Dr. Cheryl Rahal
Dr. Rahal also came to Phoenix in February of 2002 with her husband, Dr. Neidigh and their daughter.
Dr. Rahal received a BS in Zoology from the University of Washington, Seattle in December 1988, doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in Pullman, WA in May 1994, and earned Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in August 1999 after completing a 3 year residency program in Equine Medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of University of California-Davis.
Dr. Rahal’s primary interests stem from her personal equestrian experiences and include equine perinatology, equine exercise physiology, and equine geriatrics. Dr. Rahal’s area of expertise, perinatology, involves the medical management of high risk pregnancy in broodmares and the care of critically ill foals. Dr. Rahal’s expertise in equine sports medicine and exercise physiology stems from her personal experience in endurance riding. Finally her expertise in geriatrics has developed due to the aging of her own beloved horses.
Dr. Rahal practiced for 4 years in the Carson Valley of Nevada, working mostly with equine breeding farms, Arabian performance, Hunter Jumpers farms and the other regional agriculture such as sheep, goats and camelids (alpacas and llamas). Dr. Rahal spent her first two years in Arizona practicing her expertise in Equine Internal Medicine.
Although Equine Medicine had been her career focus, Dr. Rahal has altered her career path to fit the needs of her family. Dr Rahal practiced in small animal emergency and critical care from 2004 to 2007, utilizing her knowledge of the critically ill patient. In 2007 Dr. Rahal joined the team in small animal care at Desert Hills Animal Clinic, and in 2017 opened The Pet Wellness Center.
Briana Morris, CVT
Briana has always held a keen interest in the animal field. As a child she held yard sales and fundraisers to donate goods to the Chino Valley Animal Control Center. Her first job was a kennel attendant at Prescott Animal Hospital. Her love for animals grew, and in the summer of 2007 she moved to Phoenix and began schooling at Kaplan College. Briana graduated from Kaplan College in the spring of 2010 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She soon passed the National and State Veterinary Technician exams in the fall of 2010 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Briana is currently the Executive Director at Desert Hills Animal Clinic and The Pet Wellness Center, and has been with them since the fall of 2007.
Briana greatly enjoys helping pet’s live healthy and happy lives through quality care and education. She firmly believes in preventative health care and likes to make sure all pet owners are aware of the best possible care for their pet!
Briana is a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Arizona as well as a member of the Veterinary Healthcare Team of Arizona.
Hi I’m Cheyanne. I live in Desert Hills along with my dogs, Tyson, pistol and Little Joe, our goat Taz, a few chickens, and my horse Destiny. I love working with all sorts of animals and am going to school to become an Equine/Livestock Veterinarian.
Hello everyone! I’m Toby, the Clinic Concierge. I take my job very seriously and love to greet all of our clients and patients. I’m a really great emotional support buddy and can help if you’re feeling down. I also love to sit and chat with our clients when their pets are in the back getting treatments. It’s not all work and no play though. When I’m not busy being the best employee ever I enjoy nice long cozy naps in one of my many fluffy beds or diving through my giant toy bucket. I love my job, but the best part? Treats! Will work for food. Come by and see me, in all of the awesomeness that I am!