Our Peoria Team
Dr. Mead – Veterinarian
dependency with the Arizona sunshine! Dr. Mead completed her veterinary degree from
St. Matthews School of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands. She came back
from the island with two black furry survivors that you see here in this picture! After
leaving the island in 2015, Dr. Mead traveled to the University of Georgia – School of
Veterinary Medicine to complete her clinical training. She has a profound interest
in dentistry which led her away from full service practice to a dental exclusive practice
for the last 6 years. Dr. Mead believes canine and feline dentistry is of utmost importance and strives to educate her clients as to why. When she isn’t interacting with her patients and opening her new practice, she spends time with family. She has two human children, and 5 animal kids which include 2 dogs and 3 goats. Dr. Mead really enjoys watching the New England Patriots- even without Tom Brady, playing tennis, and teaching her kids how to ski.
Dr. Dampier – Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Dampier joined the Pet Dental USA team in January of 2022. She was raised in the Central Valley in California and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since the first grade. In high school, she began working as a veterinary technician and was also involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA). This is where she raised goats and discovered that they are her favorite animal! She attended California State University, Fresno where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. Jess and her husband, Jasper then moved to Arizona for veterinary school where she received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Jess and her husband have made Arizona their home and love going to concerts, hiking, and off-roading in their side-by-side. They have three dogs, Emmy, Sammie, and Wren. Emmy and Sammie were both strays and. Wren was Dr. Jess’s surgery patient during veterinary school. He was adopted from a rescue shortly after his surgery. We are so excited Dr. Jess has joined the Pet Dental USA family!
Dr. Staackmann – Veterinarian
Dr. Bethany Staackmann joined the Pet Dental USA team in January of 2022. She was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She attended Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. While at university, she volunteered at the local animal shelter and worked as a veterinary technician. These opportunities strengthened her desire to pursue veterinary school. Dr. Staackmann received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Midwestern University in June of 2020. During veterinary school, she was founder and president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Dental Society. Dr. Staackmann believes oral health is vital to ensuring pets have a prolonged, healthy, and comfortable life. She enjoys educating her clients and constantly learning about new dental techniques and technology. When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Staackmann enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, running, and biking. She and her dog, Baile, love to explore and travel around the beautiful state of Arizona. We are so excited Dr. Staackmann has joined the Pet Dental USA family!
Karalin – Lead Veterinary Technician
Karalin has been a veterinary technician for 8 years. She has always had a love for pet dentistry and wanting to help educate others on its importance. While not at work Karalin loves to spend time with her husband and son and caring for her two Border Collies, a Labradoodle, various furry cats and two hairless cats. In her spare time, Karalin enjoys camping, fishing and spending quality time with her family. We are so happy Karalin has decided to join the Pet Dental team.
Michelle – Lead Veterinary Technician
Michelle joined the Pet Dental USA – Peoria team in August 2020 as a receptionist. Michelle was born and raised in Arizona, she has been a veterinary technician since 2013 and has 4 dogs and a sugar glider. Michelle enjoys spending her free time with family, crafting, going to concerts and watching football. We are so lucky to have Michelle on the team and part of the Pet Dental family.
Ashley – Lead Administration / Veterinary Technician
Ashley joined the Pet Dental USA team in January 2020. She has been working with animals in general practice for over seven years and has a true passion for helping people with their pets. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys arts and crafts with her young son and going on family adventures, with her husband, son and of course her pets as well. We are thrilled to have Ashley join the Pet Dental team.
Ashley – Administration / Veterinary Technician
Ashley joined our team in March of 2021- She has always had a huge spot in her heart for all animals. She has been working with animals for almost 9 years and found her calling in helping both patients and their owners as a Veterinary Receptionist about 9 years ago. She truly enjoys assisting and educating owners whenever she can. Ashley has four fur babies of her own at home: 2 young cats, a sweet Pitbull mix and her little sidekick Pomeranian. In her off time, she enjoys taking the dogs on hikes, camping, getting crafty and seeing live music. We are lucky to have Ashley on the Pet Dental team.
Dennis – Veterinary Technician
Dennis was born in Chicago, but moved to Arizona by way of Virginia. Because of his passion for learning and medicine he decided to join the veterinary world becoming a receptionist and then a veterinary technician; he has been in the field for a collective 11 years. Having no pets of his own but he gets joy from helping others with the health of their pets. In his off time he enjoys playing and watching sports, watching movies, camping, and gaming. We are so pleased to have Dennis join the Pet Dental Family.