Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Small Animal Staff
Dr. Courtney Ells has lived in Phoenix for over 15 years and received a Bachelors of Science from Arizona State University in 2013. Dr. Ells joined Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in 2018 after Graduating from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She currently has a horde of animals; two rescued dogs [Blueberry (a deaf Australian shepherd) and Athena, (a golden retriever mix)], a horse named Libbie, a bunny named Oatmeal, and a ferret named Bailey. Professionally, Dr. Ells interests include small animal practice, focusing on internal medicine, general surgery, geriatric care and canine and feline dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending her free time riding horses, hiking and traveling.
Jamie is a certified veterinary technician working in the small animal department at CVMC. She loves to work with animals and animals has had this passion for as long as she can remember. Jamie has two dogs, one
Tiffany is a native of Arizona. She loves spending time with her husband, 2 boys, and dogs. She started at Chaparral in 2007 and left at the end of 2008 to become a full-time mom. She has come back once again to join the small animal team and do one of the things she loves, take care of animals!
Currently, she is married to her best friend, Alex, is a mother to 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren, along with her 5 fur kids, all senior pets, 3 dogs, 1 cat and a horse and numerous freshwater tropical fish. During her 'free' time, she enjoys hiking (completing the Phoenix 7 Summit Challenge in 2016), bike riding (in 1984 she completed the GABA Cross State Tour, going from the Grand Canyon to Nogales, Mexico), trail riding with her horse, Homer and spending as much time as she can with the growing grandkids.
Originally from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Samantha and her family moved to Arizona about 15 years ago. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Biology with honors from Arizona State University & Barret, the Honors College in May of 2016. She plans to attend veterinary school in the future. Outside of Chaparral, she volunteers once a week with the hoofstock department at the Wildlife World Zoo. She has a strong passion for wildlife conservation and the protection of the world's vulnerable species. She enjoys spending free time outdoors with family, preferably near running water and large trees.