About Us

Gerald and Cyndi Jenkins, Practice Owners

Dr. Jenkins and his wife Cyndi are the owners and operators of Alta Vista. Dr. Jenkins has owned the practice since 1972 and it is his philisophy that has created what we are today. Alta Vista is the fifth practice in Central Phoenix was once surrounded by dairy farms! Dr. Jenkins along side of his wife Cyndi work very hard to provide an hospital that has the resources, training and compassion to provide the best care for your pets. When Dr. Jenkins and Cyndi are not at the practice they are relaxing in Payson, fly fishing or traveling. You may also see their two children Miranda up front and Forrest as a Veterinarian.



Paige Peterson, DVM

Dr. Peterson is a North Central Phoenix native who grew up going to local Madison schools and graduated from Sunnyslope High School. She received a volleyball scholarship to Concordia University where she studied abroad in Argentina her junior 
year and graduated with honors in 2007. She started vet school at University of Edinburgh in 2007. The summer of her Junior year in vet school she spent three months in Kenya researching indigenous cattle for the International Livestock Research 
Institute. She has also worked at several spay and neuter clinics abroad and gets great satisfaction from volunteering her time for the improvement of animal welfare. She is happy to be back to her native area after having enjoyed many wonderful experiences abroad. Her husband whom she met at vet school has returned with her to Arizona and is a large animal vet in the Prescott area. They have several dogs, cats, chickens, and 
horses at home and spend their spare time horseback riding and hiking in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves.

Jacquie Allgire, DVM, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Jacquie Allgire grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1987. In 1998 she graduated from Colorado State University with her Degree in Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Boise, Idaho where she practiced veterinary medicine for 10 years before moving to Phoenix in August of 2008. In 2001 she became a certified veterinary acupuncturist 
through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has since dedicated herself to practicing primarily Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Jacquie provides acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, homeopathy and 
chiropractic care for small animal patients. She is an active member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture 
Society, the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. She is also a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and provides medical guidance and pain management for terminally ill and elderly pets who are being cared for at home.

Paige Jackson, DVM

Dr. Jackson was born and raised in New Mexico before she went to Colorado. After studying chemistry and wildlife biology she went on to receive her DVM graduating from Colorado State University in 2003. Dr. Jackson has gained a lot of experience including practicing for 3 years in Australia. She loves to learn new things and enjoys emergency & medical cases.  In her “free time” she enjoys riding, hiking, photography, scuba diving and skiing.



Kate Radosevich, DVM

Dr. Kate Radosevich is an Arizona native. She attended Northern Arizona University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Ross University and completed her clinical year at the University of Florida. Upon graduation she moved home to Arizona. Her professional interests include internal medicine, integrative medicine, and soft-tissue surgery. In her free time Dr. Kate enjoys playing with her papillon, Mighty who is a rescue. She loves traveling, reading, and eating good food.

Tracie Feldman, DVM


Dr. Feldman was born and raised in the North Central Phoenix area and graduated from Greenway High School.  She attended Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences in 2014 and then received her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2018.  Dr. Feldman and and her husband are so happy to be back home in Arizona with their families!  They currently have two dogs, an aussie mix named Elsa and an Australian cattle dog named Piper.  In her spare time she enjoys doing a wide variety of outdoor activities with her dogs including biking, running, paddle boarding, swimming and hiking. Her main interests are dermatology, surgery and cardiology.  Dr. Feldman is so excited to be working at Alta Vista and thankful for the opportunities she has to love and care for her patients.

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Forrest Jenkins, DVM


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Jessica Jang, DVM


Dr. Jang was born in Michigan, but spent most of her childhood in Korea. She returned to the States when she was 16 to pursue her dream to be a veterinarian. She started as an undergraduate at Michigan State University and was preaccepted to their College of Veterinary Medicine after two years, as a top applicant. After graduatng in 2012, she practiced in Michigan for two years where she honed her surgical and medical skills performing almost 1500 surgeries. Dr Jang's interests include soft tissue surgery, endocrinology and dentistry. She appreciates each day that she is able to treat animals with genuine love and care.

Gabriel Cox, DVM


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Leah Vela, DVM


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Angie, Practice Manager


Angie started at Alta Vista in 2001 as a part-time receptionist while attending Phoenix College. She has always loved working with animals and knew that they would be her career. Angie became the full-time boarding director and hospital receptionist in 2004. After having her son she became more dedicated and focused on Alta Vista and their clients!


Angie really enjoys all types of animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and several furry friends.

Jennifer, Solutions Manager


Jen was born and raised in Aloha, Oregon. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to work with animals and started volunteering at the Oregon Zoo in 1987. After high school, she started as a kennel assistant, cleaning cages at a clinic in Portland. She worked her way up to receptionist, assistant, then picked up enough skills to be a technician. After having her daughter in 1997, she took a break and went to cosmetology school. It was while working at a laser facility (on people) that she met a Veterinary Dermatologist client who inspired her to go back into the field, working for her as a technician. In 2014, she moved to Phoenix to enjoy daily sunshine! After being a tech at Alta Vista for 3 years, Jen transitioned into an administrative role. When she’s not working, she’s enjoying time at home with her husband Dan and their 4 herding dogs and 1 cat. 

Sissy, Lead Veterinary Technician

Sissy graduated with her AOS degree in veterinary technology in February 2009. She is very friendly and enjoys life. Sissy always has a place in her heart for animals and will continue her education for them. Sissy joined the Alta Vista team, after completing her extern, in October of 2007. She is always here to go above and beyond for pet's and their owners. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing at home with her boyfriend and her little zoo.


Tiera, Veterinary Technician

Tiera is 1 out of 6 siblings born in Chicago, IL then moved to Arizona as an infant. She graduated from South Mountain High School top 3% in her class. Then she graduated from Anthem College top 1% of her class attaining an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Tiera has a strong compassion for animals. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading and living life.


Dana, Veterinary Technician

Dana was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but has lived in Phoenix for most of her life. She studied Veterinary Technology for two years at Anthem College and graduated with her Associates of Science degree in March 2013. She has been with Alta Vista since February 2013 and has a passion for learning new things from co-workers and making a difference. Dana hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future and is inspired by her fuzz babies "Kitty" and "Oona."

Rosa, Receptionist

Rosa moved to Arizona from California and brought her veterinary skills to Alta Vista. She has been working in the Veterinary field over 8 years with experience, some of which was at an emergency animal hospital. She likes working with animals and has an exhuberant, young German Shepherd at home. Rosa also has 2 children.