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Dr. Tim Halstead, DVM

dr_halstead.jpg     Originally from Michigan, Dr. Tim Halstead earned his DVM degree from Michigan State University in 1990. With the best interests of his patients in mind, he achieved certification in Acupuncture in 2007 and Chiropractic in 2010. Dr. Tim's integrative approach combines conventional and alternative veterinary medicine to achieve the best outcome for his patients.

     Dr. Tim has two adult children -both on their way to becoming Chiropractors! He shares his home with his wife, Sheila, also a veterinarian and their three dogs, "Daphne", "Darby" and "Banjo". Outside of work he enjoys golf, backpacking and harness horse racing.

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. Rachel Karnes graduated from Mississippi State university College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2014 and moved to Tucson the next day. She loves mountains and her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, reading, and riding recumbent trikes with her husband. The live in Mid-Town with their three dogs, a cat, and 4 lizards. .

Dr. Michele Estheimer

       Dr. Michele Estheimer attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. During that time, she also lived and studied at the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, in the United Kingdom. After receiving her DVM, Dr. Estheimer returned to Tucson to complete post DVM training, an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at one of Tucson's specialty and emergency centers. She has been in general practice in Tucson ever since. Dr. Estheimer has a particular interest in preventive care, internal medicine, Valley Fever/Coccidioidomycosis, neurology and integrative medicine.

      Before Dr. Estheimer attended UW-Madison for her DVM degree, she worked for QANTAS Airways for over 5 years and travelled the world... just ask her where! She is nearly a Tucson native and is also a graduate of the University of Arizona. She did research at the U of A back when they had a dairy herd and studied the effects of heat stress on dairy cows.

     Dr. Estheimer is an avid runner and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She has recently taken up a new passion, scuba diving and is always on the ready for her next adventure! Dr. Estheimer is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.