Animal Hospital at Grayhawk

Meet Our Team

We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our patients and clients.

The Grayhawk Team

The doctors at Animal Hospital at Grayhawk were recently voted the best veterinarians in the Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine! They are supported by a devoted and experienced staff of veterinary professionals and customer care specialists. They are very honored by this award and will work for you to maintain that standard.

Furthermore, all of the doctors at our hospital are “Fear Free” certified – this means they have additional training to make each visit as stress-free as possible for your pet.

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Dr. Michael Berman

Michael Berman, DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

Before purchasing Animal Hospital at Grayhawk, Dr. Berman spent five years working in other practices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ. A born and raised Minnesotan, he graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Berman enjoys all aspects of veterinary care but has a particular interest in nutrition, dental care, behavior, and feline internal medicine. In 2016, Dr. Berman became the first Fear Free certified veterinarian in the state of Arizona – a philosophy he brings to all aspects of patient care for your pets here in North Scottsdale! In 2017, Dr. Berman joined the Veterinary Dentistry Academy, a select group of doctors who have completed advanced training in all aspects of oral care for dogs and cats.

When Dr. Berman isn’t at the hospital, he can often be found at home with his wife, Dr. Kitchen, and their twin boys. He hopes to add a cat or three to their family again soon.

Dr. Katie Kitchen

Katie Kitchen, DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

Before purchasing Animal Hospital at Grayhawk, Dr. Kitchen worked at Faust Animal Hospital in Phoenix for nearly four years. Born and raised in Arizona, she graduated from Deer Valley High School and Arizona State University West before heading up to Minnesota for vet school. This is where she met her future husband, Dr. Berman. It wasn’t hard to convince him that sunshine was better than snow, and they moved back to Arizona shortly after she graduated. Dr. Kitchen has a particular interest in behavior, nutrition, and canine internal medicine.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Kitchen enjoys spending time with her husband and the furry members of their family: Mason, an Australian Shepherd, Tworty, the tortoise, along with the pets Dr. Berman brought into the family. She also enjoys competing in agility with Mason, reading, and spending time with her twin boys.

Dr. Stacy Duffy

Christina McBroom, DVM

Veterinarian
Dr. McBroom is another native Arizonan. She attended Arizona State University Polytechnic for her bachelor’s degree in applied biological sciences. During her undergraduate education, she became a kennel technician at Animal Hospital at Grayhawk where she worked her way through all the roles from receptionist to technician over the years. She attended and graduated from Colorado State University and was excited to move away from the snow and back to Arizonan warm weather. Her special interests include exotic animal medicine and husbandry, animal behavior, feline medicine, and dentistry. She is Fear Free and Avian Fear Free Certified.

When away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her soon-to-be husband, Justin, and their cat, Frodo. As an avid Lord of the Rings fan, she hopes to adopt more animals soon into their Fellowship.

Dr. Stacy Duffy

Lauren Kunkel, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kunkel grew up in Cave Creek, AZ, where she was surrounded by many animals from a young age. Some of her many pets have included dogs, horses, finches, tortoises, fish, hermit crabs, and even an African Grey parrot. She attended Arizona State University, where she began her undergraduate studies as a math major. She quickly realized her true passion was in veterinary medicine and finished her undergraduate studies in biological sciences. While attending ASU, she worked in various veterinary settings, including small animal, equine, and wildlife hospitals. She was also a research assistant in a mathematical neuro-oncology lab at Mayo Clinic. She then attended Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Although she enjoyed her time in Colorado, Dr. Kunkel is thrilled to be back in her home state, practicing small animal veterinary medicine. Some of her veterinary interests include preventative care, nutrition, and orthopedic medicine. She is also a Fear Free Certified Veterinarian and strives to minimize stress and anxiety for her patients during their veterinary visits.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Kunkel loves to spend her time riding horses, hiking, staying active, and entertaining her two very spoiled Australian Cattle Dogs, Siri and Macey.

