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.
Dr. Jennifer Newquist
Dr. Newquist grew up in Phoenix, graduated from Arizona State University, and received her DVM from Colorado State University. She has worked with mammals of all sizes throughout her career, ranging from Clydesdales to dwarf hamsters and everything in between. She enjoys small animal medicine with a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and acupuncture.
Dr. Newquist and her husband, Jack, spend their free time tending to their chickens, horses, and 3 dogs. They also enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, biking,
and horseback riding.
Dr. Amanda Likewise
Dr. Likewise grew up in both Northern Colorado and Northern Wyoming. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences through the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine through Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and pain management. She is even certified in medical acupuncture through CuraCore.
After spending a majority of her life in areas with very cold winters and snow, Dr. Likewise was ready to be somewhere warm. Dr. Likewise has greatly enjoyed living in the Phoenix area and is always finding new places to visit and things to do. She also enjoys reading, hiking, camping, horror movies, cross stitch, and spending time with her boyfriend of 10 years, Jeff.
Dr. Courtney Leibering
Dr. Leibering has always called Arizona home. Her journey began working at Bell Ridge Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant, which was ultimately her stepping stone to achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She went on to complete her Bachelors of Pre-Veterinary Science at The University of Arizona before finding herself in small-town Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. While she enjoyed her time in quaint Stillwater, OK, the Arizona native was eager to return home to the sunshine, cacti, mountains, friends and family to begin her career at Dove Valley Animal Hospital - making her journey full circle. With a strong commitment and enthusiasm for helping people and their pets live long healthy lives together, she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She has developed the following professional interests: ophthalmology, exotics, nutrition, rehabilitation, and surgery.
Away from the hospital, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, outdoors - hiking or camping, at a baseball game or making memories traveling. She shares her home with four Great Danes, that are her entire life: Zokie (Mantle) the queen bee and ruler of the household; Wesley (Harlequin) the anxious but sweet lover; Ania (Blue) the fun and spunky, toy driven, cuddle monster; and Stanley (Piebald) the stealer of attention, all boy, baby of the family. Dr. Leibering looks forward to being your family's vet and taking care of your fur-kids as if they were her own.
Dr. Ellen Whitty
Dr. Whitty grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an undergraduate, she spent much of her free time volunteering at her local animal shelter and the San Diego Zoo. When she wasn’t studying or volunteering, she could usually be found having fun with her dogs at the dog beach. After graduation, she left the beach for the mountains and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. She particularly enjoys working with dogs and cats and has special interests in preventive care, internal medicine, behavior, and nutrition.
In her free time, Dr. Whitty loves spending time with her fiancé and their two rescue dogs, Rosie (a Beagle mix) and Remy (a Lab/Coonhound mix). Their favorite activities include hiking, traveling, and relaxing at home.