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.
Karina Salinas 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.
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.
Donte joined our team in May 2018. Originally from Wyoming, she grew up in AZ. She had many aspirations for a career but working with animals was where she always wanted to be. She has been a veterinary technician since May 2010. She loves to hike and spend time with her dog Hogan who’s birthday is 2015.
“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.
The new addition to the Thomasson household is this beautiful black Labrador “Cooper”. We were gifted him from a friend/client who needed to give him to a new home due to her health, and we were happy to oblige. His birthday is 11/28/17.
“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.
“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:
480-991-2858 Fax: 480-596-9042 email@example.com
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