Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our Staff



Dr. Thomasson was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and grew up in Cleveland, OH. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Michigan State University, where he received a BS in Animal Science and then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1981. During veterinary school, Dr. Thomasson developed special interests in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, and Preventative Medicine. He owned his first practice in New London, CT for 20 years, with 25 employees that included 4 veterinarians. In 2005, he sold his practice when the opportunity became available to move to the Scottsdale area where he became the owner of Cochise Animal Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading novels, astronomy, bridge, learning Spanish, dancing and traveling. Dr. Thomasson currently resides in Cave Creek with his wife Linda and their two dogs, Aspen and Willow.

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Karina joined Cochise Animal Hospital staff in early May, 2014. She graduated from Carrington College with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Health Technology. She is originally from El Paso, TX and has been in the Phoenix area since 2005. She enjoys training her two rescued Chihuahua’s “Senorita Sandie” and “Oliver” to do tricks such as high 5, rollover, left and right paw to name a few tricks.

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Jen has been with Cochise Animal Hospital since 2016. A rare find, she’s a native of Phoenix and her family has bred and raised dogs her whole life. She has been a veterinary technician since 1998 and has had experience in small and large animal along with avian and exotic care. Her hobbies include dog training and crochet, training for conformation showing, obedience trials, IPO trails and service dog work. Her fur babies include Anya, birthday is 2011 and is an old Black Russian Terrier and Fallon, a old Kerry Blue Terrier, birthday is 2008.

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Autumn joined Cochise Animal Hospital in January 2019. She has worked in the animal field for over 10 years with experience including two years at a small animal veterinary hospital and then 10 years at a pet resort. She has love and passion for her job and it shows. “Animals are my world". Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to hang out with her fur babies.

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Sabrina has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years and recently joined the Cochise family in 2019. She has enjoyed working in many aspects of veterinary medicine from reception to management. But she thrives on the personal hands-on care of being a technician and enjoys working with the clients. She currently has three rescue pets at home, including 2 tripods, Dandy and Khaleesi, and a black cat named Felix. Sabrina is a Phoenix, Arizona native and spends her free time painting or fishing.



“Aspen” and “Willow” enjoy playing, tug of war, and squeaky toys. Willow enjoys swimming and being brushed (and as a puppy, enjoyed chewing on Persian rugs). Aspen especially loves his green plastic football when he can get it away from Willow. They both enjoy running in the yard and chasing birds out of the trees. Aspens birthday is 9/17/05, he is a Shepherd mix and Willows birthday is 1/21/13 and she is a yellow Labrador. You will find them at the clinic some days and they always love to say “Hi” and get a treat.

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“Cali” enjoys sitting on top of the counter and rubbing everyone’s face and knocking pens out of your hand. She was a feral cat that was brought in and was adopted by Cochise Animal Hospital in 2006.

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“Cooper” enjoys hanging out in his cage all day, and then roams the front of the clinic at night. He’s a little shy. He was a feral cat and brought into the clinic and was adopted by Cochise Animal Hospital in 2009. You may see him peering through the front window after hours.

Cochise Animal Hospital

10392 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85253

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Fax: 480-596-9042


Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Closed