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Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center

32100 North Cave Creek Rd | Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Call 480-331-9962
Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Equine Vet
  • Large Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

About Us
Misson Statement: We have a commitment as a team to improve ourselves both personally and professionally so that we may better serve our patients by providing quality veterinary care.

Our Motto: "Expect Excellence"

Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center is a full service veterinary hospital and clinic for horses, dogs, and cats. From our original location started in 1978 to our new location built in 2008, the practice has constantly been striving to improve patient care by being progressive in the services we provide.

We now offer not only quality primary care services for our patients but we also provide specialists for the most demanding referral cases. At last count, we have on staff 9 veterinarians (two of which are board certified specialists), 15 staff members, and many other specialists who will see your animal when special circumstances require.

We welcome you to meet our doctors and staff on our Staff page, or better yet, come by and see us some time. Even though we provide the most thorough and advanced veterinary services possible, it's our caring people who really make us special!

Call Now To See Team of Professionals!

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J Brent Rollins, DVM
J Brent Rollins, DVM

Dr. Rollins is a 1967 graduate of Colorado State University where he received his DVM. He grew up in Phoenix, attending Osborn grade school, Washington High School and Arizona State University. His interest in horses came from his dad's Thoroughbred Racing Business (started on the end of a pitchfork and ended up with a trainer's license before Vet School).

After receiving his DVM, he served for three years as a captain in the US Army in Fort Detrick, MD. After the service, Dr. Rollins completed an Equine Internship at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In July 1971, he entered private equine practice in North Phoenix and has remained since. Twenty five of these years have been in a rewarding partnership with Dr. Clement, who retired in 2000. Dr. Rollins feels his greatest accomplishment is his family. Brent and Francie have been married since June 1st, 1963. They have five wonderful children and 23 grandchildren (at last count).

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Martin G. Crabo, DVM
Martin G. Crabo, DVM

Dr. Crabo grew up in the Midwest, and as the son and grandson of veterinarians, had no trouble running the family's cattle, horse and crop farm during his high school years. Likewise, the decision to become a veterinarian was an easy one. After graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, Dr. Crabo completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine & Surgery at Washington State University. In July of 1991, Dr. Crabo joined Chaparral Animal Hospital which later became Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Crabo is married to Barbara, a horse trainer and riding instructor who loves three-day eventing. Together they have a daughter named Jordan, 7 horses, 3 dogs and 1 cat on their "ranch," Four Peaks Farm. When the two of them get a rare chance to get away, the Crabos enjoy horse shows, scuba diving, and snow skiing together. Professionally, Dr. Crabo's interests include general equine practice, equine sports medicine & lameness, and equine reproduction.

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C. Renee Andrea, DVM, Dipl ACVS
C. Renee Andrea, DVM, Dipl ACVS

Dr. Andrea joined Chaparral in December 2001, as our first board certified surgeon. She is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, after which she completed an internship here in Arizona. She then spent three years at the University of California at Davis as a resident in equine surgery, where her area of research was in equine orthopedics. Dr. Andrea became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. Although she specializes in all area of equine surgery and lameness, Dr. Andrea's major interests are in equine orthopedics, reconsructive surgery, and horses with acute abdominal disease. Dr. Andrea and her husband Mike Freeland reside in Desert Hills, Arizona. They have two sons, Canon and Shea. Together they enjoy a lot of outdoor activities, but most of their time is spent with the family's rope and barrel horses.

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Rachel Liepman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Rachel Liepman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Dr. Liepman joins Chaparral from the Midwest, hailing from Michigan. She graduated in 2011 from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete an internship in equine sports medicine, surgery and internal medicine at BW Furlong and Associates in New Jersey. Thereafter, she pursued further training as an internal medicine specialist at The Ohio State University. During her residency, Dr. Liepman was involved in several different areas of research in equine medicine including topics in neonatology and gastrointestinal health. Board certified in Equine Internal Medicine, Dr. Liepman especially enjoys the challenge of a difficult case and working up critical emergencies. Dr. Liepman spends her free time exploring the outdoors with her husband, baby boy, and their dog, Penelope (blue heeler

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Karin Thomasson, DVM
Karin Thomasson, DVM

Dr. Karin Thomasson was raised on a farm in the great state of Minnesota, where her love for horses and the outdoors began. She waited seven long years to get her first horse and then spent much of her time growing up horseback�training, trail riding, showing, and roping. She realized her passion for veterinary medicine while being able to help their veterinarians deliver calves, perform surgeries, and treat her horses on the family farm. Dr. Thomasson attended North Dakota State University as an undergraduate, majoring in Animal & Range Science and Equine Studies. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as an intern at Peterson & Smith�s Equine Reproduction Center in Ocala, Florida, which clinched her desire to pursue equine veterinary medicine. Dr. Thomasson spent four years in Manhattan, KS at Kansas State University for veterinary school. Upon graduation she moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado completing an equine veterinary internship at Glenwood Veterinary Clinic. She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, especially, dentistry and sports medicine. In her free time, Dr. Thomasson enjoys horseback riding, training, and roping with her husband, Johann, traveling, and anything outdoors.

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Alison Ariano, DVM
Alison Ariano, DVM

Small Animal Veterinarian

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ariano to our team as of May 2014. Dr. Ariano is joining our Small Animal department as we expand to a two doctor practice. Dr. Ariano has nearly seventeen years of experience in Small Animal Medicine. Dr. Ariano's special areas of interest include Internal Medicine and Canine and Feline Dentistry. Dr. Ariano is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but has lived in Arizona for fifteen years now. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys and her rescue dogs, Campari (a Red Heeler mix) and Marty (a Rat Terrier mix). She also enjoys running full and half marathons.

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