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Established in 2015, Purrfurred Pets Veterinary Clinic is locally owned and operated.

Located at 15601 W Bell Rd, Ste 204, Surprise, Arizona 85374, Purrfurred Pets Veterinary Clinic serves the health care needs of dogs, cats, and other animals throughout Surprise and its surrounding communities.

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From Our Owner

I have always had a special place in my heart for animals. Dogs & Cats are at the top of my list of favorite animals. I knew early on that I wanted to be in a position where I could work with these amazing creatures and be able to help them and their human families.

After working in the animal service industry for many years, I knew in my heart that it was time for me to set out and offer my own brand of quality veterinarian services at honest, fair prices.

Here at Purrfurred Pets Veterinary Clinic, we offer a wide range of animal health services which include, but are not limited to complete health exams, dental services, immunizations, neutering/spaying, and other related services.

So if you are in Surprise, AZ, and are in need of trusted animal health services you can count on, there’s only one name to remember – Purrfurred Pets Veterinary Clinic!

–  Dr. Ann Smith
Owner  

Meet Our Doctor And Staff

Our Talented Veterinarian

Dr. Ann Smith

Dr. Ann Smith was born in Atlanta Georgia.  Breaking tradition from her family, she decided to attend the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), earning her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and a Masters of Science in Wellness.  After earning her master’s, she wanted to work as a Veterinary Technician and did so for five years in Tupelo Mississippi.  In 2003 she was accepted into Mississippi State’s School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Before opening Purrfurred Pets, Dr. Ann worked in private practice veterinary clinics, shelter medicine, emergency clinics, as well as private practice spay/neuter clinics.  One of her passions is spay/neuter surgery, which she knows is a key component in controlling pet overpopulation.

Dr. Ann has five dogs and one cat.  Of course, if you ask Dr. Ann’s dog Tina…she only has one dog… Tina, and four pests! And Tina agrees to one cat!

In her off time, Dr. Ann likes to ride her motorcycle, hike, run, and camp when possible.  Her lifelong goal is to travel the world and run a marathon!

Dr. Ann’s husband Shawn manages the practice…but Dr. Ann remains the Boss!!

Our Dedicated Technicians

Certified Veterinary Technician

Paula

Paula has been working here at Purrfurred Pets since March 2017. She feels she was hired out of “pure luck” due to her lead vet tech breaking her ankle and being out for 2 months after surgery.

Paula has been working here at Purrfurred Pets since March 2017. She feels she was hired out of “pure luck” due to her lead vet tech breaking her ankle and being out for 2 months after surgery.

Paula grew up on a farm in Poland. She always wanted to have a career in Veterinary Medicine. As a child, she brought home all the strays and injured pets, which she cared for herself. While working as a veterinary assistant in 2011, she attended Veterinary Technician Institute at Fox College, where she graduated with honors and received her certification for Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012.

In her free time, Paula enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding as well as spending time with her husband, their 2 sons, Max (black lab) and Tara (Saint Bernard).

Certified Veterinary Technician

Melinda

Melinda is a certified veterinary technician and has an Associates of Science degree

Veterinary Technician

Seccily

Seccily has been a veterinary technician for over 22 years. She can’t imagine doing anything else. She enjoys all aspects of her job, especially when she gets to do and learn new things. She has lived in Arizona most of her life.

Seccily has been a veterinary technician for over 22 years. She can’t imagine doing anything else. She enjoys all aspects of her job, especially when she gets to do and learn new things. She has lived in Arizona most of her life.

Seccily has a son, and 2 dogs (Arthur and Whozie) whom she enjoys spending time with. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with dogs and her boyfriend, usually taking day trips and going to new places around Arizona.

Our Hard Working Administration Team

Practice Manager

Shawna

Shawna, our practice manager, has been with us since we opened our doors in July 2015. Shawna was our Lead Vet Tech for 4 years before becoming our Practice Manager.

Shawna, our practice manager, has been with us since we opened our doors in July 2015. Shawna was our Lead Vet Tech for 4 years before becoming our Practice Manager. Shawna has been a veterinary technician for 23 years. Her experience is extensive, from general practice, specialty, emergency, and shelter medicine, as well as disaster relief and rescue. Shawna is a Certified Emergency Animal Medical Technician. Shawna has done disaster relief/pet rescue after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Wallow Fires 2011. She was also on Animal Planet for 3 years.

