Richard T. Schorr, DVM—Owner
Dr. Schorr grew up on a ranch south of Tucson. He did his undergraduate studies at University of Arizona and went on to graduate from veterinary school in 1962 from Colorado State University. Dr. Schorr was a Research Fellow at the Royal Veterinary College in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied surgery and radiology. There, he met and married his wife, and returned to Arizona.
He and his wife raised their 4 children on a farm in western Washington and he practiced small animal medicine for 26 years in Tacoma, WA. In 1990, Dr. Schorr and his wife decided to move back to Arizona, along with 3 of the 4 children. He opened University Pet Clinic in 1991.
Dr. Schorr enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting, and etching in his spare time. He has spent a great deal of time traveling the country, giving seminars and demonstrations at universities, forums, and events, on the lost art of traditional rawhide braiding to make reatas (lassos). He makes saddles and enjoys leather tooling, as well.
In addition, Dr. Schorr plays an active role on the Board in the restoration, preservation, and public education of the Empire Ranch, a historic working ranch near Sonoita, AZ. He enjoys being a Tucson Veterinarian.
Annie Adams, DVM-
We are happy to have Dr. Adams back at University Pet Clinic, as an Associate Veterinarian. Prior to her graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2011, Dr. Adams was veterinary technician at University Pet Clinic for a few years, while she completed her undergraduate degree from University of Arizona. After graduation, she practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Casa Grande, AZ, with emergency medicine, surgery, exotic animal medicine and shelter medicine as her areas of interest.
Dr. Adams and her husband have 3 dogs and a rescued ground squirrel, “Stewie”.
Karin Schorr Shelby—Hospital Administrator
Karin is the youngest daughter of Dr. Schorr and has worked with her father, on and off, since she was a young girl, at his clinic in Washington. Among other jobs, she has worked as a veterinary technician for many years, including while finishing her Bachelor of Sciences degree from University of Arizona, December 1994. After taking 6 months off to be a ski instructor in Colorado and traveling abroad a bit, Karin came back to run University Pet Clinic in 1996. Karin has a daughter and son.
Chris B.—Certified Veterinary Technician
Chris graduated from University of Arizona in 2000, with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science. He passed the state and national examinations to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2000. Starting in 1995, Chris worked as a technician in Tucson and was hired by University Pet Clinic in 2002. Chris has extensive knowledge in pharmaceuticals, emergency medicine in animals, and current technology.
Jackie G.—Certified Veterinary Technician
While completing her internship for Pima Medical Institute, Jackie was hired as a full-time technician at University Pet Clinic in 2005. She received her certification as a Veterinary Assistant in the beginning of 2006. Jackie passed the National and State of Arizona examinations in 2010, to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Naina – Veterinary Technician
Naina is currently a senior at the University of Arizona. She has been with University Pet Clinic since 2012. She will be attending veterinary school in the fall. Hiking, dancing, and relaxing on the beach are some of her hobbies.
Your pets…our family! Whether your pet is in our clinic for vaccinations, general examination, spay, neuter, dental cleaning or any other health issue, our veterinarians love working with your pets. We care for dogs, cats and pocket pets in our veterinary center.
In January 2013, Chelsey started as a full time veterinary technician at University Pet Clinic . She graduated with her Bachelor of Sciences degree from University of California at Davis in 2007 and has worked in veterinary clinics since 2008. She moved to Tucson, with her husband, in January 2013 and has really enjoyed biking around Tucson and experiencing the beautiful spring flowers for the first time. They have a 1 year old Savannah cat named “Wilhelm”.
Alisha B., RVT
Alisha has her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2004 from McLennan Community College in Waco, TX . Alisha was hired as a full time RVT at University Pet Clinic in February 2013. Alisha has been a veterinary technician for 20 years and has extensive experience working with cats, dogs, pockets pets and ferrets. Her areas of interest are Client Education, Laboratory and Emergency Medicine. Alisha and her family have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
C.C. started as a full time veterinary technician at University Pet Clinic in November 2012. She has been employed at veterinary clinics since 2006, working with cats, dogs, pocket pets and reptiles. C.C. enjoys the company of her 5 cats and one dog at home.
Claire J.- Veterinary Technician
Claire graduated from University of Arizona, May 2013, with an Animal Sciences degree. She will be starting veterinary school this August. Claire has been with University Pet Clinic since 2012, starting as a volunteer and then working as a part-time veterinary technician during her undergraduate degree. Claire enjoys hiking, reading and playing with her cat, dogs and guinea pigs.
Elaine started at University pet Clinic in the Spring of 2013, during her internship through Pima Medical Institute. She graduated from PMI in May 2013 with her Veterinary Assistant’s Certification and is excited about starting a career in the veterinary medical field. Elaine and her dog, “Beast”, enjoy going for walks and playing at home.