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Surprise Animal Hospital and Grooming

13954 W. Waddell Rd., Ste. 109
Surprise, AZ 85379
(602) 926-7044

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Sunday: 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
Monday: 7:30 AM  -  7:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM  -  7:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM  -  7:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM  -  7:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM  -  7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM

Surprise Animal Hospital and Grooming - Surprise

The Surprise Animal Hospital team consists of four veterinarians, an office manager, and about fifteen support staff that all have you and your pets needs as our priorities. Our veterinarians are licensed to practice in Arizona and have a combined 25 years of experience, ensuring your pet will benefit from our experience, education, and up to date veterinary care and medicine. Having four doctors on staff allows us to discuss cases and share our knowledge on a daily basis. We also are able to be fully staffed 7 days a week, so we can see you and your pet when it best fits your schedule and needs. Our staff also focuses on communication, and we have regular meetings to ensure we are offering the best care to every client and pet. Focusing on communication is one of our core values and allows us to meet our vision of providing compassionate, preventive, and quality medical and surgical veterinary care. All of our staff is provided continuing education so you to make the best health care decisions for your pet. And all of our staff members are pet owners, so we understand the importance of pets in your life.

Dr. Nichole Westerweel

I am originally from Las Vegas, NV, and moved to the Phoenix area after graduating from veterinary school in 2009. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, I went on to graduate from Kansas State University’s (Go Wildcats!) College of Veterinary Medicine. Before entering general medicine, I completed a one-year rotating small animal internship with VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mesa, AZ. While I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, my interests lie in internal medicine, surgery, and nutrition. I strongly believe that the bond between you and your pet is special, and is something to be treasured for a lifetime. My pets are like my babies, and I treat each patient as though they were my own furry family member. In my free time, I love to be outdoors, hiking, swimming, and camping with my boxer mix “Tater”, and snuggling my kitty “Finnegan”. I also have three human kiddos that keep me on my toes. I very much look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Johanna DeKing

I am originally from the Midwest and spent time growing up in Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to Arizona with my family. I attended Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude in 2005. I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2009 and graduated as a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Following graduation, I completed a one-year internship at Washington State University to further expand my knowledge in areas of emergency and critical care, oncology, internal medicine, and surgery. I share my home with my fiance, Chris, two stepchildren, Hayden and Carter, and our seven rescued dogs, Baxter, an Australian cattle dog cross, Jack, a rottweiler mix, Sawyer, Emmett and Brewster, all large mixed breed dogs and two lovable pitbulls, Gus and Lea. I’m an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, and spending as much time outdoors with my dogs as possible.

Dr. Kelsey Newman

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, and my post-graduate studies at Colorado State University, graduating in 2017. As a part of the AZPetVet family, my special interests include low-stress handling, cardiology and soft tissue surgery. My goal is to treat every pet as if it were my own. Life at home includes my cat Niya, and a rambunctious terrier mix named Flash. My hobbies include photography, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and the ultimate air-conditioned sport – Just Dance! I hope to meet you and your pets very soon.

Dr. Emily Hein

I was born and raised in beautiful Prescott, AZ. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2013, followed by working full time as a veterinary assistant for one year. Then, I headed off to Colorado State University, where I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018. I recognize that animals are an integral part of the family, and I enjoy providing quality care throughout a pet's lifespan. My special interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, internal medicine, and preventative care. In my free time, I enjoy hiking new trails with my chihuahua named Twixie.