Topaz Veterinary Clinic

1804 E. Southern Avenue #9
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480)345-6500

www.topazvet.com

Our Staff - Topaz Veterinary Clinic - Tempe, AZ



Staci- receptionist at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ

Staci 
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.   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.

ValerieValerie- licensed veterinary technician at Topaz Veterinary Clinic in Tempe, AZ
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.

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

Genesis was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She has always had a love for all animals and for helping others, which made her want to join the veterinary field. Genesis graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s of Biological Sciences in 2015, and has been with Topaz since 2014. Genesis has two Bichons named Summer and Bentley, as well as a red-eared slider named Hubert. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching Full House and going to Disneyland as much as she can!

Katie- veterinary assistant at Topaz Veterinary Clinic

Katie
Veterinary Technician

Katie was born and raised in Tempe AZ.  She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2015 and has been with Topaz since 2016.  Before being a veterinary technician she was a preschool teacher.  Katie always knew that she ultimately wanted to work with animals and has a Chihuahua of her own named Sophie.  In her free time she enjoys baking, watching reality TV and sports, as well as hiking and fishing   

Celeste

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Celeste was born and raised in Arizona and has been around animals her entire life.  Animals bring her incredible joy and she is the proud owner of 3 cats and 1 dog.  She graduated from the veterinary technician program with her Associates Degree at Pima Medical Institute and is currently studying for the state board as well as the National Veterinary Technician Examination to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Her goal is to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in zoology from Grand Canyon University and she would eventually love to work with wild animals at a zoo or sanctuary in Oregon.

Grant
Veterinary Technician

Grant was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He relocated to Arizona this summer with his fiancé who’s a dog groomer. He has worked in the veterinary field since 2017. Outside of work, Grant has 5 dogs of his own and enjoys music, art, and attending concerts. 

Tasha
Veterinary Technician

Tasha has been working in the veterinary field for 4 years and it was one of the best decisions she has ever made.  She started out working at an amazing clinic in Mississippi.  She moved to Phoenix in 2017 and was very excited to become part of the Topaz family in 2019.  She has had pets as long as she can remember, mostly dogs, but also birds, cats, pigs, chickens, reptiles, and rodents and she loves them all.  She loves being able to talk the puppy voice, get down on their level, do the dirty work, and most of all be an advocate for our best friends to keep them healthy and happy!

Charlene
Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Charlene was born in California and moved to Arizona when she was 7. She has always had a passion for animals and had a variety of different creatures growing up. Charlene graduated from Anthem College in 2014 with an Associate's of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Charlene has been with Topaz since July 2018. Charlene currently has 2 Labs (Yukina and Raven), as well as a German Shepherd Mix (Athena). In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, video games, and anime with her fiancee. She has recently become involved in Dock Diving with her youngest Labrador Yukina, and has joined Arizona Dock Dogs.

Mars
Receptionist

A true animal lover, Mars ranks kissing and sweet talking the dogs and cats visiting Topaz far above most other activities, including going to the library. When she's not willingly serving her feline overlords, Bumblebee Tuna and Dewey Decimal, Mars gives her time helping humans and other animals at the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix and Audubon Arizona.