VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital and Pet Care Center

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Dawn Parsons, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: LaGuardia Community College AAS/Veterinary Technology

    Born and raised in New York City, Dawn has been a Veterinary Technician since 1991. She relocated to Phoenix in 2002 and has been at McCormick Ranch since. Her interests include dentistry,radiology and behavior. Family fun time is most important at home, especially doing "cool" things with their 2 boys. Dawn has 2 dogs, 6 cats, fish and birds. She enjoys baseball, The New York Yankees, wildlife and gardening.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Whitney Aschenbrenner

    Whitney was born and raised in Arizona. She has always been interested in veterinary medicine and has been a veterinary assistant since 2005.  Whitney loves all animals but has a special place in her heart for cats and horses. She has 2 cats, Junior and Skunk that were bottle babies. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys horseback riding and spending time with friends.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Enck
    Veterinary Tech School: Anthem College

    Nicole moved to Arizona from Southwest Florida and attended Anthem College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She did her internship at our hospital this fall, and was hired immediately. Nicole intends to improve her skills by learning everyday. She will be sitting to take her state and national certified veterinary technician exams in April of this year when she will then become our 2nd CVT! Nicole has lived in Scottsdale for 4 years with her "best dog" Jay, a boxer mix that loves to go hiking and being out doors just as much as Nicole. Welcome to The Ranch!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stacy Frazier

    Stacy better known as junior was born and raised in Arizona. She started her career as a Veterinary Assistant here at McCormick Ranch five years ago. She holds a special place in her heart for Chihuahuas. At home she has 4 Chihuahuas and 2 mixed breed dogs. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends and riding Harley Davidsons.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Hayden Harner
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Hayden was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2011, she decided to pursue a long time love of working with animals. She finished school in September of 2011 and has been at VCA McCormick Ranch since September of 2012. Hayden has 2 kittens named Daryl and Merle who are her babies. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, painting, and taking trips to Rocky Point, Mexico. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Bernadette Walsh

    Bernadette, "Bunny" , was also born and raised in New York City. She has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 1980 and joined McCormick Ranch in 1993. As a huge fan of all the employees and clients, Bunny brings a sense of family, fun and stability into our practice. She lives here in Scottsdale with her 15yr old son. She has 5 dogs and two very "animated" birds named Toby & Frido.  Her interests include working out at the gym and spending quality time with her son Patrick.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately (480) 948-3873.

In case of an emergency after normal business hours:  Please call the following hospital immediately.

VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital, 6969 Shea Blvd., Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  (480) 991-1845