Dr. Casey S. Wittwer, DVM
Dr. Wittwer was born and raised in St. George, Utah. After high school he spent two years in Mexico on an LDS mission. Dr. Wittwer attended Dixie State College, then moved to colder weather at Utah State
University. Dr. Wittwer completed veterinary school at Washington State University. After graduating in 2007, Dr. Wittwer started his career in Las Vegas. Family ties and a desire to return to Southern Utah brought him to Hurricane. Dr. Wittwer met his wife, Andrea at a dog flyball competition. They have three kids that love to visit their dad at work. The Wittwers have their own zoo with four dogs (Roo, Limit, Nel and Gus), three cats (Moon, Gurgi, and Petri), two goats (Topaz and Blackie), 12 chickens, 2 tea cup pigs (Jewels and Minion), a cockatiel (Cutie), and one horse (Scarlet). Dr. Wittwer loves to compete with his dogs in flyball and frisbee.
During the day, the Wittwer herd often plays frisbee across the street from the clinic. Dr. Wittwer completed the St. George Ironman in 2011 and 2013, Arizona Ironman in 2012, and competes in occasional triathlons and the St. George marathon. Dr. Wittwer loves being a veterinarian. His main focuses are with internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Wittwer also does acupuncture and is one of the only veterinary clinics in Southern Utah with an ultrasound unit. He enjoys the challenge of understanding why pets get ill and helping them get better.
Dr. Kristen Lucibello, DVM
I graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Regional Program in conjunction with Utah State University. As part of the inaugural class of Utah State University’s veterinary medicine program our first two years of training began at Utah State and our last two years ended at Washington State University. I was born in New Haven, Connecticut. I have always been fascinated with Utah’s landscape growing up and was so lucky to be accepted into the regional program. My love for the state solidified while living and studying in Logan, UT. I worked all throughout my undergrad, at Quinnipiac University, as a Connecticut Certified Veterinary Technician. I live with a wonderful guy named Finnian, a Heeler/Catahoula mix (my best guess). My main interests in veterinary medicine are wildlife/exotics, shelter medicine and public health. In my free time I enjoy anything related to the outdoors and am absolutely fascinated with the State and National Park systems our country has to offer.
I have lived in St. George for most of my life and went to Snow Canyon High School. After graduating in 2006 I went to Dixie State University and began working towards my Bachelor's Degree. I received my Integrated Studies degree with emphasis in Biology and Psychology in 2011. My first dog came to us in October of 2010 and she has been amazing. Jazzy is a golden retriever/border collie and is one bundle of constant energy. We got our second pup Ember in October of 2012, she is a stubborn German shepherd. I have two kids, one wonderful boy and a sweet girl.
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Cedar City. I am actively working in studies at Southern Utah University, having received an Associates Degree in Science, and am working toward a Bachelors in Zoology. I have a minor in Outdoor Recreation and have graduated from Animal Behavior College in October of 2015, receiving Certification as a Veterinarian Assistant.
My cat, Daizy Mae, loves joining me in my outdoor adventures. She accompanies my while I hike, camp, rock climb, explore caves (spelunking), rock hound, and ride the ATV.
My love for and desire to help animals developed while working five years of internship with the National Forest Service. Both in trail crew and a Forest Protection Officer, volunteering with endangered species and/or injured animals. I specialized in bats.