Dr. Amanda Liesse
I have spent the majority of my life in the Chicago suburbs. I attended Iowa State University for my undergraduate work and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. I worked for three years at a busy small animal veterinary hospital in Crystal Lake, Illinois before relocating to Phoenix. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, but take a special interest in communicating with clients and helping to build the human-animal bond.
My hobbies include biking, hiking and spending quality time with my dogs: two Australian shepherds (Izzy and Cooper). I’m proud to be a part of the AZPetVet and Las Sendas families, and I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.
Dr. Megan Tuttle
Although I was born in Boulder, CO, I’ve lived in Arizona for most of my life. I received my Bachelor of Science at the University of Arizona in 2004 (Go Wildcats!) and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in May of 2008. During my time in Colorado, I realized I missed Arizona and wanted to return to the valley to practice veterinary medicine. My professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.
In my spare time, I enjoy Triathlon, watching live music, and traveling with my husband, Andrew and our two children Beckett and Mayla. Our 4 legged family includes a Border Collie mix (Dixie), a scruffy Terrier (Sophie), and a feisty orange tabby named Flash. I look forward to caring for your four-legged family soon!
Dr. Sadie Wood
I was born in Ogden, Utah, but spent most of my childhood in Alabama and Mississippi. My father was in the Air Force, which means my family moved around quite a bit. I attended Mississippi State and received a degree in biological engineering in 2015, and my DVM in 2019. My first job in the veterinary field was during my junior year of college; I worked as a veterinary assistant at a local clinic, where I found my true love for veterinary medicine. While studying for my DVM, I continued gaining experience as an operating room technician, a veterinary camp counselor, and eventually, as a senior student intern helping with sophomore surgery lab. I also attended a world vets' trip to Nicaragua. Although I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, I’m particularly interested in dermatology, shelter, and behavioral medicine.
I recently moved to Arizona with my two dogs, Copper, and Gus. They are both already enjoying the sun and palm trees! Outside of work, my hobbies include hiking, running, reading, and catching some rays by the pool. Since I grew up on the Mississippi coast, I also love all water activities, including swimming, kayaking, and sailing. I’m looking forward to caring for your furry family members at Las Sendas Animal Hospital & Grooming!