Austin Gifford, DVM
Primary Pet Care, Mesa Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Austin Gifford is a third generation Arizona native who truly knows and loves this state. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Behavior from Arizona State University. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and completed clinical rotations at Iowa State University.
Dr. Gifford is excited to be practicing veterinary medicine back in his hometown. While engaging in a wide range of services, Dr. Gifford has special interests in dentistry and dermatology.
In addition to caring for pets, Dr. Gifford enjoys being outdoors and exploring the diverse Arizona wilderness with his wife, son and two daughters. In his free time, Dr. Gifford loves trail running and mountain biking. The Gifford family is obsessed with their cat, Mango and their dog, Stitch. Stitch can’t get enough of the warm weather and sunshine!
Bekkie has worked in the veterinary field since April of 2007. She was born and raised in Mesa AZ and still resides there with her son Elijah. Bekkie has a small rescue dog named Daisy, and a rescue tortoise named Reggie. She enjoys visiting National parks, any mountain range, or beach. Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, and exploring.
Certified Vet Tech
Born and raised in Arizona, Alexis went to Pima Medical Institute for her associate’s degree and obtained her CVT license in 2015. She now lives in the East Valley with her husband Chris, 3 dogs (Thorin, Gilly, Laramie), 2 cats (Pippin and Poppy) and 1 Beta fish (Hollow). When not working at PPC she is a caregiver for her grandma. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, exploring new hiking trails, searching for dispersed camping sites, and her new discovery with participating in trail races. She also loves playing the Nintendo Switch and watching The Office reruns.
Lindsey first joined the PPC team in January 2022 as an intern technician while finishing her degree at Arizona State University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science with a major in pre-veterinary medicine in May 2022. Lindsey started as a CSR here at Primary Pet Care then transitioned to her current role as a veterinary technician. She lives in Phoenix with her partner Fernando and cat Clover. In her free time, she loves to binge tv, play board games, and spend time with friends and family.
Kayla was born in Hawaii but has lived in Arizona for most of her life. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. Kayla loves spending time with her son Lukas and has completed much of her college education in pursuit of a career in wildlife biology. Kayla has two adorable Great Danes (Kaizer and Kali) and a cat (Diego). In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, gardening and watching true crime documentaries.
Alexis was born and raised in Arizona. He went to EVIT for his last year of high school for veterinary assisting. Shortly after graduating Alexis joined Primary Pet Care. He has 3 dogs (Bebe, Mickey, and Rayo). He also enjoys spending time with his best friends, listening to music, playing video games, and taking pictures of the sky. He has a personality that everyone loves. 🙂
Stevie is born and raised in Arizona. In 2017 she began working at a boarding facility and has been working with animals since. In her free time she enjoys adventuring with her goofy Great Dane (Chaos), hand embroidery, true crime podcasts and table top gaming.