Doctors

Dr. Ayman Wassef

Dr. Ayman Wassef

Veterinarian & Medical Director

Dr. Ayman Wassef was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He received his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University 1998. He came to the United States in 2001. He completed the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) Certification at Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003.

Dr. Wassef completed his Medical/Surgical internship at a referral practice in Phoenix and has worked in the field of small animal emergency and critical care since. Dr. Wassef finished his residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Fresno California in July 2017 and became eligible to become a specialist in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Wassef acquired the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of Northern Arizona in May 2017. His professional interest is in Critical Care, Internal medicine, Emergency surgeries and Cardio-respiratory emergencies. Dr. Wassef also enjoys teaching and has lectured at variety of Specialty Hospitals.

Dr. Wassef is affiliated with American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, American Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Wassef has three German shepherd dogs, Maddie, Athena and Loki. In his free time, Dr. Wassef spends time with his German shepherds and travelling.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Administration

Linsey Beckner

Linsey Beckner

Hospital Manager

Linsey joined the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of Northern Arizona as Hospital Manager in November 2019. She was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. Prior to moving to Flagstaff she lived in Houston, TX for six years. Linsey has an extensive background in executive management specializing in multi-unit management for specialty retail companies. She has her bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus in Management Studies from the University of Maryland. She also has her Project Management Certification. Linsey is passionate about providing the highest quality care possible. She is also committed to ensuring that each client has a positive experience and is treated like part of our family. Linsey is very excited to be part of the VESCONA team. In her spare time Linsey loves to go hiking with her 3 year old German Shepard. She is also very excited to experience a snowy Flagstaff winter!

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

-Pam Brown

Client Care

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France

Technicians & Assistants

Lauren Padilla

Lauren Padilla

Technician Manager, RVT

I work at VESCONA because I enjoy the challenges that emergency medicine presents. In addition to the challenges, there is no better feeling than helping to save the life of a pet. My favorite animal is a cheetah. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a child. Their speed and elegance amazes me. My dream vacation is going to Italy. I would love to backpack the Amalfi Coast and then taste all of the Italian coffees, wines and food!

Krissy Flodin

Krissy Flodin

CVT

Krissy works at VESCONA because she has a passion for veterinary medicine. Krissy does not have a favorite animal but she love Corgi’s. Her dream vacation would be to go to Sweden or Greece.

Saralyn Kist

Saralyn Kist

Veterinary Assistant

I work at VESCONA because I have always wanted to be able to make a difference in both animals and human lives and by working at VESCONA I have the ability to do both. I can’t say that I have a favorite animal but I do love dogs and horses. If I got to travel anywhere for a vacation I would choose to go to Ireland for the culture and the environment.

Hannah Branson

Hannah Branson

Veterinary Assistant

I work at Vescona because I love helping animals and want to make a difference in animals lives. My favorite animals are dogs. My dream vacation would be horseback riding and fishing in Montana.

Nicholas Reed

Nicholas Reed

Veterinary Assistant

I work at VESCONA because I love a fast paced work environment where I can learn about many different aspects of Veterinary Medicine. My favorite animals are rattlesnakes (not pet!) and dogs. My favorite place to vacation is Jerome, AZ and also backpacking and fishing the Black River.

Katherine Kingsbury

Katherine Kingsbury

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Katie Stowers

Katie Stowers

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!