Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

paw Team Spotlight
Christopher Monarski
DVM, DACVS-SA Medical Director
Dr. Christopher Monarski is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Board Certified Surgeon in Small Animals. He is not only a surgeon but also our medical director at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona. He first joined VCA ARECA in 2004, and has been helping to advance veterinary medicine in our community through his residency-related teaching and research projects. His unique qualifications also include 2 years as an associate veterinarian and 1 year as medical director in general practices prior to seeking advanced training. His previous work experience gives him an e...
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Katherine V.
Hospital Manager
Katherine has always had a love for animals; her love for people came later in life! She attended PIMA Medical Institute directly after high school and completed the assistant program with honors. She began working at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in December 1997. After 3 years of learning and gaining experience, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2000. Katherine’s witty and fun attitude has aided her in being versatile in all roles she fulfilled. She’s been with VCA ARECA since it’s creation in 2004 and has successfully progressed from an assistant to Hospital director, as of January ...
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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.
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