Dr. Haley Finstad
Dr. Haley Finstad grew up in Cave Creek, AZ and is excited to be serving her hometown community at AZAH. She received her DVM from Washington State University in 2015 and has focused her practice on small animals. She believes there is a special connection with the pet parents of small animals and enjoys seeing these relationships during her visits. This makes Dr. Finstad a great fit for Arizona Animal Hospital and our WE CARE philosophy.
Dr. Finstad has always loved animals and grew up around horses. In her free time, you will find Dr. Haley hiking or trail running around our beautiful North Sonoran Desert terrain and spending time with her son Sawyer.
Dr. Eric Roberts
Dr. Eric Roberts was born and raised in Seal Beach, California, living in the area through his undergraduate education. During high school and college, he worked as a beach lifeguard, continuing for several years in New Zealand and Australia. Following his return to the states, Dr. Roberts attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and spent his fourth year at University of Missouri graduating in 2001. He has been practicing in the Valley since graduation, bringing a diverse background of experience to Arizona Animal Hospital.
Over his career, Dr. Roberts has worked with zoo animals/exotics, raptors, horses and of course, companion animals. The most enjoyable aspect of veterinary medicine for Dr. Roberts is the problem solving of both medicine and surgery.
While not at work. Dr. Roberts enjoys spending time with his wife on their ranch in Northern Arizona
(note the cowboy boots and jeans he typically wears), along with their 180 pound Leonberger, four horses, cats, and their newest editions, Scottish Highland Cattle. An avid wakeboarder and wakesurfer, they can also be found on their boat during the hot summer months.
Dr. Deborah Johnson
Dr. Deborah Johnson has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Valley of the Sun since 2002 and joined Arizona Animal Hospital in the fall of 2020.
Born in Germany, Dr. Johnson settled in Arizona in 1978. She attended the University of Arizona where she received a B.S. in Animal Science. From there, she traveled to Colorado, receiving her DVM in 2002 from Colorado State University. Dr. Johnson’s interest in veterinary medicine grew out of a desire to improve lives. Her aim is to make animals’ lives as healthy and happy as possible – and, in so doing, boost the quality of life for the people who care so much about them.
Her special interests in veterinary medicine include ultrasound, chemotherapy and surgery. A member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society, Dr. Johnson stays active in her profession so she can continue to bring the best care to her patients.
In her time off, Dr. Johnson enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding. She also likes to travel and is an avid SCUBA diver, achieving Dive Master certification in 2010. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Bob, share their home with three dogs: Stout, a big mastiff mix, Roxx, a Catahoula mix and a funny corgi/lab named Tipsy.
Dr. Kelly Grant
Dr. Kelly Grant is originally from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Grant enjoys trail riding with his two horses. He has five dogs, three of them were rescued. Dr. Grant’s wife used to work as a veterinary technician, and now works as a human radiology technologist. They have been married for over 30 years.
Dr. Grant has experience working in a variety of positions in his veterinary career with animals of all sizes. He worked in a mixed animal practice in Prescott, AZ, in emergency clinics in Phoenix, and was employed by the federal government for several years. Dr. Grant also worked as an assistant to the Arizona State Veterinarian before returning to clinical practice in small animal medicine. Clients and patients love Dr. Grant’s quiet and gentle nature!
Dr. Brett Cordes
Founder of Arizona Animal Hospital, Dr. Brett Cordes grew up in Iowa – the heart of the animal health corridor and where many of the major advancements in veterinary medicine were founded. After graduating from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, Dr. Cordes has built a diverse career in veterinary medicine. His expertise spans time as a practitioner with mixed animals and emergency medicine, a medical director for a national veterinary pharmacy service company, and is also an ongoing consultant to many leaders throughout the veterinary industry to help pioneer better approaches to medicine, patient care safety.
Dr. Cordes has been recognized by the late Senator John McCain for his participation in TGen’s National Advisory Council for Dog and Human Precision Medicine and is also serving a five-year term on USP’s Healthcare Safety & Quality Expert Committee and was name chairman for USP 800’s
Dr. Cordes is an active hiker and enjoys many of outdoor activities with his wife Michelle and two children,
Olivia and Clark. Dr. Cordes’ professional experience, warm demeanor and We Care We Serve philosophy has helped make Arizona Animal Hospital one of leading animal hospitals in the country.