Receptionist Danielle was born and raised in Arizona. She started in the veterinary field late, but plans to continue down the path of animal care and hopes to one day become a vet tech. Her hobbies include anything that involves being outdoors; hiking, swimming, camping, etc. In her spare time she likes to practice photography with her Canon Rebel T6. When she is not enjoying the outdoors or taking photos, she is either spending time with her boyfriend, playing with her German Shepherd "Luna", or watching NASCAR (sometimes all of the above).
Veterinary Nurse Taylor is also a native Arizonian. Currently enrolled in the pre-veterinary program at ASU, Taylor is gaining valuable experience at Scottsdale Animal Healthcare for her future plans to become a veterinarian. Passionate about pets of all kinds, Taylor has a miniature pinscher named "Ella" and a cat named "Ms Tinkles."
Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Casuccio (daughter-in-law to Dr. Alex Casuccio) grew up in Landenberg, PA where her parents still reside. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Animal Science in 2004 and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has an avid interest in small animal surgery. In Dr. Casuccio's free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, reading, watching favorite TV shows and staying fit. Many clients know her by her maiden name, Dr. Rachel Cherico.
You will find that our staff is always eager to help you!
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Veterinary Nurse Marissa was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently in school, making critical decisions on her future path. Marissa is considering a career as a veterinarian and her time at Scottsdale Animal Healthcare is critical to her future plans. She has always had a love for animals and enjoys working with them. She owns a black lab named Cooper and a pit bull named Rosie.
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Keaira was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Carrington College CVT program in 2013. Keaira has a passion for animals, and eventually would like to go back to school to become a Veterinarian. After working each day at the veterinary hospital, Keaira enjoys spending time with her mixed breed dog named Dawg.
Veterinarian Dr. Alex Casuccio offers over 30 years of companion animal practice experience with advanced skills in dermatology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, internal medicine and much more. As a previous practice owner of over 22 years and a previous Medical Director for a large corporate practice (supervising, mentoring and coaching 50 doctors at a time), Dr. Casuccio has developed top notch medical expertise along with the friendly, personal approach that all clients want. In his spare time, Dr. Casuccio is an avid horseback rider, he is a commercial pilot in both sea and land airplanes and you can often spot him on 2 wheels, motorcycling with his wife, Michelle, in the passenger's seat.
Receptionist Kaitlin was born and raised in Michigan and lived in upstate New York as well. When the snow got to be too much for her, she moved to Arizona where she studied to be a medical assistant. Kaitlin enjoys helping people and animals so a veterinary office is the perfect fit for her! On the weekends, she spends time with her husband, two kids, and lovable little dog, "Zoey."
Veterinary Nurse Lexi obtained her BS in Biology at the College of Charleston, SC and then moved back to her home state of Arizona. (She hated the wet heat!) Lexi has a small dog, "Kevin." As it works out, both Lexi and Kevin have to eat gluten free! Truly a perfectly matched pet and pet parent!
Veterinary Nurse Lindsay has been very slow in providing us with a bio on herself. So, we are forced to make one up: Lindsay is from the planet Venus. She arrived on Earth about a year ago with her cat, Cosmo (pictured here). Lindsay intends to stay on Earth as she feels like she fits in with our society more than the Venusian society. In addition to working here as a veterinary nurse, Lindsay spends time at home with her tin foil cap, talking to her friends "back home."
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