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.

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 family. He is an avid supporter of rescuing animals and a board member of Home Fur Good. He currently has two rescue dogs and two rescue cats.

Dr. Courtney Browne

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.

Dr. Lisa Gulinson

Dr. Lisa Gulinson set her sights on becoming a veterinarian when she was 4 years old, and grew up in a house surrounded by a menagerie of rescued animals. She grew up in California, and spent her younger years volunteering or working with rescues such as Pet Orphans, and worked with prestigious and famous veterinarians who shaped the veterinary field and wrote main textbooks in internal medicine and cardiology: Stephen Ettinger, Etienne Cote, and Stephen Bonagura.

Dr. Gulinson received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with honors and is a Phi Beta Kappa. She helped build and run the Osteosarcoma laboratory at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She feels her research background has made her a well-rounded clinician, and is always on the lookout for new modalities to treat old problems.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her passions lie in internal medicine, dermatology and helping senior pets live a long healthy life.

Dr. Gulinson practiced in Los Angeles, and actively volunteered at k9 connections, where she enjoyed inspiring at-risk teens about veterinary medicine and achieving goals while teens bonded with and trained homeless shelter dogs to facilitate dogs being placed in a permanent home. Dr. Gulinson moved to Arizona in 2011 for a slower paced life and to raise a family.

When she is not helping animals, she spends time with her daughter, Sarah, and son, Ethan. She is married to a big-hearted Real Estate Broker named Todd Gulinson, who shares her love of animals and works to raise money for children in need at Children's Hospital. They share their home with seven furry family members of 3 dogs, and 4 cats: Bear, Popcorn, Rocky, Honeymoon, Jack, Paulie and Juby.

Lisa Kanarish

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.





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