Dr. Michelle Medlin
Originally a California native, my first job ever was at the San Diego Zoo. I worked at a food stand across from the monkey exhibit and was known for being able to make the most ice cream cones at one time! Being around the animals every day fueled my love for animal care, and in 1985 I moved to northern Arizona and began my veterinarian journey. As a licensed Veterinarian Technician, I found the real joy in caring for and helping animals.
Once I moved to Kingman, Arizona my first job was an Animal Control officer due to the three veterinary clinics being fully staffed. After 6 months I was offered a full-time position as a certified veterinary technician. While working, I continued taking college classes to complete a bachelor's degree. I decided in 1998 that I wanted to advance my career in veterinary medicine and applied to veterinary school. I did not get in the first year I applied but became more determined than ever and applied again the next year at which time I was accepted into the starting class of 2000.
In August of 2000 I left my practice manager position at the local animal hospital and moved to Washington to attend veterinary school. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2001 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and in 2004 I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. Since graduation, I have been practicing in Arizona for close to ten years.
Life at home includes my four-legged family of 4 dogs and 5 cats. My animals are family to me, and I understand how important our four-legged friends are to us! In my free time - when I have some - I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and horseback riding. I look forward to helping you keep your four-legged family healthy!
Dr. Hannah Elliott
Though I was born and raised in the little town of Idaho Falls, ID, I am no stranger to Arizona! Tucson was my first Arizona home where I obtained my Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). Next, I traveled back to the Pacific Northwest and Washington State University where I completed my veterinary training. After four years of long, grey winters, I am grateful to be returning to the land of sunshine!
I’ve spent the majority of my life in a veterinary hospital in one capacity or another. Though my goal was always to become a veterinarian, I have served many different roles within the veterinary healthcare team. From kennel attendant to receptionist to general practice technician to emergency technician, each role has afforded me invaluable experience and skills. Now, I am thrilled to be fulfilling my dream by joining the North Buckeye Animal Hospital family as a veterinarian. Professionally, I have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, pain management, internal medicine and emergency medicine.
To relax, my husband and I enjoy hitting the gym, spending time outdoors, cooking together or finding a new restaurant, riding horses, and traveling as much as possible! We currently enjoy our feisty kitty, Chatter Box, but hope to expand our little fur family soon and I look forward to spoiling your pets all the more in the meantime!
Dr. Jessica Weirich
I grew up in Alton, Illinois (which is very close to St Louis, Missouri). I ended up staying in my home state of Illinois and received my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale - graduating with honors. My veterinary career started long before I received my DVM. I began as a kennel staff member and receptionist, evolving into a volunteer vet assistant at a local shelter. Additionally, I volunteered at my school’s wildlife medical clinic for 3 years and worked as an emergency overnight surgery assistant. Together, all these experiences fueled my passion for becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from the University of Illinois’s College of Veterinary Medicine program in 2019, eventually moving from Illinois to the Valley of the Sun! While all aspects of veterinary medicine are fascinating, my specific interest includes rehabilitation, exotic pet care, and personalized medicine.
Currently, I am living with my significant other and our family of pets: A carpet python, Millie, 2 ferrets, Xena and Binxi, a Great Dane named Buddy, and Zeus, a Border Collie Beagle mix and an Australian Cattle Dog mix named Riley. In my spare time, I enjoy weight lifting, outdoor activities, and aerial performance and training. (Think of a circus!) I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with you and your pets for years to come!
Dr. Jessica McLaughlin
I grew up in Southern California, where I earned my Bachelor in Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine. While in college, I worked as a laboratory intern studying developmental and behavioral biology of several bird species. Before I moved to Arizona, I worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal and exotics practice for 7 years, where I fell in love the veterinary field. I earned my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Midwestern University Glendale, AZ. Throughout all the time I’ve spent in the veterinary field, I’ve come to love so many different aspects of it but found I particularly enjoy preventative care, exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, and animal behavior.
Family is very important to me and I moved to Arizona to be closer to my family, who have been living here for a while. I currently have a pomeranian named Kimi, who is the light of my life and quite energetic in her old age! She's loving her new life here in Arizona, along with my 22-year-old cockatiel named Sunny. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my pets and going to different escape rooms with friends, I love the challenge of all the unique puzzles they have to offer! I’m looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
Dr. Danielle Silverstein (Dr. Dani)
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, until the age of 11 when my family moved to sunny Arizona. I attended Arizona State University where I obtained my bachelor's in 2015 in Animal Physiology and Behavior, and graduated from Midwestern University in 2020 with my DVM. During my schooling, I connected with the AZPetVet family of hospitals first as a volunteer at Goodyear Animal Hospital in 2013, and then joining the team as a veterinary technician in 2014 for two years before venturing off to veterinary school. I was never too far away from my AZPetVet family, picking up shifts whenever I could and working with them during summer and holiday breaks. Spending many years as a technician, I built some amazing client and patient relationships which I deeply missed while in school, and I can’t wait to form these ever-lasting bonds again; now as a doctor here at AZPetVet North Buckeye!
My boyfriend and I currently live with our 4 furry best friends, Barron, our beloved small, but mighty Pitty, Willow, our crazy German Shepherd, and two loveable kitties Ritz and Atlas. We recently had to say goodbye to our Zoe girl who will forever be in our hearts. In my free time, I love being outdoors, whether that is hiking, camping, hanging out at the lake, or going up north to snowboard - I enjoy it all! I also love working out, reading, and spending time with my family. I can't wait to meet you and your furry family.