Get to Know Us

Our Team

Our veterinarians have one shared purpose: to provide excellent pet health care, with LOTS of love. They continuously update their knowledge and skills, while always remembering the great importance of kind words and a gentle touch.

Dr. Bridget Stewart
Medical Director

Dr Stewart is the Medical Director for Animal Clinic Del Rancho. She is a graduate from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduating, Dr. Stewart joined a 5 doctor small animal hospital in Oakville, Ontario, Canada where she practiced full time for twelve years. In 2005, Dr. Stewart and her family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. She joined Animal Clinic Del Rancho in 2007. Dr. Stewart has a special interest in small animal surgery and oncology. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her three children and husband skiing, biking and traveling. The four legged creatures in her life include Maggie, a Golden Retriever and Calvin, a Chihuahua Mix.

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Calvin

Dr. Laura Adrian
Veterinary Doctor

Dr. Laura Adrian (Olsen) grew up in Rochester, Minnesota where she developed a passion for cats early in life. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and her veterinary medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Her interests include feline medicine, preventive medicine, nutrition, and dentistry.

She and her husband moved to the Phoenix area in 2016. They have two cats, Milo and Derby, and two dogs, Foster the Labrador and Darwin the Basset Hound. In her spare time, Dr. Adrian enjoys home remodeling, playing trumpet in the Scottsdale Community Band, amateur photography, and listening to music.

Dr. Kelley DeGroff
Veterinary Doctor

Dr. Kelley DeGroff spent her childhood years in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, and Socorro, New Mexico.

She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduation in 1997, she practiced general small animal medicine and surgery for 20 years in Las Vegas, Nevada with special interests in feline medicine and general dentistry.

In 2017, she moved back to Scottsdale. Her family includes her husband Mike, a son named Josh, three cats (Mac, Pita and Zan) and a paralyzed Shih Tzu, Brandi, who is lucky enough to come to work with her.

In her off time, Dr. DeGroff enjoys hiking, yoga and scuba diving.

Brandi

Kristin Barraclough
Practice Manager

Kristin graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Animal Science. She has over 20+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine. She has been a certified veterinary technician since 2003 and a previous practice manager since 2008. Her four-legged family includes Tatum, a Golden Retriever; and 2 rescue kittens Foxy and BonBon. When not at work Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband John and their two sons, Brayden and Carsen. She also has an interest in crafting. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is building relationships with pets and their owners.

Carley
Lead Client Care Specialist

Carley graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona in 2014. Her career goal is to become a veterinarian – specializing in shelter or feline medicine. Prior to joining our clinic, Carley worked at an animal emergency facility where she learned to triage, identify emergencies and assist pet parents in their most vulnerable times. She enjoys learning about neonatal care, ophthalmology and the human animal bond.

Her pets include three black cats: Harlee, Quinn and Ollie T.  Harlee and Quinn entered Carley’s life when they were just a week old. Carley and her mom bottle fed and nursed them back to health and the pair never left. Ollie T, an orphan named after Oliver Twist, is a foster failure who was syringe fed at a couple weeks old. She also co-owns Benson, a rambunctious 80 lb American Bulldog/Standard Poodle Mix.

She enjoys drinking coffee, trying new breakfast places, animal fostering, traveling, hiking and skiing in her spare time.

Kimberly
Client Care Specialist

Kimberly has always known that she wanted to be in the veterinary field with a special interest in feline medicine. While living in Illinois, she worked as a chemical buyer but worked part-time as a kennel assistant to break into the field.

She has two felines, Vera and Marie, domestic shorthairs, that she adopted while working at an animal clinic in Chicago. Vera and Marie were found in a horse barn in Wisconsin and brought to her clinic through a mutual friend of the clinic’s owner.
They quickly adopted Kimberly as their pet parent.

Kimberly enjoys vegan/vegetarian cooking, painting and shopping and socializing with her friends. She is an avid Chicago Bears fan and when she can’t attend their games she is watching them on cable.

Ashley
Lead Technician

Ashley has a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona. She was a Lab Assistant at the U of A Animal Pathology Department where she analyzed biological samples for research. Ashley was a volunteer for VIDA that provided spay/neuter clinics in Central America.

Her veterinary experience has been in small animal clinics with an interest in dentistry.

She has a German Shepherd named Xena and Hope a Chihuahua Mix. Xena is in training to compete in flyball. She has received the title of Canine Good Citizen Advance and Rally Novice from the American Kennel Club so far.

Ashley outside interests are horseback riding, CrossFit and dog sports.

Amanda
Certified Veterinary Technician

Amanda has an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Pima Community College. She also has a Bachelor degree in Education Studies from Arizona State University which allows her to teach outside a classroom setting.

While working as a teacher/paraprofessional, she liked putting children and animals together. She decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field.

Amanda passion is to educate pet parents on how they can make their pets lives healthier and happier.

While attending Pima, mice were used to teach students how to restrain rodents. Amanda developed a liking to the 3 mice in her class and adopted them as her own. She calls them her ABC mice, Angelina, Basil and Colette.

Amanda is interested in sketching and drawing plants and animals. She loves spending time with her large Italian American family. She is the oldest of 3 siblings and when she, her sister and brother get free time, they enjoy watching movies together.

Lori
Technician Assistant

Lori received her Technician Assistant Certificate from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson. She worked
at the Arizona Humane Society and during that time, she fostered 2 canines and 13 felines. Lori also volunteered at Tucson Wildlife Center.

Her pets are a Catahoula Mix named Blue and an Orange Domestic Long Hair named Courage.

Lori has been working with the Blue on obedience training and both she and Blue are doing a great job.

She likes to spend her free time at parks with Blue and with her family.

Mariah
Technician Assistant

Mariah has been in the veterinary field for several years. During that time, she developed a special interest in phlebotomy and radiography. She decided to further her education by attending Pima Medical Institute and graduated in 2018 with a Technician Assistant Certificate.

Her fur babies are Hazel, a pit bull/terrier mix and Zeus, a blue nose pit bull.

Mariah loves all things vintage and antique. She collects vintage cameras and typewriters. Her hobbies included photography, hiking, makeup, pen paling/snail mail and a fountain pen enthusiast.

Tiana
Technician Assistant

Tiana grew up with felines and equines which sparked her interest in the veterinary field. She started working in a veterinary clinic and then attended Pima Medical Institute, Phoenix campus and graduated in 2019 with a Technician Assistant Certificate. She especially is interested in cardiology and dermatology.

Her pet family consists of Artemis, a hyper black Labrador, and very loving rescued felines, Ares, Pharaoh and Tippy Toes.

Outside of work, Tiana hobbies are hiking, traveling and camping. She loves to assist her mom, who is an Interior Designer, with decorating and design.

Our Facility

Our work is truly a labor of love, and the rewards are the satisfaction of making a difference when a pet’s health is restored, or of providing comfort in times of loss. We take the responsibility of caring for your canine and feline family members very seriously. When you need us, we will be there for you.