8300 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85749

Phone : 520-468-7766

Fax : 520-620-3403

Our Vets

Adobe Veterinary Center has some of the most talented & knowledgeable veterinarians in town. They care for each and every one of the pets they treat as well as the clients they serve. Allow us to introduce our star team.


Dr. Barbara Page

Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Barbara Page was born in Michigan, but moved to Tucson in 1954. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture in 1975, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health Science, with High Distinction. In 1979, she graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honorary and in the top 10% of her class.

Within a few years following graduation, she began her own practice, Tortolita Veterinary Services, and is now the founder and corporate owner of Adobe Veterinary Center. She served on the Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board from 2005-2010, attending monthly meetings reviewing veterinary cases. She is also the primary veterinarian for mammals at the Arizona Sonoran Desert museum, where she provides medical attention to the variety of native animals who reside in the zoological gardens.

Over the years, Dr. Page has been adopted by several species of animal – French bulldogs, horses (minis to drafts!), goats, llamas, and pot-bellied pigs, just to name a few. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, attending a good movie, camping, and water-skiing at the lake with her family.

Dr. Christine Staten

Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Christine Staten is a native of Tucson, and after an earlier career as an OB-GYN technician, attended and graduated from Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Staten joined Dr. Page in 1999 as a part of Tortolita Veterinary Services, a large animal ambulatory practice. In 2005, together, they built a new mixed-animal clinic on the eastside of Tucson, Adobe Veterinary Center. She is an active member of Southern Arizona Animal Cruelty Task Force.

Dr. Staten is married with 5 children, ages ranging from Kindergarten to College. Although she enjoys all aspects of large animal medicine, she has a particular passion for endocrine disease, dentistry, reproduction, and preventative medicine. She prioritizes owner education, and believes it leads to healthier medicine.

Dr. Shelly Martin

Small Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Shelly Martin is a native of Tucson. As a third year veterinary student, she spent seven weeks traveling throughout Australia, working on a variety of native wildlife species before graduating from Kansas State Univeristy, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006

After graduation, Dr. Martin returned to Tucson and joined the Adobe Veterinary Center team as a small animal Veterinarian. In 2008, she volunteer in spay and neuter clinics in Mexico with VIDAS and performed spays and neuters for the Humane Society of Tucson when they were faced with an extreme overflow of rescued animals.

She married her highschool sweetheart, Jeremy, and together with their two beautiful children they share their home with two dogs and three cats.

Her special medical interests include soft tissue surgery, animal behavior, and feline medicine.

Dr. Aimee Rodden

Small Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Aimee Rodden (formerly Dr. Ratzlaff) is a native Arizonan, having been raised with her brother and sister in Sahuarita with multiple cats, Chihuahuas, large black dogs, and the occasional frog. She started her career in veterinary medicine by working in a boarding facility of a veterinary clinic in Green Valley. She also worked as a veterinary receptionist for 3 years while attending the University of Arizona. She worked for a year as an emergency technician in Tucson before going to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During the summers she would return to Tucson and work for Adobe Veterinary Center as a veterinary technician.

Following graduation she was accepted into a small animal rotating internship at the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona located in Mesa, Arizona where she rotated through the medicine, surgery, radiology, and emergency services. She also worked for a local practice and Maricopa Animal Control performing spays and neuters for the adopted shelter animals.

She now lives with her three cats and frequently takes care of her family’s multiple dogs and cats. In her free time she enjoys trail riding with her paint mare, Fancy, and gardening. Her medical special interests include feline medicine, internal medicine, and preventative care.

Dr. Carli Grimbleby

Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Grimbleby grew up in the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California. It was here that she started riding and showing on the English Hunter/Jumper circuit. Later, she attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. While in undergrad Dr. Grimbleby worked with both horses and livestock and pursued her love of traveling by studying abroad in Spain.

Dr. Grimbleby attended vet school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. While in school she had the privilege of being on rotations all over the country working with both horses and livestock. One of her rotations was in Italy, working with horses running in the Il Palio horse race in historic Siena, Italy.

Animals have always been an important part of her life. Dr. Grimbleby has a horse named Pik Aree, a dog named Bailey, and a tortoise named Mr. T. She is always up for an adventure, but loves spending time with family and friends as well. She enjoys traveling both in the U.S. and abroad. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing with her dog, riding her horse, and spending time with her adorable niece and nephew. Her parents and an older and younger brother still live in the Central Valley with their families.

Dr. Grimbleby’s professional interests include surgery, equine reproduction, internal medicine and client education.

Dr. Claire Hans

Small Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Claire Hans grew up in the Midwest, raised along with her three brothers, one sister, and various Boxers.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison and gained experience with animals as a veterinary assistant, milking dairy cows, in research, and with wildlife rehabilitation.

Dr. Hans graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She moved to Tucson the summer after graduation and joined Adobe Veterinary Center. She looks forward to enjoying sunny Arizona with her husband, Joel, their dog, Pretzel, and their cat, Apricot. She is most excited about being able to run outdoors year-round and hiking in the nearby national parks.

Dr. Hans’ professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, gastrointestinal medicine, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Abby Don

Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Abby Don is a native to Tucson. As an undergrad she attended the University of California at Davis and majored in Animal Biology. In order to broaden her experiences, she spent a summer in Belize working with livestock and exotic wildlife. After that experience, Dr. Don decided to study Veterinary Medicine and graduated from Colorado State University. After veterinary school she returned to Tucson and completed an internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson before joining us here at Adobe. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and end-of-life care.

In Dr. Don’s free time, she enjoys hiking with her Vizsla named Pippa as well as traveling. One of her favorite traveling experiences was a Sound of Music bike tour in Salzburg, Austria. “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…,” these are a few of her favorite things!