Meet Our Team

drremen.jpgAric Remen, DVM - Owner

Aric Remen was born in Puerto Rico and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Resources, with a concentration in Wildlife Habitat Management from Arizona State University in 1995. Before starting veterinary school, he worked on a variety of wildlife projects, including Urban Coyote Project in Tucson. In 2000, Aric then went on to Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies. He attended Colorado State University for one year of clinical studies and earned his D.V.M from Ross in 2003. Aric's hobbies include watching the Colts play, traveling, fishing, and playing poker. He shares his home with his wife, their two daughters, a Golden Retriever, a Boxer, a terrier-poodle mix, and tortoises.

Tracy Remen - Owner


Tracy is the backbone of our team at Desert Tails Animal Clinic. She is often hidden in the back areas helping keep things running smoothly for all the rest of our staff. Tracy is a bit of a "Jack of All Trades" here at the clinic. At times she will be found helping at the front desk, helping in the back with patients, taking care of book keeping and business management needs, or just entertaining clients as they are being assisted by our staff. Most importantly, Tracy keeps the staff and Doctor well taken care of so they can all help your pet get the best medical care possible. Tracy enjoys spending her very rare moments of free time relaxing at home and spending time with family.


Stacey Thomas, CVT - Office Manager


Stacey has always enjoyed being around animals. Throughout her life, she has been “owned” by several different species of pets including: hamsters, fish, rabbits, birds, tortoises, lizards, snakes, dogs and cats. Stacey was born in Phoenix, AZ and has been working in the veterinary field since 1997. She passed her National and State boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2004. Throughout her career, Stacey has worked with large animals, small animals, exotic pets and wildlife. She joined the Desert Tails team in 2017. Stacey shares her home with her husband, her two young sons (whom she commonly refers to as her resident primates), and her dog Tessa (a rescued pit mix). During her free time (if she can ever find any), Stacey enjoys hiking, swimming, cross-stitching, reading, and rock painting.

Darcy Holland - Technician


Darcy is from a small town in northern Arizona called Kingman. Darcy has been around animals her whole life and always knew she wanted to pursue a career working with them. Darcy graduated with her AAS in Veterinary Technology at The Vet Tech Institute of Houston, Texas. She has worked with several different species of animals (exotic and domestic) as a wildlife keeper and as a technician. Her hobbies include reading, kayaking, listening to music, spending time with her family and enjoying nature. Darcy is currently working towards getting certified as a credentialed veterinary technician, while learning and enjoying new experiences in the veterinary field.

Nestor Martinez-Pagan - Hospital Assistant


Nestor was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He graduated from Wheaton College in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in biology.  He currently has one chiweenie named Spike.  In his spare time, Nestor enjoys watching movies, hiking, and spending time with his friends.

Marge Moreno - Groomer

Please see Marge's page on the "Marge's Clipping Corner" for a complete and detailed biography.


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  • "No one can fill Dr Remen's shoes as a veterinarian. He is kind, patient, considerate and thoroughly knowledgeable when it comes to our furbabies medical needs.He really listens and is down to earth. We are so fortunate to have found him. His staff is fantastic too. We highly recommend him. You won't find a better man or veterinarian."
    Carol M.