Our Staff


Dr. Jason Kanarish

Dr. Jason Kanarish graduated from the University of Illinois in 1995 where he received a Bachelor of Science in finance. After initially working in the finance industry, he decided to change careers and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. He returned to the University of Illinois where he entered the College of Veterinary Medicine and completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

After working at a prestigious animal hospital in downtown Chicago, and spending his entire life managing the cold winters of the Midwest, Dr. Kanarish decided to move with his family to sunny Arizona, where he worked for many years at Dreaming Summit Animal Hospital in Litchfield Park.

With over 14 years of experience working in veterinary medicine, Dr Kanarish opened Phoenix Mountain Animal Hospital where he continues his passion for treating pets. Dr. Kanarish’s areas of special interest include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Dr. Kanarish treats with a comprehensive style, not only caring for the animals themselves, but also establishing close relationships with the pet owners. He particularly enjoys witnessing the bond that we share with our pets and is a strong believer in educating and empowering pet owners so they can provide the highest level of care and be their pet’s best advocate.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, music and spending quality time with his wife Lisa and young sons Charlie and Sam. He is an avid supporter of rescuing animals and currently has three pets: Casey & Friday the dogs and Nya the cat.

 

Lisa

Lisa is the office manager at Phoenix Mountain Animal Hospital. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and the family pets. She graduated from the University of Michigan and studied at Loyola University Chicago Law School.

Darlene

Darlene graduated with a BS in Zoology from ASU, with a Minor in Philosophy, and has practiced vet nurse medicine for 10+ years. She is the proud mom of a daughter as well as 5 children of the fur variety. Chip the Catahoula mix, Juliet the Great Dane and Beep, Phoebe, & Frances the cats, all share her home. You will often see Juliet, or “Jewels”, upfront helping out the front desk. She enjoys running, biking, swimming, and reading.

Kelly

Kelly has worked in the animal hospital field since 2004 where she started out walking dogs and moved her way up to reception and eventually management. She has 3 adopted cats with her fiancé: Meemer, Arwen, and Allie. Bottle babies & foster kittens also frequently share her home. Kelly has a BA in English and a MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, both obtained from Arizona State University. She enjoys reading, writing and world travel.

Monica

Monica, our certified veterinary technician, is a graduate of Mesa Community College Veterinary Technology Program. She also attended Arizona State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology. She volunteers at Home Fur Good Rescue and fosters kittens and cats, but also shares her home with her own feline children: Louie and Percy. On her free time, she enjoys yoga and spending time with friends.

Courtney

Courtney works part time as a veterinary assistant. After obtaining her Bachelors in Biology from ASU, she applied to veterinary school. She is now enrolled at Midwestern University with the ultimate goal to become a veterinarian. She is interested in learning more about large animal medicine. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Courtney adopted both her pets, Maggie the cat and Kirby the cattle dog.

 

Sarah

Sarah moved to Arizona with her military husband from Alabama. The two share their home with Lola the Great Dane and Maverick the Yorkshire terrier who are BFFs. Sarah is interested in knowing all she can about veterinary nursing, yet she is also a big help at the front desk welcoming all our clients with a smile. She enjoys baking, reading, and competes in baton twirling at the national level.

 

Marti

Marti's love of animals and people brought her to us as one of our receptionists. She is a familiar face to some of our clients since she worked with Dr. Kanarish at his previous veterinary hospital. Marti has over 30 years experience in customer service and administrative positions. She has been married to her best friend, Tom, for over 29 years as well. The two of them share their home with their Chihuahua fur babies, Bella, Wiggles & Gummy. She also has cats and a parrot. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and remodeling projects around the house.


Business Hours

Monday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

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