Meet Our Veterinary Team
Our Veterinary Team
Mackenzy Kriebs, DVM
Dr. Kriebs was born and raised in Northern Phoenix and graduated from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She has spent much of her time volunteering in pop-up veterinary clinics to bring veterinary care to communities in need. She has three dogs, Stella a border collie mix, Tibby a pit bill mix and Yuki a lab mix. She also has a cat named Peter. She enjoys the outdoors hiking and camping and playing video games when at home.
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 attended UNL for undergrad and Kansas State University for veterinary school. Upon graduation in 1995, she moved to Phoenix and has called the desert. “home” ever since. She loves helping clients care for their beloved fur babies. She enjoys soft tissue surgery and everyday wellness care for her patients. She has developed a passion for shelter medicine in the past several years. She loves the challenges that shelter medicine has to offer and finds fulfillment in helping rescue pets heal and find their fur-ever homes.
In her spare time, she is “momma” to 3 very active dogs ( all foster fails) and 1 cat ( also a foster fail). She does acrylic painting, alcohol inks, acrylic pouring, and some crafting from time to time. She loves to create and get lost in the creative process.
Jasmine joined the team at Kierland Animal Clinic in 2023. She has always been passionate about animals from a young age and dreamed of working with them and improving their lives. She has been a veterinary assistant for 3 years now and is very excited to continue to help animals daily with Kierland Animal Clinic!
Hi! My name is Jade, and I am new to Kierland animal clinic family, but so far, my favorite part has been being able to connect with clients and their little animals. I have one dog of my own named Doug who is my pride and joy. In my free time I like to travel to new areas, take my dog out on a run, or trying out new hiking trails.
Emily grew up in a small town in Central Illinois where she later attended and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in biological sciences. She lived in Seattle and San Francisco for a short period of time before settling in Arizona with her cat Opal and her newest recruit, her dog Ozzy.
She has always loved animals and been passionate about their care and wellbeing. Her grandmother was the director of a local animal shelter where she was practically raised. It was due to this she knew at an early age that she wanted to work with animals to aid in bettering their lives and assisting their owners to do so as well.
Lead Veterinary Assistant / Operations Manager
I graduated from Pima Medical Institute in December 2017. I’ve been working for KAC for 3 years. My favorite part of my career is educating clients on the ways to keep their fur babies happy and healthy. I have a lot of experience with bottle baby kittens.
In my free time, I enjoy bowling, playing board games, cooking, and spending time with my teenage son. I have 3 cats: Hades, Maus, and Scully.
I’ve been in the vet field for almost 4 years now. I graduated from Carrington College in July of 2019. I’ve grown a love for shelter medicine since working here at Kierland. I foster failed a 3-legged chihuahua after only working at Kierland for a month, making me a fur mom of 4! I have a Labrador named Luca, Pablo the Pug, Ivy the cat, and Chloe the Tri-Pawd
I’ve been part of Kierland Animal Clinic for about 4 years now. My favorite part of the job is doing dental prophies and anything related to in-house lab work. And of course, meeting the endless stream of pups and kitties that come through our doors. Outside of work I spend time at home with my cat Johnny Walker, am a videogame enthusiast, and like to pretend I have a decent singing voice and sense of humor, although the latter is mostly jokes of the groan-inducing kind.
Lead Customer Service Representative
I have been working with this amazing team at Kierland Animal Clinic for 2 years now. I enjoy helping clients feel at ease knowing their pets are in good hands. I love being able to work with and help all the rescues that do so much for the animals. Playing with all the fur babies is always a plus! In my free time, I enjoy taking my 4 dogs to the park, and playing board games with friends and family!
I joined the Kierland Animal Clinic team in May 2021. I graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a certified veterinary assistant in April 2019. I have been in this field since September 2018. My favorite part of my job is to help every patient that comes in and the puppies and kittens. In my free time, I like to do small family adventures up north or go camping on the weekends. I have 4 pets including 2 beagles named Lily, Roxie, and two rats named Oreo and Jerry.
Customer Service Representative
My name is Alexis I live here in Scottsdale and have five fur babies of my own. One Pitbull name Tank, a Dachshund named Molly, and three kitties Chance, Lila, and Toffee. In my free time I volunteer at AAWL in Phoenix, I sponsor a horse named Tully and have fostered ten puppies over the last year. I enjoy connecting with clients and their pets and value being part of the dynamic team at Kierland Animal Clinic.
Lead Customer Service Representative
My name is Shania, I’ve been a CSR at Kierland for about 4 months & my favorite part about my job is seeing all of the different animals that come in & meeting the clients! I’m originally from Kentucky and I enjoy photography, spending time with my dogs, and traveling.
Arizona native, born and raised. She’s always had a passion for medicine and in 2018 graduated Carrington College with her Veterinary Assistant Certificate to get her foot into the door of animal medicine. Coming up on 5 years in the field she can’t see herself doing anything else. She has her Associate in Science through Phoenix College and is currently at ASU getting her Bachelor in Biology with a minor in Pre-Veterinary. In her free time you will find her hiking, camping, or traveling with her family and 2 kids, Rose and Hotch, 2 Husky Mixes who are her whole life!