Diego Fernando Florez, DVM
Dr. Diego Fernando Florez was born in Colombia, South America, in his young years he traveled with his father and visited many farms and he becomes very familiar with cattle and horses.
He pursued his love for animals and decided to go to veterinary school as his uncle did previously. Dr. Florez graduated from the University of Caldas in 1994 and then practiced large animal medicine in Colombia for many dairy and beef farms He later moved to New York City and started to learn about small animals and decided to take the national Veterinary boards and obtained his license in Veterinary Medicine.
He entered Purdue University in 1997 to obtain his ECFVG certificate as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1998. After completing his studies, he had the opportunity to work at different types of practices from multi-doctor to emergency clinics in New York and Phoenix.
Dr. Florez always wanted to own his own practice, and he had the opportunity to reach that goal when the previous owner of Aztec Animal Hospital offered him to buy his practice. Now Dr. Florez has been at Aztec Animal Hospital since July 2001.
Dr. Florez is happily married to his wife, Crista, and enjoys being a father to his 3 kids, twins, Sophia and Lucas and Emelia. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, golfing, polo, traveling and pretty much anything outdoors. He enjoys the company of his Chihuahuas; Pola and Chapulin; and his family and friends.
Dr. Chris Zetye, DVM
Dr. Chris Zetye is a native Arizonan born and raised in Scottsdale. He grew up in a family with many pets including dogs, cats, fish, turtles, desert tortoises, and even rehabilitated a duck at one point. This love for animals and caring for them led to jobs at veterinary clinics. After graduating from Saguaro High School he went on to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Northern Arizona University. From there he went to the Veterinary College at Oregon State University and graduated in 2011. Dr. Zetye returned to Arizona to practice small animal medicine in Scottsdale.
Michelle our Team Leader, has been here since July of 2009.
Michelle is a hard worker who goes out of her way to make sure clients and their pets are well taken care of and happy to answer any and all questions to make sure everyone is on the same page. Michelle was born in Colorado but moved here when she was very young and has been in Scottsdale since. When not at work Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, 7 month old baby girl and their 6 year old son. Michelle has 2 dogs a shepherd mix and a mastiff whom both were rescues along with 2 rescued feral kittens. Michelle also enjoys various adrenaline activities from going to the range to off-roading adventures and much more.
Shaina has been a loyal member of the Aztec Animal Hospital Family since August of 2007.
She is very dedicated to the profession having graduated at the top of her class from a 2-year technician program. She is an asset to the staff and excels in everything she does. On her downtime she enjoys hanging out with her fiancé and their 2 daughters, friends, and family. When not at work she is caring for her many animals; ranging from dogs and cats to ferrets and reptiles.
Renee has worked here since June 2019.
Renee was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She moved to Arizona to attend ASU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior. In her off time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, social Latin dancing and spending time watching plays at the ASU Gamage.
Cici has been with us since 2022. Cici attended PIMA medical institute. When not at work she likes to hangout with friends and play video games. Cici has a Map Turtle and Chihuahua Mix.
Gloria started in February 2022.
Oscar has worked here since 2020.
He has a pet hedgehog named Benny.
In his off time he enjoys trying new restaurants and hanging out with friends.
Olivia has been working for us since March of 2022. Oliva has lived with animals all her life and had a Rottweiler growling up and currently has a cat. She has always been an avid animal lover. Olivia is an Arizona Native, her hobbies involve biological research and she has interest in ecological and geological studies.
Sommer is our newest team member. She is 23 years old and a student at ASU. When not at work she is at home playing with her 2 dogs Ella and Kaida. Sommer loves spending her free time with her family and friends.