Julia LynnD.V.M.Medical Director / PresidentRead More
I always wanted to have a career working with animals. I started my college education with a focus on wildlife management, and received and Associates degree and a Bachelors degree in that field. While finishing my Bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech University, I became friends with the wife of one of my Forestry professors who is a veterinarian. I shared with her that I never felt that I was 'smart enough' for veterinary school so never pursued veterinary medicine as a career option. She encouraged me to try as she saw how much I loved animals. I was realizing then that the profession of wildlife management was not what I thought it would be - very little hands-on with animals. I didn't have the prerequisite coursework needed to apply to Vet School so had to continue taking college courses for another two years - primarily chemistry, calculus, physics, ..... That was a fun two years (NOT). But I got it done and applied. I was accepted to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (my home state) and graduated in May 1994.
Dr. Elaine Chambers
Dr. Elaine Chambers is an Arizona native, born and raised in the Phoenix area. She attended Northern Arizona University, where she fell in love with the Grand Canyon, as president of the hiking club there. She then attended Colorado State University and graduated with her DVM in 1984. She returned to Arizona and moved to Prescott in 1990 where she has practiced and lived since. She loves dogs and cats, but has an extra soft spot in her heart for old kitties and their problems. She is a member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association Academy committee, a group of veterinarians committed to excellence in continuing education, and organizes veterinary meetings in the Grand Canyon. Her hobbies are fixing up her home, cooking, travel and hiking, among many others. She is with Kachina regularly and practices all over the Prescott area with her business – Canyon Veterinary Relief Services INC
Dr. Craig Nausley
I grew up in small towns in the Midwest. I always wanted to become a veterinarian and never strayed from that path. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. I then moved to Tucson, Arizona and worked for a short time as an associate and emergency veterinarian. In 1980 I opened my own practice. Over the next 39 years I owned and operated two practices in Tucson. In June of 2019 I left full time practice. Having owned a second home in Prescott since 2011, I explored working part-time in the area and found Kachina Animal Hospital. I enjoy working at Kachina very much and have a great appreciation for the staff, clients, and pets.
I believe in evidence-based medicine utilizing history, physical exam, and diagnostics to arrive at a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. I enjoy using advanced diagnostics such as ultrasound, echocardiogram, and endoscopy. I have always had an affinity for surgery and perform a variety of procedures from routine to advanced.
Outside of practice I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I am an avid hiker and enjoy the many Prescott area trails.