Although she was born in Tempe, Arizona, Desirea moved a lot  growing up, living in Texas, Illinois, California, Oregon, North Carolina and Kansas. As a child she always had a soft spot for animals but did not consider working with them as a career until she was grown. She initially applied for a kennel position at a clinic in Kansas but was hired to assist the veterinary technicians and subsequently worked there as a receptionist.

Now, as a veterinary assistant, Desirea takes patients’ histories, vital signs, does blood draws and takes x-rays. She has a cat named Duey who likes belly rubs and playing with his Kong toy. She enjoys biking, hiking and being outdoors as well as playing the bass guitar. She comes from a musical family and enjoys “jamming” with them.   Her sister is a singer who also enjoys photography. Her father, a pastor, plays the guitar, her mother is an accomplished drummer and her brother can play any instrument he gets his hands on.

We are right in your neighborhood!

As the first veterinarians in San Tan Valley, Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic has been providing veterinary care to pets from all the communities in the Queen Creek & Florence areas since 2005.

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Our Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm


270 East Hunt Highway, Suite #4
San Tan Valley, Arizona 85143

Phone: 480-987-4555