Meet the friendly staff at The Critter Care Center!

  • Dr. Audra De La Torre
    DVM, Hospital Owner

    Dr. De La Torre is our main veterinarian and owner of The Critter Care Center

  • Sarah
    Practice Manager

    Sarah has been in the veterinary field since 2011 when she began as an Intern while attending the University of Arizona for Pre- Veterinary Science. Sarah has worked her way up from Intern to Receptionist to Veterinary Assistant to Doctor's Assistant and finally to Practice Manager. Sarah has found a love for emergency medicine during her time in the veterinary field. In her spare time Sarah loves to drink coffee, train Muay Thai, and spend time with family. 

  • Nellie
    Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Jake
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jake is a Veterinary Assistant at The Critter Care Center. Jake is new to the veterinary field but found his way here through his love for animals and ability to learn at a quick pace. He is able to learn and share experiences with his girlfriend and his sister, who are both also in the veterinary field. Jake has rescued two evil black cats by the names of Chucky and Moo Moo. Even though they aren’t the friendliest critters, Jake loves them and spoils them very much. In his childhood Jake grew up with various species of pets including a duck named Daffy. When Jake isn’t focusing on progressing in the veterinary field, he spends his time training in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. 

  • DJ
    Veterinary Assistant

    DJ is our veterinary assistant and IT specialist. DJ grew up with many animals throughout his life, including reptiles, birds, dogs, cats and others that have fueled his passion for animal care. After working for Sport Chalet, he was offered a job at a local veterinary hospital and jumped at the chance. The opportunity to care for animals for a living was perfect. DJ is also a graphic artist specializing in marketing materials, t-shirts, and 3-D printing DJ also enjoys many outdoor activities including Running, Backpacking, Snowboarding Wake-boarding and several recreational team sports.

  • Lyssa
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Dr. Adan Rivera

    Bio Coming Soon! 

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Spring Hospital Hours

We are open Memorial day the 27th from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.


7:30 am-7:00 pm

Emergency Only: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm

Emergency Only: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm

No Emergency Hours Available


7:30 am-7:00 pm

Emergency Only: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm

Emergency Only 6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:30 am-2:00 pm




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