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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 very 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. Brett Cordes (Brett the Vet)

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.  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 and safety. 

Currently, Dr. Cordes is serving a five-year term on USP’s Healthcare Safety & Quality Expert Committee and is also the sub committee chair for USP’s Chapter 800 task force.  The late Senator John McCain also recognized Dr. Cordes for his participation in TGen’s National Advisory Council for Dog and Human Precision Medicine.
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.   
Dr. Todd Campbell

Dr. Campbell was raised in Washington State on an Arabian horse farm. He attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate, performed a Post Baccalaureate at Montana State University, and attended Veterinary School at Washington State University.

Dr. Campbell enjoys spending time with his wife, a dentist in Cave Creek, and their three children. His interests include fishing, swimming and prospecting for gold in the Arizona desert.

The Campbell family currently have one German Shorthaired Pointer, three rats, and a corn snake.

An interesting fact about Dr. Campbell is he previously practiced in Juneau, Alaska.

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