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Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic

All photo's were authorized for use by owner,
 Dr. Marc Schmidt

Business Phone number: 480-987-4555
Business Professional Website:

What you'll experience at 
Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic

The Client Service Representative (CSR) is the first person you see when you enter the practice

The CSR position requires strong people and pet skills, professionalism,vast experience in all areas of the practice, excellent communication and listening skills, a fun sense of humor, an outgoing personality and a warm, friendly demure. 
This staff member will ALWAYS acknowledge you within 2 seconds of entering their doors even if they're busy with another client. A hand gesture and eye contact are better than being completely disregarded! Better yet, when you enter and the CSR is not busy (which is rare) they are squealing with delight that you and "Fluffy" have finally arrived!
"We've been waiting for you all day!" 

The CSR also knows when not to use a high pitch squeal and how to approach different pet personalities because they are knowledgeable about pet behavior and are able to assess your pet immediately if they are in need of immediate medical attention. Your CSR will be smiling and making you feel welcomed and comfortable the moment you enter the practice! And Johnson Ranch Animal Clinics reps do!

The Certified Veterinary Technician & Assistant. 
These are the staff members you will see before you see the doctor. These positions require an enormous amount of education and/or experience. Some exam room staff members are veterinary assistants who are learning from experienced technicians. Both positions are people that have dedicated themselves to the veterinary field and love animals.
The Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) has either a 2-4 year college degree or have years of experience and have taken and passed both the Veterinary State and National Board Tests, and I can tell you first hand, the tests are not easy and require months and even years to study and prepare for. 

The technician or assistant must be proficient in many areas, not just one. They are expert phlebotomists (They obtain blood samples from your pet for laboratory tests) they are surgical assistants who prep and assist during anesthetic procedures, they are dental hygienists, they are post-operative nurses that will sit with your pet after surgery to assure they are not alone and that they are recovering normally, they perform many different laboratory procedures, they are X-Ray technicians, and pharmacy technicians. 

 They are masters of gentle restraint (less is best and they use force free methods) as well as experts in animal behavior. 

The technicians and assistants often work long hours with back breaking days of continuous bending, lifting, squatting and carrying. The doctors' right hands and so much more! There isn't a practice anywhere that could function without the veterinary technician!

The Veterinarians
Dr. Kelly Bowers
Owner, Dr. Marc Schmidt

When you bring your pet/s in for an examination it should be comfortable, informative and stress free. Our JRAC veterinarians will explain all of their findings while examining your pet. 

That means the doctor will be explain all they are seeing and doing when examining your pet and informing you of any abnormalities or concerns they may be finding. After a complete nose to tail....... and I do mean from the tip of your pet's nose to the tip of it's tail the doctor will discuss the findings with you. For example, if your pet is overweight the doctor will discuss a healthy diet and nutrition. 

If your pet's teeth and gums are in poor condition they will inform you of what Grade of Dental Disease your pet has from 1 through 4, meaning if your pet is a Grade 1/4 the teeth and gums look nice and healthy but if your pet has a Grade 3/4 or even worse, a 4/4, they are in need of a periodontal procedure performed under full anesthesia with a radiographs and possible extractions, to prevent further disease processes that may have already begun in your pet's other organs. 

If your doctor does not touch your pet gently, lift the lips so you, the owner, can see the condition of your pet's teeth, check both ears, both eyes, palpate their abdomen and inform you of what they are feeling, either it's palpating normal or it's not, your pet's body condition score, meaning whether your pet is too heavy or too thin, and what they recommend, the overall condition of your pet and any medical advice/recommendations, if the are NOT doing all of this, then you need to move on to a new vet! 

This is one of the biggest reasons that we LOVE Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic! The doctors perform this type of exam to every single pet that they see every single time. The exam should not be a quick look over and all is good, you should be informed of every detail that is going on in the exam. After all, it's your pet, a part of your family! You want to know what's going on with him/her, right?  You should never have to say "Oh! I didn't even know you gave them their vaccine!" You should be part of this! You should be instructed on any side effects of a vaccination that could occur afterwards, you should be given a "Treatment Plan" which is a personalized plan just for your pet consisting of recommendations that the doctor has given to you along with the cost, before anything is performed! 

Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic's doctors and staff believe in treating all pets without force and rewarding them for good behavior. They follow the guidelines to being a Feline Friendly Practice which means they do everything they can to assure your cat has a positive experience. See American Association of Feline Practitioners to see all they do to follow the regulations. 

JRAC uses positive rewards for each exam including treats, Kong stuffing, and toys for your pet to enjoy while there, eliminating fear. 
Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic loves to boast about their clients and pets and with the client's permission they LOVE to show them to the world through their Facebook Page and on Pinterest! 
The doctors and staff take time with you and your pet from the minute you enter their doors, all the while during your sit down examination to the CSR when leaving! 

"There are so many reasons that Az Pet Professionals love Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic (JRAC) our San Tan Valley Veterinarians! 
The compassion, quality of medicine provided, immense client education, and the professionalism of the practice are just a few reasons! 
Being a certified veterinary technician I've learned what makes a great practice all the way from the staff, to the doctors, to how they treat your pets and what makes a terrible visit to the vet. I can tell first hand that owner, Dr. Marc Schmidt, is one of the best veterinarians I've ever known and had the pleasure to work alongside for ten amazing years! 
With his associate, Dr. Kelly Bowers, and their amazing staff, they make sure that all clients and patients are treated humanely, gently, and with great respect and compassion. 
I know this because I assisted in the opening of JRAC back in May of 2005. I like to say I was Dr. Schmidt's right hand for many years and enjoyed every single year watching the practice develop into what it is now, the best veterinary clinic in the San Tan Valley and outlying areas!" Kim MacCrone

Want the best veterinarians and staff in the San Tan Valley area? 

Well, I think we just showed you who that is! 

Pet shop items for Spring and Summer!


We've gathered and hand picked high quality pet products that have been used by some of our own members and clients.
We've done the research and found products we love to share with you! 
Being an Amazon Associate allows me (Kim) to choose these high quality pet products for your pets! 
Summer Products
Keep your pets cool and off the ground with cooling mat's and elevated pet beds.

No Pull- Dog Harnesses- and Hiking gear
safer than choke and chain collars!


For the Hiker!

Support Harnesses- for dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia, or recovering from a surgical procedure. 

Keep your pets secure and safe while traveling in your car. 


Dog Leashes- high quality and safe for your pets!

Canine activity games
Help keep your dog mentally 
active! Running and taking walks are great physical activity but dogs also need mental stimulation!

Cat's love to play!
See the popular cat activity toys and fun play time toys. An active cat is a happy cat! There are many ways to help your kittens or cats from becoming bored!


Cat and dog Beds

Every pet needs a cozy place to sleep

Dog and Cat Drink Fountains

Some cats and dogs are sensitive to plastic bowls and can develop medical conditions such as chin acne. The stainless steel and ceramic products are a good choice if your pet is sensitive to plastic bowls!

If you've used a pet product that you absolutely love and must tell people about, email me at and let me know! Thanks!  

National Pet ID Week

Photo courtesy of A Dogs Life Photography

National Pet ID Week is April 17-23

Wouldn't it be nice to see the statistics on just how many pet owners have ID on their pet's collars? With an over abundance of strays brought in to veterinary clinics that do not have a microchip or a collar with ID; it's very sad to see because a simple ID tag or a microchip could've helped locate their family. 
If you have not already put a pet ID tag on your pet’s collar please do it this week while we celebrate National Pet ID Week!

Pet ID’s can be found almost anywhere! You can create them in a Pet ID machine right inside Petco and PetSmart or order them from various websites. We’ve put together a list to help make ordering fast for you. 

Also remember, that if your pet/s are not microchipped, please, please, get them microchipped by your family veterinarian as soon as you can! 

Photo courtesy of A Dogs Life Photography
Thanks Pet Friends! Here's that list for you! You can most certainly Google Pet ID tags and find many other sites.

· If you are Tech Savvy this is a must for your pet’s ID! A QR Coded Pet ID Tag! A personalized QR code containing all of your pet’s information to help aide in getting him or her back home! Free user profiles and most can connect right to your veterinarian!

· Simple, easy to read.

· Cute! They even have human ID tags!

· PetSmart!

Although we do not represent or endorse any of the above websites or their products, we DO believe it is a must for pets to be microchipped and have ID on their collars. Thanks Pet Parents!

