Dog & Cat Repair

7520 S. Rural Rd. Ste. A-1
Tempe, AZ 85283



Suzanne Jerez, C.V.T. :

After years of struggling at various jobs, I decided to go back to school and get my Veterinary Assistants degree from Pima Medical  Institute in 1996. I applied for my extern with Dr. Conti was accepted  and then hired to work at South Point Animal Clinic where I worked with Chris and Dr. Rick.  We moved here with Dr. Conti in 2000. I sat for the State Boards and passed, receiving my Certified Veterinary Technician license in 2000 as well. In 2005 I was offered the Practice Managers Position and gladly accepted and have been the Practice  Manager for the past 7 years.  My family and I live with 1 boxer, 1 Bully Pit,   1 chihuahua, 2 cats, and fish.


Chris (Christine Cruess C.V.T.): 

Made a life changing decision in 1993 to work at a job that she enjoys doing. She attended and graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 1994 as a Veterinary Assistant, and has been employed by Rural Animal Clinic aka Dave & Rick's Dog & Cat Repair since.   In 1997 she sat for the State Boards and received her License as  a Certified Veterinary Technician. For the past few years she has become our morning Receptionist.  She and her husband live with an  assortment of Cats, 1 Akita, a Leopard Tortoise, a box turtle and a Cockatiel. 

Amy Gillespie:

Has been with our practice since 2004 as a Veterinary TechnicianShe now lives with 3 spoiled mixed breed dogs, 1 scaredy cat,  a sulcata tortoise, 2 bearded dragons, laying hens and a pot belly pig named Mooby.

Kristine Mortensen:

Has been with our practice since 2006 as a Veterinary technician. She and her family (Bryan & Lilly) live with 2 Mutts, 3 cats, a Leopard Gecko, 2 Tortoises, a beardie and a fish.




Marvin Jerez:

Marvin is an up and coming Veterinary assistant and striving to be a Veterinary Technician.  He has been with us for 5 years.