enjoys monitoring for dental procedures, cleaning the teeth and obtaining dental x-rays. Growing up, Lisa aspired to become a veterinarian, but soon discovered she liked the tech side of it more, so she decided to switch careers and go to school to become a CVT. Lisa has an Associate Degree in Science, as well as work in training. Her favorite thing is when a pet comes back for a checkup after being ill and she finds they are doing so much better.
Originally from Denver, CO, Lisa now lives in Queen Creek with her boyfriend and two dogs. When not at the office, Lisa enjoys fishing, baking, cooking and hanging out with family. Speaking of baking, Lisa also makes gourmet cupcakes on the side.