Dr. Norris is originally from Sparks, Nevada and has always had a strong passion for caring for animals. She completed her Bachelors degree in Animal Science at Oregon State University. During undergrad, she fell in love with large animal medicine while working for the university's sheep, beef, and horse barns on campus. She pursued that love to Kansas State University and earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2022. While in vet school, Dr. Norris heavily participated in the small ruminant and bovine medicine clubs as well as earned her Beef Quality Assurance certification and National Veterinary Accreditation. She is very excited to join the team and help serve The Valley!
Her professional interests include surgery, wound care, herd management, and obstetrics. She loves all large animals but sheep and camels are her favorite species to work with.
Dr. Norris spends her free time with her two German Shepherds, Kya and Suki. Her hobbies include hiking with the shepherds, practicing and playing music, watercolors, and caring for her herpetarium at home.
AZMVP would like to introduce you to one of our Veterinary Technicians, Ashley Waters!
Ashley was born in Gilbert, Arizona and raised in Florence. She graduated from American Leadership Academy with a passion for horses. Growing up, she enjoyed riding many types of horses, especially in barrel racing and showing Clydesdales in parades.
She knew she wanted to work with horses when she volunteered at a large animal clinic in Missouri and was given the opportunity to assist with many different cases. As she helped the horses, she also worked along side cattle and found the cattle industry to be just as interesting as the horses. She then attended Pima Medical Institute to become a veterinary technician. She graduated this past July and became a member of the AZMVP team right away!
Her professional interests include equine dentistry, bovine medicine and nutritional medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys gathering cattle on her favorite horse Stoney, scuba diving, and being in the mountains. She also loves to read western books and ride with her friends. Her favorite thing to do during her free time is ride her horse to the local taco shop and get some tacos with her boyfriend!
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our team members!