Teri Wiblin, D.V.M.
I am a native Arizonan and received my DVM from CSU. I have broad veterinary experience. My areas of special interest include dermatology, cardiology, and oncology. Before joining Faust in 1997, I worked at various hospitals valley-wide.
While studying for my doctorate I gained experience working in clinics and animal hospitals in Phoenix, New York, and California. After I graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale with high distinction, I began my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona. I received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health Science with honors and high distinction from the U of A.
I am proud to say that Faust Animal Hospital earned the prestigious honor of becoming AAHA Accredited in 2013. Only 20% of animal hospitals throughout the United States and Canada have earned this accreditation. There are 900 standards of care that a hospital must have and maintain in order to hold this accreditation. Recertification is required every 3 years. Along with our accreditation, my staff was also recognized as the Veterinary Health Care Team of the Year in 2009 by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. I was also honored as Veterinary Leader of the Year in 2010. To say that we have an excellent team at Faust Animal Hospital is an understatement. Each team member takes patient care to the highest level, I am proud of each and every member of our team.
Continued education is of the up-most importance for my personal growth and the growth of my staff. I personally am a member of the Arizona Academy which means that I must attend 50 hours per year of continuing education, which is 5 times more than required by the state.
A little about me; music has always been an important part of my life. I attended four years at the University of Arizona on a music scholarship. I was a part of the marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band and sax quartet. I represented U of A in the 1984 Olympic Band. Currently, I am a part of a community handbell choir, Campanillas del Sol, which plays annually at the Desert Botanical Garden at Luminarias de Las Noches.
I am married to a water engineer named Bob, who has a daughter named Sakia. Our hobbies include downhill skiing, reading novels, biking and hiking with our dogs and water aerobics. We have two dogs, Jetson a black Lab, Jessie a Belgian Malinois, and two cats named Penelope and Rusty.
Dr. Lara Sosnow graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Phoenix. She previously worked for over 12 years in the Financial Services Industry after earning her MBA at New York University. More recently she was an Associate Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in North Scottsdale. She is happy to be back in the Valley of the Sun following her veterinary dream.
Dr. Hugh Giffords is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to his veterinary career, Dr. Giffords served as a police officer with the NYPD and as a firefighter with the FDNY. He is motivated by compassion for those who can’t speak for themselves and is passionate in his belief that our four-legged friends receive the finest medical care possible. He has additional training in Small Animal Medicine from Kansas State University. Jack the Akita is his constant companion, so you may see him around too!
Dr. Gayle Bilsland graduated in 1974 from Washington State University and has been in practice for over 30 years. Originally from Oregon, she moved to Phoenix in 1994 seeking a warmer climate in which to pursue outdoor activities. She is a dedicated triathlete and bicyclist and loves working with cats. Gayle is an outstanding doctor that has a wealth of knowledge of nearly all things feline and sees some of the rarest cases. At home, Dr. Bilsland functions as chief slave and litter pan scooper for many formerly homeless and needy cats. One of her main joys is providing for every want, need and whim of a large clutter of completely spoiled felines.
Kayla graduated from Anthem College where she passed the required tests to earn her certification as a CVT. She enjoys working complicated cases with Dr. Giffords and helping the many different rescue organizations get situated with all their medical needs. At home Kayla has a full house with two dogs: Vienna aka Weiner and Choco aka Chocolatte, a congenitally deformed cat: Diavel, a sulcata tortoise: Bowser, a snake: Sylvie, a bullfrog: Princess Leia, a rat: Emilio, and a betta: Valentino.
I was born in Arizona when I was a year old, we moved to Washington. I moved back to Arizona at the age of 13, and have been here since.
My mother worked at an animal clinic and when I was young. I would go to work with her and would walk, feed, and love on the dogs. We always had pets as I grew up and most of my friends lived on farms so I naturally fell in love with animals. I have worked in the veterinary field for 14 years and have loved every moment of it.
My hobbies include crafting, collecting antiques, photography, traveling, camping and blogging. I have a wonderful family; my Husband Brent who is an Airforce and Army Veteran, my daughter Reilly who is 14 and my son Ethan who is 7 years old and was born with Di George Syndrome. I spend most of my time out of work advocating for him.
We have 5 pets. Reign is our 8-year-old Doberman, gentle-giant, cuddle bug who has to constantly be touching you. Milton is out 5-year-old Dandy Dinmont Mix who was rescued from Halo. He was a street dog that loves his space unless it is time for snuggles. Mattis is our 1-year-old Shepard-hound mix who is also a Halo rescue. Mattis is full of energy, but a ton of fun! Rosemary, is our year and a half old pittie who is our foster-failure pup and we just love her. And lastly, we have Bartholomew, our 3-year-old Guinea Pig who is shy but loves his people.
My long-term goal is to finish my website for my son to discuss the daily struggles and stories of children with Di George Syndrome and other special needs so that we can help other families that are going through the same thing. It is also my dream to travel and do photography and to foster and rescue senior dogs.
