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.

Kelly Grant, DVM, Veterinarian

Dr. Grant is originally from Dayton, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Grant enjoys trail riding with his two horses. He has five dogs, three of them were rescued. He enjoys hiking and bird watching with his dogs and son. Dr. Grant’s wife used to work as a veterinary technician, and now works as a human radiology technologist. They have been married for 31 years.

Dr. Grant has experience working in a variety of positions in his veterinary career. He worked in a mixed animal practice in Prescott, AZ, in emergency clinics in Phoenix, and was employed by the federal government for several years. Dr. Grant also worked as an assistant to the Arizona State Veterinarian before returning to clinical practice in small animal medicine. Clients and patients love Dr. Grant’s quiet and gentle nature!

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. We would like to welcome Dr. Hay-Roe as a recent addition to our medical staff!


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