Meet Our Team

Laveen Veterinary Center Staff

The staff at Laveen Veterinary Center always strives to provide compassionate care and advice, doing our best to protect the bond between you and your pets. Beyond the first rate pet care that you will receive, we’ve made our clinic comfortable and as calm as possible so that both you and your pet can relax before your meeting our veterinary team.

Comprised of dedicated Veterinarians and caring support staff devoted to our patients and clients, we understand the special role your pet plays in your family and would be honored to become your partner in your pet's health care.

Owned and operated by Pet Vet, Dr. Evan Ware, we are an affiliate of the University Animal Hospital in Tempe, Arizona which provides us with an additional resource to turn to for the care of your pet.

Laveen Veterinary Center Team

  • Evan Ware,

    Growing up in a Cleveland, Ohio, all of my neighbors knew which door to knock on when an animal issue came up.  Whether it was rounding up animals to bring to the vet, an emergent pet-sitting need and even trapping and releasing the raccoon that made its home under the deck - it seemed no job was too big.  As time passed, I realized that a career didn’t have to be a drag if I always did something that I loved.  I have never looked back.

    One of the little secrets about our profession is the bond that develops with the pets and owners.  My career can be a wild ride of experiences and emotions, but at the end of the day, I frequently find myself grinning because our team has helped the lives of our patients.

    Two aspects of my profession come to the top of my mind when people ask what I like best about my job - cases that are particularly challenging and require research and learning, and the relationships that I have developed during my years of practicing.

    During my spare time I enjoy spending QT with the family, traveling, photography and sports.  Our family has a goal to visit one new national park every year.  Sunday nights at the Ware house mostly involves a mass of people, pets and pizza squished on the couch watching a movie.


    Dr. Evan Ware studied for his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University in microbiology and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!)

    Areas of Interest

    Orthopedic medicine and surgery

    Veterinary oncology and chemotherapy

    General and advanced soft tissue surgery

    Professional Affiliations

    Arizona Veterinary Medical Association - member

    American Veterinary Medical Association - member 

  • Amber Naig,

    Dr. Naig is an Iowa native who relocated to the desert following graduation from Iowa State University in 2007. Growing up on a farm, she knew from a young age that she loved animals and cannot remember a time when she wanted to do anything but practice veterinary medicine.

    Dr. Naig lives with her two small dogs, “Miles” and “Mason” and her two cats, “Gracie Lou” and “Hashbrown”. Her interests include internal medicine, behavior and ultrasonography. She also enjoys surgery.

    “I am excited to be part of the team at Laveen Veterinary Center where there is such a huge focus on providing the most compassionate and complete care for people and their pets. I understand what an important role pets play in peoples’ families and look forward to providing the care they need throughout their lives.”

  • Tatiana Segura Elizondo,

    I am originally from Costa Rica and I earned my veterinary degree from Escuela de Medicina y Cirugía Veterinaria San Francisco de Asís in my home country. I became accredited through the ECFVG program in order to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

    Growing up I wasn’t as lucky as other people and did not have any pets until my teenage years when I acquired an iguana and two turtles as a present. I became fascinated with these creatures and I fell in love with animals in general, which fueled my interest in this wonderful world of veterinary medicine. Nowadays, I enjoy seeing these exotic animals in their natural habitats, especially every time I have the opportunity to visit my country.

    I currently enjoy working exclusively with dogs and cats. I love the fact that I can be part of the human-animal bond and that I can help both pets and their families. My areas of interest include surgery and ultrasonography.

    I have two cats, Margarita, a gray longhair from Arizona and Toñita, an orange shorthair from Costa Rica. During my leisure time I love reading, gardening, doing puzzles, dancing, biking, and yoga.

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  • Sara
    Hospital Manager/Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    I think it is important to have a profession that you love and are passionate about. Being in the veterinary field, came very natural for me. I love animals, period. It doesn’t matter what type. I love the furry and cuddly ones as well as the feathered and scaly ones. I am a Midwestern girl, originally from Indiana, so Arizona was a big culture shock at first. I have been out here for 15 years and have been in the Veterinary field ever since.

    I received my Certification from the Arizona in 2008. I worked at University Animal Hospital for 10 years and had a million great experiences. However I am truly happy to be able to start at the ground floor here at Laveen Veterinary Center, with Dr. Ware. I have an interest in senior and geriatric patients, especially the felines. I enjoy those older and grumpy kitties.

    I have 4 kitties of my own: Benny, Bubba, Kinsey and Wyatt. All older and getting grumpier as we speak. I also have a 2 year old Chihuahua named Olive. She is my little partner in whatever we can get into because she is always up for anything. Outside of hanging out with Olive, I really enjoy spending time with friends, going to movies, reading a good book or going to a good wine tasting.

  • Alexis
    Veterinary Nurse

    I have lived in beautiful sunny Arizona all my life. As a child I loved watching and learning about animals in books and television shows. Animals have always fascinated and inspired wonder in me. I wanted to know everything I could about all types of animals that I could. I mostly grew up with dogs, but a few years ago I adopted 2 cats and I am glad I did. When I was younger I would help injured birds or find homes for stray dogs. That was a common occurrence for me and something my parents thankfully supported and nourished my love of animals.

    Currently I have five animals. I have two adorable cats: Magnus Bane (2 years old) and Pandora (7 years old) and three amazing dogs: Zorro (my old man 11 years old) pug, Korra and Shorty (3 year old sister and brother) Yorkie-poodle-schnauzer mixes.

    I am currently an undergraduate student at Arizona State University and I plan on becoming a Veterinarian. When I am not working or going to school I love to read, sing and spend time with my family and furry babies. I also love to laugh and there are definitely no dull moments when working with animals and great people.

    Working here at Laveen Veterinary Center has reinforced what I always wanted as a child, to help animals in any way that I can and to do something that I am passionate about. 

  • Kayla
    Customer Service Representative

    Animals have always been a big part of my life since I was a little girl. Growing up, my Mothers profession was a Veterinary Technician, so we have always had a big furry family under our roof. Animals have continually provided immeasurable pleasure to my life. Whether it's putting a big smile on my face, making me laugh, or simply having a special connection with them and knowing they feel the same way.  

    My children include two precious Dachshunds: Frankie and Luna, who are the loves of my life!   I also have 4 naughty cats: Kittens, Ducky, Lucy, and Mama. In my down time I enjoy seeing movies, spending time with my fur babies at home, or catching up with friends and family. I feel very blessed to be working here with our wonderful Veterinarians and a staff that share the same passions to contribute to their well-being like I do.

  • Tyana
    Veterinary Nurse

    'Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.' – Anatole France 

    Warm sunny Arizona has been my home my entire life. I have spent most of my life bringing home stray animals in need and eventually adopting them into my family. 

    Taking care of animals has always been in my nature. It was not until 2017 that I decided to make it my career. I spent a year in a veterinary assistant program learning how to better care for the animals I love so much. I graduated school in 2018 and although my journey has just started, I have already decided that this was the best decision I have ever made. 

    Currently, I have 2 beautiful fur babies, Bastet and Scylla. They say, 'You never know you're a cat person until you adopt a cat.' That is the truest statement I have ever heard. When I am not working, I am either: spending time with family and friends, taking tons of pictures of my cats, or exploring new places in my beautiful city. 

    I am proud to be working with a team that has such a great bond and an even greater love for the animals we care for. Working here at Laveen Veterinary Center gives me the opportunity to do what I love: Educating people, learning more about lab and cytology, and above all being a voice for the voiceless.