Dr. Jeri Dioguardi and
Dr. Don Gehringer
Foothills Animal Hospital is a family-owned hospital. Dr. Jeri Dioguardi and Dr. Don Gehringer both grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Dioguardi graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson and Dr. Gehringer graduated from Creighton University. They met at graduate school in
biochemistry at Arizona State University in 1980. Their mutual love of animals
led them to veterinary school at Kansas State University. Dr. Gehringer graduated in 1987 and Dr. Dioguardi graduated in 1989. They both have practiced in Yuma since then. Dr. Dioguardi opened FAH in the Yuma East shopping center in 1991 and Dr. Gehringer
joined the practice in 1997. The new, state-of-the-art facility in
was built in1998.
Their daughter, Dorothy Jean, was born in 1996. If they ever get
any free time, they like to spend it traveling.
Dr. Clifford Wright
Dr. Clifford Wright was born and grew up in
Casper, Wyoming. At the age of 14 his love for animals blossomed
into the realization that he was going to be a veterinarian. Dr
Wright started working in the veterinary field as a kennel
technician his sophomore year of high school. This early
exposure solidified his dream. After graduating from high school
he moved to Denver, Colorado to attend veterinary technician
school at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. While there he
worked with the likes of Dr. Robert Taylor and Dr. Kevin
Fitzgerald, the stars of Emergency Vets. After graduating with
his Associate Degree and passing the state board exams for
Wyoming and Colorado, Dr. Wright worked as a licensed veterinary
technician for 3 years before moving to Manhattan, Kansas to
start Veterinary School. While attending Veterinary School, Dr.
Wright worked as the emergency surgery technician until his
senior year. After graduating he decided he was tired of the
cold weather and moved to Kingman, Arizona. After working in
Kingman as an associate veterinarian for 3 years, Dr. Wright
opened a practice in Bullhead City which he operated for 11
years. Dr. Wright joined out staff first as a relief
veterinarian then as a full time associated in April 2011. When Dr. Wright has free time away from
the office he loves to
spend it working with his alpaca herd or trying to find that
elusive 5 pound bass.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Licensed in California in 1979 as a Registered Animal Health Technician, and in Arizona in 1983 as a Certified Veterinary Technician, it has been my
privilege to work for Dr. Dioguardi and Foothills Animal
Hospital since the clinic was established. In my career as a
licensed veterinary technician, I have worked at 2 other
veterinary clinics, one in San Diego specializing in our feline
friends, the other a mixed (large and small animals) here in
Yuma. My hobby and my passion are my horses and my pets. I look
forward to seeing you at the clinic.
Sandy - Veterinary
Hello, my name is Sandy. I'm a N. H. native, but I have lived here in Yuma off and on. Over the years, Dr. Gehringer
and I have put in almost 24 years of working together.
I have a wonderful daughter, Alyssa,
and many of my own critters. I am
pleased to be here, getting the
chance to meet you and help
keep your pets healthy and
Paula - Veterinary
Hi, I'm Paula, I have
been a vet assistant at F.A.H. since Sept of 2004. I am from Santa Ynez,
CA, and was born and raised on a ranch. I attended Pima
Medical Institute to be trained as a Veterinary Assistant. I have been in the
veterinary field for over 15 years or more. I have a son ( Aaron
) who is a mechanic for his dad's shop and a
daughter (Ashleigh ) who just graduated high school and
joined the Air Force ,
2 cats and 4 dogs who keep me going non-stop! I love working for
Foothills Animal Hospital, my co-workers and the doctors are the
Andrea - Veterinary
my name is Andrea, I have been involved in the human dental
field for many years. My love of animals has brought me into the
Veterinary dental field. I am hoping I can help your pet keep
their teeth and mouth as healthy as possible.
Jennifer - Veterinary
Hi I am Jennifer. I have worked at F. A. H. since April,
I have worked in the human medical field for 15 Years and
decided I would give animals a try.
I was born and raised in Yuma and have spent most of my
life here. I am Married to Christian and have 3 children.
In my off time I enjoy my horses, we are now
down to 5.
Certified Veterinary Technician
I graduated from Mt. San Antonio
College, in Walnut, CA with a degree in animal science. I have
earned 10 years experience as a veterinary technician in
small animal day practices and in emergency medicine. I
was fortunate enough to find
Foothills Animal Hospital. This has become my new veterinary
home, the doctors, staff and clients make a wonderful working
environment and I am here to stay! I am looking forward to
helping you and your pets.
Hi, my name is Susan. I moved
back to Yuma for the third time, thanks to the Marine Corp. and
have worked at FAH since August of 2007. I am
married to an awesome Marine named Jay, and we have a beautiful
daughter named Courtney. We have 2 dogs, Sedona and Daisy, and 3
cats, Spooky Spike, Julie, and Noodles. I love being around all
of the adorable animals, and I look forward to helping you and
meeting your cherished family members.
Sandra - Receptionist
Hello, I am Sandra. I moved to Yuma with my husband, Steve in
2005. I was a veterinary receptionist in Salem, Oregon for 7
years. Prior to that, I trained gun dogs and had obedience
training in Idaho for many years. I look forward to meeting all
Hi, my name is Maria. I am one of the receptionists at Foothills
Animal Hospital. I was born in California, but raised in Yuma,
AZ. I am a mother of two wonderful children named Luis
and Brianda. I love my job and
hope to meet you and your pets!
Brooke - Receptionist
Hello I'm Brooke. I am a receptionist at Foothills Animal
Hospital. I started November of 2012. I am a mother of a
wonderful boy named Jasper. I have always had a passion for
animals. I have one dog and two bunnies. I can't wait to meet
you all and your fur babies soon!
Savannah - Veterinary
Hi, my name is Savannah, and I
started here at Foothills Animal Hospital in January of
2010. I'm originally from Ogden, Utah. I moved to Yuma to be
with my husband Diego. I have 2 dogs.
I love animals and can't wait to meet yours!
Hi, my name is Susan. I
started at Foothills Animal Hospital in August 2011. I was born
and raised in Yuma, AZ and have always had a love for animals. I
have 2 children and a house full of animals. I look forward to
meeting you and your pets.
I moved to Yuma from Phoenix in October of 2012 and was lucky
enough to start working at Foothills Animal Hospital almost
immediately. I graduated from Carrington College in 2010
and absolutely love working in this field. I have 2 cats
and one small dog that I have the pleasure of sharing my life
with. I am very pleased to have such wonderful staff to work
along side. I look forward to meeting you and your pet family.
Yolanda - Maintenance
Hi, my name is Yolanda, I have been
working here at the Foothills Animal Hospital for 2 1/2 years. I have been here in Yuma for 11 years. I'm happily married and have 2 boys. I also have 4 dogs.
I will always be the hospital queen!