Topaz Veterinary Clinic

1804 E. Southern Avenue #9
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480)345-6500

www.topazvet.com

Our Staff

Staci- receptionist at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ

Staci Weatherford, receptionist:

Staci was born in Show Low and raised in Scottsdale.  She's been a pet owner her entire life.  Staci spent 20 years working in the legal field for two international law firms in the valley.  Five years ago she chose to stay home to be with her children.  While they were in school, she worked as a transcriptionist for psychologists and the Pinal County Courts.  Her passions are her family and her two soft-coated wheaten terriers, Luci and Max.  Staci was looking for a new adventure and found Topaz Veterinary Clinic.  She has been providing our clients with excellent customer service since we opened in 2010.


Traci- veterinary technician at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ

Traci Eisenhauer, Veterinary Technician:

Traci was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona when she was 4.  She knew she wanted to be a Veterinary Assistant when she was in the 6th grade.  She reached this goal when she graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a Certified Veterinary Assistant in September 2009 and has continued to pursue further education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Traci has an adorable pitbull named "Tiny", and now also has an amazing cat named "Ember".  In her free time, Traci enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She has been providing excellent patient care and customer service at Topaz since we opened in 2010.


Valerie- licensed veterinary technician at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZValerie Longbottom, Licensed Veterinary Technician:

Valerie grew up in Michigan and moved to Arizona in 1994 after graduating with an associates degree from Macomb Community College in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  She has been working in the veterinary field ever since and has been able to use her skills while living in several different places including Arizona, California, and Hawaii.  She now lives in Scottsdale with her husband, their two children, and their beautiful dog named Molly Ester.  When she is not working, Valerie enjoys traveling and hiking with her family.  She has been providing excellent patient care and customer service at Topaz since we opened in 2010.


Kim- veterinary technician at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ

Kim Steckler, Veterinary Technician

Kim was born and raised in Wyoming, but spent her summers on her grandparent's farm in Missouri, so she claims both cowgirl and farm girl roots. Arizona has been home, though, for most of her adult life. After raising 4 daughters, she went back to college, earning a degree in Fire Science, and still maintains her EMT certification. Kim has been a canine search and rescue trainer and handler since 1992, first with a wilderness search team, then joining Arizona Search Dogs in 2002. Four search dogs share her home, Labs named Rogue, Moose, Kip, and Gunny, along with a couple of cats, Amica and Lucy.


Genesis- receptionist and veterinary technician at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZGenesis Valenzuela, Veterinary Assistant

Genesis was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  She has always had a love for all animals and for helping others which sparked her interest in becoming a veterinarian.   She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in May, 2015.  She hopes to gather as much experience as she can at Topaz before entering veterinary school.  Genesis has two bichon frise's named Summer and Bentley as well as a red-eared slider named Hubert.  When she has time, Genesis enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching Full House marathons

Katie- veterinary assistant at Topaz Veterinary ClinicKatie Harrington, Veterinary Assistant

Katie was born and raised in Tempe, AZ.  She graduated from Pima Medical Institute with an associates in applied veterinary technology.  Before becoming a veterinary technician she was a preschool teacher.  Katie loves animals and has been around them her whole life.  When she is not working, she likes to bake and do puzzles.  

We love keeping kitties happy at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