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AZPetVet Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding & Grooming
AZPetVet Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding & Grooming is part of a family of more than twenty animal hospitals with one shared vision: to provide outstanding service and the best comprehensive care for our pet patients. Whether it’s routine wellness, medical, surgical, spay and neuter services or dental care, our veterinarians are here to provide loving care and treatment for the duration of your pet’s life.
Short-term or regular medication may be vital to maintaining your pet’s overall health, so staying current on prescriptions is important.
As part of our commitment to your pet’s health care needs, we offer interest-free payment plans (created in-house!) to meet every budget.
Dr. Jennifer Starkel
I'm from a small town in Connecticut. I received my Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire in 2001, then my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 2005.
I enjoy spending free time with my husband and our two energetic sons, as well as our four-legged furry babies. We also like to visit family and friends in the Midwest and New England when we can. When I can find some alone time, I love to read and run (aside from chasing around those energetic boys).
Dr. Greta Heinemann
I was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois. I have worked for AZPetVet for over 22 years. This organization has been my home since graduating from the University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with and mentoring many talented and caring AZPetVet doctors and team members throughout our family of hospitals. I appreciate the need for compassionate veterinary care and strive to meet all pet and client needs with flexible health care options. I understand that each case is unique and I personally strive to provide quality, individualized medical, dental, and surgical care for all patients.
I have been married for 22 years, and we are blessed with 2 amazing, energetic daughters. We also love our spoiled, long-haired, tabby cat named, “Griffin”. He is the epitome of the mythological creature: part eagle/part lion. We actually think he may actually be a dog posing in a cat’s body.
My free-time is spent with family: cooking, hiking throughout Arizona while appreciating nature, reading, sewing, painting, and making the most out of each and every day.
Thank you for allowing us to care for your beloved furry family members at Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding and Grooming!
Dr. Nicole Johnson
I grew up in Simi Valley, California, and studied at California Lutheran University, receiving my undergraduate degree in 2015. I continued my education at Midwestern University and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Before attending veterinary school, I was a veterinary assistant and technician for 4 years at a clinic in California. My clinical interests include preventative medicine and dentistry - with plans on getting certified in acupuncture in the future!
I live with my husband, and we recently welcomed our first baby boy! When outside of work, you can catch me watching football (Go Saints!), riding horses, and spending quality time with my family and our 2 dogs and 3 cats!
Dr. Duke Cole
I grew up in the Southern California resort town of Palm Springs, CA. Early in my adult life, I decided to pursue a long-standing interest in horseback riding. My admiration for the spirit and athleticism of the horse soon developed into a passion for veterinary medicine. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA in 2016, and in 2021, I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Midwestern University here in Glendale, AZ. The area of veterinary medicine that I find the most fulfilling is working with clients to diagnose their beloved pet’s ailment and determine an effective therapy, particularly in the areas of Internal Medicine and Dentistry.
Personally, I am a calm and steady person who values routine. I appreciate the riches of life that come through visiting the wonderful zoo animals of Arizona, playing music that catches my ear on my piano, the outdoor sports that Arizona offers, riding my thoroughbred/quarter-horse, No Name, and my well-trained feline, Confidential.
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The staff at Bell Ridge is awesome! The doctors are so knowledgeable and take their time explaining everything regarding your pet. We are so happy to be here and know our 3 fur babies are in excellent hands!! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
Very thankful that I could get my dog in on the same day as I called. Your office was 100% professional & friendly from start to finish. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
Took my cat Boots in to get neutered, they have been very nice and helpful through the entire process and I really enjoy the phone calls to check up the following days. All future animals will be brought to this animal hospital 🙏🏻
They are AMAZING! Took my litter of Aussie pups there and they did an amazing job taking care of them. Got my adult Aussie groomed there and he is so soft and doesn’t look like a cave man anymore!! (We have a dirt backyard he is constantly dusty!) they did AN AMAZING JOB! 10/10!!
Everytime I come in for Clark, I am treated so well and Clark actually doesn't feel crazy anxious when inside with everyone. They handle him like he is their own and for that I appreciate and have recommended to many and will continue to do so. Thank you for caring for my baby like he is your own.