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 University of Zimbabwe’s veterinary school.

Since he has been in AZ he has become passionate about preventive care,  orthopedic surgery and veterinary dentistry in primarily dogs and cats. He is  currently studying to be a fellow of the academy of veterinary dentistry (FAVD)  and spends time with his mentors at Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists.

Sharon and Alan share their home with their son and daughter (5 and 3 years old) and a boxer mix called Girlfriend. After hours activities are usually centered on the kids who like chasing hot air balloons and attending swimming lessons.  Catching a Cardinals, Diamondbacks, or Suns game is always a treat (have to learn how hockey works). A round of golf is a welcome bonus.