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Dr. Gregory Lee, DVM
A native of Tucson, Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Arizona, then received his D.V.M. degree from Kansas State University in 1978. His childhood love of animals and an interest in science and medicine found a natural combination in veterinary medicine. Dr. Lee has a special interest in internal medicine as well as orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Lee is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Lee and his wife Julia are the proud parents of three grown daughters. Their last 4 dogs have been Shih Tzus, but for now their family consists of a couple desert tortoises.
As part of his many activities in the community, Dr. Lee was a volunteer officer with the Pima County Sheriff's Department, serving in the patrol and SWAT divisions. He retired in 1999 and retains his law enforcement affiliations through memberships in the Law Enforcement Alliance of America and the National Rifle Association. When not working, he enjoys woodworking, golf, gardening, old movies, and competitive shooting.
Dr. Steven Poage, DVM
Dr. Steven Poage graduated from Kansas State University with a DVM in 1978. With an interest in internal medicine. He previously owned a practice in NW Tucson from 1981-2012. He joined Pusch Ridge Pet Clinic in November 2012, working part-time.
Dr. Poage has an interest in golfing and tennis. He has 4 children, and 3 grandchildren with another one on the way. He has an elderly Chihuahua named "Mabel."
Dr. Rachel Karnes, DVM
Dr. Karnes graduated from Mississippi Sate University with a DVM degree in May 2014. She also received a Masters of Public Health with Veterinary emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi in December 2011. She is originally from Mississippi but like many of us now calls Tucson home. Her special interest is in Internal Medicine, especially endocrinology.
Her husband Christopher is also a Veterinarian. They both share a home with two loveable mutts, two sweet housecats, five silly lizards and two indifferent snakes. She enjoys gardening, hiking and reading in her spare time.
Dr. Michele Estheimer
Dr. Michele Estheimer attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. She is nearly a Tucson native and is also a graduate of the University of Arizona (GO CATS!) and Mountain View High School. After receiving her DVM, Dr. Estheimer returned to Tucson to complete advanced training in a Small Animal Rotating, Surgical, and Medical Internship Program at one of Tucson's specialty and emergency centers. She has been in general practice in Tucson for the past several years. Dr. Estheimer has a particular interest in preventive care, internal medicine, Valley Fever/Coccidioidomycosis and neurology.
Dr. Estheimer is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Estheimer is an avid runner and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.