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Samantha Hernandez

Hi, my name is Amy and I have worked in the veterinarian field for over 10 years.  I started my career working as a veterinarian assistant for the Phoenix Zoo.  After a few years of experience there, I transitioned my career to small animal medicine.   Although I have a love for all animals, my true passion is for our feline and canine friends!  I have loved and cared for animals my entire life and look forward to meeting your furry family members at Homeward Bound!

Hello! My name is Kris Hyams and I too am a member of Hope for Cats.  Rescue work has been a devotion of mine for years.  I have worked in the human medical field for over 20 years.  I am eager to transition over to veterinarian medicine and am excited to be a receptionist for Homeward Bound Spay Neuter Hospital!  When I am not too busy showing my grandchildren the ropes of rescue work, I enjoy spending time in my garden.

Kris Hyams

Hello my name is Samantha Hernandez and I am the Hospital Manager for Homeward Bound.  I am also the CEO of Hope for Cats, which is a non profit rescue I founded in 2000.  I am  very active in the rescue community and support other local rescues.  "Trap, neuter, release", fostering, and managing adoptions have always been a passion for me.   I have been working as a veterinarian technican  since 2002. I also enjoy spending my free time outside hiking and camping in the beautiful Arizona desert.       

Dr. Askew

I have had a love for animals as early as I can remember and I realized I wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of 10.  I attended Colorado State University receiving my BS in Bio-Agricultural Science in 1982 and my D.V.M. in 1986.  I have worked as a veterinarian in Arizona for over 22 years, 14 of which were in full service medicine.  I currently live with 4 parrots, 3 cats, 6 dogs, 4 tortoises, 3 chickens, 6 horses and my sheep.  I truly enjoy surgery and firmly believe that spaying and neutering makes for a healthier pet.  I hope to help many more pets in my career and look forward to meeting your much loved pets here at Homeward Bound Spay Neuter Hospital.


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Amy Nelson