Dr. Racheal McKinney has been passionate about working with animals all of her life. She grew up in Waddell, Arizona where her family had a small 2 acre farm. Dr. McKinney fell in love with horses, and by the age of 13 she had gotten her first dun paint mare, joined the local 4H Waddell Hoofprints Club, and had quickly started to learn about hard work and responsibility. She learned how to ride English and Western, and competed at the local, state, and national level. Dr. McKinney attended high school in Goodyear, became very active in the FFA, showed a variety of livestock, competed in many career development events, and traveled with the high school rodeo circuit.
Dr. McKinney attended Arizona State University, where she earned her B.S. in Agribusiness Sciences. She completed veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California, where she focused on mixed animal practice and was an active member of Equine Club, Veterinary Business Club, and Bovine Club. Dr. McKinney has completed multiple poultry externships and enjoys working with backyard flocks and producers as well with other fowl producers and breeders. Throughout the past 6 years of practice, Dr. McKinney has become truly passionate about pet pig and goat medicine. Along with this, she has pursued many continued education courses on equine medicine as well as canine and feline medicine. Topics such as quality of life and animal husbandry are very important to Dr. McKinney believes that both are a vital part of owning animals so she is always available to help owners with questions in regards to these areas.
Dr. McKinney currently represents the Arizona Veterinary Medical Board Association as a board member and volunteers with many other clubs and organizations.
Dr. Tate Coriell was born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio where he was very active in the 4-H and FFA communities showing cattle, sheep, and goats. He attended Morehead State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science in 2019. After being accepted into the inaugural class at the University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine he packed up and moved across the country to Tucson. Dr. Coriell fell in love with the southwest and is excited to start his DVM career with ULEVS! Dr. Coriell’s professional interests include animal husbandry, One Health, and herd health. He looks forward to serving the local community!
Brittany Hall was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY until age 12 when she and her family moved to Chandler, Arizona. She has always had a passion for animals and their health which lead her to pursue a career in the animal care industry. Starting as a kennel tech, she eventually progressed up to being a lead surgery technician at a small animal hospital. In 2019, Brittany joined the ULEVS team as a veterinary technician and began learning more about large animals and is now skilled at handling any species we see. She has worked alongside board certified anesthesiologists, trained with dental specialists, and enjoys training new employees. At work, Brittany most enjoys all and any dental-related procedures, monitoring anesthesia for surgeries, or working with goats. Neonatal care and preventative medicine are two key topics she loves to discuss with owners! If Brittany is not working hard alongside the doctors, you can find her at home spending time with her husband and two young sons.
Laura was born in Yuma, Arizona. Her love of animals started at an early age as her parents always had dogs. Her Mother, Aunt and Grandfather were involved with Arabian Horses in various ways. She took western riding lessons for four years before getting her own horse at age 14. During the time she had her horse, she entered the competition for the Scottsdale Parada Del Sol rodeo queen and was named one of the queen’s two princesses. Laura worked as a horse groom at various farms for four years. She attended Scottsdale Community College before enrolling in Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Assistant course. After working in small animal practice for two years, she took the exams needed to be a Certified Veterinary Technician and passed. She worked first as a technician and then as a receptionist in small animal practices before joining the Urban Livestock team in January of 2020.
Katie was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona and she has loved and owned animals her entire life! She is a devoted wife, and mother to two handsome boys and a beautiful husky named Leila. Katie started with Urban January of 2023 and is new to the veterinary field. She loves learning about anything and everything vetmed and has attended many continued education events to soak up even more knowledge. At work, Katie’s favorite species to see is dogs, and puppy care is her favorite topic to discuss and to help educate clients. She is often the member of the ULEVS team our clients speak with the most, she loves to provide excellent customer service, clear communication, and accurate information as well as chatting with all of our amazing clients!
Milla Smith, Veterinary Assistant
Milla was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her love of animals has been and continues to be a big part of her life. Her first pet was a sweet black lab who helped spark her interest in the animal care field, and she now has a yorkie named Ricky and four horses! Milla has been riding for 9 years and got her first horse at age 10. Ever since then she has always had a love of all things equine. Milla loves barrel racing on the weekends and trail riding when she wants to just relax. Milla’s favorite species to work with is obviously horses and dogs but she is enjoying the variety of patients at ULEVS.