Veterinarians and Team

Suzanne Higgins, DVM

Suzanne Higgins, DVM

Owner / Veterinarian

Dr. Suzanne Higgins graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. Her bachelor of science degree was in Agribusiness from ASU in 1986.

Dr H. worked at several practices and performed relief veterinary services until spring 1997. She then opened DCAH as a start up business in March of 1997. Her first employee was one part-time technician. The hospital offered boarding, grooming and medical services from the start. Dr. Higgins often worked alone early on in the practice. She often groomed dogs herself and for the first two years, cared for all the boarding animals every evening and on weekends.

The practice continued to grow and Dr. Higgins began looking for land to build the new free standing hospital in 2002. The parcel of land was located in 2004 and the planning was started! Ground was broken for the new building in July of 2006, and ready to move in on April of 2007! Stop by to check out our beautiful 10,000 square foot 2.5 acre facility!


Holly Rice, DVM

Holly Rice, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Holly Rice received her doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Though she started her career in Nevada, she moved to Arizona in 2012 and found that the Grand Canyon State is where she belongs.

Dr. Rice’s special veterinary interests include preventive medicine, general surgery, dentistry, dermatology, endocrinology, geriatric/end-of-life care, and compassionate euthanasia. She prides herself on providing personalized individual care to each of her patients, treating each as her own.

Dr. Rice has a female yellow Labrador named Dakota, but loves all animals. In her free time she enjoys live music shows, lifting weights, hiking, scuba diving, traveling, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, Travis.


Joy Baker, DVM

Joy Baker, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Baker was born in Tempe, AZ and although her family moved around a little when she was younger because her father was in the Army, she considers herself an AZ native. She began attending the Morison School of Agribusiness at Arizona State University in 2002. During the summer of 2005, she completed an internship with the keepers at Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium and Safari Park. Her favorite part of that summer was being able to work with the head keeper in charge of the big cats. She then graduated from ASU with her Bachelors of Science Agribusiness degree in 2006.

Before attending veterinary school at Colorado State University in the fall of 2009, she gained experience working as a veterinary technician at East Maryland Animal Hospital while continuing to volunteer with Dr. Johnson at Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium and Safari Park. During the summer of 2011 she went with a group of fellow students on a veterinary focused mission trip sponsored by Vet Merge Ministries to Jame, Mexico. On this trip the focus was preventive care with a majority of the time spent deworming livestock and castrating horses. Dr. Baker enjoyed the trip very much and definitely wants to do more mission work in the future.

After graduating from CSU with her DVM degree in 2013 she continued to volunteer with Dr. Johnson for a short time and began working with Petco at their low cost vaccine clinics before coming to work at Deer Creek. The entire staff at Deer Creek have been so welcoming and supportive that she thanks God every day for blessing her with such a great opportunity.


Kelly Grant, DVM

Kelly Grant, DVM

Veterinarian

Originally from Dayton, Ohio and attended Ohio State University, he graduated from veterinary school in 1982. He has two horses that he uses for trail riding and two dogs, one of which is a Pointer, that he and his son take out to hunt birds. His wife used to be a veterinary technician, but now works in the human medical field as a radiology technologist. They have been married for 27 years. He has a varied background of practice activities that include working in a mixed animal practice in Prescott, emergency clinic practice in Phoenix, several years of employment with the federal government out of state, an assistant state veterinarian in Arizona and then returned to clinical practice of small animal medicine.


Angela

Angela

Practice Manager


Lisa

Lisa

Assistant Practice Manager/Client Services Supervisor


Cori Riley

Marketing and Administrative Coordinator


Katrina

Hospital Supervisor

What Sets Us Apart?

  • More than 20 years of Experience
  • Everything You Need Under One Roof
  • 10,000 sq Foot Building Sitting On 2 Acres
  • We offer daycare while here for services (medical, grooming, ect)
  • Our doctors are friendly, animal lovers, who understand the bond between our clients & animals
  • Our Veterinary Hospital features a modern laboratory, sterile surgery suite, and digital x-ray system

"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land."

2 Chronicles 7:14