Dr. Jamie Whiting, DVM
Dr. Whiting is a 1985 graduate of Colorado State University as well. She worked in Colorado before returning to her native Tucson, Arizona to practice. She did “relief” work at Mesquite and became a full-time employee as the practice grew. She, her husband Patrick, and their three children enjoy outdoor activities.
Dr. Sadie Graziano, DVM
Dr. Sadie completed veterinary school at Mississippi State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, and then she went on to graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she decided to move back to Arizona; she lived in Tucson growing up and she could not stay away from the amazing sunsets. Prior to joining Mesquite Veterinary Hospital, she worked at a mobile practice in Phoenix where she was able to see pet patients in their homes and grow a strong bond between pets and clients alike. She is passionate about the human-animal bond, behavioral medicine, dermatology, and surgery. She is also working on incorporating Eastern and Western medicine techniques. She is currently completing her certificate of veterinary acupuncture. She is always looking for ways to increase her knowledge base to provide the best individualized care for each patient. She is excited to meet and build strong relationships with each of you and your pets! She lives with her husband, four dogs, and three cats. She loves to go on adventures across Arizona spending time exploring the great outdoors.
Dr. Portia Alcott, DVM
Dr. Alcott graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Originally from Iowa, moved to Tucson in 2014, she loves the mild winters! She is married and has three kids, a dog, two horses and chickens. She has a special interest in Internal Medicine. Her hobbies include, chasing my kids around, camping and traveling!
Dr. Kate Clark, DVM
Dr. Clark was raised in Huber Heights, Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She started her career in Arizona, at Casa Grande Animal Hospital. After graduation she then moved to Oro Valley Pet Clinic in Tucson, Arizona in 1997. She has been doing relief work at Mesquite Veterinary Hospital as well as other Tucson clinics since 1999.
Dr. Clark fills in for Dr. Baker and Dr. Whiting on vacations, Saturdays and holidays. She is a real pleasure to work with.
Norma (Office Manager)
Norma is our Practice Manager. She started at the clinic with Dr. Baker and worked as a Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant. She also did the Inventory and worked wherever she was needed. She worked her way up to the role of Office Manager. Norma has been with the clinic since 1988. Norma and her husband have two children and their dog Olive. She is very active in her church and loves her Team Building projects and scrap booking.
Cecilia (CeCe) was hired in October of 2012. She enjoys meeting new people and reading. She is married with three grown children. CeCe and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandson and granddaughters.
Marlinda has been with us since 2009. She is a real asset to the receptionist area Her jolly attitude and willingness to help shows through everyday. She is a delight to work with. She and her husband have one dog, Cinch. Marlinda likes to cook and bakes wonderful desserts. Her husband and daughter enjoy her cooking and her special baking.
Robyn has worked for the clinic since 2004. She started her career in California working for her father, who is a Veterinarian. She was certified in California and upon moving to Arizona she got re-certified in 2009. She brings much work experience and knowledge to our clinic. She and her husband have one son and one dog (Snickers) and various cats. Robyn is very active in her church.
Alma (Vet Tech.)
Alma started with us in 2007. She helped take care of our boarded animals and helped maintain the kennels. She has been working as a Veterinary Assistant for four years. She is very pleasant to work with and always has a positive attitude. She and her husband have two sons. Her dogs Nala, Coco and Kooper and beautiful bird, Sabu keep her busy.
Cherie started with us in 2007. She has a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, from the University of Phoenix, and 25 years of computer experience. She maintains all the computers and software. If you have a computer question ask her. She enjoys singing, archery, hiking, photography and playing with her dog Sassy.
Amanda (Vet Tech.)
Amanda interned with us for a few months and was hired in 2012 as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant . She has always loved animals and started volunteering at the early age of thirteen, working on a few horse ranches. She was hired at a veterinary hospital and worked there for six years when she decided to go to school and become a certified Veterinary Technician. She is married and has a daughter and her dog Karu.
Alicia (Vet Tech.)
Alicia started in Veterinary Medicine in 2011 where she attended Pima Medical Institute. She started working at Mesquite in 2013 as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. She especially enjoys working with cats and learning about them. She is married and has a tortoise, a rescue cat, Aurora, and two dogs, Max and Pixie.
Frank started with us in 2002. He cleans and maintains our clinic to AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) standards. A certification we are very proud of. He enjoys time with his wife and daughter.
Eddie has worked for the clinic since 1996. He keeps the outside grounds trimmed and looking great. He often fills in for Frank when he is on vacation. He and his wife have two daughters and one son. They are active in their church. They keep themselves busy with their six grandchildren.