Dr. Taylor Williams is an Arizona native, spending time all over the Phoenix and Northern Arizona area. She attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate studies and continued to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in upstate NY. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Taylor was dedicated to working in the public health sector and found that after becoming a veterinarian she wanted to specialize in public health for pets, shelter medicine. While in veterinary school, Dr. Taylor procured externships at various programs such as Humane Alliance, ASPCA, Rural Area Veterinary Services, and countless shelters and reservation lands across the nation. She also has a deep love for travel and wildlife which allowed her to spend time working with African cheetahs at Cheetah Conservation Fund and studying at game parks throughout Tanzania and Uganda. Upon graduation, Dr. Taylor started her shelter career with Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff, AZ and worked with Plateauland on reservation lands throughout the four corners area. In 2013 she obtained Low Cost Spay/Neuter and has since made it her mission to provide the underserved people of Mohave County with affordable veterinary services. Her passion lies in public health, community engagement, and combating pet overpopulation. Dr. Taylor's veterinary specialities are soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dermatology, and dentistry. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family boating, gardening, cooking, participating in all outdoor sports, and exotic travel.
DR. ELLIE AVIEL
Dr. Ellie Aviel grew up in Missouri learning from a loving a household full of foster animals from a local shelter. After graduating with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Missouri State University, Dr. Ellie moved to upstate New York with her sights set on learning farm animal care and wildlife rehabilitation and eventually made her way to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY. While in veterinary school, Dr. Ellie cultivated an interest and passion for the wellbeing of her peers and colleagues working in the veterinary profession, especially those in the shelter medicine community. Since joining the LCSN team, Dr. Ellie has received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2019 through the Chi Institute. Some of Dr. Ellie's specializations are alternative/holistic care, acupuncture, and pain management.
DR. CHANTELLE KHAMBHOLJA
Dr. Chantelle was born in Bombay, India and moved with my family (human and non-human) to Boston, MA and later to Tucson, AZ as a teenager. Growing up in Bombay, she was consistently surrounded by a wide range of animals, from small companion animals, to livestock and even large exotics and found a great deal of satisfaction in caring for the ones who needed it. These early experiences also fostered a deep interest in public health and infectious disease. Once she realized that veterinary medicine would allow me to combine my love of animals with a desire to help people and the environment, there was no turning back. Being born in a developing country also humbled me to the fact that by an accident of birth, she has been lucky enough to get to pursue a world-class education. She wants to be able to use this degree to limit disparities in health care and provide high quality veterinary care to those who need it most. Within veterinary medicine, she is deeply interested in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, surgery, nutrition, rehabilitation and behavior. She has also retained a deep love of understanding infectious disease and improving public health. Beyond veterinary medicine, she has a love to travel, both globally and locally, and a wide range of hobbies that all involve being outside, and most of which involve the best travel buddy: my pup Luna!
DR. JESSICA DOWLING
You would never know she was a native of upstate NY, since her zip code has changed almost every year since 2002. She grew up as an Army brat for a decade, and the wanderlust bug bit hard because she followed in her dad’s footsteps many years later. After the next decade living in the Adirondacks it was easy to pick the Finger Lakes for her college town. If you’ve never seen fall colors in the Appalachians, you need to come to Ithaca, NY in the fall! She graduated from vet school in 2011 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and immediately entered military service. In 8 years as a veterinary technician and 9 years as a veterinarian, she has countless cherished memories of amazing friends and experiences; wildlife rehabilitation, livestock management, working in a feline-only hospital and even running an equestrian program. But her current passions are shelter medicine, surgery, and international travel. And there was plenty of that in the Army, from Special Operations teams in East Africa to patrol/detection teams in South Korea. She is also in the process of becoming boarded with the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine this fall, and truly loves the relationship between community and veterinary services. She is absolutely over-the-moon excited to be joining the LCSN team!