Dr. Mercedes Core - Medical Director, Veterinarian


Dr. Mercedes Core was born in Ohio and moved to Arizona when she was 6 years old.

Dr. Core grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and attended Arizona State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Core began working in animal hospitals, first as a receptionist and eventually as a certified veterinary technician. When Dr. Core's childhood cat became very ill, she decided that she was going to continue in the veterinary field after ASU and become a veterinarian.

She attended the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, and after doing a clinical year at Oklahoma State University, she became a doctor of veterinary medicine in 2007. Dr. Core returned to Arizona after graduation and practiced for 5 years prior to moving to Michigan with her husband. After 4 years in the Midwest, she and her husband decided to return to their family, friends, and the Arizona sun.

She has been happily married since 2013 with one young daughter, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. The entire family is excited to work and live in the land of the sun again and looks forward to meeting everyone!