Our Doctors


Veterinarian  Dr. Alex Casuccio hails from West Virginia and attended veterinary school at Louisiana State University.   He offers 40 years of companion animal experience, with advanced skills in dermatology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, internal medicine and much more. As a previous practice owner of over 27 years and a previous Medical Director for a large corporate practice (supervising, mentoring and coaching 50 doctors at a time), Dr. Casuccio has developed top notch medical expertise along with the friendly, personal approach that all clients want. Dr. Casuccio holds a commercial pilot's certificate in both sea and land airplanes.  He hosted a very popular radio talk show for several years.  You can often spot him on 2 wheels, motorcycling with his wife, Michelle, in the passenger's seat.  Camping and fishing are Dr. Casuccio's favorite outdoor activities.

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Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Casuccio (daughter-in-law to Dr. Alex Casuccio) grew up in Landenberg, PA where her parents still reside. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Animal Science in 2004 and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has an avid interest in small animal surgery. In Dr. Casuccio's free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, reading, watching favorite TV shows and staying fit. Many clients know her by her maiden name, Dr. Rachel Cherico.

Veterinarian Dr. Holly Rice is originally from the East Coast. She earned her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University (LSU!) and now happily lives in Arizona. Dr. Rice sincerely loves her patients and prides herself in providing warm, personalized care. At home, Dr. Rice has a full house: Two English Lab Rescues (Enzo and Moon) and two cats (Kyau and Whiskey). In her free time she enjoys live music, working out, cooking, hiking, traveling and especially dock-diving with Enzo.

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Dr. Aimee Beger

Veterinarian Dr Aimee Beger is originally from a small town north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She moved to Arizona after high school and attended ASU where she obtained a degree in French and also in Recreation Management.  Fluent in French, Dr Beger worked as an interpreter and meeting planner in both Scottsdale and in France.  Graduating from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Beger has spent the past 19 years practicing in Phoenix.  She has a special interest in feline medicine and in veterinary dentistry.  In her off-time, you will find Dr. Beger spending time with her dog, Remy and her 3 cats; Tootsie, Sully and ElsaMae.