Dr. Bowers & the rest of the team @ Johnson Ranch are wonderful! They Love Pets & are always very nice when we bring our 2 Great Danes in for their check-ups!! Always asking us to bring them by anytime for play-dates/socializing too. We highly recommend all of their team!
Absolutely love Dr. Marc Schmidt, Kendra, and the rest of the staff at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic!!! Always a clean and friendly environment. I know that my K9 kids will get the best possible medical care with the staff at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic.
At Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic, Dr. Schmidt, Dr. Bowers, and the staff will always take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and explain all the treatment options available. And you are welcome to remain with your pet during any procedure.
Meet our caring and compassionate team!
Dr. Marc Schmidt
VeterinarianPreviously owner and medical director of Apache Junction Animal Hospital, Dr. Marc Schmidt has been “the vet to East Valley pets” for over 30 years. He received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 1978, then interned at Cornell University. He even “toured” the country with Borden’s famous Elsie the Cow.
Originally working as a large animal veterinarian, Dr. Schmidt joined a veterinary practice in California in 1979 before coming to Arizona in 1980. While currently his practice is limited to dogs and cats, Dr. Schmidt has always had an interest in reptiles especially snakes.
Pets: Truffles, a rescue dog, poodle mix. Chuckles, the Quaker Parrot.
Dr. Kelly Bowers
VeterinarianDr. Kelly Bowers was born and raised in Arizona and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Northern Arizona University and her DVM degree from Washington State in 2007. Prior to graduation from veterinary school, she worked as a volunteer and later was hired as a veterinary assistant at a local animal emergency clinic.
She has an interest in canine and feline internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasound technology.
Pets: Too many cats including Willow, Katy, Kirra, Spike, Mr. T, (for Trouble) and Jasmine
CVTChristy spent her childhood in Pittsburgh and then moved to Arizona where she graduated from Gilbert High School. With 20 years of experience in the veterinary field, Christy, a graduate of Pima Medical Institute, Christy is a Certified Veterinary Technician as well as a Certified Veterinary Dental Technician. She joined Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic in July of 2009.
Christy’s pets: 2 cats: Ping and Moose; 4 dogs: Baxter, a lab mix; Riblet, a Jack Russell terrier; Ghost, a Husky, and Shadow, a mixed- breed.
CVTMichelle has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years. She started her career in Connecticut before moving to Arizona 10 years ago. Michelle received her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) License in 2011 and while she joined us as a receptionist in 2013, she also has the ability to assist as a technician.
Michelle’s pets: 2 dogs: Mick and Kasey; 3 cats: Baby, Gellin and LT; 3 horses: Button, Buddy and Surprise
Veterinary AssistantAlthough 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.
Veterinary AssistantBorn in Farmington, New Mexico, Destinee moved to Arizona in 2012. She always had a passion for helping animals and has a special interest in working with exotics.
After graduating from high school, Destinee completed a Veterinary Assisting course at Carrington College and has been working at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic since August of 2017. She hopes to pass her love of animals on to her young daughter.
Destinee’s pets: a dog named Rubee and a tortoise named Cornelius.
Veterinary AssistantA graduate of Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Kendra has worked at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic since graduating from Apollo College in 2006. She has already become a member of ASVDT, the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians and has had advanced training in anesthesia.
Kendra’s pets: 2 dogs, Keysha, a German shepherd mix and Sawyer, a small mix breed rescue, and 2 cats: Butterscotch and JuJu
Client Service RepresentativeKaren graduated from Dobson High School and was a customer service representative for AT&T for 13 years before entering the veterinary field. She then joined a well respected veterinary practice in Mesa and worked there as a customer service representative for 10 years. After moving to San Tan Valley she joined Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic and is often the first smiling face a client and their pet sees after entering our clinic.
Karen has a Rottweiler named Wilson, Bella the Yorkie and a Shihpoo (Shih Tzu Poodle) named Emma.
Client Service RepresentativeLinda attended Orange County Community College in New York and worked in the banking industry for ten years before transitioning to the veterinary profession. Now, with ten years of experience in this field, Linda was originally a receptionist for Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic before becoming our bookkeeper.
Linda is an accomplished equestrian and has won numerous ribbons and awards in the equestrian world.
Linda’s pets: dogs: Sophie, a Schnoodle and Rocky a German Pointer; horse: Cody, a Thoroughbred Hunter/Jumper
Clinic CatHe came to us approximately 2.5 years ago as a stray. He was adopted out but loved us so much he came back for good! He is a silly character, very friendly and talkative and will beg for food 24 hours a day!
Clinic CatIn loving memory of our beloved clinic cat, Mo.