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. 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.“
Rachel brings years of experience in Office Administration & Client Services. Rachel has a home filled with love, which includes her awesome husband Tom, three beautiful daughters, Alyssa, Nikki, &Brandee, as well as her pet kids...
Certified Veterinary Technician
Denise graduated from Michigan State University with a certificate in Veterinary Technology in 1980. She has been working in animal medicine since 1973. Denise has worked in several small animal practices , including the Veterinary Surgical Center of Tucson as Surgical Technician…
Client Service Liaison
Claire is here to solve your pet problems! She is our full time Client Service Liaison. She is a graduate of University High School and getting ready to start her Certified Vet Tech training under Dr. Bohnke’s sponsorship. She loves all animals, especially cats. She has 3 of her own, Jeremy, a giant orange tabby, Rex, a tuxedo, Finn- a grey tabby and Missy, a Tankinese! She enjoys hiking, swimming and gardening. She brings a beaming buoyant light to our Reception area every day!