I was born in Mountain View, California (a.k.a the Bay Area), but was raised here in Phoenix, Arizona.
I chose to work in the Veterinary industry because I wanted to work somewhere that I could bring my pets to work. I then found that I truly enjoyed the field because I got to work so closely with animals.
I love music, sports, traveling, and I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I also enjoy writing in my free time and attend poetry events with my mom, and I never miss a Steeler’s game with my dad.
I have 2 dogs, Bernie and Sinbad. Sinbad is my 5-year-old Golden, Pitbull, Lab mix. I got him as a puppy and he had the cutest puppy bark! I found Bernie about 2 years ago and he was already full grown. I was unable to find his owner and he now lives with Sinbad and me.
If I am not famous and running the world before too long, I would like to go to veterinary technician school within the next 5 years to progress in this field.
I began my journey on the road to be a veterinarian. I was accepted at Purdue University veterinary program and began my pre-vet studies. While you are in school, the college likes to see that you are actively working with animals so I got a job with the Indianapolis Zoo. I worked in the plains section with Giraffes, Elephants, Wallabies and herd animals. Then I had a short job in a research facility where I worked with rats. I soon found out that I didn't have the heart to do the things I needed to learn how to be a vet. I couldn't bring myself to poke or cut a living creature. I had some friends that were really into grooming and decided to learn all I could about the profession. I read all 98 titles on grooming in the public library in one weekend and began my grooming career taking in strays, grooming them and finding them homes. I still had quite an interest in the medical side of things so I started studying anything about skin issues that I could get my hands on. This passion has snowballed over the years and today I am a Pet Aesthetician and certified groomer through 2 national organizations as well as an educator and speaker in my field.
I am a native Phoenician and began my work in the veterinary field at the age of 16 as a volunteer. I have always been an animal lover so I decided to pursue the veterinary technician degree program at Pierce College in Tacoma, WA and I later transferred to MCC.
I currently live with my adult daughter and am an avid reader. We have 3 furry ones at home: 'Iris' a.k.a. 'Goofy', a 2 and 1/2-year-old Great Pyrenees, 'Honey' our 13-year-old bottle-baby feline, and 'Binx', a.k.a. 'Binky-Boo' our affectionate 'black panther' with oven mitts for paws.
I hope to finish veterinary technician school soon and then would love to become a teacher.
My family is originally from Mexico City, but I am born and raised in Phoenix. I am the youngest of 5 and family is very important to me. I love sports, especially soccer and football. I try to attend as many sporting events as I can. I am also a youth leader at my church and teach Sunday School to junior high school students.
I have always been passionate about helping animals and new as a child that I wanted to work in the veterinary field. I have been in the industry since 2008 and have an associate's degree in Veterinary Science from Kaplan College. I have worked in general practice for 5 years and emergency for 5 years.
I have 1, 6-month-old Pitbull named 'Rasta', 3 cats: 'Braveheart' - my love, a 10-year-old orange tabby, 'Inquieta' my sassy 10-year-old female orange/cream tabby, and 'Stanley' my rebel and a little chunky Siamese. I have 2 English Budgies 'Blue' and 'Kai', 2 Zebra Finches 'Alex' and 'Chana' and 2 Armadillo Lizards 'Yoshi' and 'Birdo'.
In the future, I would like to continue working in the emergency and critical care fields. Then would like to start my own rescue in AZ or CA where I would take in everything from small animals to farm animals and even exotics!
I am a triplet, Phoenix native and have always loved animals. I went to Pima Medical Institute for veterinary assistant and I am in the process of continuing my education with their veterinary technician program.
I have a horse named Gunner who is so sweet, but definitely the boss of everything. We often go swimming at the lake, trail ride and compete in 25-mile rides. I also have 2, 7-year-old playful cats, Rocky, and Simba who love to play with my bunny “Elmer Fudd”.
I aspire to be a CVT and want to specialize in equine, but want to also continue my work with small animals.
I was born and raised in the Valley of the Sun and grew up in the West Valley.
I was drawn to the veterinary filed because I always wanted to work with animals and be a part of their healing. They offer such great emotional and physical support and I want to give back. I finished my veterinary assistant schooling in February of 2018 at Carrington College and look forward to gaining more experience on the job.
I spend my free time playing with my daughter and working out to relieve stress. I also enjoy road trips with 90’s music anytime I get the chance.
Once I get more experience in the veterinary field and find a specialty that I would like to learn about, I would like to go back to school for that discipline.
I came to Faust in 2005 as a little kitten suffering from heat stroke. The Faust staff nursed me back to health and I spent all my days here. I had favorite spots to lounge: in the doctor's office, my special seat cushion in the break room, sometimes the reception desk. In between naps, my job was to comfort the nervous and anxious kitties that came to visit and to give love to everyone I came in contact with.
While I am not physically here anymore, I hope that my memory still brings comfort to everyone as that is what I always did best.
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