Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Power Road Animal Hospital in Mesa! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at (480) 641-4141 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
I am from Alpine, Utah. This rural mountain community allowed me to enjoy the outdoors with our many pet family members. I always knew I had a love of all animals thus my choice in a college major was directed to the study of animal life. I attended Brigham Young University for both my Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Master’s degree in Teratology. I was then privileged to continue my education at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and receive a doctorate. While there I focused on small animal study.
I am a member of Arizona Veterinary Medical Association the American Veterinary Medical Associations. My husband and I have lived in Arizona for over 16 years.
We have three children, two cats, two horses and a dog which sometimes makes our home feel like a full-time zoo. Together, with my husband Richard, we own and operate Arizona Healthy Pet Hospitals, which includes Power Road Animal Hospital.. Arizona Healthy Pet Hospitals provide pet family-members in the East Valley the very best health care. We maintain the highest standards and are proud of the excellent animal / pet doctors and staff members that care for each and every pet as if it were their own.
Dr. Stephens received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Arizona before graduating from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He has lived in Arizona for more than 20 years and currently lives in Chandler, with his pride and joy, a kitty named “Murphy”.. Dr. Stephens has worked at several veterinary clinics in Maricopa County and joined Power Road Animal in September 2006. He enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and in his off time he enjoys traveling and music.
Dr. Landreth was born and raised in Arizona and had aspirations of becoming a veterinarian since childhood. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Agribusiness in 2004. Dr. Landreth joined Power Road Animal Hospital in 2008 after receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, where she graduated with honors. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. Her family includes her wonderful husband (Casey), daughter (Taylor), son (Easton), two dogs (Nadia & Fuzzy), cat (Leonard), and hamsters (Wally & Eva).
Dr. Tom Bettenhausen grew up in rural North Dakota. His undergraduate was at North Dakota State University (home of the Bison), graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. “Dr. Tom” moved to Manhattan, Kansas to complete his veterinary degree in 1981. He practiced in a 4 doctor mixed practice in Jamestown, North Dakota for 3 years. In 1984, Dr. Tom started working for Missouri Valley Veterinary, a 2 doctor mixed practice in Bismark, North Dakota, which he purchased in 1987.
Today, that practice features 11 doctors and a separate location at Pinehurst Veterinary. Dr. Tom enjoys all aspects of small and large animal practice with a focus on small animal surgery and special interest in orthopedic procedures.
Dr. Tom’s hobbies are woodworking and gardening. He is married (Ruth) and has 4 children, 2 cats and a dog. He is a member of AVMA, AAHA, Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the ND Examining Board.
Dr. Mel Johnson grew up in Iowa and South Dakota with a passion for both animals and sports. She attended the University of South Dakota, where she was a pitcher and outfielder for the Coyotes softball team. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Johnson spent a year after graduation coaching softball at Iowa Lakes Community College prior to following her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Iowa State University. Her special interests include exotics, emergency medicine, and surgery.
Her family currently consists of two blue nose pitbulls – Nokona and Biggie, as well as an Olde English Bulldogge named Jersey. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys watching and playing sports, spending time with her dogs, swimming, horseback riding, playing cards, and eating tacos. Dr. Johnson looks forward to meeting and getting to know you and your furry friends!
Dr. Jessica Schneider’s life has always been full of animals, from house pets to horses. Growing up in Idaho, Texas, and Illinois, she now enjoys the warm Arizona winters. Dr. Schneider graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Animal Science Program before attending veterinary medical school at Washington State University, graduating with her DVM and a certificate in Global Animal Health.
Her special interests include preventative care, surgery, and public health. Dr. Schneider particularly enjoys giving back by donating her time and skills. While in vet school, she spent 3 months in Nepal vaccinating dogs for rabies, she donated 250+ hours providing free veterinary services on Washington Indian reservations, and currently volunteers with a local dog rescue.
Her family consists of 2 spunky rabbits – Mr. Bingley and Piper. In her free time, Dr. Schneider enjoys horseback riding, jewelry making, ballroom dancing, and antique shopping. Dr. Schneider understands the profound impact animals have on our lives. She looks forward to providing high-quality, compassionate care to your furbabies.
Dr. John Trahan was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, earning his bachelor’s degree in animal science. He then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his doctorate degree. After graduating, he then decided to trade the swamps and humidity of Louisiana for the heat of Arizona. Dr. Trahan has special interests in surgery, dentistry, and wildlife/zoo medicine. He currently lives with his ridiculous Husky mix, Ruxin. He enjoys spending his free time cooking, playing sports with friends, and pursuing outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and camping. He is a rabid New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers fan and can be found yelling at his TV at them all season long.
Dr. Juli Sorenson is originally from San Diego, California and graduated veterinary school from the University of Missouri with honors. Dr. Sorenson first fell in love with veterinary medicine as a child when she helped with the daily treatment of her family’s diabetic dog. She has thoroughly embraced every aspect of this always-exciting field ever since. When not helping animals in need, Dr. Sorenson enjoys riding her horse, photographing the Sonoran landscape, and enjoying all the delicious food that Arizona has to offer!
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