Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

10855 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048



Our Team  

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital teamOur skilled veterinary technicians perform a multitude of skills, including provision of a variety of nursing care and medical services for our patients. Additionally they provide information and education to our clients in numerous areas of pet care and assist in maintaining medical equipment.

Among their many duties, our boarding and daycare team provide fun and loving care for our pet guests and assist in keeping our boarding areas sanitary, comfortable, and clean.

From greeting our clients and patients and managing schedules to assisting with medical records and keeping our facilities clean, Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort's client relations support team is the driving force working behind the scenes.  

Our entire team works hard to make sure you and your pet receive extraordinary care and hospitality.


Michelle Jenkins, Ph.D. - Executive Director and Veterinary Hospital Co-Owner

Dr. Michelle Jenkins is the spouse of Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins (Veterinarian) and co-owner of Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort.  Dr. Michelle Jenkins holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology.  She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology.  She has extensive business and management experience in the fields of human mental health and neuro-rehabilitation as well as veterinary practice management.  She has been involved in the practice management of Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital since 1999.  

Drs. Michelle and Jeff Jenkins have a daughter, Tara. They reside in the Ahwatukee Foothills with their four dogs and a cat.  Dr. Michelle is a retired clinical neuropsychologist and enjoys public speaking and leading seminars. She also likes spending time with her family, reading, writing nonfiction, going to the theatre and movies, photography, tennis, and traveling.


Stephanie - Office Manager

Stephanie joined the Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort team in 2015 with over 10 years of office management experience and over 15 years of volunteering at a variety of animal shelters and rescues. She has a commitment to providing extraordinary service to our clients. her compassion and kindness shine through all she does. Stephanie has a beautiful Yellow Nape Amazon parrot named Ivy and the funniest little French Bulldog named Ladybug. She enjoys spending time with her closest friends and family. Stephanie is a movie buff, loves knitting, yoga and swimming.

Assistant Manager

Zabrina is from New Mexico. She moved to Phoenix in 2013. She has always worked with animals in a variety of ways, including on a farm, and in veterinary hospitals. She has two dogs. Sabrina enjoys traveling and family adventures.

Ann Marie - Receptionist/Client Relations Specialist

Ann Marie has extensive administrative and management experience in a variety of customer service related fields.  She is passionate about delivery of stellar customer service.  She is married and has five cats and two senior dogs who are living out their retirement years in the Ahwatukee Foothills.  Ann Marie is originally from New Jersey. She moved here from California in 2002.  Ann Marie enjoys finding treasures at flea markets, reading, traveling, attending the symphony, and going to movies while spending time with her husband and her church family.


Margaret "Peggy" Client Relations/Receptionist

Peggy joined our team at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort with an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance. She absolutely loves animals! Peggy has two dogs, Bella and Diego. Her hobbies are camping and spending time with her family, including her husband of 42 years.

Kristy - Veterinary Technician

Kristy entered the veterinary field as a veterinary receptionist in 2005 and received her veterinary technician training that same year. She loves her work and especially enjoys being helping to be a "voice" for the pets she cares for. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. Kristy also loves spoiling her five cats and two dogs.

Cassandra "Cassie" - Veterinary Technician  

Cassie graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2009 and attended Kaplin College to become a certified veterinary technician. She has been a stock car racer since age 10 years and she is one of the few female drivers on the southwest circuit. She has numerous wins to her credit. Cassie also enjoys spending time with her family,four dogs, cat, and her turtle, Franklin.


Rachel - Veterinary Technician

Rachel says that she has always wanted to work with animals since she was a small child. She is originally from California and worked as a veterinary oncology technician prior to moving to Phoenix. Rachel attends Arizona State University studying pre-veterinary medicine. She also volunteers at Wildhorse Ranch Rescue and does relief work at a veterinary emergency hospital. Rachel enjoys listening to music, collecting art, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with friends. She has a cat named Sir Oliver.

Jeanneth - Veterinary Technician

Jeanneth graduated from AAEC High School in 2011. She graduated from the veterinary assistant/technician program at Carrington College in 2019. She loves to hike and enjoys taking her two dogs to play in the park.


Shacelly - Veterinary Technician

Shacelly grew up in a small town. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. Shacelly graduated from Carrington College in 2017. She has a dog named Groot. Shacelly loves playing and going for walks with him. She enjoys nature and hiking.


Melissa - Pet Resort/Boarding Manager

Melissa is known by her family and friends as a lover of all animals. She brings that love, compassion and commitment with her to work every day as the leader of our boarding team. Melissa is originally from Colorado and moved here with her husband and four fur babies to escape the cold winters. She is a certified yoga instructor with a passion for health and wellness. Melissa enjoys traveling, hiking, and cuddling on the couch watching reality shows with her Chiweenie, Min Pin, Tabby and Sphinx.


Susana - Boarding Technician

Susana ("Susie") loves to sing and dance so you can always catch her at Karaoke or a concert. She grew up in Arizona, but was born in Albuquerque. Susie graduated from Casa Grande Union High School in 2011 and recently decided to go to school to obtain a degree in veterinary medicine. She loves animals and also enjoys spending time volunteering. 


Skylar - Boarding Technician

Skylar was born in Scottsdale and moved to Maricopa at the age of six years. He graduated from Mountain Pointe High School. He enjoys music, working with animals, and working on his truck. He has two dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Cooper and a Chihuahua named Theodore. he also has a tortoise named Squirtoise.


 Tara Jenkins - Web/Social Media Technician

Tara, the daughter of Drs. Michelle and Jeff Jenkins (owners of AACH), has grown up visiting, volunteering, and working part-time in both boarding and as a receptionist at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital. She is a great communications/film and photography/computer technology asset and helps keep us up to date with our website and social media.  Additionally, she is always willing to lend a hand helping to feed and exercise our pet boarding guests when she is available. She truly loves animals and brings a happy, positive, fun spirit to the hospital.  Tara is an honors student in college double majoring in theatre and media production and creative writing with an emphasis on screenwriting.  She enjoys acting, directing, writing, filming, singing, piano, tennis, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.  Tara has four dogs and a cat.


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Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital the best veterinary medicine in Ahwatukee 

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital the best veterinary clinic in AhwatukeeAhwatukee Animal Care Hospital's staff is well-trained and each team member has a genuine passion for animal care. We offer state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, improved animal care products, and specialized equipment to meet our clients' high expectations for quality veterinary care for their special pets.

We believe national chain veterinary care facilities do not offer the personalized care a locally owned and operated animal hospital can deliver. Further, by doing business with a locally owned and operated animal hospital, more of your hard earned money is put back into Arizona's economy.

Keeping your pet healthy and happy is important. From routine to advanced optimal care, Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital is proud to offer the very best in veterinary medicine.

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital the best veterinary care in Ahwatukee and Phoenix!

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