Dr. Anderson was fortunate enough to receive veterinary training from both Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from both WSU and OSU.
Dr. Anderson also feels blessed to have a wonderful husband, Jeff, who was able and willing to pack up and move with her 4 times in 4 years so that she could follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian! Luckily his career as an auto mechanic allowed for this!
After finishing veterinary school Dr. Anderson could not wait to get back to the sun and her family in Arizona and began her career back in her hometown of Gilbert in June 2005. She has been practicing in Gilbert and Chandler ever since and is looking forward to growing her new practice closer to her Queen Creek home.
Connie and her husband live in Queen Creek and share their home with many animals. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and her dogs, cats, birds, goats (20!), tortoises, geese, ducks, chickens, snake, and Holly the pot belly pig.
AAS Agronomy from MCC - May 1997
AAS Plant Science from MCC - May 1997
AAS Agribusiness from MCC - May 1997
BS Agribusiness from ASU - Dec 2002
DVM Washington State University - May 2005
DVM Oregon State University - May 2005
Member of Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
Member of American Veterinary Medical Association
Member of Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Oetke received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2008. After graduation she completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona (ARECA) in Mesa and has practiced veterinary medicine around the Valley every since.
She has indulged her passion for exotic animals and wildlife by spending two summers in Alaska working with stranded marine mammals at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and one summer in England. Over the years Dr. Oetke has been adopted by several furry friends of the feline persuasion, while volunteering for animal shelters locally and abroad.
After moving around a lot Dr. Oetke has finally made Chandler, Arizona her home which she shares with her husband, Scott, their four cats Don Juan de Gato, Penguino (both rescued while volunteering at a shelter in Mexico), Puca, and Aiden. Two chinchillas, Dustin and Nibbler, complete the family.
Outside of work, Dr. Oetke enjoys spending time with her hubby and her pets, as well as playing the piano and the violin, hiking, traveling and exploring the outdoors. She also tries to go scuba diving whenever possible.
Jeni is our Senior Veterinary Technician that is a native to Arizona. Born and raised in Tucson and then moved to the Chandler area with her husband. She studied cosmetology and has been a licensed stylist for sixteen years. She joined our team because of her love for animals. With more than 14 years experience she enjoys seeing all the pets come into the clinic and educating owners on how to best care for for them.
Jeni lives with her husband of 17 years, she has two children, Sheyanna 16 and Dakota 12. She also shares her life with four dogs, Mocha, a pit mix, China and Kahlua, both chihuahuas and Danno (pictured) her new labrador retriever puppy. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the lake and spending time with her family and friends.
Lauren is originally from Ohio. She moved to Arizona with her family when she was 14, and attended Desert Ridge High School. After high school she started attending Pima Medical Institute for the Veterinary Technician Program. Lauren first started at Animal House Veterinary Clinic through an externship with Pima; where she is currently working full time while finishing school.
Lauren lives in Mesa with her three cats; (Kiara, RiffRaff, and Tucker) In her spare time she loves to read, bake and enjoys camping up North. Eventually she would like to own enough land to have her own garden, chickens, cow, and pigs.
I am an Arizona native who recently moved back to the East Valley after being transplanted in Missouri for fifteen years. My husband and I have seven children ranging in age from 27-6, a grand daughter who just turned one and another grandchild expected in April 2013. My three older children are attending college, two here in Arizona at ASU and another one in California at SDSU. Two of them are in their first years of their Master's program.
While living in Missouri I worked at two different Veterinary clinics, I am very happy to have found Dr. Anderson and her wonderful staff. It's a great team to be a part of.
Our family also includes three dogs: Macy (my grand dog) is a Lab-Blue Tick mix who is always trying to talk someone into believing she's starving to death, which she is not. She came to us from a daughter's friend whose dog had an unexpected outing with the neighbor dog. Olivia is a mix of some sort and the sweetest girl in the world. She came to us from a rescue group. Vick (grand dog also) is a Lab –Pitt mix who with his goofy personality brings laughter to our house on a daily basis. He was rescued in Joplin, MO shortly after the tornado.
Weekends are spent with family and friends sharing food and laughter and of course my dogs are there too.
Melissa (Aka Mickey) graduated in Veterinary Technology at DMACC in 2010. She has been a Vet Tech in Iowa for 5. Melissa also majored in fisheries science at Iowa State University where she worked in a water chem lab. While there she also worked on developing ISU's first Aquaponics research project. Melissa recently moved to San Tan Valley, Arizona with her many pets!
