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Dr. Tracy Wight, DVM CVCP-Owner

Dr. Wight is the owner of McClintock Animal Care and has been with the practice since 1990. She grew up in Tempe, attending McClintock High School. Her professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, laser therapy, and feline medicine. Dr. Wight enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She loves her two Maltese/Havanese dogs, Novi and Sparkles. 

Education and Interests

  • U of A, CSU: Year Started in Practice: 1989
  • Internal Medicine, Feline Medicine, Cardiology, Dermatology

Dr. Karen Claus, DVM CVCP

Dr. Claus is an associate doctor at McClintock Animal Care. She moved to Tempe in 1986 to enjoy the desert and joined us in 1997. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and pocket pets. She is also a certified Chiropractioner. Dr. Claus has a wonderful black cat named Lucky. She shares her home with her husband and 2 children.

Education and Interests

  • MSU: Year Started in Practice: 1986
  • Surgery, Dentistry, Pocket Pet Care

Dr. Marnie Duplissis, DVM CVCP

Dr. Duplissis joined the practice in 2001 as an associate veterinarian. She also grew up in Tempe, attending McClintock High School. Her professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, pain control, and geriatric care. She is a certified Chiropractioner. Her furry family includes Tico, a black/white cat, and Scout, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Dr. Duplissis and her husband enjoy spending time together with their son and daughter.

Education and Interests

  • ASU, CSU: Year Started in Practice: 1998
  • Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Control, Geriatric Care

Dr. Rebecca Matchette, DVM

Dr. Matchette joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2016. She is an Arizona native and grew up in Phoenix. Her professional interests include pain management, internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice care. She has one cat named Kukui and would love to have more but her children’s allergies do not allow for it at this time. Dr. Matchette enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son, their families and close friends. In her free time she likes to read, travel, and watch ASU sports.

Education and Interests

  • ASU, CSU: Year started in practice: 2000
  • Pain Management, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice Care

Dr. Sarah Nelson, DVM

Dr. Nelson joined the practice in 2017 as an associate veterinarian. She grew up in Minnesota but spent the past year in Portland, Oregon. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, feline medicine and ophthalmology. She also enjoys preventive care and building relationships with pet owners. In her free time Dr. Nelson enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, reading and spending time with her two cats, Wally and Layla. 

Education and Interests

  • University of MN: Year started in practice: 2016
  • Preventive Care, Surgery, Dentistry, Feline Medicine, Ophthalmology 


As our Client Services and Team Development Manager, Becky has helped keep our practice running smoothly since coming on board in 2007. You will always find her wearing a smile and ready to help! Becky says she truly enjoys meeting all of our pet parents and their pets, and being a part of the great care they receive at our practice. Her family consists of her wonderful husband and rambunctious cat Monkey. In her free time, Becky loves to travel and just be outdoors (she has lived in many exotic locations!).

Client Services & Team Development Manager

  • Year Started in Field: 2007
  • Helping our clients & patients have a comfortable visit


Caroline joined us in 2009. Tired of the weather in her hometown of Syracuse, NY, she moved here for the sun and heat. Her passion for animals led her to pursue a career in the veterinary field. As well as being a nurse, Caroline is also the Hospital Administrator for us. Caroline and her husband share their home with four dogs: a Lab mix rescue Maddie, a Great Dane Ender, a Basset Hound mix rescue Tandum, and a Chihuahua mix River. When not working she loves to be in the sun and pool with her fantastic dogs.

Hospital Administrator

  • Year Started in Field: 2009
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship in 2007
  • Enjoys learning current info. about chronic diseases and how to manage them.
  • Loves being a part of the healing process and watching our patients feel better.


Jessica joined our team in 2009. Before relocating to AZ from MI in 2008, she enjoyed working with exotic pets and reptiles. While Jessica enjoys being a skilled veterinary nurse, she is also a Cat Advocate for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and manages our Cat Friendly Practice accreditation. In 2014 she became our Social Media Administrator. At home, Jessica and her husband enjoy spending time with their very spoiled black cats, Wednesday and Annabelle, and two California king snakes.

Social Media Administrator

  • Year Started in Field: 2006
  • Exotic Pet Care
  • Feline Advocate


Tammie is part of our front desk team, joining us May 2010. She moved to Arizona from New Jersey, and was previously a stay-at-home mom to her two adorable boys, Dominic and Anthony. She also lives with her husband, cat Kawi, as well as Romeo, Brutus and Lola, her blue Pit Bulls. Tammie has always held a special place in her heart for all animals and is so happy to be able to work with them everyday. When not at work, she enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Client Care Specialist

  • Year Started in Field: 2010
  • Post visit pet care follow up
  • Seeing our Pit Bull patients


Brittany was born and raised right here in Phoenix and has been with us since 2010. She knew at a very young age that she had a strong passion for caring for animals. This passion has channeled into becoming one of our surgery nurses. She enjoys seeing our Pit Bull and Great Dane patients and in her free time loves to catch up with family and traveling!

