Our Team

Sarah Kain

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

“Dr. Sarah” began working at the hospital at the age of 13, starting at the bottom and working her way up through the profession.

Dr. Sarah is beloved by clients, patients and employees alike. She works around the clock to provide the best care possible to every animal and will never hesitate to work extra hours to care for an animal in need. Her work ethic and compassion exemplify everything a vet should be, and she pushes her employees to be the same.

She is a graduate of St. Georges University School of Veterinary Medicine True Blue, Grenada, West Indies. She joined a running club, the Hash House Harriers, and still loves to run. She joined a scooter gang but doesn’t scoot anymore. She brings 2 of her kids, her German shepherd and her Irish Wolfhound, Wakiya and Bevin. They are super friendly and love visits from the clients and patients!

Jessica Dampier

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jess knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since the first grade. In high school she began working as a veterinarian technician and was also involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA). This is where she raised goats and discovered that they are her favorite animal! She moved to Arizona with her husband, Jasper in 2016 for veterinary school and graduated from Midwestern University, School of veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Jess and her husband have made Arizona their home and love to hike to natural swimming hole and ride their side-by-side. They have three dogs, Emmy, Sammie, and Wren who they love very much! Emmy and Sammie were both adopted as strays and Wren was Dr. Jess’s surgery patient during veterinary school where he was then adopted from a rescue. Dr. Jess started here at New River Veterinary Hospital in June of 2020!

Kari McKibbin

Head Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 7

I was born in Phoenix and raised right here in New River, Arizona. I’m happily married with 3 beautiful children who I love spending time with! I like to stay active and work out. We have 2 dogs, 5 fish, and a tortoise named Austin!

Colleen McLachlan

Head Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 6

I was born in Phoenix and raised in New River, Arizona. I have 2 kids (my dogs) that I love more than anything. Max is a Pitbull/Boxer mix and Willow who is a Black Lab and Max’s best friend! I love spending time with friends and family, watching movies or sports, Go Colts!

Tahnee Strohm

Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 4

I was born in Texas and raised in California. I moved to Arizona about 2 years ago. I am happily married with 2 wonderful children. I love spending time with my family and friends. I have one dog named Bella, and two fish Blue and Marshal. Football is my favorite sport to watch, go Chargers!

Jill Roth

Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 5

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I love getting to work with animals. At home I have 2 big cats, Ollie and Ozzy, 3 huskies, and a pig named Kevin Bacon! When I am not working I enjoy going on adventures and spending time with my family.

Kayla Hansen

Receptionist/Technician

Years in Practice: 4

I was born in Phoenix and raised in Desert Hills, Arizona. I have a horse named Peter and a dog named Babe. When I’m not working I love to rope, or if I feel a little lazy I love to watch Shameless! I am going to school while working here, and I’m hoping to graduate from U of A and have a career in the medical field!

Jessica

Technician

Years in Practice: 2

I was born in California then moved to Arizona when I was 4 years old. I love getting to travel and fly to new destinations. In my free time I enjoy off roading in my Jeep, exploring, surfing and hunting. I have 2 large aquariums,2 cats and 2 dogs.

Kallie

Technician

Years in Practice: 2

I was born in Phoenix, Arizona. I love working with animals. I currently have 2 dogs name Rona and Moon and a tortoise name Austin. I spend my free time going up north with my family or baking goodies for my loved ones.

Addie

Technician

Years in Practice: 1

I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began to travel and live in other countries at the age of 13. I grew up always having at least 1 pet in my household. Currently I have a Doberman named Kaia. Hopefully I will soon adopt a dachshund and a chihuahua. When I am not working, I am riding horses or hanging out with friend and family. Hoping to be a vet one day.

Sommer

Technician

Years in Practice: 1

I was born in Phoenix, Arizona but was partly raised in Omaha, Nebraska and moved back to Arizona in 2012. I enjoyed volunteering at animal shelters and always had a pet around in my home throughout my childhood. I currently have 3 Maltese; Khaleese, Mafalda, and Cashel, 2 German Shepherds; Arya and Vasco. I spend most of my free time going on adventures with my mom or friends, college and work.

Miah

Technician

Years in Practice: 1

I was born in Holland, Michigan and move to Arizona when I was 8. I have been an active member in wildlife rehabilitation since childhood. I currently have 1 dog named Finnegan, a kitty named Tato, and a hedge hog named Cholla Berry. Most of my free time is spent with my husband and cooking and baking for the family.

Leah Nordin

Receptionist

Years in Practice: 14

I was born in southern Illinois in a small town called Fairfield, and moved around Illinois for the majority of my adolescence. I got married at 18 to my husband of nearly 50 years! I have one daughter, and a twin sister. I have had a lot of different jobs and experiences, and I love that this clinic is one of them. On my days off I am sleeping in, going for coffee, or going out to eat.

Tammi Kain

Receptionist

Years in Practice: 15

I was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin and lived there for 13 years. I moved to Phoenix at 13 and have lived here ever since. I am a mother to 5 lovely children and a grandmother to 9. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love listening to rock music, watching The Walking Dead, and reading on my days off!