Meet the Team

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 Alcumbrac DVM with Wolf

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.

Since 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 DVM - WMAH Relief Veterinarian

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.

Lacey Jones

Lacey Jones - WMAH Vet Tech

Lacey came to work with us as a veterinary technician in August, 2017. She had moved to the White Mountains from North Carolina where she was raised, in late 2015 to be a horse trainer at a ranch in Greer. Lacey got her start in animal health at the age of 16, when she was hired on to an NC animal clinic as a kennel assistant. Through on-the-job training, she worked her way up to veterinary technician. Since then, she has held positions at multiple animal hospitals, and at one point,also owned a horse training facility. Lacey currently lives in Lakeside with one cat & a spoiled Belgian Malinois. When not at the clinic, she enjoys spending her time horseback riding, bass fishing, and exploring the beautiful White Mountains.

Amanda Lusk

Vet Tech AmandaAmanda came to White Mountain Animal Hospital in 2015, after receiving her Bachelor of Biology from Northern Arizona University. She had been interested in a veterinary career since childhood, and was glad to find a place that saw such a variety of species, and could teach her the things she was most interested in learning! She was raised here in the White Mountains and was a graduate of Show Low High School. When not working, she spends her time attending concerts, hiking & exploring with her pup, or reading any mystery novel you put in front of her. She currently lives in Show Low with her dog & 2 cats. 

Jessica Ruddy

Jessica Ruddy, Reception

Jessica is the most recent addition to the WMAH team & has been a pleasure to teach and watch grow! She is currently our front office receptionist, but is interested in & shows potential for being a veterinary assistant as well. A graduate of Show Low High School, Jessica moved off the mountain but recently returned, holding a variety of jobs in between. We consider ourselves lucky that she's most recently chosen veterinary health as a potential career field, and we look forward to watch her continue to grow!

Megan Flanagan 

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Mechel Petersen

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Samantha Krause

Veterinary Assistant Samantha Krause

Samantha, or most commonly known as "Sam", has been an employee at WMAH for 5 years as of this past summer. She works full time as a veterinary technician during the summer, and part time as a dog trainer during the academic year. She recently graduated from Grand Canyon University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine! She is currently in the process of applying for veterinary school and holds many other extracurricular activities outside of school and work, such as holding the Miss Arizona Coed 2018 title. Along with her busy schedule, Sam enjoys reading, DIY projects, four wheeling, and spending time with friends, husband, and their animals. Sam and her husband currently have three dogs (a Husky, a German Shepherd, and a Belgian Malinois), two rescue cats, and a tank full of carnivorous fish. Sam has a long history of working with animals of all kinds, and finds the mixed animal practice Dr. Alcumbrac keeps at WMAH to be the perfect fit for her!

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