Anchorage Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Tina Simmons

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Simmons has been practicing veterinary medicine for 11 years and part of the VCA family for 6 years. Always wanting to be a veterinarian, she also attended Colorado State University and

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  • Coleen Averill

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Averill has been with Alpine for 17 years. She began her career as a certified technician and then went on to earn her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. Dr. Averill's calm and

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  • Jonathan Kuo

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Kuo joined the staff at VCA Alpine during the summer of 2013 after moving to Anchorage from Maryland. He earned degrees in microbiology and philosophy and worked as a veterinary technician

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  • Jessie Rizor

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Rizor joined the staff at VCA in April 2014 and provides relief services for all five VCA hospitals in Anchorage and Eagle River. He graduated in 2008 from St. George University. His veterinary

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