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Practice Name

McClintock Animal Care Center

Primary Location
1836 East Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 820-2822
Fax: (480) 756-0129

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30-6:30
Tuesday7:30-6:30
Wednesday7:30-6:30
Thursday7:30-6:30
Friday7:30-5:30
Saturday8:00-1:00
SundayClosed
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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 orange cat, Mango, as well as 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 

Becky

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

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

Jessica started with 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 an AdvoCat (Cat Advocate) for the AAFP 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: 2007
  • Exotic Pet Care
  • Feline Advocate

Tammie

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

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

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

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

Corinna

Corinna joined our nursing team in the summer of 2014. Born and raised in AZ, Corinna always had a special love for the heat. After working with special needs children for many years, she decided that she wanted to make more of a difference in the lives of animals. Corinna and her husband share their home with their dogs Cloud, a German Shepherd mix, Remi, a Chihuahua, and Stelios the cat. In her spare time, Corinna loves to read, draw, and spend time with family and friends.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2014

Lindsey

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

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

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

Allie

Allie joined our team in September of 2015. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Science and loves working in the veterinary field! Allie has a special love for mixed breed and working breed dogs. She especially loves cuddling with her Border Collie mix, Gracie. In her free time, Allie enjoys cooking, reading, and relaxing with her family and friends.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2015  

Hannah

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  

Michelle

Born in Astoria, Oregon, Michelle moved to the valley at a young age. Even at that time she knew her passion would lead her to a career in the veterinary field. After having her son, she pursued college and graduated from Pima Medical Institute in April of 2016. In her free time, she likes to hunt for vinyl, cook, and hike.

Veterinary Nurse

  • Year Started in Field: 2016  
  • Graduated from Pima Medical in 2016
  • Loves meeting Bulldog patients

Cassie

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

Maria 

Maria was born and raised in Australia, and moved to the U.S. with her husband in 2011. From a young age, Maria had a passion for animals. She frequently volunteered at local animal shelters, and later became a certified dog trainer after arriving in America. Maria was also born with a great love for art, which lead her to acquiring degrees in both MultiMedia and Graphics Design. At home, Maria enjoys creating and wearing Cosplay, reading, and playing video games. Maria 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

Ashleigh

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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

We are a Cat Friendly Practice!

In 2012 our practice was awarded gold level certification by the AAFP that has given us the distinction of being a 'cat friendly practice'. This title means that we as a clinic, have met the standards of the American Association of Feline Practitioners for the facility set-up, and that our staff understands the specific needs of cats.

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1836 East Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30-6:30
Tuesday7:30-6:30
Wednesday7:30-6:30
Thursday7:30-6:30
Friday7:30-5:30
Saturday8:00-1:00
SundayClosed
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