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The Team at Stetson Hills Animal Hospital

We can’t wait to meet you and your pet! Meet the veterinarian team that’s going to treat your pet like family.

Family-Owned & Operated Since 2015

Stetson Hills Animal Hospital has some of the best veterinarians in Glendale. Learn more about our vets in Glendale below as you explore their motivations and passions. Make an appointment today for your pet and see why Phoenix pets love us!


Dr. Ed Cohen

Medical Director/ Veterinarian

Dr. Ed Cohen has been a practicing veterinarian for the last 33 years. He attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. When it comes to veterinary medicine, he prides himself on meticulous attention to detail, especially in regards to providing optimal, state of the art management of pain and distress.

In his free time, Dr. Cohen can be found cooking, hiking, exercising, reading, following college and professional basketball, or spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Denise Dawson


Dr. Denise Dawson has been a practicing veterinarian for the last 23 years. She attended Colorado State University. Dr. Dawson enjoys educating clients about the details of their pet’s medical diagnosis and proper care. She makes an extra effort to be a good listener and offer detailed advice. She has a quiet, gentle disposition and focuses on making her practice as stress-free and Fear Free as possible.

In her free time, Dr. Dawson loves to read, especially history and historical fiction. She can also be found caring for her family’s 2 dogs and 3 cats. Her husband, Todd, is also a practicing vet. Along with their daughter, their family enjoys traveling together.

Dr. Sarah Derksen


Dr. Sarah Derksen has been a practicing veterinarian for the last 16 years. She went to school at Colorado State University. When it comes to her work with animals, she takes pride in fostering the human-animal bond, managing pain, and decreasing an animal’s fear/anxiety.

In her free time, she can be found spending time with her daughter and nephews, watching movies, swimming, hiking, and volunteering at school.

Veterinary Technicians

Sydney Miller

Veterinary Technician

Hello! I joined the staff of Stetson Hills Animal Hospital in September 2018. I am currently attending Mesa Community College for my associate’s degree in applied science and will graduate in May 2022 to become certified as a veterinary technician. My interest in veterinary medicine started when my dog Kiera developed chronic pancreatitis, and I wanted to learn more about the disease and other medical conditions.

One of my favorite things about working in an animal hospital is getting to meet new people, establishing relationships with our clients and patients, providing animal care, and helping to educate our clients about annual prevention.

I have two dogs at home, Jack and Kiera, who are Shih Tzu/Poodle mixes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family.

Mindy Langston

Lead Veterinary Technician

Mindy has been working as a veterinary technician for the last 16 years. She considers herself a very compassionate person, and patient care is her number one priority. Her own animals are her family, so when she’s caring for pets, she feels as though she has someone else’s child in her care. She also enjoys educating clients and taking time with each and every family, making sure no question goes unanswered.

In her spare time, she can be found spending time with her husband and 2 kids. She enjoys rollerblading, working on puzzles, and making paper mache art.

Veterinary Assistants

Hannah Harvey

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah has been working with animals on and off for the last 12 years. She is currently enrolled at Pheonix Community College. She prides herself on her patient care, treating each pet as though they were her own.

In her free time, she likes to go hiking as well as work on her insect preservation and bug pinning.

LeeAnne Thomas

Veterinary Assistant

LeeAnne has been a veterinary assistant since she was 16 years old! She takes pride in helping animals and their families. Every case is different, and this helps her grow as a person and helps her provide even better care for the next patients to come.

In her spare time, she reads and collects books. She also likes to play with all her animals; 22 rats, 2 snakes, 2 hampsters, a dog, 4 cats, and 4 tarantulas. Her amazing son also fills her life with adventures. They like to cook, bake, and do crafts together.

Johanna Tarango

Veterinary Assistant

Johanna has been practicing veterinary medicine for 3 years now. She attended Prima Medical Institute. Johanna takes her work very seriously when it comes to patient care. She treats every animal as if they were her own. She believes every animal deserves top-tier care, even “our little spicy friends :).”

In her free time, she watches anime or relaxes with her dogs and family. She also enjoys getting some sun while playing sand volleyball or tennis.

Hospital Manager

Dawnell Douglas

Hospital Manager

Dawnell has been working in veterinary medicine since 1996, but she joined the Stetson Hills team in 2016. Ever since she was a little girl, Dawnell has been taking care of sick and injured animals. She’s always helped her beloved pets one way or another. She also enjoys learning about how animals think and communicate. Her other life passion includes working with people.

In her free time, she can be found spending time with her 2 children as well as her fur children. She and her family love to travel, go camping, hiking, and relaxing at home.

Customer Service Representatives

Jacqui Hibbard
Customer Service Representative

Jacqui has been with Stetson Hills since May of 2020.

Sam Schreier

Customer Service Representative

Sam has been working in veterinary medicine for the last 6 years. She takes pride in her personable communication with clients. She enjoys learning more when it comes to veterinary medicine and being able to help clients understand things based on her experience in vet med.

In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing at home with a good movie. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, trying out new restaurants, and hanging out with friends.