Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kierland Animal Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Our Veterinary Team
Krista Gibson, DVM
Dr. Gibson grew up in Scottsdale and left many years ago to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary School in 1996. Her adventures took her all over the country and finally came back full circle to Scottsdale where she is now the proud owner of Kierland Animal Clinic. She spends her free time with her husband Tom, four dogs, Scooter, Badger, Betty and Bindi, and two cats, Sherman and Princess Fiona. She enjoys mountain biking, painting and spending time with family and friends.
Leigh Ann Stastny, DVM
Dr. Stastny grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Kansas State Veterinary College in 1995. Leigh Ann moved to Arizona after graduating and has called it her home ever since. She has worked in small general practices as well as large, multi-doctor practices. She joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in October 2019. She enjoys surgery and has found a new passion in shelter medicine and being a part of their recovery and journey to finding new homes. She has a Pitbull-Chihuahua mix named Maizee and a Boston Terrier, Mille. She enjoys acrylic painting, alcohol inks, and spending time with family and friends.
Hi! My name is Sandra, or ‘Cookie’ and I’m one of the veterinary assistants at Kierland Animal Clinic. I went to Pima Medical Institute and have been practicing for about a year now. I pride myself in my caring and loving nature with all the animals I get the opportunity to cross paths with. In my free time I enjoy taking care of my animals (6 dogs, 2 cats , 2 parrots and freshwater tanks) I love working on different projects in my home as well.
Erin joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in March 2018. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Plant and Wildlife. She spent two years as a wildlife biologist before pursuing a career in the veterinary field. For the last 25 years she has worked as a certified veterinary technician (CVT), Client Relations Specialist and Hospital Manager. She spends her free time with her husband of almost 20 years, two Labrador Retrievers, Moose and River, and her very spoiled cat, Maggie. She enjoys hiking, camping and fishing.
Kassándreia joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in 2019. After 12 years as an SurgicalOphthalmic Scribe/ Assistant, her connection to animals led her to widen her medical experience. Now in the field as a Technician for 7 years she excels in surgery and has a very composed and compassionate approach to our most frightened rescue patients! Kassándreia isa dedicated mother to her high-schooler daughter and 2 year old son! She enjoys anything creative, camping, swimming, singing, and cuddling around a camp fire with her family including her Dobermans, Diesel and Ashes, and her Arizona Small Dog Rescue, Embers!
Eric joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in June 2018. He first developed an interest in becoming a veterinary technician after observing a mass-removal surgery. He knew then this was the career he wanted to pursue. He has been working as a technician for 8 years. His special interests are dentistry and lab diagnostics. He has two dogs and one cat.
Nikki joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in July 2019. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a certified veterinary assistant in December 2017. Her favorite parts of her job are puppy breath, meowing at kittens, building relationships with clients and patients, and assisting in surgical preparation and monitoring. She shares a love for all things Halloween with her 12-year-old son. She has two cats, Hades and Maus.
Courtney joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in June 2019. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is looking to further her education by attending veterinary school. She is passionate about animal welfare and helping to provide them with quality and compassionate care. She has two dogs, Oakley and Jellybean. In her free time, she volunteers at an animal shelter and also plays the ukulele.