Meet our veterinary team

Meet the veterinarians and team of Aspen Ridge Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Get to know our team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.


Our Doctors

Dr. Elizabeth Ellis

Dr. Elizabeth Ellis, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

A native of the White Mountains of Arizona, Dr. Ellis (previously Robertson) completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in just three years and then graduated in the top of her class from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Ellis worked with a variety of species in the White Mountains and then focused on small animal care in Scottsdale, AZ. Her medical philosophy focuses on superior care, preventative medicine, and client education. She has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as dentistry.

Dr. Ellis is a passionate lover of animals, an outdoor enthusiast, and a connoisseur of great movies, popcorn, and generous portions of Junior Mints (and, of course, Milk Duds). She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs, Comet, Charlie, and Cinder(ella).

Dr. Jill Jackson

Dr. Jill Jackson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Doctor Jackson graduated from Iowa State University in 2007. She practiced in Iowa and California before moving to the White Mountains 6 years ago. Doctor Jackson grew up in North Dakota and enjoys the small-town atmosphere here. She loves dogs and cats and enjoys challenging medical cases and surgery.

Outside of work, she loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, days at the lake, and skiing with her husband and two little girls. Her pets include a large, cuddly bunny rabbit and a cat.

Dr. Meghan Barnes

Dr. Meghan Barnes, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Barnes originated from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is one of a set of triplets. She played rugby while in college at the University of Delaware and then went to the University of Florida Veterinary School- Go Gators!

After vet school, she moved out west and enjoys hiking with her dog Bucky and exploring the beautiful outdoors Arizona has to offer. Also a cat lover, she has two kitties named Colby and Charlie. Dr. Barnes enjoys watching Philadelphia sports, paddle boarding in the summer, skiing in the winter, travel photography, and drawing/painting in her free time.

Our Team


Megan is the practice manager and has been with Aspen Ridge for ten wonderful years! You may not always see her around the hospital as she wears many hats, but she is always in the treatment room, giving your pets lots of love! Although she spends much of her time in the office, she has a special interest in radiology and dentistry. Megan has extensive CE and schooling under her belt in many different areas of veterinary medicine.

Her house is full, with three Boxers and a Rottweiler mix. During her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and puppies. She loves to travel and curl up with a blanket and a good book. You will always find her with coffee in her hand; she couldn’t function without it!


Aaron is one of our Veterinary Technicians. He has been at Aspen Ridge Animal Hospital for three wonderful years. Aaron is grateful for all that he has learned from working here and looks forward to learning more and becoming a Veterinarian. When not helping your pets at the Hospital, you could find Aaron spending time with his two dogs, a Mastiff mix and a Rottweiler, enjoying the outdoors hiking trails. He loves to travel and looks forward to his next adventures.


Angel is one of the technicians here at Aspen Ridge. She is originally from a small town in Ohio. She has also spent some time in Florida. She has five dogs ranging from 4 pounds to 100 pounds, although she is a long-time lover of Rottweilers.

Her hobbies are all indoors, including puzzles and reading. Angel loves being in general practice. It always keeps her fascinated, and there is always something new to learn or skills to improve. She is currently attending school to become a CVT.


April was born and raised here in Show Low. She loves spending time with her family and her four dogs. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, and traveling.

She started as a receptionist and is now currently learning the tech role. She wants to continue learning as much as possible in the veterinarian field.


Erica was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has four dogs, four cats, and eight chickens. Her favorite dog breed is a malamute; they are loyal and very stubborn! She loves to spend time gardening and playing with her dogs and chickens. She also loves camping with friends and riding quads in the woods.

Erica has always wanted to own an animal sanctuary for all types of animals for people to come to visit and for adoptions. She also has an associate degree in culinary arts.


Jenna is originally from Phoenix but moved to Pinetop-Lakeside a little over a year ago. She loves living here and is so grateful to have found such a wonderful place to work with the cutest patients. She has two dogs named Millie (1 year old) and Koda (9 years old), who are the best hiking buddies. She also has a bearded dragon named Bugsy that is super chill as long as she gets her morning salad and bugs.

Jenna is in her sophomore year of college, majoring in biological sciences (conservation biology and ecology) and enjoying it so far. Between work, school, and her pets, she definitely keeps busy and counts on coffee to get her through the day.


Jordyn is from Phoenix and moved to Pinetop two years ago with her parents. She has four Golden Retrievers and five cats. She has been in vet med for four years now and is currently in school to get her degree and certification in Veterinary Technology. Jordyn loves being able to care for animals as well as bond with their owners. When she is not at work loving on patients, she is at home snuggled up with a blanket on the couch with all her fur babies!


Scarlet is one of many of our Vet Techs here at Aspen Ridge. She started here as a kennel assistant about two years ago and has worked her way up with the help and training from a great team!

She grew up here in the White Mountains and proudly graduated from SLHS in 2021. She is currently working her way towards attending an online veterinary technician program to earn more credentials and constantly participating in CE programs outside of work to further her skills and knowledge in her career. Scarlet absolutely loves what she does, and she strives to bond with every patient and client she sees. She is known around the clinic for having a soft spot for their sassy patients, especially their tiny chihuahuas. She also adores their giant breeds and any of their working/herding pups.

She has three dogs (Ella, Trip, and Tilly), and out of work, you can probably find her hanging out with them or on some outdoor adventure. She loves kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and finding fun trails in the woods on her dirt bike. Caffeine and chaos are her best friends; she is always staying busy.

She looks forward to seeing you and all of your furry friends!


Sofie is a part-time technician assistant and is currently attending Show Low High School. She plays varsity soccer, runs track and snowboards, and participates in student council. She has three dogs, a bunny, and a younger sister at home. She absolutely loves the puppies and kittens who come in for their vet visits and enjoys caring for all of our patients.


Stephanie is a Veterinary Assistant from Spokane, WA. Her favorite dog breeds are Mastiffs, Danes, and Boxers. In her free time, she enjoys reading and Girl Scouts.


Westi is the Kennel Assistant here at Aspen Ridge Animal Hospital. A native of the White Mountains, she currently attends the local community college studying towards a Bachelor’s in English, hoping to complete her Master’s. She has always had a passion for taking care of their furry friends, big and small, and she applies this to taking care of all who board with them like they are her own!

Outside work, she can be found hiking with her fiance and their two dogs, Tato (Like potato) and Tilli. During the colder months, she enjoys snowboarding or reading with her cat, Tio, lounging on her lap.