Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
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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. Candice Emerson grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. She always had a love for animals and the outdoors and volunteered for several years at Liberty Wildlife helping rehabilitate and release native wildlife. She graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology. After that, she attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, focusing on small animal medicine and surgery. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Scottsdale area since 2003 with a strong interest in soft tissue surgery and dermatology. She currently has two Chihuahuas that are both rescues; Flower an older female that was born blind, and Bullet a young male that was found by a dumpster when he was a little over a month old. Dr. Emerson has re-married and now has three boys. She spends most of her free time attending Little League games, hiking, and reading.
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, closed Sunday. Appointments can be arranged after hours. To schedule an appointment call (480) 889-0881.