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 in Litchfield Park.
With over 20 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 patients 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: Indy & Friday the dogs and Nya the cat.
Lisa is co-owner and business manager at Phoenix Mountain Animal Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Loyola University Chicago. When she is not at work, she is advocating for our public schools and taking care of her two sons, two dogs and a cat. She enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with her family and is a self professed cookie monster.
Courtney started with Phoenix Mountain Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in May 2015. After obtaining her Bachelors in Biology from ASU, she studied veterinary medicine at Midwestern University where she graduated in May 2020. She is interested in learning more about large animal medicine. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Courtney rescued both her pets, Maggie the cat and Kirby the cattle dog.