Technicians

  • Amanda Davis
    Technician Supervisor

    Amanda has worked at Dove Mountain Veterinary since opening day in April 2017. Along with her technician duties, she is also one of our technician trainers who provides knowledge and expertise to our new employees. Amanda is a graduate of the veterinary assistant program at Pima Medical Institute and says she continues to learn something new every day. She shares her home with two very fluffy dogs named Boo Boo and Sprocket, and her cat Clarence.

  • Carina Melgarejo
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Carina was born in California and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from Pima Community College in 2015 with an Associate’s of Applied Science, then continued on to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Carina loves working with all kinds of animals, but has a special interest in exotics. She has two snakes: Victoria (Boa), Malfoy (Cornsnake), and a bird named Chacito (Green Cheek Conure). She also has three dogs: Tito (Shih Tzu), Chachi (Maltipoo), and Biggie (Cocker Spaniel Mix). During her time off Carina likes to spend time with her family and spend time outdoors, hiking or having a BBQ.

  • Amanda Jo Twiddy
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda was raised in South Tucson. She found her passion at a young age; rescuing and bringing home any animal she could. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2016 with an Associates in Applied Science and is working toward becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, Amanda’s pride is her family. She is the mother to three boys, three dogs, four cats, and a turtle!

  • Angela Delano-Williams
    Veterinary Assistant

    Angela is a born and raised Tucsonan who joined the Dove Mountain team in September 2017. She graduated from Apollo college in 2006 and recently obtained her Associates of Science from Pima Community College. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family which includes her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

  • Cierra Gonzalez
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cierra was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She grew up with a passion for all animals and decided to pursue becoming a Veterinary Technician. Cierra attended Pima Medical Institute to become a Veterinary Assistant. In her free time, Cierra can be found relaxing with her beautiful American Bull mix Caesar and her four chihuahuas (Chino, Lola, Lucy, and Lily).

  • Satoko DeRollo
    Kennel Technician

    Satoko is originally from Osaka, Japan. She graduated from the Animal Behavior College in California in 2017 with her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Satoko joined our staff in February 2018. When she's not here spending time with our boarding pets, Satoko is at home spending time with her two teenagers, her dog and her rabbit.

  • Karla Estrella
    Veterinary Assistant

    Karla is a born and raised Tucsonan who joined us at Dove Mountain Veterinary in December of 2017. She graduated form Pima Medical Institute's Veterinary Assistant program in 2016. Karla enjoys hiking, bowling, and traveling with her family and friends. She also shares her home with a beautiful Siamese and Ragdoll mix named Frida. 

  • Kira Eldred
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kira is from Prescott, AZ. She completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona in Veterinary Sciences in 2016 and is continuing on with a Master's in Public Health, as well. Kira loves to spend her free time outdoors, hiking and camping. She is the proud mom to Dozer, a pitbull mix, and Dodger, a Cane Corso Mastiff puppy.

  • Melody Medwell
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Melody is from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has been passionate about animals for as long as she can remember. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.S in biology in 2014 and has since become a Registered Veterinary Technician in California. She is hoping to continue her education in Arizona and become certified here as well. She has two orange tabby cats, and a lab/retriever mix at home. In her spare time, she likes outdoor activities, riding her motorcycle, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Garrett Notte
    Veterinary Assistant

    Garrett grew up in Northern Idaho, surrounded by the outdoors. He grew up hiking, camping, and always playing outside. Garrett Graduated from the UofA with my Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science last May, 2018.He even went to a high school that focused on veterinary medicine. Garrett shares his home with  two dogs, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, named Carl, and a Beagle named Fidget, where you can find them at  dog parks and hiking trails in their free time. 

  • Trevor Burns
    Veterinary Assistant

    Trevor was born in Texas, spent his early childhood in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, then moved out to the Southwest in middle school. He went to high school here in Tucson but moved up to Flagstaff at the end of 2011 to attend Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate studies. Majoring in biochemistry at NAU, he plans to eventually work with endangered jungle cat species in South America. Trevor enjoys spending a majority of his free time staying active whether that is rock climbing, hiking, biking, or playing basketball, but also enjoys building computers, online gaming and reading.

  • Emelia Maycher
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emelia is a born and raised Tucson native. She comes from a family full of animal lovers and has experience with many different types of animals due to her background. Since she was raised on a ranch she is no stranger to Arizona critters and has even brought some of the local critters into her home! In 2019 she graduated from the Pima Community College Veterinary Technician program and plans to sit for her boards to receive her certification. Now Emelia enjoys hiking, playing with her two dogs Hella-Bella and Ruka, and playing board games with friends whenever she has time away from the clinic. Her favorite movies include Harry Potter and Spirited Away (plus many more.) She is a proud member of the Raven Claw house and is happy to let you know it with all her endless but useless knowledge!

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