Our animal hospital vets in Sierra Vista

Our Veterinarians

The Coronado Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Sierra Vista area. 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.

Dr. Cherie Cortez in Sierra Vista

Cherie Cortez, DVM

Dr. Cortez received her DVM from Ohio State University after working as a veterinary assistant for many years. Her goal as a veterinarian isn’t just to treat an animal or a condition; it’s to create a close, trusting partnership with your entire family so that you all take part in maintaining the health and happiness of your pet. She is grateful that she has the ability to use the current advancements in veterinary medicine to extend and improve the lives of your pets.

Dr. Cortez’s family consists of her and her husband as well as our four cats and three dogs, almost all of whom started out as fosters who just never left her home! She spends much of her free time reading and playing with the dogs. The cats make time for her when they feel like it…

Dr. Cortez is offering appointments into the evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursday to best fit into your busy schedules!

Dr. Barbara Craig at Coronado Veterinary Hospital

Barbara Craig, DVM

Dr. Craig is a 1986 graduate of the University of Tennessee. She started her own practice in Chattanooga, TN, post-graduation and actually tried to retire from veterinary medicine in 2014. Since then, she has been traveling around the country in an RV with her Chihuahua, working as an interim veterinarian at various animal hospitals. So far her adventures have taken her to Pennsylvania, Maine, Florida and Yellowstone National Park. We are excited to have her with us until spring 2017.

Dr. Shawna Sawtelle at Sierra Vista Animal Hospital

Shawna Sawtelle, DVM

Dr. Sawtelle is originally from Southern California, but is now proud to call Arizona her home. She graduated with a degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and received her veterinary degree from St. George's University in 2009. She has been working with a dogs, cats, exotic pets and large animals since graduating, starting out at a rural practice in western Pennsylvania for two years before relocating to Arizona. In addition to being part of the Coronado family, she has her own equine practice focused on preventive medicine, dentistry and acupuncture. Currently, she is in the process of becoming certified in acupuncture and is excited about integrating acupuncture into practice to offer more treatment options for her patients!

She is passionate about her own pets too, 3 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 3 tortoises. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her 3 horses, Pearl, Blue and Questa. She is excited about hitting the trails in beautiful southern AZ and often competes in trail challenges and other equine events.

Dr. Snyder at Sierra Vista Animal Hospital

Lorakate Snyder, DVM

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, and I look forward to building on those experiences throughout my career.

Dr. Raymond Visco at Coronado Veterinary Hospital

Raymond Visco, DVM

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.