I am an Arizona native raised in Chandler, I graduated from Chandler High School and worked as a veterinary technician for 10 years. I always wanted to go back to school and in December 2009 I graduated from Scottsdale Community College with my ASN. Because of my love of animals I could not resist returning to work as a vet tech part-time while still working full-time as a RN in oncology.
I have a wonderful husband, Todd, which I have been married to for 14 years. He has proudly served in the Army 28 years and counting. I have 2 stepsons; Michael 24 and Justin 22. I also have a granddaughter from Michael, Skye age 3. Our daughter, Kalee, 13 will be attending Basha High as a freshman next year. I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 6 chickens and a growing menagerie which will include dairy goats for our self-sustaining hobby farm.
Karlie is an Arizona native, born in Chandler. She recently graduated from Perry High School. She is constantly working hard on her childhood dream of becoming a Veterinarian and is currently enrolled in Chandler Gilbert Community College to kick start her long term college career. Her goals are to get her Assiocatiates degree at CGCC. Then move on and achieve a Bachelor's degree at Arizona State University. Finally she will attend Midwestern University to finish out her degree and get her Veterinary license.
In Karlie's spare time, when she is not at school, she loves to hang out with friends, hike, have family time, go to the lake, and of course be around animals. Karlie lives in Gilbert Arizona with her family and dog Katie. Her dream is to have a bunny, couple of horses, and many dogs.
Dr. Kormos graduated with her doctorate from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she married her husband Jeff, who is also a veterinarian. They both practiced in St. Louis for a few years before moving out to Phoenix to enjoy the warm weather and to be closer to Dr. Kormos' family after having their son, Alex. She also has a daughter Maria. Her family includes two dogs and a cat as well, Tank, a Golden Retriever, Mr. Poppers, a black cat, and Zeus, an English Mastiff. In her free time, Dr. Kormos enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling and providing pet therapy to children with her Golden, Tank. Her professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine and client education. Over the years, Dr. Kormos has worked at multiple different small animal practices in Missouri and Arizona including a feline exclusive practice. She is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team at Animal House Veterinary Clinic.
"I grew up in rural ranch country, which meant I spent a large part of each day working with and taking care of horses, livestock and small animal pets. Becoming a veterinarian has given me a lifetime profession that's allowed me to continue working with animals."
Dr Piper's hometown is Wood, South Dakota; He graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 and owns one cute rat terrier that goes by the name Milo. Dr Piper enjoys many outdoor activities, especially with his son including hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. He also greatly enjoys playing the guitar and reading.
Dr. Andrea Swisher
Dr. Andrea Swisher obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from Arizona State University followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Oregon State University. She is an Arizona native who eagerly returned to her home state after graduation and has been practicing in the East Valley since then. Dr. Swisher’s compassion and love of animals is evident in all she does. She is active in rescue, serving on the Board of Directors and is Co-founder of a 501c3 nonprofit organization called Animal Doctors to the Rescue. This new venture has afforded her the opportunity to merge her veterinary skills with her passion for rescue and helping those in need.
When not working, she enjoys getting outdoors and being active doing such things as running, hiking, traveling, camping, or even playing ball with her dogs. At any given moment, she has a house filled with dogs and cats and she prefers to always share her home with at least one Great Dane. Dr. Swisher also enjoys spending time with family and relaxing at home.
Heather was born in Mesa AZ and raised in Flagstaff. She moved back to the phoenix area in 2002 to attend long technical college where she gained her Veterinary Assistant diploma and later passed the American society of veterinary dental technicians qualifying exam. She moved to San Tan Valley with her husband Antion in 2007 which is where she currently resides. Her career started in the veterinary general practice but she later switched to veterinary specialty where she stayed for 9 yrs before briefly trying a new path as a human resources assistant. Heather is happy to be back in general practice now working with what she considers to be an exceptionally caring group of individuals and finds it rewarding to see a variety of cases and help keep pets happy and healthy in her community.
Heather lives with her devoted husband Antion whom she met in 2003. They had a baby in 2011, who is a bright, active and fun boy that goes by the nickname DJ. Their family also includes a loving black Labrador named Drake and a playful red merle Aussie named Gunner as well as an aquarium with a variety of fish and a spoiled blue budgie bird named Rainbow. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as enjoying outdoor activities, weather permitting.