Jerry Zitterkopf, DVM
Dr. Zitterkopf was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 1950 the son of Jake and Jeanette Zitterkopf. He was raised with one younger brother, Jack Zitterkopf. Dr. Zitterkopf's boyhood years were spent on an irragated farm/ranch south of Lyman, Nebraska. He graduated from Lyman High School in 1969 and attended the University of Nebraska for three years majoring in pre-veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zitterkopf was accepted into Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1972, received a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1974 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1976.
Upon graduating Dr. Zitterkopf accepted a position with Drs.Tom Schrimsher and Paul McGrath as an Associate Veterinarian at Manzanita Animal Hospital in Kingman, Arizona. He became a partner in the practice with Dr. Schrimsher and upon Dr. Schrimsher's retirement from Veterinary Medicine in the early 80's became sole owner of Manzanita Animal Hospital . In recent years Dr. Zitterkopf has sold Manzanita Animal hospital to Dr. J.D. Anderson, but continues to see patients.
Dr. Zitterkopf practiced both large and small animal medicine and surgery for a number of years but in recent years has limited his practice to small animal medicine and surgery with a specialty in veterinary ophthalmology.
Dr. Zitterkopf's wife, Tria is a long time employee of Kingman Regional Medical Hospital where she is employed as a systems analyst. Dr. Zittekopf has two daughters, Britt and Annika, both having grown and flown the nest.
. In his leisure time Dr. Zitterkopf enjoys motorcycle touring, astronomy, sailing, hiking, ATV-ing and photography.
He has served as President of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, the Wild West Veterinary Conference, the Mohave Lions Club and the Kingsmen. He served for several years on the board of the Kingman Airport Authority. He along with his wife Tria are active members in their local community church. Dr. Zitterkopf has traveled to Moscow, Russia and to Minsk, Belarus ( on two separate occasions ) with Campus Crusade for Christ teaching college level Bible studies.
J.D. Anderson, DVM
Dr. Anderson is a native to Kingman, Az, born and raised into ranching family who raised cattle east of Kingman. He attended K-12 in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1988.
Upon completion of his undergraduate studies at NAU in Flagstaff, Az, he attended Veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 1995.
After graduation he practiced for 5 years in a mixed animal practice in Flagstaff. Then he moved to Greeley, Co, working in a Dairy Practice for 4 years.
In 2004 he moved back home to Kingman to practice with Dr. Zitterkopf at Manzanita Animal Hospital. He became owner of the practice in 2013
He spends his free-time keeping up with friends, family, and the many endeavors of his 3 children. He also tries to find time to explore the great outdoors.
Robin Waldron, DVM
Dr. Robin Waldron is a native of Plymouth, England and became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. He was educated at the University of Maryland and graduated from Tuskegee University Veterinary School in 1973. He taught Junior Surgery at Tuskegee University for a year and has since been a life-long mixed animal private practitioner in Virginia and Wyoming. He and his wife, Ruffin, relocated to Kingman where he has enjoyed practicing medicine at Manzanita Animal Hospital with Drs. Anderson and Zitterkopf since 2005.
Dr. Waldron is a long-time member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners and Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and has participated in American Endurance Ride Conference races as both a rider and a judge. He accompanied the American team to Germany in 1987 for the European Championship Race and more recently completed the Man Against Horse Race in Prescott, Arizona in 2016.
He spends his leisure time horseback riding, hiking, enjoying fishing pack trips in the high country, and wrangling horses and dudes at guest ranches.
Terry Griffis, Reception
Terry was born and raised in the Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley areas of Northern California and worked in the area of electronics.
She and her family moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 1982 where she was a stay-at-home Mom and raised raised 4 of her children. She also did daycare, canning, quilting and learned how to build a computer with spare parts!
Terry and her family moved to Kingman in 2002 and she rejoined the work force in veterinary medicine for a year and a half before moving over to human medicine in 2004. Manzanita Animal Hospital welcomed Terry back to veterinary medicine in 2014.
