Suzanne Higgins, DVM, Owner / Veterinarian


Dr. Higgins graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. In 1986, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Business from ASU.

Dr. Higgins worked at several practices and performed relief veterinary services in the valley until spring 1997. In March of 1997 she opened Deer Creek Animal Hospital as a start-up business in north Phoenix. Her first employee was one part-time technician. The hospital offered boarding, grooming and complete veterinary services from the start. Dr. Higgins often worked alone in the early years of Deer Creek. She often groomed dogs herself and spent late nights cleaning and scrubbing the floors. During the first two years, Dr. Higgins was the sole evening and weekend care taker for all the boarding animals.

The practice continued to grow, and Dr. Higgins dreamed of a custom-built animal hospital where she could better care for her patients. Dr. Higgins personally designed the current hospital with patient comfort in mind. The hospital was completed in April of 2007. Dr. Higgins has multiple Giant Schnauzers, including several rescues. She enjoys riding Dressage and Jumping horses and raises Nubian dairy goats.


Matthew M. Hay-Roe, DVM, Veterinarian


Dr. Hay-Roe grew up in Arizona, he graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Arizona. Dr. Hay-Roe is a part-time musician and played professionally to support himself through school. Dr. Hay-Roe has been practicing small animal medicine in the Phoenix area since graduation.

He lives in the downtown area with his girlfriend, and their dog Ringo and cat Sonia. Dr. Hay-Roe has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dermatology. He still performs music occasionally.


Josh Marion, DVM, Veterinarian

Dr. Marion graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He is originally from Texas and grew up in a small town. Dr. Marion has a strong interest in behavioral and developmental medicine. He is Fear Free Certified and enjoys taking courses to increase his knowledge of animal behavior. In his free time, Dr. Marion enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing board games, and baking. Dr. Marion has one dog and two cats which he rescued.


Kellie

Office Manager


Sydney

Technician Lead

Ashley

Hospital Supervisor


Madison

Client Service Representative

Brittney

Client Service Representative


Machala

Resort Lead

Courtney

Resort Lead


Jennifer

Groomer

Kassondra

Groomer