We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Cochise Animal Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Cochise Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (520) 432-3296.
Dr. Tyler grew up in Tucson AZ and loves the desert southwest. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991. She received her Doctor of Veterinary medicine in 1996. She came back to the desert to practice and landed in Benson AZ. She bought Benson Animal Hospital and built up the practice to a three doctor practice. She sold the practice in Benson in 2012 to pursue other interests but found out quickly that Veterinary medicine is her interest. She went back to work in Sierra Vista at Coronado Veterinary Clinic for 2 years but found the corporate practice world to be too detached from patient needs and care. She came to look at Dr. Behney’s practice that was for sale and fell in love with the quirky round building and loved the town of Bisbee. After much work renovating the building, we opened June 8, 2015 to serve the small town of Bisbee and surrounding areas. Her philosophy is to provide preventative care to pets to keep them healthy and happy with their owners for the longest time possible. Catch the disease process early and we can really make a significant positive impact on the lives of the pets. She provides a loving and caring environment for your pets to decrease the stress of a veterinary visit. All pets should be treated like family and our goal is to be sure that we address all your pet’s needs.
My husband and I have moved to Bisbee and we love the town the people and the area. I have 5 dogs, all dachshund mixes. I love dachshunds because they are ornery and keep me laughing with their outrageous behavior. I also have two cats that are also do funny things like boxing matches and king of the cat tree games. I do not prefer dogs over cats I love them both equally. My husband is an oil painter. He paints beautiful paintings that are on our walls in the office and at the Belleza gallery.
Dr. Cynthia Toering
Dr. Toering went to undergraduate at the University of Arizona and Veterinary School with Dr. Tyler at Colorado State University and has worked with Dr. Tyler for 12 years in the past. She graduated from Veterinary School in 1995, worked in Tucson for 6 years and then in Benson for the last 16 years. She has 3 children (20 year old twins in college – one at the University of Arizona and one at Arizona State University) and a 13 year old daughter in middle school.
Dr. Toering has been actively involved in raising guide dog puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. for over 20 years and has raised 12 puppies for them. She also leads a 4-H group of over 60 children in Pima County, she teaches them about rabbits, pigeons, drama, and Veterinary Science. She also is active in her church. She has been married for 24 years to her wonderful husband Dave – who never had a pet until he married her! Together they have a “career change” yellow lab from the Guide Dog School, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, 1 cat and several 4-H rabbits and pigeons. She is very excited to be back with Dr. Tyler at Cochise Animal Hospital.
Dr. Raymond Visco – Relief Vet
Dr. Visco graduated from the University of Missouri and has been practicing Veterinary medicine for the past 45 years. He still enjoys practicing and hopes to get it right some day. He started his career in California and then moved to Arizon in 2010. Dr. Visco used to do Equine endurance racing but now enjoys his days off taking care of his two little Jack Russell Terriers.
Dr. Chon grew up in Sierra Vista and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2018. She recently graduated veterinary school from Colorado State University and is excited to be back in Arizona and a part of the Cochise Animal Hospital team. Her interests include cooking and playing music when she has time, but her real passion is for veterinary medicine and taking care of animals. She has three cuddly cats and a lab mix named Stark, all of which are happy to be back home in the warmth of the desert
Our lovely receptionist Charlaine Munsey has been in the veterinary field for five years. She is the mother of two sons, and the grandmother of two boys and has one on the way! Some of her interests include reading, gardening, canning, cooking, and hanging out with her two dogs and one cat, Murphy a West Highland White Terrier, Kizzy a Poodle/Terrier mix.
Our lead technician Jesus Tarazon is known for being very sociable and free-spirited. He graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2012 and has been in the veterinary field since then. He has a 5-year-old daughter and a farm full of animals that includes 6 ducks, 2 horses, a salamander, 2 turtles, fish, some cats, and 3 dogs; Snickers, Tyson and his favorite – Byron.
Jesus Alvarez is one of our newest members to the team. He just recently graduated from Pima Medical Institute and is excited to be expanding his technician skills and education at our practice. He has two dogs a Husky named Luna and a mixed breed named Champ.
Nikki Fobian – Veterinary Assistant
Nikki worked for the Bisbee Shelter for almost 4 years and is excited to expand her knowledge in veterinary medicine. She is very passionate about animals and is an active foster for neonatal kittens. Nikki also volunteers her time for the Trap Neuter Release Program for The Bisbee animal shelter.
Jessica Hostetter – Office Manager
Jessica started working in the veterinary field in 2012 as a CVA and has been in the veterinary field since then. She is a mother to two boys and 3 dogs. Ratchet a Black and Tan Coon Hound, Leila a mixed breed and Bruce a Pitbull mix. She is happy to be back in Arizona where she belongs.
Felicia Tucker – Receptionist
Felicia was born and raised in Louisiana. She spent the next couple of decades supporting her husbands military carrer while traveling the United States and abroad. Her passions are the culinary arts, fine wines, art and music. Felicia has a son in the US Marine Corps, one goofy dog and three rotten cats.
Andrea Ruff – Receptionist
Andrea has lived in Sierra Vista AZ for 25 years. She is a U.S. Navy veteran who has a passion for animals and enjoys photography in her spare time.
Kira Cooper – Kennel Technician
Kira has love for all kinds of life. In her spare time she enjoys taking care of her house plants and gardening. She loves making new friends and going out to eat but also enjoys staying in and being a homebody. Kira has four goofy cats and one sweet old dog. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the veterinary field.
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