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Dr. Conzemius obtained his DVM & PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University. His surgical residency was completed at U. of Pennsylvania. He served as Faculty at U. of Pennsylvania, Iowa State U., and U. of Minnesota. His special interests include orthopedic and joint (elbow, knee, and hip) surgery, and he was the ACVS Founding Fellow in joint replacement surgery. Dr. Conzemius now lives in AZ, and enjoys rock climbing, wakeboarding, and spending time with his family. He has been hired as the Director of Specialty Surgery at GQvet, full-time starting in January 2023!
Dr. Langhofer grew up in Indiana as the son of a veterinarian. He graduated from Purdue University in 1998, as the youngest veterinarian in the nation. He works closely with many species of exotic pets, and is very interested in holistic medicine in dogs and cats. He and his wife have a beautiful daughter and 2 sons. His pets at home include 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, and a desert tortoise. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, spicy food, and is an avid whitewater kayaker.
Dr. Kerby is the Director of The 5th Year Internship Experience. After graduating in 2018, Dr. Kerby dove right into private practice, with a strong focus on emergency medicine. This created a valuable experience as he quickly recognized both the positives and the areas opportunity of a non-structured start to a veterinary career. Having a passion for teaching and mentorship himself, he jumped at the chance to create a unique internship program that focused on culture, work life balance and practical medicine while developing new graduates into all-star associate veterinarians. Dr. Kerby is a graduate of Washington State School of Veterinary medicine, lives with his corgi Garrus, his orange tabby Bruce and spends his days off playing disc golf!
Dr. Beth Engelschall was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona with her family in 1998. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science. She then attended Colorado State University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017. During school, she had the opportunity to travel to rural Nicaragua and Costa Rica to volunteer her services and to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. After graduating, she returned home to Arizona to start her career as a veterinarian. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking. She shares her home with five rescue cats – Marshmallow, Waldo, Baxter, Archie, and Smudge, and her rescue dog named Toby.
Dr. Hailey Magnussen was born in Southern California but grew up in Arizona and attended Arizona State University for her undergrad. She worked as a veterinary technician at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic before going to veterinary school at Colorado State University. She worked in the surgery department and critical care unit at CSU throughout vet school, and developed a passion for soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine, as well as preventative care. Although she loved the beautiful hiking and winter activities Colorado had to offer, she is excited to be back in Arizona! She has a dog, Rocco, and a cat, Spunky. In her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, hiking, and cooking.
Dr. Greenwood is an Arizona native! After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona, she moved to the White Mountains where she met her husband, Willie. She then attended Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts for three years, and then one year at Louisiana State University. She moved back to Arizona after she obtained her DVM. She has a passion for emergency veterinary care, and enjoys the fast pace it brings to our days! She has a love for all animals both big and small and currently has one adorable little dog. In her free time, she can be found in the mountains fishing, camping, or skiing!
Dr. Dan Fonza was born in Illinois but has spent most of his life growing up in Arizona. Dr. Fonza attended veterinary school at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and received his DVM in 2013 to practice veterinary medicine. Apart from having a strong interest in general dentistry and soft tissue surgeries, Dr. Fonza has been heavily trained in Endoscopy and carries with him 5 years of experience. In his spare time, he enjoys lightning photography, skiing, hiking, camping and tackling home improvement projects. Most importantly, he strives to be a loving father and husband and loves spending time with his wife, two beautiful (and wild) kids and his dog Maple.
Dr. Kurth is an Arizona native! She graduated from Colorado State University in 2016. Since graduating, Dr. Kurth has practiced in a mixed general practice and emergency setting. She has undergone additional training in ultrasonography and is offering diagnostic ultrasounds at QCVC. In 2018 she attended a week long training course and was part of the first class of veterinarians certified in the use of Ozone therapy. She is excited to share it’s many benefits with her patients. At home Dr. Kurth enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful children Remington and Caroline. She enjoys family dinners, board games, racquetball, camping and reading. Her family shares their home with two dogs, Monty (a Miniature Schnauzer) and Red (a Labradoodle) and a cat named Lightning Storm. They also have two Morgan Horses named Sparky and Malibar along with several chickens.
Dr. Meschino is an Arizona native born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine before graduating in 2016 and returning home to Arizona. Dr. Meschino has experience working with many different types of pets and has a big interest in solving difficult dermatology cases. Her pets at home include a tortoise named Edgar, a kitty named Pascal, two dogs and horses. Her Boxer mix Eza is a tripod and Doug is an energetic Hanging Tree Cow Dog. Aristocrat is her competition Arabian horse and Notch is a Quarter Horse. In her spare time Dr. Meschino competes in cutting and reining and enjoys getting outdoors. You’ll frequently find her at the lake kayaking, paddle boarding or going for a hike.
Autumn was born in Rochester, Minnesota but moved to AZ when she was very young. She has always had a love for animals and has been working with the team since 2009. Since then, she has greatly enjoyed learning the different aspects of veterinary medicine. She is constantly inspired by the many relationships she builds with the veterinarians of tomorrow, and finds great joy in learning everyone’s individual dreams. Seeing how The 5th Year can support these ambitions is both rewarding and exciting for her! Autumn completed her Certificate for Veterinary Business Leader in 2020. She has a ragdoll kitty named Sasha, and may be looking to add a canine friend to the family soon! In her free time, she enjoys being a soccer mom, spontaneous trips with friends and family, nurturing her online shopping habit, camping, and watching football or hockey.
Lance grew up in Tempe, AZ. He spent six years living in Lake Tahoe, CA in his early 20’s attending the University of Nevada, Reno and ultimately graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Global Business Management. His career path took him from Hotel Management to Commercial Real Estate Management then into Pharmaceutical Sales. His love for animals led him to veterinary medical sales where he established himself as an industry leader. This ultimately led him to us at Hippo Vet where Lance currently serves as our Director of Clinic Outreach and Recruiting. He has family connections to the entertainment industry and has worked as a promoter, tour manager, and in artist management. His passions are veterinary medicine, health and fitness, skiing, live music, biking, hiking, skateboarding, kayaking, charity work and the love of his life, his cat Zipper.
Michelle has been working as a veterinary technician since 2014 and recently became a Certified Veterinary Technician! She enjoys everything and anything outside including hiking, going to the lake, snowboarding and traveling with her beloved 5-year-old dog Stanley. When She’s not traveling to the beach or the mountains with her A+ copilot Stan, they are at home cuddled on the couch with their 18-year-old kitty Roland. She grew up with various pets and always had a passion to help animals. Michelle was quickly promoted to lead veterinary technician here at TSVC, where she gets to help animals everyday while surrounded by the most supportive coworkers!