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Dr. Cheryl M. Haugo Owner - Veterinarian

Licensed in Washington and Arizona since 1986, Dr. Haugo founded Desert Vet Clinic in 1989. Dr. Haugo has special interests in exotics and birds while maintaining her love for cats and dogs - especially Great Danes. Dr. Haugo and husband Mark John are owned by 3 Great Danes (one of which is the clinic mascot; Solveig), 2 cats, 5 goats, 10 ducks, 2 geese and who knows what else will pop up at Haugo Farms!

Dr. Alison Waples

Dr. Alison Waples was born and raised in Nebraska (Go Big Red!). She received her Bachelor of Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her DVM in 2009, Dr. Waples did a 1 year small animal/exotic pet internship in Tucson, where she was also allowed to work with the collection at Reid Park Zoo. She adores the four-legged family members, and has a passion for exotic pets and surgery. Dr. Waples enjoys outdoor activities with her handsome Great Pyrenees mix, Archimedes, whom she rescued while finishing her DVM.

Dr. Danielle Munoz

Born and raised in Yuma, Dr. Munoz graduated from Yuma High School as a proud Criminal. She then traveled to Tucson and received her bachelor's degree from The University of Arizona.  Afterwards, Dr. Munoz was accepted to The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, GO COUGS!  After graduating, she returned home to practice small animal medicine with an interest in exotic animals and emergency.  Dr. Munoz loves spending time with her family and friends, including her furry children!

Dr. Lori Stillmaker

Dr. Lori Stillmaker is from Washington State, having been raised in the Seattle area, and attending college on the East side of the state.  She left her former career in Pathology and Pharmaceutical research to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a Veterinarian.  She graduated from Washington State University with her DVM in 2014.  Her interests include soft tissue surgery, education in wellness/preventative care, and pain management to ensure the longevity and high quality  of life for all of her patients.  She loves the sun, great outdoors, and warm weather; whichis why she moved to beautiful Arizona.  In her off time she enjoys spending time with both her two legged and four legged family, (two daughters, two dogs, and three cats).

Mark John Haugo - All-around Good Guy

Mark John was born in Minnesota and met Dr. Haugo in Idaho while they were both attending undergraduate school. He was a wild lands firefighter and on the road to a biologist position with the Department of the Interior when he was severely injured in an accident in 1990. Mark John has made a remarkable recovery so far and now gives his energy to assisting the Kindergarten teachers at Yuma Lutheran School and working out at the YMCA. He helps Doc with their many animals at Haugo Farms and is in charge of the Employee Break Room at Desert Vet. Thanks for washing all our dirty dishes Mark John!

Solveig - security/blood donation


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995 S 5th Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
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