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Practice Manager
Lisa grew up on a farm in northern Idaho. She grew up with horses, dogs, cats and pigs. She rode for miles on her horse and took every 4-H project related to horses that she could!

She graduated with an Animal Sciences degree from the University of Idaho. Shortly after that she joined the Peace Corps and worked with the Agriculture Department in the Truk (Chuuk) islands. She was responsible for helping the local farmers with Animal husbandry there. She worked small animals and pigs. With the assistance of the UN she developed an AI program for pigs.

She has just recently returned back to her first love, the world of animals, and is happy to be Practice Manager for Avenues Pet Clinic.


Mehrdad has been working at the Avenues Pet Clinic since 2016. He was born and raised in Iran.

Mehrdad received his DVM (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine) from Azad University (a non-governmental private university system in Iran. It is one of the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the world). He worked in large animal medicine in Iran.

He is pursuing his DVM license in the United States and at the same time he works as technician at the Avenues Pet Clinic to gain more experience and knowledge in small animal medicine.


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Amy moved to Utah from California, where she worked at a small veterinary clinic for 3 years. Over the years, Amy has worked with a diverse group of animals including farm animals such as cows and chickens, exotic animals like owls and tortoises, and those fuzzy animals that are so close to our hearts: cats and dogs.

In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking with her husband and snuggling on the couch with her 4 cats. She also volunteers with Hawkwatch International where she is training to give educational presentations with hawks, owls, and falcons. She also currently enrolled in the Penn-Foster Veterinary Technician Program.


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Jem has been a receptionist at the clinic since 2016. He has two dogs: an Australian shepherd named Sullivan and a goldendoodle named Patty.

He’s currently a student at SLCC, taking whichever classes pique his interest while he figures the rest out as he goes.


Christine has worked with Dr. Ponce and the Avenues Pet Clinic community for almost a decade. She loves providing support and education to great people who bring their companions to Dr. Ponce for care.

During her time at the clinic, Christine has fostered and found homes for more than fifty animals, many of whom continue to come to the clinic and see Dr. Ponce for their health care needs.

Although Christine has continued to pursue her education and is now a registered nurse, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her “furry patients.”


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