Unser Team - Tempe Lake Veterinary Clinic and Pet Resort - Tempe AZ (Arizona) (2023)


Dr. Joseph Lockhart, DVM

Dr. Lockhart grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a college student, he attended Louisiana State University. He attended veterinary school in St. Kitts, West Indies and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Lockhart, M.D., completed his small animal internship at the VCA Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Arizona. He has a dog named Luna and two cats named Thundercat and Anthony. In his spare time he enjoys walking, eating sushi, exercising, practicing his artistic skills through drawing and painting.

DR. Erica Ou, DVM

Dr. Erica Liu was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. She came to the United States in 2010 with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She earned her bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of Arizona and moved to Phoenix to earn her DVM degree. In May 2019, she graduated from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, majoring primarily in small animals. She took an oath to use her scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society by protecting animal health, alleviating animal suffering, conserving animal resources, and promoting public health. She believes that the best way to professionally care for animals is to work closely with the family. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She has a cat named Hooba. Hooba was one of the orphaned kittens found in Tucson in 2014. They have become each other's best study, sleep and play companions.

Dr. Reid Michaelis

Reid Michaelis, MD, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a second generation vet as his mother and father practice in New Orleans. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Louisiana State University. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for three years and completed his clinical rotations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. While at the University of Florida, he rescued a year-old cat, Cheeks, from euthanasia and adopted him to accompany him on his journey. Cheeks and Reid moved to the Valley in October 2021 to join the Tempe Lake team. Outside of work, Dr. Reid enjoys relaxing with his cheeks, playing tennis, lifting weights, playing the piano, snow and water skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.


Alina - hospital administrator

Alina was born in Arizona and loves living here! She graduated from high school and took some college courses in education. She has been in this field for more than ten years. She was a foster failure through the Cavalier Rescue Foundation, where she adopted her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ace, she also has a Shih-poo named Cuervo. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family.


Bree - Senior Customer Service Manager and Health Plan Coordinator

Brittni (Bree) was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Bree graduated from Artistic Beauty College in 2007. Bree has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. She has four cats; Jasmine, Chub Chub, Baby Girl, Token, and a betta named Bruce. In her spare time, Bree enjoys crafting, reading, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Bree loves animals of all sizes, but she's afraid of catfish.


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Patti is a California native but has chosen to plant her roots in Arizona. After high school, she took a few courses to become an EMT. During this time she entered the maternity hospital. While raising children, she entered the animal industry for 14 years as an animal caretaker. Her love for her animals kept her in the field of animal care. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, making people laugh and putting a smile on their faces.


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Diana - Lead Engineer

Dianne was born in California and has lived in Arizona for 39 years. She has been in this field for 15 years, she started out as a groomer before becoming a vet technician and loves working with animals! At home she has 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Trixie and Penny that she rescued from the Cavalier Rescue Foundation and 4 cats named Elmo, Hunter, Jet and Blue. In her spare time she likes to go to the movies and shopping with her son.


Samantha was raised in the state of Rochester, New York before moving back to her home state of Arizona. Growing up, Samamtha was always close to animals and eventually achieved his goal of working side by side with them. Samantha hopes to one day travel the world as a low-cost vet. In her spare time she likes to play video games. She learns Japanese and plays with her two cute dogs of hers, Koda and Mia.


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Mary was born and raised in Michigan but moved to Arizona in 2016. Mary has worked in the animal field for many years and enjoys spending all of her time with them. She has many pets, including a dog, four cats, and a bird. Mary's dog, Kitana, loves to play at camp and spend time with her mother. She believes that animals should be pampered and pampered to the max and given all the love and attention they deserve! In her free time, Mary likes to walk outdoors and on weekends she likes to go shopping.


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Chris started working as a dog bather in high school and has been taking care of dogs for over 35 years. She also grooms all breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs! She has worked in Scottsdale for over 13 years and loves working every day. She has a knack for caring for pets that are "harder to handle" or have "special needs" and prefers older dogs. She can groom any pet to her specifications; Whether it's a breed standard cut, a comfortable easy-care cut or the latest Asian fusion style, Chris can do it all. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and four children, a German Shepherd mix named IAN B SMOVE, a cat named NAMI who runs the house, and a very spoiled cockatoo named BiBi Bird. BiBi likes to come and work with Chris; you may see her from time to time. In her spare time, she enjoys attending a variety of sporting events attended by her children, helping her husband with her catering business, traveling to Las Vegas, and taking care of pets.


Izzy was born and raised here in Arizona. She grew up surrounded by all kinds of animals and has always wanted to be part of a team that deals with a variety of animal care. She began her caregiving career in 2016 as a bather and has become one of the most patient and caring caregivers Tempe Lake could have had. With the support and guidance of Chris and Heidi, Izzy has mastered her personal care talents and, with her finesse, she is an amazing addition to this personal care team. After losing her beloved fur baby Cheech, she has a special dream of running her own little dog/chihuahua rescue. Izzy is a mom, foodie, Chihuahua obsessive, sports fan AND loves to venture into new places to find new groceries.


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