KRISTIN BELL, DVM
Dr. Kristin Bell has been the owner of Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital since 2008 and has practiced here in the White Mountains since 1996. She grew up in Tucson, graduated from the University of Arizona and then went on to Veterinary school at Colorado State University. (graduating in 1993) Living in the White Mountains had always been a dream for both she and her husband Troy, and they moved here in 1996. Troy is a firefighter and paramedic for Heber Fire department and they have 5 children and 4 perfect grandchildren.
This has been an amazing place to live and raise a family! Dr. Bell enjoys hiking with her Australian Shepard Saige, spoiling her 2 dachshunds Jenni and Nevins, taking care a cats, rabbit, chickens and ducks, traveling and spending time with family.
Steven Andersen, DVM
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LORAKATE SNYDER, DVM
Growing up on our family farm, animals were always a significant part of my life, so when family and friends started to ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, a veterinarian seemed the most logical answer. After studying at Cochise College (Douglas campus), followed by New Mexico State University in Las Cruces NM., and finally Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO. I was ready to begin my veterinary career in 2008!
Since then I have been blessed to work in several hospitals, learning and growing in each new setting.
Exploring the white mountains with my aging Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix “Cubby” is something I am excited about.
I also look forward to partnering with Dr. Bell, the Alta Sierra staff and our clients to care for Show Low area’s furry family members.
Katheryn Bratcher, DVM
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Hi! My name is Elizabeth Fellows, I go by Izzy sometimes. I am a certified technician, and head tech here at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. I have been working here since 2007. I was born on my birthday and my favorite color is clear. I like long walks along the highway and candlelit dinners at rest stops. I can't meet you and snuggle your pets!
BONNIE, BA, CVT
My name is Bonnie and I am a certified technician here a Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. When I transferred my ferret shelter to Show Low, Arizona, Dr. Kristin Bell became the awesome primary care veterinarian for all our shelter and personal pets. I began volunteering at ASVH as a kennel aaiatant in 2010 while working my way through my veterinary technician degree, and earned my CVT in 2014. I can usally be found somewhere in the back of the hospital giving special attention to our furry patients. I have been in the ferret recue and shelter business since 2005. I have 5 grown children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I reside near Show Low with my dogs, cats, chickens, fish and a shelter full of fuzzy ferrets.
I’m Laurie, I have been a certified veterinary technician since 1993. I enjoy sharing my love for animals at home with my horses, mules, dogs and barn cats. I also foster shelter animals and caring for all the animals at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital.
Danielle, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Danielle, I am currently in school to become a CVT. I am originally from Wisconsin and moved to Show Low Arizona about 2 years ago. I love going for bike rides and long hikes with my dog Rah. Veterinary technician assistant
Shannon, Receptionist and Technician
Hi my name is Shannon. I started my career here at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital 15 years ago as a receptionist, when I was a senior in high school. I fell in love with the veterinary field and knew that this was what I wanted to do with my life. I have worked in the veterinary field as a technician and receptionist for the last 15 years. I returned to Show Low and Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital in May of 2017 and love it! I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter and a handsome little boy. All whom I adore spending time with. i also a have a dog who's pretty awesome too. I love working here with the amazing doctor's and staff.
Sophie, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Sophie Bell, my mother is Dr. Kristin, so I have been around this clinic pretty much my whole life. As a kid I worked here as a kennel assistant. I have now graduated to a veterinary assistant at the age of 20 years old. I have 1 dog of my own and a little baby boy.
Kaitlyn, Veterinary Assistant
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Debbie, Veterinary Assistant
Hi ya, my name is Debbie! I have lived in the white mountains my whole life. I am currently enrolled in college for veterinary medicine. I have a pet dog, cat, snake and dish! my favorite color is a wine red and apart from my love of animals is my love for coffee.
My name is Roberta, I have worked at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital as a front office since 2007. I have always had a love for animals and growing up wanted to be a veterinarian, and when presented with the opportunity to work as a front office here I was ecstatic. I was born in and lived the greater part of my life in Arizona; I am married and have 3 wonderful sons and 3 dogs. I enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping and just spending time with my family.
GUENEVERE, Dopf Receptionist
My name is Guenevere, I was raised in Mesa and am new to Show Low, by way of Northwest Montana. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for animals. My fur-baby Lili, a 5-year-old mixed breed dog, was my first rescue pet. Working in the veterinary field is new to me, having just started in October 2016.
However, it has been one of the most gratifying & exciting jobs I have ever had. When not at work I enjoy reading & spending time with my daughter.
Jodi, Veterinary Assistant
Hi, my name is Jodi. I am new to Arizona, I recently moved here from Southern California in July of 2017. I have been in the veterinary field for about 9 years. I love being part of helping animal every day. It is a very rewarding job, and could not image doing anything else. Working at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital has been a wonderful experience and a great way to transition into the new life I have started here. I have a deep love of dogs, especially Rottweiler's. I have adopted my 5th dog from a shelter on Saturday January 27th, 2017. When I'm not working, I enjoy being with my dog, my family, and exploring this great new place that I now call home.
BRANDEE, KENNEL ASSISTANT
Hi, my name is Brandee, I am currently 17 years old and have been the kennel assistant of Alta Sierra for 2 years.
I began volunteering at the clinic when I was 11 years old and instantly fell in love with the veterinary world.
I love working with animals and wish to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. In addition to working at this wonderful clinic, I raise rabbits for 4-H and ARBA, hunt and I enjoy riding horses.
Abigail, KENNEL ASSISTANT
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TERESA, OFFICE MANAGER
Hi my name is Teresa Hays I am they Office Manager for Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. I have been working in the Veterinary field in the great town of Show Low, Az since 2001. I love working at this amazing hospital and with the staff, clients/pets, it is a great place to work. My husband, Joel and I have a small farm with an array of animals and 2 dogs that are silly. I have 2 amazing children and a wonderful son-in-law, with 2 precious grandchildren. I love God and spending time with my family. I have lived in this great town of Show Low since 1997.
Fran, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Fran- I have been part of the Alta Sierra family for over 10 years. I have 3 fur babies. Kavik, a German Shepherd and the love of my life. Jewels, a pug mix who I think was supposed to be a cat. She is very stubborn, lazy and spoiled Our newest addition Miss Daisy, a hound mix with a couple loose screws. I enjoy hiking, refurbishing old furniture and traveling.