Dr Bashaw | Leading Veterinarians in Fountain Hills AZ | Compassionate Pet Care and Veterinary Services | Emergency Vet

Dr. Sarah Bashaw

I grew up in a small town in South Dakota. I always looked up to the veterinarian who took care of my dogs and cats, and also our farm animals. He was kind, compassionate, and we often saw him around town. Everyone knew Doc and he was always happy to stop and visit. I decided to attend veterinary school to become one of the respected members of my community.

After graduation from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, the city called me. I never became the small town veterinarian that I knew growing up, but I learned a lot about how much people care for their pets, no matter where they live. I decided to open a practice that would provide to our community that veterinarian who cares as much about the resident’s pets as they do. It’s my desire to bring small town values and honesty to our practice.

Over the years I have developed an interest in veterinary dentistry. I have been fortunate to learn from some of the top veterinary dental specialists in the U.S. and Canada. Dentistry is only one portion of wellness care, and we integrate it with all other areas of medicine and surgery to provide complete care for dogs and cats. This comprehensive care is combined with an ongoing effort to educate and guide pet owners in maintaining and improving their pets’ health, and an understanding of the bond between pet owners and their pets.

My husband, David, and I have been residents of Fountain Hills since 2005. We have one dog named TJ; five cats, Rocky, Ping, Grackle, Lupo and Frankie; and an African Tortoise named Ninja.

Dr. Bashaw is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and is a graduate with honors from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Wallitsch | Preventative Pet Care | Leading Animal Clinic | Full Service Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Kimberly Wallitsch

I am originally from Mineola, NY located on Long Island. Growing up I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, but I also had an interest in music. My love for music and science brought me to Syracuse University for my undergraduate career. Here I spent my time studying Biology and I was a member of the Syracuse University Marching Band. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree I returned home briefly before starting veterinary school. 

Shortly after, I moved to Glendale, Arizona where I received my DVM with honors from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. During my time at Midwestern I grew my skills working summers at El Dorado Animal Hospital as a technician while finishing my degree prior to joining the team as a doctor in 2019. 

I feel that the human-animal bond is very important. As such, my interests focus on preventative care, disease and behavioral management with the goal of preserving this important bond between owners and their pets.

My boyfriend Callum and I have two dogs; a Bernese Mountain Dog named Cody and a mixed breed, Stanley who we rescued from Oracle, AZ in 2020. In our spare time we enjoy outdoor adventures with the dogs, visiting local breweries and camping. 

Dr. Wallitsch is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.