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Cardiologists & Radiologists
Dr. Christopher Paige
MS, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Christopher Paige has always been passionate about animals. Today, he is proud to put that passion to work as a veterinary cardiologist who’s been in the field for over 12 years. Dr. Paige is board-certified in Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). For more than nine years, he has worked in private specialty practices in Mesa, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Arizona, where he offers full, interventional cardiology services.
In 2012, Dr. Paige was recruited into cardiovascular research at a global human medical device company and temporarily left private practice for preclinical medical device research. In 2014, he started a mobile practice to provide veterinary cardiology services to Flagstaff, AZ, and surrounding areas of Northern Arizona. For the past 4 years, he also remains an adjunct clinical faculty member at Midwestern College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). In August 2016, Dr. Paige opened Valley Veterinary Cardiology to offer the Valley’s first cardiology-specific practice dedicated to patient, client, and primary care veterinarian support. Aside from mobile practice, he has stationary practices at various specialty hospitals in Arizona (Mesa, Phoenix, and Glendale). In collaboration with Dr. Jason Eberhardt (Internal Medicine Specialist), Dr. Paige opened Valley Veterinary Internal Medicine to expand the mobile veterinary specialty services. In 2018, he also opened AZVETIDEAS, which is a veterinary medical device consulting company.
After being a dedicated client of world-renowned human and veterinary ambulatory monitoring service, the opportunity had recently become available for Dr. Paige to maintain this high-quality service specifically dedicated to veterinary patients. Most importantly, many of the previous employees (technicians) from this large human ambulatory service have also joined Dr. Paige to help create AxisVetTM.
Dr. Jennifer Neitman
Dr. Jennifer Johnson-Neitman (Dr. Neitman) is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 2004. During veterinary school, she developed a love for diagnostic imaging and radiology. She was the recipient of the OSU student ACVR award.
Following veterinary school, she completed a 1 year rotating medicine, surgery, and oncology internship in Los Angeles, CA and a diagnostic imaging internship and fellowship at OSU from 2005 2007. She then completed a 3-year diagnostic imaging and radiology residency at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2010.
Jennifer has since worked as a radiologist in academia, private specialty practice, and in telemedicine. She has mentored professional students and doctors and given lectures in diagnostic imaging, radiology, and anatomy. She has also participated in independent and collaborative research. In 2014, Dr. Neitman started Oklahoma Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (OVDI). She has been providing high quality mobile ultrasound services for veterinarians, pets, and their families in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. In 2022, she joined AxisVet to provide high quality teleradiology services. She loves connecting with veterinarians, their patients, and creating lasting relationships. She strives to provide a service she would want her own pet to receive.
Dr. Neitman resides in her home state of Oklahoma with her human, furry, and feathered family. She has a rescue terrier named “Tickles the Hairy Monster,” a red-lored Amazon parrot named “Fred” whom she’s had since she was 8 years old, and two adorable (and veggie demanding) guinea pigs named “Furious Peanut Unicorn” and “Rockin’ Pickles Pineapple.”
Dr. Jonathan Abbott
Dr. Abbott received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and trained in veterinary cardiology at the University of Florida and at North Carolina State University. Dr. Abbott was board certified in the Specialty of Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 1993. Prior to his appointment at the University of Tennessee, where he is currently Associate Professor of Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Abbott held faculty positions at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Abbott is a past president of the ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology and serves as a member of the Journal of Cardiology Editorial Board. He has published in diverse subject areas within the topic of veterinary cardiology. In 2018, Dr. Abbott joined Valley Veterinary Cardiology as a consultant. On October 2019, he was appointed on the medical advisory board of AxisVetTM.
Dr. Matthew W. Miller
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Miller received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1984 and his Masters of Science degree from the same university in 1993. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group from 1984-1985 and a cardiology residency at the Ohio State University from 1985-1988. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 1988. He served on the faculty of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 1988-2014 where he achieved the position of full professor with tenure. He served as the director of the Texas A&M University Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) from 2012 to 2014.
He is a Charter Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute of Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices and is the director of the Cardiology Clinical Service at VETMED consultants in Phoenix, Arizona. On December 2019, he was appointed on the medical advisory board of AxisVetTM .
Dr. Stacey Leach
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Leach received his Bachelor’s degree in animal science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He then completed both a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, a three-year residency in cardiology, and a Master’s degree in veterinary sciences at the University of Missouri. He became board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2012. Dr. Leach is currently an associate professor at the University of Missouri and serves as the chief of cardiology. He has authored numerous publications, has lectured at both the regional and national level, and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several veterinary journals. In his free time he can be found in the gym, enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with friends, family, and his two standard schnauzers.
Dr. Bruno Boutet
Dr. Boutet is originally from the Canadian East Coast (New Brunswick). He received his DVM degree from The Atlantic Veterinary College (from the University of PEI) in 2012. He then completed a small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialist from 2012-2013. Following his internship, Dr. Boutet moved to College Station to complete a fellowship in interventional cardiology and a residency in veterinary cardiology at Texas A&M University.
He has been board certified in veterinary cardiology since 2018 and practiced veterinary cardiology at VETMED consultants in Phoenix, Arizona, until December of 2020, when he returned to the East Coast of Canada. Dr. Boutet joined AxisVetTM in January of 2021 as a telecardiology consultant to further expand our international customer base.
Dr. Sara Beth Bordelon
DVM, MS, DACIVM
Dr. Sara Beth Bordelon obtained her DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 2005. She went on to complete a rotating internship at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Los Angeles, CA and a three year cardiology residency program at Washington State University. She obtained diplomate status in the ACVIM College of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) upon completion of her residency in 2009. Dr. Bordelon has previously worked in both private practice and academic settings, and enjoys all aspects of cardiology, but has a passion for the management of feline heart disease and prevention of thromboembolism, diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension and diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Dr. Bordelon enjoys helping her patients with heart disease live fully for as long as possible.
