White Mountain Animal Hospital is a fully equipped clinic led by the
most experienced veterinarian in the White Mountains. He has knowledge
of a large variety of species and the practical application of medicine,
surgery, and other treatment. His employees all have a history in the
medical field and are experiencing the extent of care an animal can
receive. We believe in genuine care for our patients and their
caretakers with a unique, personal approach to assure the wellbeing and
success of clients and the pets they love.
Dr. Ole Alcumbrac, DVM
Dr. Ole, the owner and Chief of Staff here at White Mountain Animal Hospital, is an Emmy recipient, and the Director of Wildlife Health Services, which specializes in immobilization and capture of native and exotic species. He provides clinical and consultation services for both private and public collections of wild animals, and serves as a consulting veterinarian for Departments of the Arizona Game and Fish, the White Mountain Apache Game and Fish, the New Mexico Game and Fish, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Alcumbrac is the lead veterinarian for the Mexican Wolf Project, the Sonoran Pronghorn Antelope Project and multiple game and non-game species studies.
1994, Dr. Alcumbrac has owned and operated our friendly mixed animal and exotic practice
in northern Arizona, providing treatment to any animal that comes through the
door. Our practice has overseen several zoological operations, including patients from the
prestigious Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the Phoenix Zoo, and Bearizona. He is
a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Arizona Game and Fish
Commission. Dr. Alcumbrac serves as an adjunct faculty member at Texas Tech
University and a past Instructor of Veterinary Sciences at Northland Pioneer
College. He also teaches formal classes and practicals internationally on
wildlife capture. When not working in the southwest, his work has taken him
from Argentina, Peru, and Mexico to all points in the United States. Also a
pilot and a diver, when Dr. Ole isn’t rescuing endangered species in the
deserts and mountains, he enjoys going to his house south of the Mexican border
to dive, fish, or just drinking a margarita on the beach.
Back in the White Mountains, Dr. Ole is well-known & loved. As one of the most established veterinarians in the area, most folks have heard his name here or there. He loves seeing your pets and helping you to both understand and correct any issues they may be experiencing, almost as much as he loves his work with our local & foreign wildlife! Be sure to check out the Outdoor Channel original series, "WILD OPS". Your doc here is the star!
Dr. Robert Evans, DVM
Dr. Robert Evans joined our team in 2017 as a relief veterinarian for when Dr. Ole is out on his wildlife adventures. He was born and raised by an agricultural family in a small town in Iowa. He later moved to Arizona where he completed his high school education. He joined the Navy in 1964 during the Vietnam era to avoid being drafted into the Army. There, he worked in an intelligence gathering position against the Russians, Chinese, and Northern Vietnamese. After 10 years of service, Dr. Evans decided to return to school. He attended Iowa State University, where received an Honors degree in Animal Science, and in 1981, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He went into college with 3 children, and had 5 by the time of graduation. Currently, he is up to 19 grandchildren! Dr. Evans practiced for one year here in the White Mountains before moving to Mesa to work at an emergency clinic. He then started his own mixed animal practice in Gilbert, Arizona. He owned and operated Gilbert Animal Hospital until selling in 2013 to semi-retire and begin his work as a relief veterinarian. He currently lives with his wife in Pinedale, AZ, where they spend time gardening, traveling, and enjoying the mountains. Since joining the practice, Dr. Evans has performed a multitude of surgical procedures, and is usually at the hospital 1-2 times per week seeing appointments.
Amanda Lusk - Tech, Receptionist, Team Trainer
Amanda began working with us in 2015, shortly after completing her Bachelor of Biology at Northern Arizona University. You may see her in the front office as receptionist, in the exam room as your tech, or in the back office assisting the doctor and techs in treatments and surgery. She lives in Show Low with one spoiled dog & 2 cats! When not in the office or at her other job, you'll find her out hiking (weather permitting), attending reggae or rock concerts, or snuggled up on the couch with the fur kids and a good book.
Megan Flanagan - Veterinary Technician
Megan began with us in the summer of 2019. Born and raised in the White Mountains, she left home for a while and lived in areas such as Flagstaff, Chandler, and Tempe, working as a preschool teacher. When she came back to the mountains, she was given the opportunity to be trained as a veterinary assistant a couple of years, and then came to work with us as a veterinary technician! She currently lived in Pinetop with her furbaby, Atlas. Outside of work, she enjoys longboarding, hiking, fishing, and going on road trips!
Mechel Petersen - Receptionist
New staff member bio coming soon!
Bev White - Veterinary Technician
New staff member bio coming soon!
Samantha Krause - Veterinary Student & Technician
Sam started working at White Mountain Animal Hospital as a volunteer during her high school years. Since, she earned her diploma at Blue Ridge High School near the top of her class, graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University, and is currently studying to become a veterinarian herself at Iowa State University! And in the middle of all of her education, found time to become Miss Arizona in a co-ed pageant, and married her high school sweetheart! It has been a pleasure for Dr. Ole to watch Samantha grow through the years, and everyone is rooting for her success in her studies!