Our Veterinarians in Scottsdale

AZ Vets

The Pima North Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak areas. At Pima North Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

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Bonnie Walker, DVM

Dr. Walker has been our Medical Director since 2003. A 1985 graduate of Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, FL. Dr. Walker is also a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve Veterinary Corps. As a volunteer, she served on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. She especially enjoyed the challenge of working with the many military working dogs during her years as a veterinary medical officer.

Dr. Walker has special interests in surgery, dentistry, and behavior. Her experience, gentle and kind (yet firm if needed) hand in handling pets (even potentially ‘difficult’ dogs) and devotion to excellence in service and veterinary medicine, has earned her the respect and appreciation of clients, patients and staff here at Pima North. In fact our technicians refer to Dr. Walker as the “German shepherd whisperer”!

In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys exploring AZ on horseback, hiking with her dogs, skiing, wildlife watching and home improvement projects. Dr. Walker is also a student pilot and volunteer with the Flying Samaritans.

Dr. Walker’s animal family includes Hazel (pictured) and Bud, German shepherd siblings, and Phoenix, a wonderful people-loving Missouri fox trotter gelding.

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David Taetle, VMD

Dr. David Taetle came to Pima North Animal Hospital in 2008.  A native of Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, Dr. Taetle came to Arizona shortly after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

 His career has followed a non-standard path.  Starting with an undergraduate degree in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University, he went to work on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator and finally received a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.

 Dr. Taetle’s interests include medicine, dermatology, dentistry and surgery and he is committed to offering the highest standard of care for my patients.  He believes that client education is of paramount importance in order to permit clients to make educated decisions and provide the best care possible.

 Dr. Taetle is certified in the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHip).

 His family includes his wife, two sons, four cats “Heidi,” “Luca,” “Sasha” and “Mr. P” a Papi-Poo named “Haile” and two desert tortoises “Russell” and “Katy.”

 He enjoys reading, movies, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. He looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your family members.

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Dr. Andrea

Dr. Bret Andrea joined Pima North Animal hospital in 2014. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and attended Penn State University for his undergraduate studies and obtained his veterinary degree at Cornell University. Upon graduation, he completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Prior to moving to Arizona in 2013, Dr. Andrea worked for several years as a general practitioner in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Andrea's interests include internal medicine, radiology, neurology, dermatology, and emergency medicine. He is dedicated to ensuring that his clients have a good understanding of their animals conditions so they can make the best decisions for their family.

In his free time, Dr. Andrea enjoys hiking, biking, running, movies, attending concerts and most of all, spending time with his family including his wife and their two dogs, Finnegan and Olive.

Dr. Andrea very much looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

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