Dr. Jared Jaffey DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Jared Jaffey hails from Florida, where he obtained his
undergraduate degree in animal sciences from the University of Florida. He went
on to receive his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of
Florida in 2012. To continue his education, Dr. Jaffey completed a rotating
small animal internship at East Bay Specialists in California. After this, Dr.
Jaffey went on to complete two small animal internal medicine focused
internships at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists in South Florida while also
obtaining a Master’s Degree in biomedical sciences from Florida Atlantic
University. After this, he went on to complete a residency in small animal
internal medicine from the University of Missouri in 2018. Dr. Jaffey is an
active researcher with interests in endocrinology, vitamin D, hepatobiliary
disorders, pulmonary hypertension, coccidioidomycosis, and hereditary
methemoglobinemia Google Scholar
Outside of his life in veterinary medicine, Dr. Jaffey lives with his girlfriend, who is also a small animal internist, and their four dogs, Roscoe, Alfie, Zoey, and Luna, as well as two kittens, Sylvie and Odie. Dr. Jaffey enjoys watching college and professional basketball and football and dominating fantasy football leagues. He enjoys heading to the gym and an occasional pickup game of basketball or flag football. But, more than anything, he enjoys relaxing by a pool or body of water doing absolutely nothing.
Dr. Courtney Smith DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Courtney Smith is a veterinary cardiologist working in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine where she developed a love of cardiology and alpacas. After training at a large specialty hospital in San Diego, she traveled North back to Oregon State University where she obtained a Master of Science degree and completed a comprehensive cardiology residency. Dr. Smith moved to Los Angeles shortly after her residency. In addition to her two-legged family members, she shares her home with two sphynx cat sisters and a Great Pyrenees puppy.
Dr. Karen Sanderson DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Karen Sanderson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University in 1999 followed by an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island in Canada. She went on to pursue residency training in cardiology at the University of California at Davis and became a board certified cardiologist in 2003. She has worked in the field since that time first as an associate of a busy private practice in Los Angeles and then as the owner of a veterinary cardiology practice in the mountain west. She has participated in large international clinical trials and also involved in characterizing gorilla hearts for the Great Ape Project. Now she enjoys working again as an associate and spending time with her family. When not working she can be found on the trails with her dogs, on her horse, or hanging out with her husband and children.
Dr. Keaton Morgan DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Keaton Morgan is a New Zealand born, North American trained veterinary cardiologist. He obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in New Zealand then after a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialists of Aotearoa travelled to North America. He completed an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College followed by a cardiology residency at the University of Minnesota where he achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
Following residency Dr. Morgan returned to Auckland, New Zealand where he is only one of a few veterinary cardiologists in the country. His passion for cardiology led him to join AxisVet where he could have an international impact. Outside of cardiology Dr. Morgan enjoys competing in various endurance events. He aims to continue this passion by using these races as an excuse to travel. In the meantime, his life is pre-occupied by a young family and two mischievous dogs.
Arthur Clark BA/CCT has a long history of care and concern in ancillary human and veterinary cardiology with training under Welsh cardiologist Robert Marshall and veterinary cardiologist Clay Calvert and many others. For a number of years, he has been the lead technician at LabCorp Cardiac Services in Holter monitoring – Human and Veterinary. He is also familiar with ambulatory BP/event monitoring and a resource person for technician training and assistance, including pacemakers.
He has taken a great interest in assessing veterinary Holters for veterinarians all over the U.S., Britain, France, and Spain; this includes many university veterinary teaching hospitals and research facilities, including the Henry Ford Research Foundation. Well versed in Canine, Feline, and Equine Holters, he is looking forward to continuing helping patients at AxisVetTM!
Barbara Pearson, Certified Cardiology Technician through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Barbara began working as an EKG technician at Duke University Medical Center in 1997, where she was trained. She has received training as an EKG technician at Alamance Community College as well as multiple refresher courses throughout the years. She has worked as a cardiology technician since 1999, doing EKG, Holter monitoring, and stress testing at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Barbara has been scanning Holter monitors for humans and animals for LabCorp since 2017. She has over 20 years of collective experience in noninvasive diagnostic cardiology testing.
Karen Samuel is a Cardiac Technician III and has been reading EKG’s since 1985. She became a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) from Credentialing International in Raleigh, North Carolina. Karen has experience reading EKG’s on both humans and animals, and she worked in the critical care unit as a telemetry clerk and ward secretary reading EKG’s and completing medical secretary duties.
She was also a medical secretary with Alamance Regional Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Karen enjoys shopping and traveling out of state during her free time.
Eric Sellars has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. For the past 10 years, he worked as a cardiograph technician under Arthur Clark in the Ambulatory Monitoring Department of Laboratory Corporations of America. He interpreted both human and veterinary monitoring studies from all over the world. These studies included patient event monitoring, telemetry monitoring, Holter monitoring, and ambulatory blood pressure studies.
He has a vast amount of experience in canine and feline Holter studies. He is very proud to be a part of AxisVetTM and continuing to help patients all over the world.
Laura Dishon enjoyed many years as a licensed Veterinary Medical Technician and working in Wildlife Rehabilitation in NC. She received her certification for cardiology technician and has been reading primarily veterinary EKG studies, as well as human studies, for the last 17 years.
Laura enjoys pet sitting, swimming, and traveling. Some of her favorite destinations are Ireland, Florida, and the NC coast. She is also an avid reader and enjoys a good mystery!