Shawna started out volunteering at a Veterinary Clinic in Connecticut and decided that becoming a vet tech was her calling in life. After moving back to Texas, she started working in a clinic as a receptionist and 2 months later was being trained hands-on as a veterinary technician.

Shawna is a Coast Guard Veteran wife and Army mom. In her free time, she likes to craft and play video games with her husband. She has 4 dogs, Serenity-Boxer, Daphne-pit bull (pictured), Jelly Bean the grand beagle, and Katy Furry-teacup Pomeranian.

Business Manager

Cookie

Cookie has been with Purrfurred Pets since February 2016. She has been employed in animal welfare since January 2007 and has done much in the area of business management and grant writing.

Cookie has been with Purrfurred Pets since February 2016. She has been employed in animal welfare since January 2007 and has done much in the area of business management and grant writing. She has known and worked with the owners of the clinic for more than 15 years.

The passion of Cookie’s life is training dogs. She has been training dogs since 1981 and has competed in Obedience, Rally, Herding, and Agility trials. At the present time, she has a rottweiler/terrier mix, and two border collies. Her two border collies are presently in training to compete in agility and some herding.

She loves to talk to clients, that come into the clinic, about the possibilities of what their dog can accomplish.

Client Care Specialist

Cordelia

Cordelia grew up loving all animals large or small. You couldn’t keep her away from one of her favorite channels, Animal Planet. As any child growing up, Cordelia hoped that her parents would get her a puppy.

Cordelia grew up loving all animals large or small. You couldn’t keep her away from one of her favorite channels, Animal Planet. As any child growing up, Cordelia hoped that her parents would get her a puppy. When she finally had a chance, Cordelia adopted a feisty little Shih Tzu and named him Loki.

As a receptionist, Cordelia is gaining a lot of experience in our clinic and the spay and neuter clinics. She is hoping to turn that experience into a possible future career as a veterinary technician.

Cordelia loves to spend time in the outdoors camping or hiking in the northern parts of Arizona. If she isn’t out camping, she loves going on road trips with her family to Montana and Colorado to ski and drive snowmobiles. When she is on a staycation, Cordelia enjoys watching her favorite t.v. shows, playing video games, cuddling with Loki, or reading a good book.

Veterinary Technician

Whitney

Whitney has been a veterinary assistant for 15 years. She started in private practice and then moved to shelter care. Whitney and her husband have 3 kittens named Spooky, Krispy and Monster. They also have a French Bulldog mix named Big Mac

Whitney has been a veterinary assistant for 15 years. She started in private practice and then moved to shelter care. Whitney and her husband have 3 kittens named Spooky, Krispy and Monster. They also have a French Bulldog mix named Big Mac who is the squishiest guy you will ever meet. He is best friends with his kitties. Whitney took a leave-of-absence from the veterinary field for a short time, until she realized that taking care of human families and their fur babies is where her heart is. She is happy to be a part of the Purrfurred Pets family, and ready to assist the community in caring for their fuzzy loved ones.
Veterinary Technician

Jackie

Client Care Specialist

Brandi

Brandi is originally from Arizona and has had the opportunity to travel the world with her husband who is a retired Air Force Veteran. After a year traveling the United States in an RV, she and her family decided to settle in Surprise, AZ.

Brandi is originally from Arizona and has had the opportunity to travel the world with her husband who is a retired Air Force Veteran. After a year traveling the United States in an RV, she and her family decided to settle in Surprise, AZ.

Brandi has worked at large and small animal clinics and has had some amazing opportunities to work with uncommon creatures such as mountain lions, bears, skunks, and kangaroos.

Brandi has always had a love for animals large and small. In her free time, she and her family enjoy road trips, hiking, and spending weekends at her dad’s ranch riding quads, horses, and tending cattle.

Client Care Specialist

Renee

Renee has been in the veterinary field for more than 20 years. She started as a veterinary technician and is now a customer service representative.

Renee has been in the veterinary field for more than 20 years. She started as a veterinary technician and is now a customer service representative.