Meet the Veterinarians of Animal Medical Center in Sun City, AZ! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us today to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Gutierrez was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. Her interests before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was marine biology. She graduated from the professional veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University in 2014. She lives in Surprise AZ, with her husband, their two young children, their cat and dog. Her interests outside of caring for animals includes reading and activities with her family such as visiting the zoo, swimming and watching movies at the movie theater.
Dr. Johnson was born in Minnesota, but has lived in Arizona since 1982. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1995 with a degree in Biology. In 1999, she graduated from Colorado State University’s professional veterinary medical program. She joined Sun City Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Johnson is married with 3 daughters. She and her family currently have 6 dogs, 2 cats, 1 horse, 2 cows, 5 goats and more chickens than she can count. She loves to spend time with her family and their animals.
Dr. Michaelle Purdee started her professional career with a Master’s of Science Degree and has researched many subjects ranging from antibiotic therapy to blood borne diseases in penguins. Her career path changed when she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia as a veterinarian in 2012. After vet school she went on to a rotating medicine and surgical internship in Phoenix, AZ and then surgical internships at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina. Since completing her internships she has worked in emergency care, small animal medicine and surgery, and exotic animal care. Her passion is surgery, and she is pleased to bring her skills in soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery to Sun City Animal Hospital. Her free time is spent hiking, camping and doing anything outdoors with her family. Dr. Purdee has two geriatric cats named Nala and Tamara who have traveled all over the United States with her.