teamWe are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital.

Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs.

They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (928) 537-2880.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Fellows CVT

Bonnie Tormohlen, BA, CVT

My name is Bonnie and I am a certified veterinary technician here at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. When we transferred our ferret shelter to Show Low, Arizona, Dr. Kristen Bell became the awesome primary care veterinarian for all our shelter and personal pets. I began volunteering at ASVH as a kennel assistant in 2010 while working my way through my veterinary technician degree and earned my CVT in 2014. I am currently working toward specializing in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. I can usually be found somewhere in the back of the hospital giving special attention to our furry patients.

My husband, Jake and I have been in the ferret rescue and shelter business since 2005. We have 5 grown children, 13 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. We reside near Show Low with our dogs, cats, chickens, fish and a shelter full of fuzzy ferrets.

Laurie, CVT

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.

Beverly, CVT

My name is Beverly, but they call me Bev. I grew up in Show Low, Arizona and graduated from Show Low High School in 2014.
I started working at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary technician assistant May 5th, 2015. I have 2 dogs, and 1 old man cat,
they’re quite the bunch. On May 5th, 2016 I had a beautiful baby son, who is just full of giggles and sweet smiles! Life is good, and that’s how it should be!:)

Jennie, CVT

My name is Jennie, I graduated high school at the age of 17 in the year of 2015. I started working at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital February 8th, 2017.

I have a love for animals and can definitely say it’s a wonderful job. I work with so many wonderful people and so thankful for this great job.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to work in the veterinary field and be around animals all day. This is all I ever wanted to do since I could actually talk.

I will be attending college to get my Associate Of Science, then get my degree for a Veterinary Technician. I am most definitely happy where life has taken me.

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.

Kari, Veterinary Assistant

My name is Kari, I have worked as a veterinary assistant/technician for 15 years. I moved from Bullhead City, Arizona to Taylor, Arizona 1 year ago and then started at Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital. I have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren, they all love that I “Save the Animals”. I am happy to have the opportunity to work in the White Mountains and getting to know your pets and you. Alta Sierra is like home to me.

Brandee Wadlow, 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.


Hi my name is Ashley, I have been with Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital since march of 2017. I love early morning rollerblading with my dog in the valley. He is my first true love and waits outside my door for morning kisses and hugs. I’m currently enrolled in school to get my associates degree.

I have a passion for lifting really heavy things. I am a competitive weightlifter and took 10th in the nation for the 2016 Nationals in Louisiana.


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.

Roberta, Receptionist

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.