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.

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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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Larry Zahorecz
DVM Medical Director

Doctor Zahorecz is of Hungarian descent and grew up primarily in southern California. He attended undergraduate school at UCLA and is a devout Bruin fan. He received his veterinary degree at the University of California Davis in 1987.

His professional interest is in small animal medicine, including some small mammals, and has 21 years of clinical experience in abdominal ultrasound and guided biopsy techniques.

Doctor Zahorecz's wife, Patty, is also a UC Davis graduate and is an equine veterinarian doing limited practice in the area. They have two daughters—one a business major at The King's College in NYC, ...

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Sheila Theis
Hospital Manager

Sheila was born in Pasadena, California and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley with 10 siblings (10 girls and 1 boy-guess who had his own room). She has lived in Orange County and San Diego, California before moving to Prescott, Arizona in 2004.

Sheila's education background is in child care, sociology, and psychology. Her work experience is in child care, technology, management, and of course animal care. Sheila has been in the animal care industry since 1999 and joined VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital in 2005.

Sheila has rescued four feathered and furry pets - Ruby, a lilac-crowned Amazon, who whistles the Andy Gr...

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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.

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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