Our Team

The Team at Desert Tails Animal Clinic

We hope to see you very soon! Discover our incredible staff at Desert Tails Animal Clinic and the reasons we are so passionate about what we do.

Your veterinary team in Scottsdale, AZ.

By providing compassionate, educated, and cost-effective veterinary care for your pet from the time it embarks on its first adventure until the end of its healthy life, we hope to collaborate with our clients to strengthen and nurture the bond between people and animals.

The Team of Desert Tails Animal Clinic!

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Aric Remen

DVM, Owner

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 thenwent 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, a Golden Retriever, a Boxer, a terrier-poodle mix, and tortoises.

tracy remen

Tracy Remen


Tracy is the backbone of our team at Desert Tails Animal Clinic. She is often hidden in the back areas helping keep things running smoothly for all the rest of our staff. Tracy is a bit of a “Jack of All Trades” here at the clinic. At times she will be found helping at the front desk, helping in the back with patients, taking care of book keeping and business management needs, or just entertaining clients as they are being assisted by our staff. Most importantly, Tracy keeps the staff and Doctor well taken care of so they can all help your pet get the best medical care possible. Tracy enjoys spending her very rare moments of free time relaxing at home and spending time with family.

Darcy Holland

Darcy Holland


Darcy is from a small town in northern Arizona called Kingman. Darcy has been around animals her whole life and always knew she wanted to pursue a career working with them. Darcy graduated with her AAS in Veterinary Technology at The Vet Tech Institute of Houston, Texas. She has worked with several different species of animals (exotic and domestic) as a wildlife keeper and as a technician. Her hobbies include reading, kayaking, listening to music, spending time with her family and enjoying nature. Darcy is currently working towards getting certified as a credentialed veterinary technician, while learning and enjoying new experiences in the veterinary field.


Aleana Brown


I have been practicing for over 3 years but working with animals for 7 years. I went to school at DACC for my degree in psychology. I take pride in making patients feel as comfortable as possible while reassuring the clients I will do everything in my power to help. I love to binge-watch tv shows or go to concerts.

stacey thomas

Stacey Thomas

CVT – Office Manager

Stacey has always enjoyed being around animals. Throughout her life, she has been “owned” by several different species of pets including: hamsters, fish, rabbits, birds, tortoises, lizards, snakes, dogs and cats. Stacey was born in Phoenix, AZ and has been working in the veterinary field since 1997. She passed her National and State boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2004. Throughout her career, Stacey has worked with large animals, small animals, exotic pets and wildlife. She joined the Desert Tails team in 2017. Stacey shares her home with her husband, her two young sons (whom she commonly refers to as her resident primates), and her dog Tessa (a rescued pit mix). During her free time (if she can ever find any), Stacey enjoys hiking, swimming, cross-stitching, reading, and rock painting.

Nestor Martinez-Pagan

Nestor Martinez-Pagan

Hospital Assistant

Nestor was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He currently has one chiweenie named Spike. In his spare time, Nestor enjoys watching movies, hiking, and spending time with his friends.