Meet Our Team

McClintock Animal Care Center is devoted to progressive and compassionate veterinary medicine, with a focus on unparalleled patient and client care. We provide complete and personalized medical care tailored for each pet's individual needs. This includes preventive care as well as surgical, dental, and diagnostic services, from our comprehensive in-house laboratory, x-ray, digital thermal and ultrasound imaging. Our extensive alternative health management options consist of laser therapy, supplements, VOM (chiropractic-like adjustments), essential oils and nutritional support. Each pet will receive the best care possible while in a comfortable and stress-free environment.

To ensure a pleasant visit for your furry family members, our office offers separate entrances to minimize anxiety for both cats and dogs alike. We were awarded gold level Cat Friendly Practice certification by the American Association of Feline Practitioners in 2012. To achieve and maintain this title, we have met the required standards for facility layout, and have ensured that our staff understands the specific needs of cats. In addition to keeping our feline friends happy, we also offer many other options to accommodate your other four-legged family members – all dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and pocket pets are welcome!

  • 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 before  setting off to the University of Arizona in Tuscon. In addition to seeing patients and overseeing the practice, Dr. Wight attends over 75 hours of continued education every year. These seminars allow Dr. Wight to stay up to date with the latest education on quality patient are and customer service. Dr. Wight enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and loves her two Maltese/Havanese dogs, Novi and Sparkles. Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is being a part of the client-pet bond and to keep that bond as strong as possible throughout their life.

    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. 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. In addition to being a certified Chiropractioner, Dr. Duplissis is most fond of helping patients and their owners experience comfort and relief from ongoing issues. Her furry family includes Tico, a black/white cat, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Scout and Charlie. Dr. Duplissis and her husband enjoy spending time together with their son and daughter and going on trips together.

    Education and Interests

    • ASU, CSU: Year Started in Practice: 1998
    • Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Control, Geriatric Care
  • Dr. Sarah Nelson, DVM

    Dr. Nelson joined the practice in 2017 as an associate veterinarian. She grew up in Minnesota and before moving to Arizona, she lived in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys preventive care and building relationships with pet owners, watching newly adopted pets grow is her favorite part of being a veterinarian. 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
  • Dr. Alicia Smith, DVM

    Dr. Smith joined the practice in 2019 as an associate veterinarian.  She grew up in Colorado and lived in Kansas before moving to Arizona. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is working with small exotic mammals, affectionately known as “pocket pets”.  She also is interested in preventative care and supportive medicine for pets with chronic conditions. Her furry family consists of a chinchilla, a rabbit, and a hamster.  In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys ballroom dancing, yoga, reading, and craft projects.

    Education & Interests

    • BYU, KSU, MU: Year started in practice: 2019
    • Preventative Care, Internal Medicine, Pocket Pet Care
  • 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 three dogs: a Lab mix rescue Maddie, 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

    Education and Interests

    • 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.
  • Jen

    Jen was born in Colorado and moved to Arizona when she was 13 years old. She has lived here long enough now to be considered a native. She married her high school sweetheart and they have one son. She has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences from ASU and an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix. She has 2 dog children at home; Beauty is her old lady whippet and Sparkle is her younger boxer mix pup. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends

    Client Services Manager

    Education and Interests

    • Year Started in the Field: 2000
    • Graduated from ASU and the University of Phoenix: Applied Biological Science and Human Resources
    • Excited to meet all existing and new clients with their pets; ensures a pleasant visit for everyone!
  • Tammie

    Tammie is part of our front desk team, she joined our team in 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 lives with her husband and two sons. Her fur family includes one cat Kawi, as well as Romeo, Brutus and Lola, her blue Pit Bulls. When not at work, she enjoys spending her free time with her family by going to the movies, visiting the local attractions and bike riding

    Client Care Specialist

    Education and Interests

    • Year Started in Field: 2010
    • Assists with insurance claim transmission
    • Loves meeting 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 large breed patients and in her free time loves to catch up with family and traveling!

    Surgical Nurse

    Education and Interests

    • Year Started in Field: 2008
    • Supports surgery patients during after care and helps keep them comfortable


    • Dani

      Dani is another one of our Arizona natives.  She joined our nursing team in early 2012.. She and her husband, Preston, welcomed their first daughterl, Kennedy, in December of 2016 and have welcomed their second daughter, Reagan in June of 2019. They have three dogs; Kahlua, Stoli and CC, and a Sphynx cat named 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

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2009
      • Graduated from the Pima Medical Vet Assistant Program in 2009
      • Assists with hospital inventory management and stocking
    • Alison

      Alison joined our nursing team in the summer of 2014 and has been actively working in the veterinary field since 2006. Alison has advanced from her nursing position to helping others within our organization. She assists during our new hire training process as well as coaches our experienced nurses in all aspects of patient care. Alison was born and raised right here in Arizona and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! She lives in Gilbert 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, she is well known for her homemade decorative cakes.

