Our Veterinarians

The Coronado Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Sierra Vista and south areas. At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Laurel Ferris, DVM

Dr. Ferris has been practicing for over 41 years, (25 years in Florida, and 14 years in California). She has been with the clinic since April of 2009. She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to our hospital.


Shawna Sawtelle, DVM

Dr. Sawtelle received her D.V.M in 2009. After graduation, she headed east to Pennsylvania to work at a mixed animal practice for 2 years. Dr. Sawtelle decided to head back to the West to be closer to family and enjoy the milder weather. Her favorite activity is riding her horse Pearl and recently began competing in Barrel Racing with her.


Dr. Snyder

I am excited to be a part of the Coronado Veterinary Hospital team! Cochise county is where I grew up. Providing the mild weather I prefer for horseback riding, hiking, and lounging with friends; it feels like home.

I take a partnership approach to medicine and enjoy teaching my clients and staff. Working in clinics in Bisbee, Wilcox and the White Mountains, has provided a variety of experience and opportunities for my professional growth, that I look forward to building on through my career.


Dr. Raymond Visco

Doctor Visco is a 1977 graduate of the University of Missouri. He did relief work in California from 1977 until 1991 when he started his own practice in Petaluma, CA. He sold his clinic September 1, 2011. He Relocated to Elgin on September 1st, 2012. He enjoys horseback riding and training.