Dr. Jennifer Newquist
Dr. Newquist grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University in 2001. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, she completed a one year internship at an equine medical and surgical facility in Edmond, Oklahoma. Dr. Newquist worked with horses, cats, dogs, a few alpacas and goats, and the occasional llama in eastern Washington State upon completion of her internship. Although she enjoyed working with different species, Dr. Newquist learned she is most passionate about caring for companion animals. Dr. Newquist and her family missed the Sonoran Desert, decided to return to Arizona in 2011, and made their home in Cave Creek. Dr. Newquist joined the team at Dove Valley Animal Hospital in November of 2012. Dr. Newquist enjoys all areas of small animal medicine, but has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and acupuncture.
Dr. Newquist and her husband, Jack, spend their free time tending to their chickens and horses, in addition to a retired barn cat named Melvin and their 3 dogs (Dixie, an aging German shorthair pointer, a noisy Dachshund/Basset Hound cross named Mabel and the reliable brindle mutt Seamus). They also enjoy foreign and domestic travel, hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding and recreational Ping-Pong.
Dr. Kalynn Koza
Dr. Koza was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has always had an interest for the care of both humans and animals. In 2008 she graduated from Kansas State University with a BA in Sociology and International Studies. She had a brief career as a campaign organizer before realizing her passion lay in the veterinary field. In 2009 she went back to school to study veterinary medicine and graduated with her DVM from the University of Illinois in May 2015. While studying at Illinois, Dr. Koza volunteered at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. She has treated hawks, owls, waterfowl, reptiles, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and her favorite, a juvenile bobcat. During Dr. Koza's clinical year, she did externships in exotic animal medicine, shelter medicine, and ultrasound. Since starting at Dove Valley Animal Hospital in June of 2015, Dr. Koza welcomingly sees cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, and all other pocket pets.
Dr. Koza is recently married to her husband, Matt. They relocated to Arizona because Matt accepted a position at a medical program in the Phoenix area. They have 2 dogs; a shy, but loving, black lab named Buddy, and a wild hound mix named Higgs Boson. In the future they would like to have many more pets, but the current size of their apartment is a limiting factor. In Dr. Koza's spare time she likes to travel, hike, take on new craft projects, and Zumba. She is a huge fan of cult classic films, most notably the original Star Wars movies.
Dr. Mike Kiedrowski
Dr. Kiedrowski has been a managing partner at Dove Valley Animal Hospital since October 2003. He was a graduate of West Phoenix High School before attending Northern Arizona University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He finished his collegiate education at Colorado State University receiving his DVM degree in 1989. Post graduation, he returned to Arizona and began his real life training at Camelwest Animal Hospital before taking a position and becoming a partner at Mountain View Animal Hospital where he practiced until 2003. He studied in an internship in avian / exotic medicine under Dr. Susan Clubb in Florida. He has provided consulting work for The Phoenix Zoo, Out Of Africa, Wildlife World Zoo, Arizona Game & Fish, the Phoenix Herpetological Society, as well as the Animal Kingdom Stores, Pet Pad Stores, The Arizona Reptile Center, AZ Sugar Glider Rescue, Piggie Poo Rescue, Any Rat Rescue, and AZ Animal Welfare League. He has lectured on exotic animal medicine and husbandry to numerous groups including The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, The Arizona Veterinary Health Care Team and the International Herpetological Symposium. He spent 6 years on the board of The Arizona Herpetological Association and is a consulting veterinarian for The National Turtle and Tortoise Association. He is a member of The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he learned to chase frogs and snakes in the local swamp. His family moved to Arizona in 1968. As a small child his career choices included Paleontology, Herpetology and Veterinary Medicine. After being informed that all the dinosaurs were dead, Paleontology was dropped from the list. In college he realized that opportunities for herpetologists were very limited so Veterinary Medicine became the top choice.
His hobbies include spending time with his wife and two sons. In his spare time he breeds reptiles and restores old pinball machines to sell or add to his collection.