About Us

Our Doctors

Dr. Nichole Westerweel, DVM
Dr. Nichole Westerweel

Dr. Westerweel is originally from Las Vegas, NV and moved to the Phoenix area after graduating veterinary college in 2009. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, she went on to graduate from Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!) College of Veterinary Medicine. Before entering general medicine, she completed a one year rotating small animal internship with VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mesa, AZ.

In her free time, Dr. Westerweel loves to be outdoors hiking, swimming, and camping with her two dogs "Tater" and "Cash". They add so much joy to her life each day! She also has a mischievous Siamese mix cat named "Finnegan" who just loves to chase lizards and keeps the dogs in line. While Dr. Westerweel loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, her personal interests lie in internal medicine, surgery, and nutrition. She strongly believes that the bond between you and your pet is special, and something to be treasured for a lifetime. Her pets are like her babies and she treats each patient as though they were her own furry family member. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Johanna DeKing

Dr. DeKing is originally from the Midwest and spent time growing up in Illinois and Wisconsin prior to moving to Arizona with her family. She attended Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness in 2005. Dr. DeKing earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2009, and graduated as a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship at Washington State University in order to further expand her knowledge in areas of emergency and critical care, oncology, internal medicine, and surgery.

Dr. DeKing shares her home with four dogs, Gonzo, an Australian cattle dog, Boomer, a border collie, and Sawyer and Emmett, both mixed breed dogs. In her free time, Dr. DeKing is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending as much time outdoors with her dogs as possible.

Dr. Alison Bizzul

Dr. Bizzul was born and raised in Colorado and received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University. She then traveled to the Midwest to complete her veterinary studies, receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. Dr. Bizzul's professional interests include animal behavior, physical therapy, and pain management.

In her free time, Dr. Bizzul enjoys hiking, traveling, drawing, and spending time with her family which includes "Sport," a Dachshund mix, and "Maddie," a Chihuahua mix. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. An Nguyen

Hello! I'm Dr. An Nguyen. I was born in Canada but quickly became an Arizonan native! I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona (Bear down!) and went on to pursue my doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Purdue University. I love being being active, playing sports, and enjoying nature. My veterinary interest lies in soft tissue surgery, neurology, and ophthalmology. My favorite dog is a Heeler and I have a spoiled, 12 year old Heeler mutt at home. I am looking forward to meeting you and your fur-babies and becoming an important part of our family!

Dr. Scott Fleming

I've spent most of my life in the southwest, growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I received two B.S. degrees, one in Animal Science and another in Biology from New Mexico State University. After that, I moved on to Fort Collins, earning my DVM from Colorado State University in 1993. After veterinary school was finished, I returned to New Mexico and spent the next sixteen years in small and mixed animal practice around the western and four corners regions of the state. Over that time, I developed a particular interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. My wife, Lisa and I moved our family to Arizona in 2009. We have a busy, full family with five children, and an assortment of pets we've adopted or rescued. Our four-legged kids include three mastiffs (Lola, Max, and Sam), two cats (Roy and Cephus), and a Chinchilla who goes by Chimi. When Lisa and I do manage to get some spare time, we like to stay active by working out, going for a hike or a mountain bike ride.