Dr. Amanda Likewise
Dr. Likewise grew up in Wyoming and Colorado. She always had a variety of pets in her home to care for and quickly developed an interest in science and veterinary medicine.
She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. While earning her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Likewise worked for a local mixed animal practice where she furthered her passion for the veterinary field and developed an interest in exotic animal medicine. Dr. Likewise obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. While earning her degree, she took courses focusing on exotic animal medicine, integrative medicine, and perused certification in acupuncture therapy. Her other professional interests include preventative medicine and pain management.
Dr. Likewise enjoys coming home to her boyfriend, Jeff, and their 16 year old dog Nicky (a Plott Hound mix), hiking, camping, reading, watching horror films, and being creative. She is excited to get out and explore the Phoenix area.
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 aspect of veterinary medicine. Through her schooling, she has developed the following professional interests: ophthalmology, exotics, nutrition, behavior, 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 three Great Danes: Zokie (Mantle) the queen bee and ruler of the household, Wesley (Harlequin) the anxious but sweet lover, and Broxton (Fawn) the all boy baby of the family. Dr. Leibering looks forward to being your family's vet whether your pet is furred, shelled, or scaled.
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 and horses, a retired barn cat named Melvin, and their 3 dogs. They also enjoy traveling, 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.