Dr. Haley Finstad

Dr. Haley Finstad grew up in Cave Creek, AZ and is excited to be serving her hometown community at AZAH.    She received her DVM from Washington State University in 2015 and has focused her practice on small animals.  She believes there is a special connection with the pet parents of small animals and enjoys seeing these relationships during her visits.  This makes Dr. Finstad a great fit for Arizona Animal Hospital and our WE CARE philosophy.   

Dr. Finstad has always loved animals and grew up around horses.  In her free time, you will find Dr. Haley hiking or trail running around our beautiful North Sonoran Desert terrain and spending time with her son Sawyer.   

Dr. Deborah Johnson

Dr. Deborah Johnson has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Valley of the Sun since 2002 and joined Arizona Animal Hospital in the fall of 2020.

Born in Germany, Dr. Johnson settled in Arizona in 1978. She attended the University of Arizona where she received a B.S. in Animal Science. From there, she traveled to Colorado, receiving her DVM in 2002 from Colorado State University.

Dr. Johnson’s interest in veterinary medicine grew out of a desire to improve lives. Her aim is to make animals’ lives as healthy and happy as possible – and, in so doing, boost the quality of life for the people who care so much about them. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include ultrasound, chemotherapy and surgery.

A member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society, Dr. Johnson stays active in her profession so she can continue to bring the very best care to her patients.

In her time off, Dr. Johnson enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding. She also likes to travel and is an avid SCUBA diver, achieving Dive Master certification in 2010.  Dr. Johnson and her husband, Bob, share their home with three dogs: Stout, a big mastiff mix, Roxx, a catahoula mix and a funny corgi/lab named Tipsy.   

Dr. Kelly Grant

Dr. Kelly Grant is originally from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Grant enjoys trail riding with his two horses. He has five dogs, three of them were rescued. Dr. Grant’s wife used to work as a veterinary technician, and now works as a human radiology technologist. They have been married for over 30 years. 

Dr. Grant has experience working in a variety of positions in his veterinary career with animals of all sizes. He worked in a mixed animal practice in Prescott, AZ, in emergency clinics in Phoenix, and was employed by the federal government for several years. Dr. Grant also worked as an assistant to the Arizona State Veterinarian before returning to clinical practice in small animal medicine. Clients and patients love Dr. Grant’s quiet and gentle nature! 

Dr. Brett Cordes (Brett the Vet)

Founder of Arizona Animal Hospital, Dr. Brett Cordes grew up in Iowa – the heart of the animal health corridor and where many of the major advancements in veterinary medicine were founded.  After graduating from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, Dr. Cordes has built a diverse career.  His expertise spans time as a practitioner with mixed animals and emergency medicine, a medical director for a national veterinary pharmacy service company, and is also an ongoing consultant to many leaders throughout the veterinary industry to help pioneer better approaches to medicine, patient care and safety. 

Currently, Dr. Cordes is serving a five-year term on USP’s Healthcare Safety & Quality Expert Committee and is also the sub committee chair for USP’s Chapter 800 task force.  The late Senator John McCain also recognized Dr. Cordes for his participation in TGen’s National Advisory Council for Dog and Human Precision Medicine.
Dr. Cordes is an active hiker and enjoys many of outdoor activities with his wife Michelle and two children – Olivia and Clark.  Dr. Cordes’  professional experience, warm demeanor and We Care We Serve philosophy has helped make Arizona Animal Hospital one of leading animal hospitals in the country.   
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