      Employee Development Coordinator

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2006
      • Advocates a fear free environment and stress free visits for patients
      • Supports in personal development of employees
    • Lindsey

      After growing up in Southern Arizona and living in New Hampshire for a short while, Lindsey moved to Tempe and joined the McClintock team in 2014. She has a degree in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona and enjoys proper grammar and syntax as well as cooking. When not at work, she can usually be found at home with her boyfriend and two kitties, Grey Cat and Black Cat.

      Client Care Specialist

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2014
      • Especially enjoys interacting with our feline patients
      • Nerd for the written word
    • Sydney

      Sydney joined our team in August of 2015. She is currently attending classes at ASU and is working towards becoming a veterinarian. 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

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2015  
      • Current student at ASU: BioScience
      • Loves meeting our Labrador patients
    • Hannah

      Hannah moved to Arizona from northern California in 1999. She rescued her German Shepherd mix Jasper and they have been inseparable ever since. During her free time she enjoys going to baseball games, reading and spending time with her family. Ever since Hannah was a little girl she has wanted to work with animals; this is her calling and can’t imagine herself doing anything else

      Lead Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year started in the field: 2012
      • Adores our German Shepherd and other large breed canine patients
      • Leads all new nurse training and supports continued education within the clinic
    • 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 a Belgian Malinois named Daphne, a tailless cat named Nubbz, her second cat named Fun, 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

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2016
      • Our go-to laboratory supervisor
      • Oversees medical treatments and monitoring of hospitalized patients
    • Claudia

      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

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2018
      • Can’t get enough of our Shih-Tzu patients
      • Ensures happy visits for clients and their pets
    • MaryAnn

      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. They have 2 dogs, Harley Quinn and a newly adopted puppy named Ruby who keeps everyone in the house busy. MaryAnn also enjoys outdoor hobbies include hiking or walking and observing nature

      Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2018
      • Adores senior pets and helps keep them acting like their younger selves
    • Lizzy

      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

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2018
      • Graduated from U of A in 2018
      • Aspires to be involved with surgery or work with large exotic wildlife
    • Sheri

      Sheri was born right here in the Phoenix valley. She previously owned her own restaurant in Scottsdale for 15 years and found her calling the veterinary field after selling her business. As a child, she was known for bringing home all sort of critters, from stray dogs and cats to ducks and chickens. Sheri enjoys gardening, reading books, and baking. She is also a practitioner in yoga, she exercises daily and visits weekly classes.

      Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in the Field: 2010
      • Experienced nurse for pet dental & surgical procedures
      • Advocate for alternative medicine and treatments
    • Emily

      Emily was born in Kansas and moved to Arizona at a very young age. She is currently attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College as a part-time student and when she is not in school Emily enjoys traveling with her family to their home in Sedona. Hiking is her favorite outdoor activity and she has frequently visited the trails in both Sedona and Flagstaff. Some of her other hobbies include watching drama TV series on Netflix and baking; her most popular dessert is her replica Harry Potter birthday cake.

      Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year started in the field: 2018
      • Especially excited to meet our not-so-ordinary feline breed patients
    • Jasmin

      Jasmin moved to Arizona from California in 2001 and she currently resides in Gilbert. She loves spending time with her 4 year old chihuahua named Benji. Her favorite activities include spending time with her friends on the weekends, going hiking during our not-so-hot seasons and relaxing while tubing down the Salt River. Jasmin is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Science and she aspires to be a veterinarian.

      Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in the Field: 2019
      • Graduated from U of A in 2018: Veterinary Science
      • Can’t get enough Chihuahua love and is looking forward to working with all small dogs as a veterinarian
    • Valeria

      Valeria was born and raised in Yuma Arizona, but recently moved to Chandler Arizona. She has a very big heart for all animals, and loves spending time outdoors with her family. She lives with her fiancé and two sons and their  two German Shepherds.  During her free time Valeria loves to go camping or take a drive up north for the day. Her hopes are to one day become a Veterinarian nurse.

      Client Care Specialist

      Education and Interest

      • Year Started in the Field: 2019
      • Loves to meet and spoil all our Bull Dog patients
    • Kelsey

      Kelsey is originally from Minnesota. As a child she frequently moved between Minnesota and Wisconsin before relocating to Arizona at the age of 9. She currently lives with her boyfriend and his family, with 4 animals. The 2 that are hers are Sedona, a Chihuahua Pomerania mix, and a long-haired cat named Mason. She likes to spend her spare time reading, watching TV shows and movies, or spending the day at the pool. 

      Veterinary Nurse

      Education and Interests

      • Year Started in Field: 2019

    Contact Information

    McClintock Animal Care Center
    1836 East Elliot Road
    Tempe, AZ 85284

    Phone: (480) 820-2822
    Email: [email protected]

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