Comfy Pets Of Arizona- Equine and Pet First Aid Instructor helps celebrate April's National Pet First Aid Month!

Comfy Pets Of Arizona

What a perfect pet expert to be featured during April's National Pet First Aid Month! This pet expert has been educating people in pet first aid for years! We are proud to have Teri Ann as one of our outstanding Pet Experts! 

Teri Ann has been a Professional Pet Care Provider since 1999 taking care of domestic and farm animals, including horses. She decided to take her first Pet CPR and First Aid course in 2007 to learn what to do in a pet emergency. 

Teri Ann began her teaching career by becoming a Pet Tech Instructor teaching Pet CPR and First Aid and Care Classes beginning in 2011. 
Not only has she taught Pet CPR and First Aid, but she teaches the Pet Tech Dental Care for your Pets; Sr. Petizen; and Knowing Your Pet's Health.

Teri Ann is one of the only Equine, First Aid Instructors in the Valley! Her classes are education and hands on FUN! 

Check out Teri Ann's equine first page:

If you don't own a horse, no worries!! 
This wonder woman also teaches pet CPR and First Aid for dogs and cats! See class schedule, dates and times here:

H & H Pet Services LLC- Pet Sitting in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley!

H & H Pet Services LLC

Owner - Heather Clark
Heather and one of many pet friends
Business Phone: 602-524-3565
Business website:

H & H Pet Services provides quality pet care at affordable prices. If you're like us, your pets have become family members. When you can't be home for them, whether because of work, vacation or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them. 
That's exactly what we do - because we love your pets just like family!

Heather Clark, owner of H & H Pet Services, has been a professional pet sitter since 2007. She is highly recommended by local vet clinics and is a founding member with Pinal County Chamber of Commerce. She has vast experience with dogs, cats, reptiles, rodents, small pets, exotics, chickens, and horses.  

Boarding is in a pet friendly home called
 "The Dog House." 

Located in San Tan Valley off of Ironwood Rd - 
Just 1 mile North of Ocotillo or 8 miles 
South of US 60.

Pets stay in rooms inside the home where there is acreage for dogs to run and play each day. 
Starting at a low fee of $25 a night for 1 dog. 
We also board cats and caged pets!

1. Pet(s) stay in an actual home with A/C.

2. A safe large grass yard for dogs to run & play! Double fenced with 6 Ft block wall.

3. Pet(s) are not kept in outdoor kennels.

4. Very affordable prices - no hidden charges.

5. A pet family can stay together - but must be from the same household

6. Most breeds accepted - including Pitbulls, Dobermans & Shepherds

7. We will provide text or email updates with pictures!

8. We are insured & certified in Pet CPR and First Aid!

9. We have a permit with Pinal County Animal Control that requires annual inspections and surprise visits from inspectors. We have always passed!

10. We have an A+ rating with the BBB!

11. Our home is a "smart" home for the safety of your pets. Meaning we have alarms, cameras, and sensors that alert us right away if anything needs our attention. 

Example of room setups

In addition we also provide pet sitting at your home.
We can come to your home 1 to 3 visits a day to care for your pets and check on your property; including bringing in your mail, newspapers, watering your plants, taking out trash, etc. 
Cats require at least 1 daily visit. 
Dogs at least 2 daily visits.
We do not offer dog walking or overnights.

Pet Sitting fees and Service Areas:
Serving Queen Creek & San Tan Valley. Starting at just $18 a visit - but may increase due to number of pets or services needed.

H & H Pet Services believes strongly in pet adoption. Heather is a foster mom with AZ Chihuahua Rescue. 
To see our available dogs please visit 

 Lady - Heather's current foster up for adoption

For more information about H & H Pet Services LLC, please visit our website at:

Or contact Heather at 602-524-3565
Texting or email is best!

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Thank you Heather!! 
Heather has been a long time member of Az Pet Professionals and we are so proud to introduce and showcase her Dog House!! We trust Heather with our own fur families and you can too! 

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Your One-Stop Resource for hiring trusted pet services!

Positive, Rewarding, handling of all pets!

We are compassionate pet owners and believe in the Positive Reward System for all pet's we work with and encounter.


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