Veterinary Relations Representative/Marketing
Lyn started her career in business and marketing, spending all of her free time volunteering with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. She decided to pursue her interests in Veterinary Medicine full time in 2017 and began working in General Practice as a technician before joining the Internal Medicine department at AMSC in 2018. Utilizing her background in marketing, Lyn then became our Veterinary Relations Representative and currently coordinates patient transfer between other hospitals and AMSC for specialty surgery and treatment. She is also responsible for our social media and website content. In her spare time, Lyn is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Applied Biological Sciences at ASU, and plans to apply to Vet School in the near future.
Lead Technician, Primary Care
Alexis was born and raised in Desert Hills, Arizona. She has worked in a variety of veterinary settings. Everything from herd health in an animal shelter to scrubbing in with specialists. She is always looking forward to new research and continuing her education. Although she has been in the field for multiple years, she always looks forward to another day and puzzling case. Alexis graduated in the top of her class from Carrington College with a certificate in veterinary assisting. She is currently continuing her education by pursuing her Associate in Science at GCC. In her spare time, she loves going to the zoo and/or aquarium with her son, going off-roading and cuddling with her fur baby Obi as well as her feathered friend Roxy.
Lead Certified Veterinary Technician, Neurology
Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2005, with an interest in both Marine Biology & Neurology. She worked at a privately-owned practice in Mesa starting out as a kennel attendant and advanced her career to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in March 2017, and had taken her national and state boards shortly after. Samantha joined ANIC neurology in January 2018 and is currently working toward her specialty certification within the field. In her spare time she works with her three fur-babies: Demi, Bodhi and Cerce, on some pretty impressive obedience training!
Lead Veterinary Technician, ICU
Natina was born and raised in Laveen, AZ, and attended Pima Medical Institute in 2017, receiving her Associates in Veterinary Science and her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) license in 2019. She started her career volunteering at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) in high school and fell in love with helping homeless animals find homes. She then decided to make a 360-degree career jump from accounting to veterinary medicine, beginning in primary care, then moving on to the fast-paced, critical aspect of medicine in ER.
In her free time, Natina enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family. She has one hairless Chinese Crested dog named Piglet.
Lead Certified Veterinary Technician, Surgery (VTS-A)
Tessa grew up in Iowa with a deep love for animals and earned her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree from Kirkwood community college. Tessa has been a certified/registered technician for 16 years, has had her VTS (veterinary technician specialist) certification in anesthesia and analgesia since 2017, and is currently working on her VTS in surgery. There are currently only two VTS in the State of Arizona. As an anesthesia technician specialist, she most enjoys critical cases and providing the best analgesic plan for her patients. Tessa has two German shepherds: Emma (8yrs) and Javy (2yrs), and in her free time enjoys hiking, cycling, baking, reading and watching movies.
Born and raised in the West Valley, Kirstyn attended American University in Washington, D.C., and lived in Denver for a year before moving back to Phoenix in March. Kirstyn has worked in politics since 2016 and made the jump into a new career field with AMSC this year! She is new to the veterinary field but eager to jump in and make connections! At home, Kirstyn has 3 dogs: a 2-year-old Goldendoodle, a 5-year-old terrier mix, and a 15-year-old chihuahua. In her free time, Kirstyn enjoys hiking, painting, and baking vegan pastries!”
Ty was born in Bradenton, Florida and at a young age, his family moved to Channelview, Texas. At 27, he moved to Arizona with his lovely wife, Rebecca, now of 37 years. He was always on the construction side of things. Figuring things out as he went. Ty and his wife left Arizona for a brief six months to Oregon, only to return to the Valley of the Sun after a short period of time. Ty has been with AMSC since 2011. His history in construction has been an asset to our hospital and he sure works hard to keep AMSC looking great! Ty enjoys his time outside of work with Rebecca, reading God’s word and oh yes, his blue flamed Corvette.