Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Apache is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Dr. Heather Schobert Nichols
DVM Medical Director

A true Kansas farm girl at heart, Dr. Schobert-Nichols is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she completed both a B.S. in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been a member of our team since September of 2009. Prior to practicing in Arizona, she was also a Medical Director and Associate Veterinarian in Las Vegas, NV for 9 ½ years.  She considers the staff at VCA Apache Animal Hospital her extended family and feels privileged to spend her time caring for animals with such a dedicated team.   

Her special interests are internal medicine, dentistry an...

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Mary W.
Hospital Manager

Mary has lived in Sierra Vista, Arizona for over 35 years. She started working with Apache Animal hospital as a CSR in 1995 and has grown with our clinic. In her spare time she is active with the Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club show her dogs.  She is looking forward to many more years in Sierra Vista and with VCA Apache Animal Hospital.


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.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good 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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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