Dr. Lynne Hoban
Dr. Lynne Hoban was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1982. She then graduated in 1986 from Virginia Maryland Regional with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has practiced in several states, including Maryland, Texas, California and Arizona.
Most recently she was on the staff as a general practitioner of a small animal practice in North Scottsdale named Horizon Animal Hospital. Before working at Horizon she worked at Mesa Veterinary Hospital as a general practitioner. Her areas of special interest include endocrinology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. In March 2005 she started her own practice, Friendship Pet Hospital, in Fountain Hills.
She is married to Dr. William Stevens, a military physician, and they have a 15-year-old son named Jonathan. She owns a German Shepherds Dog, a Rottweiller and an 18-year-old Persian cat named Suzy. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine are the competing in the German dog sport of Schutzhund with Max and gardening.
Dr. Thom Myers
Friendship Pet Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Thom Myers
Dr Thom Myers graduated from The Ohio State University in 1975. Practiced veterinary medicine in Cleveland for a year then moved to Mesa and opened Aberdeen Animal Hospital which he owned and operated for 29 years. In 2005 Dr. Myers and his wife Kristy moved to Overgaard, Az and started the Overgaard Animal Clinic. After 14 years in Overgaard, he and his wife will be helping Dr Lynne Hoban at Friendship Animal Hospital in Fountain Hills, Az on Thursdays and every other Saturday.
Darlene Jannett, Office Manager
Darlene was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Arizona in 1992 with her husband and two children. She started working at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 1997 as an inventory assistant/veterinary assistant. In 2003 she became the inventory manager. She started working part time at Friendship Pet Hospital in 2005. She then became the office manager in 2006. She has 2 dogs, 1 cats, and a desert tortoise.
Carole Ann Haraughty, CVT
Was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She has always had a love for animals and the outdoors. Her animal medical career started in 1987 working with large animals and reproduction. She transitioned to the small animal medical field in 1989 becoming a veterinary assistant in Mesa, AZ. She spent a year in Alaska and four years in Nevada working with the relocation of bears, preservation of wildlife with the forestry services and small and large animal medicine. In 1999 she came back to Arizona and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2001. She has a strong background working with a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist for multiple years and as the hospital administrator. A few of her interests in the veterinary field are dentistry, radiology and surgery, along with preventative care. In August 2007 she started working with Friendship Pet Hospital. In 2014 she spent three years working in Mesa and then came back to Friendship Pet Hospital in 2016. She is married with three step children, two girls and one boy and 2 granddaughters. She spends most of her free time outside doing all forms of arts and crafts, camping and hiking.
Auna Fontaine, Receptionist
Was born in Lansing Mi. Her family moved to Fountain Hills, AZ in 1983.She was in the 2nd class to graduate from Fountain Hills High School. She has been marred to her husband, John Jr. for 22 years. They have 2 children, Liberty and Lestat. Her family has a dog, Duke, a cat, Axel and a rat, Stripe. She been an animal lover her whole life. She enjoys working in a animal hospital in the town where she grew up.
Casey Shellabarger, Veterinary Assistant
Has lived in Fountain Hills, AZ for 21 years. She has 2 dogs and 1 guinea pig. She graduated from Fountain Hills High School in 2017. She is currently attending nursing school at Mesa Community College. Outside of school and work she does not have much time for other activities.