Carrie

Carrie

Technician
Carrie was born in California but moved to Arizona when she was five and has lived here ever since. She graduated from Horizon High School before attending Yavapai College and Arizona State University. In her early twenties, Carrie started working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital. Soon she realized she wanted to learn the skills of a technician and has been doing that ever since. Her favorite part of being a tech is building a close relationship with the clients and their pets and getting to work hands-on with dogs and cats daily.

Carrie’s human family includes her two daughters, Sarah and Julia. Their household is run by a Bullmastiff named Paisley as well as her cat called Bingo. In her free time, Carrie enjoys hiking, playing softball, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Devyn

Devyn

Technician
Devyn was born in Riverside, California but has since lived in many places, including Utah, Idaho, and now Arizona. She has always had a passion for the care and well-being of animals of all kinds and decided to leave her career in human medicine to go back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Devyn graduated with her degree in December 2015 and, after passing the state and national exams, has earned her credentials as a CVT!

When not at the animal hospital caring for your furry friends, she is usually at home being bossed around by her seven-year-old son, Cylus. They also live with their sassy cats named Malfoy and Anakin, and their three dogs, Lola, Willow, and Opie. Devyn looks forward to coming to work every day and enjoys not only getting to know the dogs and cats we care for but the owners who share her love for their animals.

Amy

Amy

Technician
Amy might be a familiar face to some; she spent her first several months with us, completing her Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant externship. We’ve since hired her on as a full-time technician! She decided to stay with Animal Hospital at Grayhawk after her externship because it felt like a family. When she’s not with us, Amy likes to spend time reading and watching the Harry Potter series with her two rats, Scabbers and Dobby, and chihuahuas named Bruder and Sara.
Kortney

Kortney

Technician
Kortney started in veterinary medicine in 2018. After completing nine months in the technician assistant program and Pima Medical Institute, she came to Animal Hospital at Grayhawk as an intern. After three months here, she was hired as a permanent staff member.

Kortney shares her life at home with three dogs – a Shih Tzu named Ella, a chihuahua named Samsona, and a Belgian shepherd named Duke. In her infrequent spare moments, she enjoys eating out and traveling.

Kortney

Alexis

Technician

Alexis was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She started her career in Veterinary Medicine originally since she thought she might want to eventually become a veterinarian. She began her career at a boarding facility and then worked for several years at Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital in Orlando. Alexis moved to Arizona to continue her education – she is currently studying forensic psychology at ASU!

Outside of work, Alexis enjoys hiking and is a total foodie! She also appreciates a good Netflix binge when possible. She has a young Heeler/Rottweiler mix named Colby.

Karly

Karly

Technician Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Karly

Alison

Technician Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Customer Service
Prior to moving to Arizona in 1972, Elizabeth taught high school French in Wisconsin and Illinois. She considers herself privileged to have worked with veterinary practices in the Valley for well over twenty-five years. Elizabeth is immensely proud and pleased with her eight years at Animal Hospital at Grayhawk. She firmly believes that attentive, thorough customer service is a necessary adjunct to our beloved pets’ superior medical care. At home in her house of forty years in North Scottsdale,

Elizabeth is passionate about gardening, crossword puzzles, and maintaining the English language’s integrity. She shares her home with her manager, Rosamund Frederick, the cat.

Mariah

Mariah

Customer Service
Mariah was born and raised in Altadena, California. She always had a huge passion to work with animals. After being encouraged to apply to work at an Animal Hospital she fell even more in love with pets and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.

After 6 years of working in California, she packed up and moved to Arizona. She lives with her fiancé and fur baby Yeti, a blue heeler. They enjoy exploring Arizona, meeting new people, and going back home to visit family.

Monika

Monika

Customer Service
Prior to moving to Arizona near the end of 2021, Monika lived in Dallas for many years and originally grew up in the Chicagoland area. She worked at a busy veterinary hospital in Dallas for 5 years before joining our team!

Monika has an 8 year old terrier mix and a 3 year old calico tabby cat. In her free time, she enjoys rollerskating, gardening, and hiking. Her passion is to make sure animals get the treatment and care they need.