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. JESSICA DOWLING, DVM
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!
DR. MIRANDA ELLIMAN, DVM
Dr. Miranda Elliman is originally from Wisconsin, but the beautiful weather is what drew her to Arizona. She attended the University of Wisconsin- Green bay for her undergraduate studies and then continued on with her schooling at the University of Wisconsin- Madison College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her DVM. Dr. Miranda started her love for veterinary medicine early at the age of 5 when she first started riding along with her uncle who is a large animal veterinarian. During her undergraduate schooling, she spent many hours volunteering at the local humane society and also studied abroad in Costa Rica. Throughout veterinary school, Dr. Miranda loved helping out with a local animal rescue groups and working in the school’s emergency department. She always knew she wanted to move out of the Midwest (mainly away from the many inches of snow during the long winters) and really fell in love with the southwest during her externship to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Dr. Miranda moved to Arizona to become part of the LCSN team (which she is very excited about). She is passionate about helping shelter animals, emergency medicine, special species, and dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Miranda enjoys spending time with her mini zoo (two dogs, one cat, and a lizard), traveling, and attending events like baseball games and concerts.
DR. NATALIE WOO, DVM
Dr. Natalie Woo is a Mohave County native and grew up in Lake Havasu City, where her mom, dad, and sister all continue to reside. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for her bachelor’s degree (Go Wildcats!) and then received her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. Tired of shoveling snow and slipping on ice, Dr. Woo quickly returned to Arizona and practiced small animal medicine for 4 years in Phoenix, focusing on preventative care and surgery. Dr. Woo moved to Las Vegas last year and continues to emphasize her career in surgery. Now closer to her roots and family, she is excited to provide care to the animals of Kingman and surrounding areas. Outside of work, Dr. Woo enjoys traveling, boating, gardening, and sharing a pool float with her water Pomeranian, Bonnie.