Veterinary Tech School: Anthem College
Daniel was born and raised here in Arizona and has had a passion for animals his entire life. Daniel attended Alhambra High School and graduated as part of the class of 2012. Shortly after he earned an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology at Anthem College, Daniel joined the team at Elliot Park Animal Hospital. He strives to provide excellent patient care and customer service to our clients. During his free time, Daniel loves to volunteer at the Phoenix Zoo. He also loves to spend time with his 9 Chihuahuas.
Veterinary Assistant SupervisorRichard Cano
Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College
Richard is a skilled Veterinary Assistant who graduated from Carrington Colleges Veterinary Assistant program in 2014. He started with VCA in June 2015. Richard loves being a part of the healing process for sick animals and the satisfaction that comes with turning around a patients health for the better. Richard lives in Arizona City with his wife, 3 kids, 3 cats and a dog. He likes watching movies with his family in his spare time and teaching his 5 year old son how to box.
Veterinary AssistantMalerie Mendez
Malerie is new to our location as of April. She moved here from California and was previously working at a VCA in Encinitas near San Diego for 3 1/2 years. She loves animals and has always wanted to work with them since she was a little girl. Malerie has been in the animal field now for about 6 years and plans to specialize in animal care. She has two dogs herself, 10 year old Daisy and 7 year old Luna who are both black & tan dachshunds. On her free time she enjoys playing trivia at her local restaurant, going to the movies, and having game nights at her house.