Annie Adams, DVM – Associate Veterinarian
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.
In July 2016, Dr. Adams and her husband, our Head Certified Technician, Chris, welcomed their newest family additions, twin girl!. Their 2 older boys, toddler son and 2 dogs also to keep them very busy at home.
A native Arizonan, Dr. White graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973 after attending University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree. He has practiced in many clinics throughout Arizona over the years, including owning his own hospital. In April 2016, Dr. White relocated to Tucson from Phoenix and joined University Pet Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. He enjoys various aspects of veterinary medicine, including surgery and has helped families with their cats and dogs for over 43 years. Dr. White and his wife have a horse rescue ranch in southern Arizona that keeps Dr. White busy in his free time.
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.
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 who love playing with their Aussie Rescue dog “Dillon”, her new dog “Gracie”, their chickens, and their tortoises, “Big Daddy” and “Turtle”.
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.
Jennifer H. – Receptionist
Jennifer was hired on at University Pet Clinic as our full time receptionist in the spring of 2013. She and her husband are recent transplants from California. They welcomed their daughter in June 2014 and have a Chihuahua and a Boxer. Jennifer enjoys cake decorating and camping and hiking with her puppies.
Jenna started with us as a University of Arizona pre-vet student volunteer in January 2015 and then hired on by us as a part time veterinary technician in the spring/summer of 2015. Jenna is on track to graduate with her bachelor’s degree from U of A’s Veterinary Sciences Department in 2018 and hopes to go on to veterinary school. Jenna has a host of critters, including dogs, chickens and loves horseback riding.
Sarah S. – Veterinary Technician
Sarah joined University Pet Clinic’s team in January of 2016. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013, with a specialty in cat care. Sarah has a toddler son and loves to spend time with her 2 cats “Luna” and “Confucius” and her dog “Zelda”.
Alexis K. – Veterinary Technician
Kendall T.- Veterinary Technician
Kendall has worked in Arizona veterinary clinics since 2012 and joined University Pet Clinic in the summer of 2016. Among Kendall’s extensive large and small animal veterinary skills, she also has experience working at an animal emergency hospital. Kendall grew up with horses, which she continues to love to ride, along with raising a menagerie of pets on her property.
Meaghan is currently a student at University Pet Clinic, anticipating graduating from the Veterinary Sciences program with a Bachelors of Sciences in May 2018. Meaghan would like to go on to veterinary school after that. She joined University Pet Clinic as a student volunteer and was then offered a part-time technician position in the Spring of 2016. This photo includes her puppy, “Finn”.
Susan V. – Certified Veterinary Technician, Receptionist
Susan moved to Tucson from Rhode Island in the summer of 2016, where she had been working at veterinary clinics since 2001. Included in her wide-ranging animal care knowledge and excellent customer care skills, Susan has extensive experience with cats- she had worked at a cats-only clinic for 14 years. She joined University Pet Clinic in July 2016.
Caitlyn is the granddaughter of our owner, Dr. Schorr and the niece of Karin, our Hospital Administrator. In January 2016, Caitlyn moved to Tucson and following the “family tradition”, she started helping out part-time as an Office Assistant/Receptionist. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree through the University of Alaska- Fairbanks. Growing up on a farm in Sonoita, Caitlyn has spent all of her life caring for animals and was very active in 4-H. She enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and her cat “Softkitty”and two dogs “Koda” & “Kenai”.
Chelsea joined University Pet Clinic in August 2016 as a full-time veterinary technician. She received her Veterinary Assistant Certification through Carrington College and finished the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute before working as a vet tech for the past couple of years. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys reading and is a world renowned salsa maker using the chili peppers she loves to grow and keeps very busy at home with her 4 dogs and a kitty.