Dr. Marricle has been in The Valley for a few years, and originally hails from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at New Mexico State University in Animal Sciences while working full time as a farrier and spending any and all free time volunteering at The University’s ranches and farm. While finishing his undergraduate degree he was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Colorado State University and graduated in 2015 alongside Dr. Burrows.
During veterinary school, Dr. Marricle spent a great deal of time focusing on Equine Dentistry as well as Livestock medicine. Upon completion of his DVM degree, he moved back to New Mexico where he honed his surgical and veterinary skills in livestock and dairy medicine. While living in Roswell, he was lucky to meet his wife Laura.
After three years on the Great Plains, Dr. Marricle brought his family to the Grand Canyon State. The Valley was more than inviting. Dr. Marricle was able to expand his medicine to include all livestock. He was also able to take his equine dentistry skills to the next level. After three years in the area, Dr. Marricle and Dr. Burrows started Arizona Mobile Veterinary Practice. Their goal is to provide high quality routine, preventative, and emergency services for livestock throughout Arizona.
Professional interests include equine dentistry as well as preventative medicine and surgery for all livestock.
Personal interests include visiting and getting to see all of Arizona with his wife Laura. So far, some favorites include; Flagstaff, Sonoita, and Pine. They also enjoy hiking and driving their 1958 Cameo pickup around Queen Creek. Most nights Dr. Marricle and Laura can be found relaxing with their three dogs Rhodey, Daisy and Fury on their porch swapping vet stories from the day.
Dr. Chris Burrows
We would like to start off our personnel introductions by introducing you to Dr. Burrows. Dr. Burrows is native of The Valley and graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert. After High School, he attended University of Arizona and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science and then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Ruminant Nutrition. From there, he was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Colorado State University and graduated in 2015.
After graduating, Dr. Burrows cut his teeth as a livestock and dairy Veterinarian in the Central Valley of California. Practicing as a production medicine Veterinarian allowed him the opportunity to understand and apply common sense, economical approaches to helping animals. After a few years in The Central Valley, Dr. Burrows returned home to Chandler, with his girlfriend and dogs in tow, to be closer to family. He has now been practicing in The Valley for three years and just recently started Arizona Mobile Veterinary Practice with Dr. Marricle. Their goal is to provide high quality routine, preventative, and emergency services for livestock throughout Arizona.
His professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, and rehab for all livestock. In addition, Dr. Burrows is working on finalizing his certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture.
Personal interests include the outdoors with his girlfriend, Tricia and his dogs, Angus and Cooper. They enjoy camping, hiking, and backpacking. He has also renewed his interest in Powerlifting which in turn makes flipping pigs easier.
Gabby was raised in Livermore California. There, a love for livestock was instilled in her at a young age. There she was able to show sheep in 4H and that’s where her interest in the veterinary field began and would set her on a path to where she is today.
In the eighth grade, her family decided to make the move to Chandler, Arizona. The Valley would become “home” for Gabby. Gabby graduated from Hamilton High School. After graduation, she went on to attend Brigham Young University -Idaho. There, she received a bachelors in Animal Science with an emphasis in Animal health. While obtaining her bachelors, she obtained a great deal of hands on experience that would be very beneficial later on as a technician.
After graduation, Gabby returned to the Valley. There, she decided to expand her knowledge base as a technician at a small animal veterinary practice. After a year, she decided to change gears and became a technician at a large animal practice. There, she was a large animal technician for two years. She was able to apply all the hands-on experience she had received in undergrad. Now, she splits her time at AZMVP and at a small animal veterinary surgical center in the area. Her work at the surgical center allows her to bring with her state of the art techniques in surgery and anesthesia to be able to provide the best care possible.
Her professional interests include; surgery, wound care, and equine dentistry.
When she’s not working, Gabby loves spending time with her family, going to the lake, and being outdoors. She enjoys riding her horse, Babe, or hiking with her dog, Ruger.
Rion was born near the Rocky Mountains of Arvada, Colorado where he lived for his first 15 years. At 16, he moved down to New Mexico and discovered a love for horses during an equine internship. During his internship, he learned about raising and training horses. After high school he moved back to Colorado where he worked as a mechanic for Jeep for several years.
While in Colorado, he spent a great deal of time working with his Dad as a groundskeeper on an equestrian ranch in Superior. Rion worked his way up to a position managing horses at a large breeding stable. At the stable, Rion oversaw dozens of horses and was responsible for their care; including nutrition and carrying out treatment plans. Rion gained a great deal of experience in equine husbandry and handling, which he was able to apply in his work with the AZMVP team!
Along with his passion for equine medicine, he also enjoys emergency livestock surgery, equine dentistry, and equipment care and management.
In his spare time, Rion enjoys the gym, listening to good music, gardening, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Laura Marricle grew up in Roswell, New Mexico on a dairy farm where she developed her passion for animals at a young age. Many of her mornings were spent helping her dad take care of the herd. She started volunteering in vet clinics during high school and that confirmed her passion to help animals. After high school, she started working at a small animal and equine practice, expanding her knowledge base. She continued to help her dad on the dairies and that is where she met her now husband, Dr. Marricle. While ensuring the herd was healthy, they fell in love over their common interests.
Over the years, they went on many adventures together including an emergency trip to do relief work in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. That is where Laura realized she greatly enjoyed emergency and critical care work. Shortly after that trip, they decided to move the family to Arizona. There, Laura started her position as an ICU vet tech. She gained many critical care skills and continued to learn everyday how to be a better nurse for her patients. Now she splits her time at a family vet practice closer to home and at AZMVP.
When she does get an occasional day off she enjoys spending time with her three dogs and two cats, playing Scrabble on the porch, and hiking with her husband.
Along with her love of emergency medicine, she also enjoys livestock medicine, dystocias, and over all nursing of sick patients.