Topaz Veterinary Clinic

1804 E. Southern Avenue #9
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480)345-6500

www.topazvet.com

Dr. Berthiaume welcomes you and your pet to Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ

Dr. Geoffrey Berthiaume
Veterinarian/Owner, Topaz Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Berthiaume grew up in New Hampshire and always had a great interest in animals of all sorts including birds, insects, and reptiles.  He attended Keene State College in New Hampshire where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  While in college, Dr. Berthiaume worked as a park ranger for the Army Corps of Engineers and as a veterinary assistant at the Monadnock Region Humane Society.  He attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Massachusettes, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.  Following graduation, Dr. Berthiaume took his first job in New Hampshire and spent a year taking care of a variety of animals including cats, dogs, horses, sheep, rabbits and even a bear cub!  He and Dr. Marzke then moved to Tempe, Arizona where they have been practicing since 1997.  Dr. Berthiaume is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA).  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, refurbishing motorcycles. and spending time with his family.   

 

Dr. Marzke is happy to help the Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Scottsdale communities!

Dr. Sarah Marzke
Veterinarian/Owner, Topaz Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Marzke grew up in Tempe, Arizona and decided she wanted to be a veterinarian in first grade.  Her experiences with her own pets (including her beloved dog "Topaz") as well as many hours spent volunteering and later working in veterinary hospitals inspired her to pursue this career.  She left Arizona to attend Princeton University where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.   She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.   She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts in 1996 and was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association Senior Student Award for Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  Following graduation, Dr. Marzke completed an intensive one year internship in small animal medicine, surgery, emergency, and critical care at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in California.  She then moved back to Tempe, Arizona with Dr. Berthiaume in 1997 and they have been practicing here ever since.  In 2013, Dr. Marzke completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society acupuncture training, bringing integrative veterinary medicine to Topaz Veterinary Clinic.  Dr. Marzke is also an adjuct faculty member at Midwestern University School of Veterinary Medicine where she enjoys being involved with teaching veterinary students.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA), the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (AAVA), and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture(AAVA).  She also serves on the Public Relations Committee for the AzVMA.  In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

The doctors of Topaz Veterinary Clinic!

In addition to their two daughters, Dr. Berthiaume and Dr. Marzke have several furry, feathered, and scaly family members:  Little John, a chocolate lab,  two cats, Smudge and Bunny, a tortoise named Squirt, 8 chickens, and countless fish!