Surgical Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2008
  • Building trusting relationships with clients


Dani is one of our rare AZ natives! She joined our nursing team in early 2012. Dani attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated in 2009 with honors. She and her husband, Preston, welcomed their first baby girl, Kennedy, in December of 2016. They have three dogs; Kahlua, Stoli and CC, and a Sphynx cat, Stella. In her spare time, Dani enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends. At work, Dani loves meeting our scruffy terrier patients.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year started in Field: 2009
  • Graduated from Pima Medical in 2009


Alison joined our nursing team in the summer of 2014 and has been actively working in the veterinary field since 2006. She was born and raised right here in AZ and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! Alison shares her home with her husband, her son, and her two Chihuahuas-Jack and Wally. In her free time she enjoys crafting and hanging out with family and friends. 

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2006


Born and raised in Southern Arizona, Lindsey briefly lived in New Hampshire before moving to Tempe in early 2014. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing, and spent several years working in the restaurant industry before joining the team at McClintock Animal Care Center. Lindsey enjoys vegan cooking, crossword puzzles, going out for coffee, taking long drives, and playing with her two kitties, Grey Cat and Black Cat.

Client Care Specialist

  • Year Started in Field: 2014


Lauren joined our team in early 2015. She grew up in Northern Arizona and moved to the Phoenix area after graduating from NAU with a Fine Arts Degree in 2013. She currently resides in Gilbert with her fiancé and their Alaskan Klee Kai, Aria. She enjoys visiting the cooler areas up north for camping and hiking, it also allows them the space to shoot her compound bow. When she does stay in the city, her free time is spent watching Netflix, going for walks and eating at the many downtown Gilbert restaurants. 

Client Care Specialist

  • Year Started in Field: 2015


Sydney joined our team in August of 2015. She is currently attending classes at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Sydney shares her home with her Lionhead rabbit, Mr. Bun Bun, Lab mix, Molly, and Labrador Retriever, Beau. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, horseback riding, and exploring nature.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2015  
  • Loves meeting our Labrador patients 


Originally from Northern California, Hannah shares her home with her Shepherd mix, Jasper. She loves meeting new clients and learning about them and their pets. In her spare time, she enjoys two step dancing, playing paintball, and going to baseball games.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2012  


Cassie was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. Growing up, she would spend every summer on her Grandma's ranch in Nebraska. Ever since then, she knew she wanted to help people and their pets. She shares her home with Daphne, a Belgian Malinois mix, Nubbz, a tailless cat, kitten Fin, and two different types of frogs. She spends her spare time trying to find way to drain the energy out of Daphne, and likes spending time with friends and family. 

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2016


Riley was born and raised in Australia, and moved to the U.S. in 2011. From a young age, Riley had a passion for animals. She frequently volunteered at local animal shelters, and later became a certified dog trainer after arriving in America. Riley was also born with a great love for art, which lead her to acquiring degrees in both MultiMedia and Graphics Design. At home, Riley enjoys creating and wearing Cosplay, reading, and playing video games. Riley has two Basset Hounds, Tripp and Maia, that she loves spending time with at parks, and walking the dry washes of South Mountain. 

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2017


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Ashleigh grew up in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Biochemistry.  She loves spending time with her cat, Auri; rat terrier mix, Bentley; and ball python, Chilly. In her spare time she enjoys reading fantasy novels, going on hikes, and eating great food. 

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2017
  • Graduated from U of A in 2017


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Born in Southern California, Claudia moved to Mesa, Arizona with her family in 1994. She shares her home with her husband and their three dogs Sampson, Kiruris, and Backham; and a kitty named Pandora. Claudia loves to be surrounded by animals and hopes to have her own mini farm someday. In her spare time she loves to cook, try new recipes, read, dance, and runs away to Disneyland every chance she gets.

Client Care Specialist

  • Year Started in Field: 2018


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MaryAnn has a love for all animals, but really enjoys working with big dogs and exotic pets. At home, she loves to read and/or watch movies with her husband Jon, and pup Harley Quinn. MaryAnn also enjoys outdoor hobbies include hiking or walking and observing nature.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2018


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Lizzy was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She has graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Science, and a Masters in Animal Industry. Lizzy grew up with a passion for animals and hopes to become a veterinarian one day. In her free time she loves running with her dogs Bambi and Jasmine, and when not doing that she enjoys hiking, traveling and eating sushi.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2018
  • Graduated from U of A in 2018


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Denasan was born & raised in a small town in Ohio. She grew up on a farm with many animals and showed in the county fair. This was what made her realize that she wanted to go to college to become a veterinarian. Denasan is currently an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. In her spare time she enjoys working out and adventuring outdoors.

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