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 philosophy that has created what we are today. Alta Vista is the fifth practice in Central Phoenix and 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.

 

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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.

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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 is so happy to be back home in Arizona with her family!  She currently has three dogs. 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.

 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. 

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Forrest Jenkins, DVM

Dr. Jenkins is an Arizona Native. He attended Arizona State University where he received her Bachelor's Degree. Dr. Jenkins then went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Virginia. He enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine. In his free time Dr. Jenkins enjoys exploring the amazing locally owned restaurants and spending time with his Yorkies. 

Gabriel Cox, DVM

 

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Angie, Practice Manager

 

Angie started at Alta Vista in 2001. She has always loved working with animals and knew that they would be her career. Angie started as the receptionist and became the full-time boarding director 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.

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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. 

Dion, Business Manager

Dion was born and raised in San Diego, California, where he lived until joining the Air Force and served as a criminal investigator and hostage negotiator. While in the Air Force, he won the John Leviton award, the Air Force leadership award and a non-commissioned officer quarterly award. Dion then served as a police officer for the Phoenix police department upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force. He has an Associate’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Business Management. He is a member of Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society. Dion is also a certified dog trainer and dog training mentor for the Animal Behavior College.
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Sissy, Veterinary Technician Manager

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.

 

Mandee, CVT, Veterinary Technician Manager

Mandee has been in the Veterinary field for 18 years and a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2006. She has worked at Alta Vista for a total of 12 years, even meeting her future husband here. She also worked for 4 years in Veterinary Oncology learning how to humanely treat animals with cancer. Her joys in life include hanging out with her chickens, exploring nature, cooking and enjoying different types of cuisine and of course, being a dog mom to her chiweenie, Radar. She is one of the managers at Alta Vista and loves making clients and their fur babies happy. 
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Rosa, Customer Service Representative

Rosa moved to Arizona from California and brought her veterinary skills to Alta Vista. She has been working in the Veterinary field for many years and working at Alta Vista since 2005. She likes working with animals and has a Ringed-Neck Parakeet named Paco. When she's not at work Rosa is keeping busy with her 2 kids! 

Jessica, Customer Service Representative

Jessica was born and raised in Connecticut. Growing up she spent countless hours in the woods exploring the outdoors and developing a strong connection to the natural world. All those moments eventually lead to a rewarding career in the Veterinary field and at the Phoenix Zoo. In 2009, Jessica joined the Alta Vista team and it is here that she has found her permanent home. In her spare time Jessica still enjoys getting out in nature, spending time with her husband and kids, as well as running. She can also be found volunteering at the Zoo when needed. 
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Martina, Veterinary Technician

Arizona Native she lived in Holbrook AZ for majority of her life. Growing up in a small town and attempting to help and feed all the stray animals is how she knew she belong in the animal field. After high school she moved to Phoenix to attend Anthem College. Martina graduated with Honors from Anthem College and achieved her Veterinary Technology Associate of Science Degree. She was then hired after her externship and has been following her dreams of helping animals since 2014. When she is not at Alta vista she's a full-time mom of 2 children and 1 fur baby. In her spare time she enjoys mini trips to Sedona or Flagstaff with the whole family.

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."

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Eva, Veterinary Technician

Eva was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at Pima Medical Institute in 2018. She was hired at Alta Vista after her externship. Her 5 year old cat "Sammie" inspired her to become a part of the veterinary field as he had a urinary obstruction. After that experience she realized she wanted to help animals! She loves taking care of the hospitalized patients at Alta Vista. Eva loves that she gets to nurse animals back to health. Her favorite part is getting to see and treat our regular patients as they hold a special spot in her heart. When Eva is not working she's hiking and caring for her 6 fur babies that keep her on her toes!
Paola, Veterinary Technician

Paola grew up in Phoenix before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She returned to Phoenix in 2018 and decided to pursue her love for animals. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her Labrador mix Scout, hiking and going to the gym. Aside from being a VeterinaryTechnician, Paola is also a nationally certified EMT. 
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Krista, Veterinary Technician

Krista was born and raised in the Central Phoenix area. She graduated from North High School and then attended Mesa Community College for Veterinary Technology. Krista has a passion for animal welfare and has been involved in it since she was in high school. She started as an animal shelter volunteer, and has since become a veterinary technician for general practice as well as the municipal shelter. In Krista's free time she enjoys going to the Coyotes hockey games and spending time with her 5 dogs.