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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.

  • Lori Herrold

    Welcome, Dr. Lori Herrold!!!!  Please stay tuned to hear more about Dr. Herrold!

  • Kati Carpenter
    Practice Manager
    Kati Carpenter, CVT has always had a passion for animals and medicine leading her to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She moved from Washington State to Arizona in the fall of 2007 and promptly began her studies at Kaplan College where she earned her degree in veterinary technology and graduated

    valedictorian. In January of 2010, she sat for both the Arizona State and National board exams and has maintained her title of CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) ever since. During school and while studying for the licensing exam, she discovered she has a unique gift of organization and an amazing ability to teach others in a fun and easily understandable way, this created and fueled her goal of not only helping fellow students pass their exams by hosting study groups and coaching peers to find their learning styles, but to become a leader in her field and striving to find a way to make everyone grow in their goals and become more successful. This goal has grown into a passion and over the years she has traveled to seminars and worked with leaders in the mentoring field to find a way to incorporate training, education and personal development into her management style.

    Once graduated, she took a position with the emergency clinic that she had completed many observations and externships with during school and even though she was easily qualified to become a technician, she recognized the importance of every position in the hospital and declined a technician position. Instead, wanting to avoid missing out on any pieces of the “workplace puzzle,” she accepted a level one Kennel Technician position and picked up shifts as a Front Office Receptionist on the weekends. From here she worked through their tiered training program and mastered every position in the hospital. In her career she has taken leadership roles in 3 more animal hospitals before beginning her new adventure here at Faust Animal Hospital as the Practice Manager.
    Kati brings to the practice an extensive knowledge of regenerative medicine and experience in Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy. She has years of Inventory Management experience as well and is working to revamp our prices and keep our practice as current and as economical as possible for our clients. Kati believes in empowerment of our staff through education and has upcoming projects that will make each member of our staff more valuable and educated, benefiting our customers by improving overall patient care and increasing client education.

    Kati has been married to her wonderful husband, Chad, since 2016 and they share their home, in Buckeye, with their daughter, Mylie and their son, Grayson. Kati’s step daughter Hailey lives in Flagstaff, pursuing her passion for medicine with a nursing degree through Northern Arizona University. Kati loves hiking and camping and being outside in the country with her family, the human family members as well as the ones with paws and hooves.

  • Alannah Montoya
    Veterinary Assistant
    I graduated from Pima Medical Institute in May of ’17 and received my Veterinary Assistant Certificate. Faust is my first job in a hospital and I was so lucky/happy to find this amazing clinic. I am continuing to learn here everyday from the great doctors and technicians, alike. I have one adorable siamese “snow tiger” ( siamese mix ) that I’ve had since I was 11, so we’ve grown up together. Someday I’d like to have a doberman or labradoodle too. My interests outside of work are movies/music/pop culture mostly from the 60s-80s, traveling when possible, and spending time with my family.

    “People who don't love animals can't love people either” -Kedi, 2016.

  • Alberto Rosales
    Veterinary Assistant
    I was born in Phoenix, AZ and have lived in Arizona my whole life, I share a home with my husband and our 12 four legged kids, 9 cats and 3 small dogs. I have a bachelors in Computer Information Systems from Devry. I did my Veterinary Assistant training online with ABC (Animal Behavior College).

    In my spare time I like to go to the gym, see movies and play soccer.

  • Carole Baker
    Front Office Receptionist
    I am a native of Arizona, born and raised here. I have been involved in the Veterinary field for over 20 years, the first 20 years of my career I was a Veterinary Technician. I transitioned over to reception 3 years ago, the transition has opened up a whole new opportunity for growth and education. With 20 years of experience, I am able to provide exceptional customer service and education to our clients. I truly enjoy the interaction with the clients and the pets at a whole new level. With a deep sense of commitment to customer service and patient care, I am driven to ensure an exceptional client/patient experience every time. My personal time is spent hiking with my dogs, camping, scrap booking and riding my ATV. I enjoy the outdoors and communing with nature. I share my home with a house-full of furry family members. I am blessed to be the human counterpart to a certified therapy dog Berlin, Charlotte is my Lab mix who provides daily comic relief. We are all bossed around by 4 cats, Abigail, Mama, Trinity and Echo. And to top off our variety pack are Pepper and Paquito our feathered family members. In closing, I am proud to be a part of such an incredible industry and am honored to continue my career growth at Faust Animal Hospital. I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone!
  • Tawnya Lively
    Front Office Receptionist
    I am an Arizona native, but travel as much as possible. I am currently pursuing a BA and aspire to teach elementary education. As a previous Guest Relations Manager, I am well equipped to handle any client issue or concerns with empathy and compassion. My hobbies include arts and crafts, I have a stocked art studio and wood workshop. My tool arsenal is quite impressive! I am an only child with two fur babies of my own. Ruby is a 7yr old small boxer mix, she is a handful but I love her. Molly is a small poodle mix rescued straight off the streets. She is a lover and I am so fortunate to have her.
  • Michele Mc Govern
    Front Office Receptionist
    Welcome team member Michele Mc Govern to the Faust Family! Stay tuned for more about Michele!

  • Michelle Knowles
    Certified Pet Aesthetician and Master Groomer

    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.

  • Cassie Mindham-Goettz
    Certified Pet Aesthetician

    Stay tuned for more information about Cassie!

  • Ruth Tekstar
    Boarding & Daycare Attendant (A.K.A Dog Whisperer) Technician Assistant
    I was born in Pennsylvania, have lived in Arizona most of my life....but am still a huge Steeler fan. I have 2 Shar Pei mixes name Sharpie and Blue which I love dearly. After 22 years in the customer service industry, I retired to follow my true passion of working with animals. I received my Pet Care Technician certification and helped open a new pet resort as a Client Service Specialist and Daycare Attendant. I then took a management position at a grooming salon until I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of the Faust family.
  • Rudy Cat
    Resident House Cat
    I've been at Faust since 2005. I was a kitten suffering from heat stroke when I was brought to the nice people of Faust. They nursed me back to health and I have been here ever since. You can usually find me lounging in the doctor's office or on my special seat cushion in the break room. My job is comforting the nervous and anxious kitties that come to visit. Don't be alarmed if I join you on the bench in the cat waiting area to offer my support. I have to say the dog visitors are not so eager to share seating space with me. I have learned over the years which ones to approach and developed a keen sense of when to run! Come in and say hello, I would love to meet you!

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