Our Team

 Dr. Ana Cortinas

Dr. Alan Mafara

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Alan Mafara came from Zimbabwe in 2003 after having graduated in 1993 from the University of Zimbabwe. He came to AZ to be with his wife, Sharon, who he met in an exchange program between the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Zimbabwe’s veterinary school.

Since moving to Arizona, Dr. Mafara has become passionate about preventative care, orthopedic surgery and veterinary dentistry in primarily dogs and cats. He spends time with his mentors at Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists in order to improve his dentistry skills.

Dr. Mafara and Sharon share their home with their son, daughter, and a boxer mix called Girlfriend. Their after hours activities are usually centered on the kids who like chasing hot air balloons and attending swimming lessons. Dr. Mafara also enjoys the local sports teams and catching a Cardinals, Diamondbacks or Suns game whenever he can. He hasn’t quite yet become a Coyotes fan since he says he still has to learn how hockey works! For relaxation, however, he finds a round of golf is a welcome bonus.

Dr. Sharon Langeneckert


Dr. Langeneckert didn’t always know she wanted to be a vet but it seemed to make sense by the time she was a teenager. She was the kid who tried to rescue stray cats in the neighborhood and save worms that were drowned out of the lawn. In high school, she became very interested in physiology and biology. Her high school offered a work for school credit program so she obtained a position at a local veterinary clinic. It was there that she saw her first surgery and became hooked.

Having grown up in Michigan, she attended Michigan State University for both undergraduate work and veterinary school, graduating in 1994. Right after graduation, she looked for a place that didn’t have as much snow and relocated to the Phoenix area. Since then she has really enjoyed helping cats and dogs and the interactions she gets to have with their owners.

There is a special place in her heart for her feline patients, but there is nothing like a soft nose and wagging tail of a dog as well.

She and her husband have 2 kids, 1 cat and 1 dog. The kids like helping with the pets when they need medical attention. Maybe we have the next generation of vets here. We’ll see.

 Dr. Ana Cortinas

Molly Branson

Veterinary Assistant

Molly is a boarding technician and veterinary assistant here at Anasazi Animal clinic. She graduated from the East Valley Institute of technology in 2019 as a certified veterinary assistant. Although she is new to the world of veterinary medicine, she loves to grow and learns as much as possible whenever she walks into the clinic.

She is an Arizona native and in her free time she is at the barn cleaning stalls and loving on the horses or at home with her dog and two cats. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend doing things like hiking, camping and exploring nature! If she’s not at Anasazi with your babies she’s outdoors with hers.

Caitlyn Ricchetti

Angellyn Romero

Veterinary Technician

Angellyn, also known as Angel, is originally from Globe, Angelynn is an Arizona native. She has been a Veterinary Technician since 2015 and is very passionate about animals, especially cats! Her passion for animals began when her late father, who was a police officer, would help her save every animal under the sun when she was younger. Her father’s only wish was for her to become a veterinarian one day! She realized being a technician was the best way for her to fulfill both of their dreams!

In Angelynn’s spare time she enjoys hanging out with her male cat named Suzy and her Belgian Malinois Titan! Some of her after hours hobbies include bite work training, coffee dates with her boyfriend, swimming, makeup application and playing video games! Angelynn understands the dedication and patience it takes to be a pet parent and enjoys the time she gets with your fur babies and will treat them like family!

Steve Wilson

Tia Frederick


Tia is a Native Arizonan and has lived here all her life. She graduated from EVIT in 2019 with her Veterinary Assistant certification. She is one of our boarding techs here at Anasazi Animal Clinic who joined us In July of 2020. She loves seeing all the friendly faces and working with all your furry friends.

One of her main hobbies is riding horses and training with them. She has more experience with horses but also loves dogs and cats and has enjoyed expanding her knowledge. She loves hanging out with her family and completing craft orders for their family business. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 guinea pig. Her love for animals will hopefully lead her to her ultimate goal of being a midwife for horses.

Destinee Chacon

Customer Service Representative

Originally from Farmington New Mexico,  Destinee moved to San Tan Valley, Arizona in 2012 and now calls Chandler her forever-home. She is very family oriented and enjoys coming home to her fiancé and two children. Destinee does not have any animals of her own currently but enjoys seeing all of the friendly faces that come into the clinic. She is grateful to be able to give them love whenever they visit. During her spare time she likes to try new arts and crafts projects with her kids, enjoys outdoor activities like gardening and likes to work up new recipes in the kitchen!