Dr. Neil Farrington – DVM
Dr. Farrington was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ. He graduated from Veterinary School at Colorado State University in 1982.
Prior to purchasing Catalina Animal Hospital, he practiced for many years in Mesa AZ, where he also helped raise his 2 daughters, Ashley & Lindsay.
He enjoys exercise, watching baseball, gardening, and reading. Dr Farrington and his wife Maria, have 3 cats Honey, Junior, and Leo.
Dr. Derek Osterheld – DVM
Dr. Osterheld attended undergraduate College in New Jersey, Florida, Colorado and Scotland. He is a 1996 Ross University veterinary graduate, finishing his veterinary education in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
He’s the proud owner of Bosco, his horse and Pappy, his cat. They have been with him through all his years in vet school. For the past 20 years, he has worked in both day practice, and emergency small animal veterinary medicine. He appreciates the connection clients have with their regular day practice veterinarian. In his free time, he really enjoys cooking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and mom. He has a passion for the farm life, since growing up helping his dad with the farm back home.
Maria Farrington – Office Manager
Maria was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and moved to Arizona in 2012. In addition to her duties managing the animal hospital, she provides holistic therapies for our pet patients, something that she really enjoys practicing.
In her free time Maria enjoys continuing education, cooking, and watching baseball. She enjoys spending most of her time with her husband and their 3 cats.
Jacob Betancourt – Veterinary Technician
Jacob was born and raised in Arizona. Since he was young, he’s always loved and cared for animals. Helping pets made him want to work with animals. So in 2012, he decided to go to school at Pima Medical Institute to become a Veterinary Technician and finished school in 2016. He has been working in the veterinary field for nearly 4 years and loves making owners happy by making their furry friend is healthy and showing them how much he cares about the well being. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and family and his dog. He hopes to continue working in this field for a long time and wants to have more furry friends as family in the future.
Jodie Plescow – Veterinary Technician
Jo has been working with animals for most of her life. She was born in Michigan and helped care for the small animals, reptiles, and fish at her family’s pet store. She also worked alongside a few Detroit animal shelters. She then went on to do college gymnastics at Central Michigan University. After college, Jo moved to California and started working in the veterinary field in 2017 as a technician. There, she learned she has a passion for special needs animals and stray cats. In 2020, Jo moved to Phoenix and joined the Catalina team! She has learned so much in her 5 years in the field through hands-on experience. In her free time, she likes to help care for local stray cat colonies and TNR. She has 3 cats, a dog, and a snake of her own that keep her busy at home.
Alexis Otto – Veterinary Technician
Lexi was born and raised in Arizona and grew up always having a love for animals. So much that when she was a toddler, she had an imaginary dog named “Fluffy”. Lexi got her first job working with animals in high school and has worked with them since. At home, she has 3 dogs named Chewy, Leia, and Potato and 2 cats named Joker and Onyx. She also has a big obsession with fish keeping and has 4 betta tanks and a freshwater community tank. Her hobby at home is making resin pet tags for her small business WagzNTagz. Lexi is currently in college for a biology degree and hopes to become a Marine Veterinarian in the future.
Jamie Treguboff – Receptionist
Jamie is an Arizona native, born and raised on her family’s small farm in Goodyear. She grew up riding horses, raising dogs and caring for other small animals. This experience taught her discipline, compassion and a strong work ethic. It’s no surprise then, animals have always played a huge part in Jamie’s life. She has spent the past 23 years in Veterinary Medicine, finally finding her place with the Catalina Family in 2021.
Outside of having the best job in the world, Jamie has 2 grown children and a 15 year old Yorkie named Tinka. She enjoys reading & taking long drives.
She says her goal in life is to be the kind of person her dog thinks she is.