Phone: (928) 772-8225

Our Veterinary Technicians

Dawn Milo, CVT

Outpatient Coordinator

My husband Tim and I moved to Arizona from Illinois in 1994 to enjoy the wonderful Arizona weather. I worked as a veterinary assistant at an animal hospital in Illinois and as a receptionist at an animal hospital in Prescott shortly after moving to Arizona. I joined the Kachina Animal Hospital team in December of 2011 and enjoy working with the different patients and their owners that we see everyday. I have been in the veterinary field for almost 20 years and have been a certified veterinary technician since 2000. In my spare time, I love being outdoors, especially riding my horse on the trails around my home. My husband and I have many “kids” including horses, dogs, cats, geese, ducks, chickens, and an ornamental turkey.

Karena Baker

Veterinary Assistant

Hello! My name is Karena and I am a Veterinary Assistant at Kachina Animal Hospital. I have been here since May 2015. I studied to be a Veterinary Assistant at Carrington College and graduated in 2010. Since then I have been in this amazing field. I have worked in general practice, shelter setting, as well as emergency medicine. I have a special interest in ultrasound and hematology and enjoy the feeling of being able to help anyone's pet whether they are furry, scaly or come in different shapes and sizes! I have a great passion for cats and have 3 felines of my own as well as a pit bull/lab mix named Rayna Jaymes. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my son, hiking, and watching silly cat videos on-line. My future goals are to become a Certified Veterinary Technician and to expand my cat collection. :)

Dakota Terrazas

Veterinary Assistant

I am a passionate advocate for animals and have spent my time devoted to learning about veterinary medicine. I am working towards my degree in veterinary technology and loving every minute of it.

I share my home with my husband and many fur babies, both domestic and exotic.

I look forward to meeting you and your pet during your visits to Kachina Animal Hospital.

Chantel Pope

Inpatient Coordinator

Hello! My name is Chantel and I am a veterinary assistant here at Kachina Animal Hospital. I have been part of the Kachina Animal Hospital family since November 2014. Before Kachina Animal Hospital I worked as a dental assistant which is one of the reasons why I especially love veterinary dentistry! When I'm not at work I enjoy hiking, reading, music and spending time outdoors! I LOVE German Shepherds, although, I don't have one of my own. I do have a crazy cat named Flint and two heelers, Dakota and Shasta! I hope to see you and your furry, feathered, or scaled "kids" soon!

Ruth Pugliese

Veterinary Assistant/

Inventory Managment

I have been with Kachina Animal Hospital since March of 2013, and have lived in Arizona since 2000. I have always loved animals, which is why Kachina Animal Hospital is the perfect place for me. I have my Associates of Arts degree from Yavapai College and am now working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. On the off chance I have spare time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors and catching up on sleep.

Jennifer Hoover

Veterinary Assistant

I have been working with animals for most of my life, but discovered my passion for veterinary medicine 5 years ago and haven't looked back since then. I enjoy spending time with our dog and three cats, as well as hiking, reading, and cooking. I'm looking forward to meeting all your four-legged friends!

Hours of Operation?

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.









Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.



We Are Dedicated To Providing The Highest Quality Veterinary Care For Your Furry Friend!

Call us: (928) 772-8225