Aric 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, three Golden Retrievers, and a terrier-poodle mix.
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, and exotic pets. 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, and rock painting.
Jaime Jones - Technician
Jaime joined the team at Desert Tails in 2017 as a fresh new graduate from Carrington College where she received her certificate as a Veterinary Assistant. Prior to jumping into the veterinary health care field, Jaime worked for over 10 years with children. Jaime is a very family oriented fun person and is often heard laughing throughout the clinic. Jaime spends most of her free time with her daughter and her mini-Aussie named Belle. Jaime also loves to sing, play volleyball, cliff jump, snowboard, and snuggle animals.
Crystal McMahon - Technician
Crystal is originally from Ontario, Canada. She has lived in AZ for 23 years. In 2009 she received a degree as a Tech Assistant. Along her journey she has received many other notable certificates. She is currently on her 4th year of pre-veterinary classes before she applies to Midwestern to obtain a doctorate in veterinary medicine. After achieving her degree as a DVM, she plans on pursuing another degree in marine biology. Crystal is very passionate about all creatures. She is especially intrigued by sea life and the conservation of the sea. Because school takes up a majority of her time, she does not have any pets at the moment. Being in the field of her dreams, we all know that will change in the future. Crystal not only loves making connections with her patients, she loves meeting and connecting with every client she meets. Crystal has been a tech at DTAC for just over a year.
Maiya Sadler - Technician
Maiya was born in Flint, Michigan. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona from Salt Lake City, Utah in 2018. Maiya has been with the team since May of 2018. She graduated in 2017 with her Associate’s Degree in veterinary medicine from Broadview University. Maiya has been working in the veterinary field for over 3 years. Maiya is currently working towards receiving her certification as credentialed veterinary technician. In her free time, Maiya enjoys pet sitting and enjoying nature. She currently has one (really adorable) cat named Bear who is Maine Coon mix.
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.
Chasity Lambert - Technician
Chasity has been a veterinary technician for over 11 years, she joined the team at Desert Tails Animal Clinic in 2019. Chasity graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute in 2008. Chasity's hobbies include spending time at home with her family and her menagerie of "fur babies" (3 dogs, 5 cats, 7 chickens, 10 rabbits, 3 desert tortoises and fish). Chasity also loves kayaking, camping and the great outdoors. She is passionate about her profession and strives to treat all animals with the same love and compassion as she would treat her own pets.
Sarah Frederick - Technician Assistant
Our youngest team member is Sarah, who is 16 years old. Sarah has a burning passion for animals. She goes to a local high school that also provides a veterinary technology courses. Sarah started here at Desert Tails by volunteering and shadowing the staff to learn more about the field she loves. She has recently become an official staff member and looks forward to being here in the office to assist animals to be healthy and feel better!
Marge Moreno - Groomer
Please see Marge's page on the "Marge's Clipping Corner" for a complete and detailed biography.
Smokey is a highly opinionated and outgoing 18-year-old neutered male. He is very tolerant with other cats and seems okay with dogs his size most of the time. Smokey tends to get sassy with larger dogs and will swat at them occasionally. Smokey is the face of our practice. He can usually be found prowling the hallways, wandering around the clinic "yelling" at staff member to feed him (over and over and over), or leisurely stretched out on the front desk. Smokey is very passionate about food and won't hesitate to let you know when he wants a bite of anything you have!