Academy West Animal Hospital Boarding & Grooming

"Where your pet is our priority"

          Meet our staff



Dr. Thomas Ratke



 Dr. Juliana Westphal


Dr. Westphal graduated locally from Midwestern University in 2019 and joined Academy West Animal Hospital in May 2020.  She is married and has six furry children: three small dogs (Carmella, Moe, Lucas) and three cats (Cappuccino, Kapone and the most recent foster failure pepper, a manx cat with spinal deformity.) She moved here from south Florida to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine and fell in love with the Arizonan Desert. Her hobbies include hiking, swimming and spending time relaxing with her husband and adorable pets.






                              Manager- Bonnie

Bonnie is our office manager. She works very heavily with all of our rescue groups one on one. Bonnie loves to help out anywhere she can within the hospital. She has two dogs at home.  



Assistant Manager- Jessica 




Technician- Bella

   After two years of veterinary technician school at PMI, Bella is now a knowledgeable, empathetic, and loving CVT. When Bella is not enjoying life at work, she is riding her motorcycle or caring to the needs of her 6 pets.









Front desk- Kristin

Front desk- Zai

Front desk- Susan 

Kennel tech- Jacob

Kennel tech- Emilia



Groomer- Rose

Groomer- Amanda