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Aric Remen was born in Puerto Rico and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Resources, with a concentration in Wildlife Habitat Management from Arizona State University in 1995. Before starting veterinary school, he worked on a variety of wildlife projects, including Urban Coyote Project in Tucson. In 2000, Aric then went on to Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies. He attended Colorado State University for one year of clinical studies and earned his D.V.M from Ross in 2003. Aric's hobbies include watching the Colts play, traveling, fishing, and playing poker. He shares his home with his wife, their two daughters, one Golden Retriever, Junie; and Puppy a terrier-poodle mix.
In 2011, Cindy graduated with her Associate's Degree in veterinary technology from Pima Medical Institute. She just passed her state and national board exam and is now certified. Cindy brought with her to Desert Tails a love of animals and a passion for medicine that fuels her desire for continuing education. An Arizona native, Cindy lives with her husband, two daughters and 3 dogs, Ronda, Tank and Bear. In her free time she enjoys camping and archery.
Erin started working in the veterinary field in 2008. She loves the veterinary field because of the relationship she built with the clients and their pets and because there is always something new to learn. In Erin’s free time she can be found reading, playing video games, attempting to garden (even without the green thumb she wishes she had) or watching hockey and baseball. She has two cats, Archie- a white cat she found in a karaoke bar parking lot, and Chirp Wirp- a beautiful Maine Coon mix with a stumpy tail. Erin would love to expand her home one day and add a couple of rescue dogs and turtles.
Kacey is currently attending Penn Foster in the vet tech program to reach her dreams of becoming a certified veterinary technician. She was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loves to snowboard and wakeboard. Kacey and her husband have 4 dogs named Sammi, Khaleesi, Lola, and Bruno, plus, her family has a dog named Diva and a cat named Zoey, which she treats like her own kids. Kacey has been with us since the beginning of 2014, and she loves working here, because she can create a bond with the patients and their animals. She also loves watching them grow and helping them get better.
Please see Marge's page on the "Marge's Clipping Corner" for a complete and detailed biography.
Amanda is the newest member of our team. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Amanda and her fiance have two dogs a shepherd mix, Thor, a chihuahua, Loki and Harley the cat. She enjoys fishing and camping and loves s'mores. Amanda graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Carrington College.
Smokey is a highly opinionated and outgoing 14-year-old neutered male. He is very tolerant with other cats and okay with dogs his size, but any bigger than that and he will swat at them! He is the face of our practice, and can usually be found prowling the hallways or stretched out on the front desk. Smokey is very passionate about food, and won't hesitate to let you know when he wants a bite of your lunch! We've fallen head over heels for this handsome boy, and hope he can find a loving home where he can be your very own top cat! I AM ADOPTABLE! TAKE ME HOME!
BC is a returning resident. She is 19 years old and came with the clinic when Dr. Remen purchased the practice. BC was adopted by an elderly woman but unfortunately due to relocation of the owner we accepted her back. We are glad to see her back with us.