Dr. Tiffani Shively is an Arizona native who grew up in Buckeye, where she attended Buckeye Union High School and was involved in 4-H and FFA. She grew up showing and raising livestock, competed in rodeos and was involved in leadership events. Dr. Shively has always had a passion for animals and knew since she was a young girl, she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Shively attended Arizona State University, where she graduated with her Bachelors in Biological Sciences. She moved across the country to Tennessee, where she graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.
She currently lives in San Tan Valley with her husband Zach and their daughter Blakely. Dr. Shively currently has three miniature Dachshunds and two horses. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out in the barn, riding horses, camping, and hanging out with family.
Dr. Shively’s professional interests include preventative medicine, wound care, equine dentistry, surgeries and client education. While she enjoys all large animal medicine, her favorite species to work with are small ruminants, bovine and equine.
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 new Veterinary Technicians, Kirstin Ostwinkle!
Kirstin was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. She graduated from Chandler Preparatory Academy. Growing up, she enjoyed being around animals and riding horses with my family.
She knew she wanted to help animals and become a tech when her horse coliced and had to be hospitalized. Watching the veterinarian place an IV catheter in her neck, she was hooked! Thankfully, her horse recovered uneventfully. She then attended Pima Medical Institute to become a veterinary technician. She graduated this past September and became a member of the AZMVP team!
Her professional interests include herd medicine, sports med, and phlebotomy.
In her free time, She enjoys horseback riding with her family and friends. She also loves the outdoors; camping and hiking with her boyfriend and 4 dogs. She also enjoys hunting with her dad. During the summer, one of her favorite things to get some relief is taking her horses to the river!
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our new personnel!
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.