Dr. Daniel Pirotte

(Owner and Veterinarian)

Dr. Pirotte graduated from Kansas State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Upon graduation, Dr. Pirotte relocated to Nevada where he accepted a position at Black Mountain Animal Hospital. During his time in Nevada, Dr. Pirotte had the honor of being mentored by Dr. Bojrab and Dr. Hoefle, who are both highly respected veterinary surgeons. This mentorship cultivated Dr. Pirotte’s interest in orthopedic procedures, which prompted his attendance of a course at Ohio State University on bone plating and orthopedic procedures. In 1989, Dr. Pirotte opened up KC Animal Hospital with the vision of providing excelling medical care to clients; becoming a part of their lives and watching their families grow. He has made a commitment to continue his education, by attending conferences ad seminars.

Fun Fact: Dr. Pirotte has treated Wayne Newton’s penguins.

Dr. Gabe Cox, DVM

(Veterinarian)

Dr. Cox was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland. He received his undergraduate education at Concordia University in Michigan, where he was an academic All American football player. He then attended veterinary school at Virginia Tech and graduated with his DVM degree in 2019. He began his veterinary career at a small animal general practice/emergency clinic in New Jersey and then relocated to Phoenix, AZ where he has worked for the last 3 years. His main interests in veterinary medicine are surgery, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.

Fun Fact: When he is not working, you will find him at the gym, hiking, or doing anything that keeps him active!

Alexis Diaz

(Practice Manager and Groomer)

Alexis has been a member of the KC team since 2019. She started as a Lead Veterinary Technician and was then promoted to Practice Manager. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S in Animal Science Industries and Business and is also a Certified Pet Groomer.

When Alexis isn’t at KC, she enjoys creating new things, reading, and spending time with her 2 cats named Finn and Steve, rabbit named Stanley, leopard geckos named Jim Halpert and Luke Skywalker, and her puppy named Zeppelin!

Fun Fact: Alexis taught an armadillo how to play fetch during her internship at Pacific Animal Productions and she taught her cat Steve how to high-five.

Marlee Rodriguez, CVT

(Certified Veterinary Technician)

Marlee has been a member of the KC team since 2020. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in May of 2019. Marlee has been caring for animals her whole life and has always known that it was her destiny to work in the Veterinary Field.

When Marlee isn’t working at KC, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, crafting, or spending time with her 2 orange tabby cats named Quinn and Cheddar and her 2 ball pythons named Delilah and Foster.

Favorite Quote: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I read that one on a can of lemonade. I like to think it applies to life.” -Andy Dwyer

Kimberlie Hoesli

(Veterinary Technician)

Kimberlie joined the KC team in 2021 as an Animal Care Attendant and has since been promoted to a Veterinary Technician position. Kimberlie graduated Veterinary Tech school in May 2022 and is now a CVT. Kimberlie’s favorite part of working at KC is that we are one big family and that we get to help every animal that works through our door.

When Kimberlie is not working at KC, you can find her camping, off-roading, or traveling. She has 1 Rottweiler named Freya!

Fun Fact: Kimberlie was born and raised in Sweden and speaks Swedish fluently.

Danielle Bird

(Veterinary Technician)

Danielle has been a member of the KC team since 2019. She started as an Animal Care Attendant and quickly moved up, becoming a Veterinary Technician. Danielle has a passion for Animal Behavior and hopes to develop her Veterinary Technician skills as she starts school at Penn Foster. Danielle also grew up on a farm and has much experience with animals.

When Danielle isn’t at KC, she is usually playing fetch with her dog Amelia, hanging out with her cat named Todd or watching documentaries.

Favorite Animal: Sea Turtles because she had the opportunity to swim with these amazing creatures in Hawaii and she fell in love.

Chloe O’Brien

(Veterinary Technician)

Chloe came to KC Animal Hospital first as a Veterinary Technician Intern from Pima Medical Institute in 2021 then she decided to stay with us full time. Chloe has always had a profound love for animals but never knew how she could spend her time with them in a meaningful way. Unsure of what she wanted to do with her life, she started school to get her foot in the door of the Veterinary field. Almost after 2 years, she is now finishing up her classes and gearing up to become a CVT.

When Chloe isn’t working or going to school, you will typically find her watching TV with her cat named Athena, cooking/trying new vegan food, spending time with family and friends, or spending time outside.

Favorite animal: Pigs! She loves them so much that she has one tattooed on her arm.

Tatianna Potenciano

(Veterinary Technician)

Giselle Diaz

(Veterinary Assistant and Lead Animal Care Attendant)

Giselle joined the KC team in 2020 and has had a major impact on updating and care of our boarding facility. Giselle’s favorite part of working at KC Animal Hospital is getting to see all of KC’s happy boarders.

When Giselle isn’t working at KC, she is typically sleeping or binging watching shows with her cat Salem.

Favorite Animal: Cows! Because they’re like big puppies and they are super cute.

Sen Dickinson

(Animal Care Attendant)

Sen joined the KC team in 2023 and has been working hard as an Animal Care Attendant since. Sen is currently pursuing a degree in Animal Behavior and has always had a passion for animals since a young age. Sen’s favorite part of working at KC Animal Hospital is getting to interact with the boarders and meeting new animals every day!

When Sen is not at KC, you can find her bowling with friends or spending time with her mom.

Fun Fact: Sen is a second-degree black belt!

Jamie Ordonez

(Groomer)

Jamie has been a member of the KC team since 2019. Jamie has been a Pet Groomer for over 8 years and her biggest accomplishment is falling into a career that she truly loves and makes her happy each and every day.

When Jamie is not at KC, she is hanging out with her husband or cuddling her 2 dogs named Jakie Poopie Doodle, and Baxter.

Favorite Quote: “If you’re early you’re on time, if you’re on time you’re late.”

BJ Brown

(Veterinary Receptionist)

BJ came into our KC family in 2023 and has brought energy and smiles to the front desk since day 1. BJ’s favorite part of working at KC Animal Hospital is being able to meet new people and seeing all the pets!

When BJ isn’t working at KC, you can find him working out, playing baseball, football, video games, or hanging out with his 2 snakes named Marley and Geno.

Fun Fact: He used to be in the Marines, and he writes poetry in his free time!

Aly Case

(Veterinary Receptionist)

Aly is one of our newest members at KC Animal Hospital and has always wanted to be apart of the veterinary field and has experience working with Game & Wildlife. Aly’s favorite part of working at KC Animal Hospital is getting to see animals each and every day.

When Aly isn’t working, you can find her singing, country dancing, making arts & crafts, or hanging out with her dog named Willow.

Favorite Quote: “Happiness depends upon ourselves” -Aristotle

Kayla Mitchell

(Veterinary Receptionist)

Lily

(Lead House Cat)

Lily came to KC Animal Hospital as a stray in 2011. Lily is always keeping in eye out for her technicians and doesn’t allow the animals to get out of control.

Lily enjoys her hospital life, she can always be found lying on or pushing items off the counters, telling us her complaints, or sleeping in her comfy beds.

Fun Fact: Lily loves to play with moving toys. If it wiggles or runs from her, she is ready to pounce!

Cooper

(House Cat)

Cooper entered our family in 2020. Cooper was a stray cat that wanted nothing else than to be an indoor cat. One of your KC technicians then brought him to KC, and he has never left!
When Cooper isn’t greeting all the KC patients and clients, you can find him sunbathing in his cat hammock, watching people eat, snuggling, or sleeping.

Fun Fact: Cooper enjoys watching videos for cats on YouTube and Disney movies!