Meet Our Veterinary Health Care Team

Meet Dr. Deb



Dr. Debra Bohnke – Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Bohnke decided to be a veterinarian when she was 9 years old. She pursued her dream through high school internships and college employment, through veterinary school and back home to Tucson. Dr. Bohnke graduated from Colorado State University in 1991. She has been practicing in Arizona ever since. Her extensive experience in Arizona makes her very aware of the health challenges faced by our Arizona pets such as Valley Fever, Rattlesnake Bite, and Tick Fever. Dr. Bohnke stays abreast of veterinary technology and medicine through journals, on-line bulletin boards and over 35 hours of continuing education lectures annually!

There is nothing more gratifying to DrBohnke than being able to use the magic of modern medicine to heal ailing patients.  Sharing in the joy with Pet Parents as their pets regain their health and the vitlality in their eyes makes every day of her job a heart-felt pleasure.

In her free time, Dr. Bohnke enjoys scuba diving, sci-fi and historical fiction books, Medieval reenactment, Cowboy Action target shooting, and Best Of All—her son Celyn.

  • Member of the AVMA, AzVMA, SAVMA, AAHA, and the AVSAB.

Dr. Nielsen



Dr. Marv Nielsen – Veterinarian

Dr. Marv Nielsen started his career as a small animal veterinarian in Tucson in 1973 at Tucson Small Animal Hospital. He recalls that “there were no emergency clinics [back then]. A lot of interesting things are presented on emergency calls and I have many humorous memories, most of which I obtained at the expense of a good night’s sleep! I love doing surgery. Since there were no specialty practices [either … ] I had the opportunity to do some complex procedures.”

His wife, Betty, has been his best friend for fifty plus years. They have four married children, sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild! “We are fortunate that all live in the Tucson area except one son and family in Hawaii.“ Dr. Nielsen and Betty are avid UofA basketball fans, holding those especially prized season tickets!

“I’m excited to be associated with Dr. Bohnke and Cimarron Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting you and your precious pets.“

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