The Staff

Our Doctors

Linda R. Elliott, DVM

Dr. Elliott was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and received her DVM degree in 1978 from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. The call of the West brought her to Arizona after graduation to work in a Mesa practice specializing in small animals. In 1979 Dr. Elliott opened her own practice in Mesa, then moved into  Ahwatukee Commons Veterinary Hospital in 1988.

Dr. Elliott shares her east valley home with three dogs, one cat, 2 horses, a herd of 15 Alpaca and a flock of 40+ non-native exotic small birds. In her free time, she enjoys singing, kayaking, hiking, traveling the world, and blowing custom glass vessels.

Rebecca Housley, DVM

An Arizona native and the daughter of Dr. Elliott, Dr. Housley went into the “family business” after being around the veterinary field her whole life. She has bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Nursing as well as being a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. For her, being a veterinarian is a passion, and not just a profession.

Dr. Housley currently shares her home with two dogs, two cats, and a horse, although that will be changing in the future as she has recently become engaged! When she’s not working, Dr. Housley enjoys hiking, travel, and hanging out at the lake.

Office Manager


Susan originally hails from Wyoming but has lived in Arizona since about 2010. She has a background in human nursing and business management, and when she’s not working, she enjoys reading, golf, and video games. Susan’s personal menagerie includes two boxers (littermates Jax and Winston), a Siamese cat named Freya, and a zebra finch named Waffles.

Client Service Representatives


Wendy is from Port Lavaca, Texas which is quite evident when you hear her speak that southern drawl. Upon graduation from high school in Texas, she went to real estate school and acquired her license. She then moved to Arizona and acquired her real estate license here.  Wendy decided that real estate was not for her and as a result we were lucky enough to have her join our team! She has three dogs: two chihuahuas and a Mexican hairless. Wendy loves the hairless dogs….and all the other hairless animals too! Wendy enjoys going to drive-in movies, bicycling, cooking, shopping and traveling. Wendy has moved back to Texas to be with her family, but we are lucky enough to have her be able to answer the phones so you can still hear her southern drawl.


Virginia, originally from Maryland, has lived in Arizona since 2020. She has always wanted a career in the veterinary field and has a lifelong love of animals. Virginia likes to read, hang out with her friends, and spend time with her family in her free time. She is the proud mom of a teenage daughter.

Veterinary Technicians


Angel is one of our non-Arizona natives! She is originally from Oregon but has lived in Arizona for several years. Angel enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 teenage boys, her 4 dogs, 2 cats and her ferret! In her spare time she enjoys  watching her boys play sports, camping, hiking, swimming and vacationing out of state in California, Idaho and Oregon.  Angel loves working with animals of all shapes and sizes and we are happy to have her here as part of the ACVH team!


Jamie is an Arizona native. She has had a passion for animals and their care since childhood and hopes to earn her DVM degree in the future. In her free time, Jamie enjoys hiking, horseback riding, camping, spending time in the woods, and playing poker. Her family includes son Bryson, daughter Serenity, and two German shepherds. 

Client Liaison


In Memoriam:

Willard was born in 2001 on a small farm here in the valley, so you might consider him a farm boy. One day Dr. Elliott was out doing her riding lesson and said “Hey, that’s a really cool cat!” She took him home that day to become her lovable barn cat. Willard loved the great outdoors. His past times included sleeping on hay bales and getting love. Treats on-demand were expected and boy could he demand! As Willard matured he was not the best barn cat; therefore Dr. Elliott decided to bring him to the clinic to bring joy to all her staff on a daily basis. Willard enjoyed long naps on his plush bed, casual strolls around the treatment area, and FOOD. He is greatly missed by staff and clients alike.

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