In her leisure time she likes to spend time with her family, 2 dogs and her cats. Her son is a boy scout and she enjoys spending time working with the scouts.
Debbie Bowen, Reception
Having lived in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Oregon, Debbie moved to the warmth of Kingman in 2002.
She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years coming to us from Central Oregon Veterinary Group in Bend, Oregon. We have been happy to have her since 2007.
Debbie is the parent of a rescue cocker spaniel names Ruby (by her grandsons) and an umbrella cockatoo named Cricket who was rescued from being euthanized by a pet shop. After having two surgeries and spending 6 weeks in an incubator, she is the perpetual 2 year old!
Debbie has been married for 44 years and has a grown son and daughter and 3 wonderful grandsons who still live in Oregon.
In her spare time she likes to fish, read, camp and do needlework.
Debbie Jean, CVT
Debbie Jean, "D.J.", was born and raised in California. After marrying, she and her husband moved to Central Oregon where they raised three children and were active in leadership for their local 4H groups.
She worked as a technician at a mixed animal practice for the last 11 years. In 2009, she aquired her Certified Veterinary Technician license in Oregon. In late 2009, she and her husband moved to Kingman. When the time requirements have been met, she hopes to pass the state test and become licensed in Arizona.
In her spare time, Debbie Jean rides and trains her Arabian and shagya horses and competes in endurance riding and gymkhana. She also trains and shows her Saluki sight hounds in conformation and coursing events. Other interests include reading, gardening, photography, hiking, and fishing.
Cherie Bradley, Tech
Cherie joined the team at Manzanita Animal Hospital in December of 2010. She has over 20 years of previous experience in the veterinary field. Cherie moved to the Kingman area in 2009 with her husband and her pets from northern California where she had worked for the same veterinary hospital for 12 years.
Cherie has a strong interest in dog behavior and training which was fueled by the adoption in 2011 of her Doberman Chloe. In addition, she also has several cats, some were bottle babies requiring feeding every 2 hours for their first few weeks. She greatly enjoys working with cats and has focused her continuing education on small animal dentistry, nutrition and feline behavior.
Outside of work, her interests include cooking, reading, fishing, quilting and gardening. She also makes time to do volunteer work for several animal rescue organizations in Arizona and Nevada.
Debbie Martinez, CVT
Debbie spent her early years in Wyoming and came to Kingman with her parents and siblings when she was ten. She has been making an impact in the Veterinary field since 1998, gaining her CVT in 2005. She continues to reside in Kingman with her husband, two children, two cats, two chinchillas, dog and sugar glider.
She has been sharing her talents with the Western Arizona Humane Society fostering kittens before they find their forever homes. She has been volunteering her time with these special cases since 2013.
In her free time she spends time with her family and enjoys baking, sewing, camping, as well as the many extracurricular activities of her children.
Kathy Crowley, Reception
Kathy and her family moved to Kingman in 2014. They came from the Appalacians in Georgia in order to be closer to extended family.
While living in Georgia, Kathy home schooled her 3 youngest children while re-connecting with family in the area. Before moving to Georgia, Kathy lived in the high desert of California. While in California Kathy worked in the human field of medicine with the latest being a secretary in the cath lab.
Kathy lives her with her husband, children, cat and dogs. She likes to ride her polaris in the desert and write children's stories in her off time.
Lara Iozzo, Kennel Technician
Lara considers herself a Kingman Native, having been in Kingman for 18 years now. She is currently a student at the local college. She spends loves to time with her 4 horses, 2 dogs and 1 cat.
She has always enjoyed taking care of animals and considers it one of her favorite things to do. At one time, she had 12 horses!
Lara likes riding horses, playing tennis, hiking and running. Among other talents, she can watch a movie once and is able to know it word for word (almost).
Kayla Brock, Kennel Technician
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