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 four kids that love to visit their dad at work. The Wittwer's have their own zoo with three dogs (Limit, Zuko, & Link), three cats (Gurgi, Casper, & Gator), goats, turkeys, a goose, chickens, a tea cup pig (Jewels), and mini horses.
Dr. Wittwer loves being a veterinarian. His main focuses are with internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Wittwer also does acupuncture and ultrasound. 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.
Dr. Jaime Goolsby, DVM
Dr. Jaime Goolsby of Little Rock, Arkansas has wanted to be a veterinarian her entire life. She has worked in various veterinary clinics since 2011 and was introduced to exotic medicine at the Little Rock Zoo. She received two bachelors degrees in Animal Science and Zoology at Oklahoma State University and then proceed into the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her main interests are in small animal internal medicine and exotic pet medicine. Dr. Goolsby met her finacé in Stillwater, Oklahoma and will be getting married in October. She and her soon-to-be husband fell in love with Utah on a road trip and are excited to call Hurricane home. They have a fur family that includes a cat, Simba, and two dogs, Maya and Cheddar. In her free time Dr. Goolsby enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping.
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 have been working in the veterinary field for about 9 years. I started out at Midvalley Animal Clinic before moving to Southern Utah. I worked at the Southwest Animal Emergency Clinic before landing a position at Zion Veterinary Clinic.
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.