Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Lemus grew up in the Midwest (Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana) and transplanted to Arizona after graduating veterinary school from Purdue University in 2007. She has been practicing medicine in the valley since graduation and was the Chief of Staff at her most recent hospital since 2013. Her primary interests are dogs and cats, especially enjoying variety of soft tissue surgeries, regenerative medicine/pain management, dental care, and preventive care medicine. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family (husband and 2 young boys), and staying physically fit with Crossfit and running. She has joined our practice in September of 2017 and brings excitement, knowledge, and a plethora of skills along with. Please join us in welcoming her to the hospital.
Dr. Cordes grew up in Iowa, in 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, Dr. Cordes practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal practice. Dr. Cordes has practiced small animal medicine and surgery, but also has a background in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry helping to pioneer better approaches to patient and human safety.
In addition to clinical experience, Dr. Cordes brings a novel perspective from the pharmaceutical industry. Brett the Vet spent 8 years in the veterinary industry helping veterinarians across North America and the companies who serve them. His exposure gave him a vast network of key opinion leaders to draw from. During this term he identified opportunities to improve clinical, product and business integrity. He surfaced after this deep dive as an industry expert, primarily in the area of product quality and safety. His work continues to influence the veterinary and human healthcare profession, most recently on Capitol Hill. This pursuit of higher industry standards shaped his mission and vision for Arizona Animal Hospital.