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. Lou Solonynka at Sierra Vista Animal Hospital

Lou Solonynka, DVM
Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Lou Solonynka joined Coronado Veterinary Hospital full time in August of 2017. Dr. Solonynka received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of Nebraska, Mira Costa College and West Texas A&M.

Dr. Solonynka grew up in Nebraska and Texas but has practiced companion animal, equine and emergency medicine in several Western states and New Zealand. He brings that wealth of knowledge and practice experience with him to Coronado and is enabling us to re-introduce some new service lines, such as orthopedic care, into the community.

Dr. Lou, as most clients call him, his wife Ashley and their dog Z are all really enjoying the area. They love being outdoors, hiking, camping, mountain biking and exploring Southern Arizona.

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. 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.