Dr. Lindsey A. Smogor, DVM
Dr. Lindsey received a Bachelor of Science from the+ University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) in Pre-Professional Biology with a minor in Psychology and Chemistry in 2008 prior to entering veterinary school. She attended her first year of Vet School in the Caribbean at Ross University. She transferred into Oklahoma State University (OSU) during her second year of veterinary school and graduated in 2013.
Dr. Lindsey elected to complete an internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre in Gilbert.
Dr. Lindsey has a special interest in Podiatry and Lameness. She attended farrier school in 2011 at Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School and started a horseshoeing business while obtaining her DVM at OSU. Dr. Lindsey has attended many seminars/ labs hosted by well-known farriers/equine podiatrists and obtained continuing education on equine podiatry. She recently completed 240 hours in animal chiropractic education and passed the AVCA exam becoming certified in animal chiropractic.
The practice has since expanded to include a equine hospital, small animal clinic and dog/cat boarding facility in NW Tucson, renaming the practice Jackpot Veterinary Center.
Dr. Lindsey enjoys Tucson with her husband (Matt) and daughter (Madelynn). They have mixed breed dogs (Joker and Comiskey), Horses (Snickers and Sally), and Mini Donkey (Little John).
Dr. Callie Hoover, DVM
Throughout undergrad, Dr. Callie worked as a technician for Jackpot Equine. She is ecstatic to be returning to the Jackpot family and Tucson community.
Dr. Callie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine which is likely why her areas of interest include both equine and small animal medicine, with a special interest in emergency and internal medicine.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking, horseback riding, drawing, and trading stocks. Dr. Callie also enjoys spending time with her Border Collie mix, Owen. You can find them enjoying the variety of outdoor activities that Arizona has to offer.
Dr. Autum Busarow-Kosco, DVM, cVMA
Dr. Kosco enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including internal medicine, animal welfare, anesthesia / pain management, nutrition, and preventive care. She has extensive training in acupuncture for large and small animals from the Chi Institute in Florida and enjoys customizing conventional and integrative wellness programs for each of her patients to promote healthy and balanced animals.
Dr. Kosco has spent most of her life around horses and couldn’t imagine any other profession than to be working with them as a veterinarian. She also has a passion for traveling and has been on multiple overseas trips to provide teaching and veterinary care to animals around the world. She is always looking for the next adventure to pursue.
Cayley Childress, DVM
Dr. Melinda Pazel, DVM
Dr. Melinda Pazel was born and raised in New Jersey. She knew from a young age of her love for animals and immersed herself in the veterinary field at sixteen. She attended Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science—Preveterinary Medicine and Research, and a minor in Italian. Throughout her undergraduate career, she worked closely with the teaching farm at the college, acting as coordinator for the equine handling program and competing for the collegiate equestrian team; she also worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal practice.
After graduation from Rutgers, she chose to attend the University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a part of its inaugural class. In addition to her studies, Dr. Pazel shadowed at Jackpot as a student; having learned a tremendous amount from the Jackpot doctors and staff, she is thrilled to be joining the team as a veterinarian herself.
Mackenzie Luick, DVM
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