Richard Reeves, DVM


Dr. Reeves was born and raised in Southern California.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Bioveterinary Science with a minor in Chemistry from Utah State University but wisely went back to sunny California for his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, obtained from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona.  After graduating in 2009 he did an internship in Salt Lake City and was an instructor at Western University before moving to Buckeye to begin his career in small animal medicine.  Dr. Reeves and his wife Nickie have four children ranging from 10 years to 9 months, and they share their home with kitty Chloe and 7 year old tortoise Charlie.  In his free time Dr. Reeves enjoys cycling (he hopes to one day compete in an Ironman Triathlon), and landscaping, and if you really want to get him talking, ask about fish tanks.  His real goal is to have a large fish tank in the hospital; we just need more space!

Lucas Bisel


Lucas is a new desert transplant, having moved to the Valley in the summer of 2014 from Anaheim.  Lucas has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and is excited to be working at a state-of-the-art facility like Applewood.

Courtney Knickrehm


Courtney has worked in the veterinary field for seven years and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Long-term goals include certification as a Veterinary Dental Technician, Emergency Critical Care Technician and Veterinary Nutrition Technician, phew!

Joanne Prellberg

Practice Manager/Canine Reproduction Consultant

Joanne started showing dogs as a mere child and has been involved in breeding and competing in dog sports (conformation, obedience, draft, agility, tracking and dock-diving) for over forty years, the last 25 years with Bernese Mountain Dogs.  She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and has lived in the Valley for over 20 years, working in the veterinary field during most of that time.