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Our Veterinarians

Your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put our patients first!
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Our Veterinarians
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Joanne Ruisi

Joanne Ruisi, DVM


Dr. Ruisi was raised in Wickenburg and the beautiful Arizona desert. Her passion for animals and love of the great outdoors lead her in the pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine. After serving 6 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, traveling the world, and graduating from Washington State University – College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ruisi returned home to Wickenburg in 2007. In 2012 she embarked on a new business venture to give back to the community and opened ‘Hassayampa Veterinary Services’. Most days she can be found at the clinic doing what she loves! Dr. Ruisi was awarded the “Veterinarian of the Year” (2016) with recognition for Leadership and Professional Development by the VHCTAz/AzVMA.

Barbara McKibbin

Barbara McKibbin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Barbara McKibben grew up in central Minnesota where she was extensively involved in 4-H and FFA. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Minnesota before traveling to Arizona to attend veterinary school at Midwestern University. Following graduation, she completed an equine internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre. Barbara and her husband decided to move to Wickenburg to be closer to family and enjoy the small town life. She is an avid outdoor person who enjoys riding her horses, playing with her dogs, hiking, camping and kayaking among other activities.

23,458 Sloppy Kisses


Sloppy Kisses

19,389 Bellies Rubbed


Bellies Rubbed

27,193 Treats Given


Treats Given