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Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts
Practice Manager
Chris has wanted to help others ever since he can remember. He’s also been fascinated by medicine for many years. When the opportunity arose for him to help pets and animal owners as a member of the veterinary profession, he knew that it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Chris has been involved in veterinary care ever since, and he’s proud to now serve as Agape Animal Clinic’s Practice Manager!

After retiring from his career in the United States Army, Chris attended school to study veterinary technology. An old neighbor of his mentioned that they knew of a veterinarian in need of a Technician, and encouraged Chris to reach out. The rest is history—Chris joined the Agape Animal Clinic family shortly afterward and now keeps things running smoothly every day as the Practice Manager.

Chris particularly likes helping to educate the area’s pet owners on the best possible care techniques for their animal friends. He also loves to be there for families during both good and bad times—he considers it an honor to share those moments with the pet owners of this area.

Away from work, Chris likes to spend time with his wife, son, and the family’s three dogs: Jax the Husky, a Beagle named Odie, and Loki the Pit Bull.
Clara Pena
Clara Pena
Receptionist
Clara was always struck by the way that animals cannot always speak up for themselves, even though they’re experts at communicating with their human family members. She wanted to be able to help bridge that gap—for her, helping to advocate for pets and their healthcare is a dream come true. Clara gets to better the lives of animals every day as a member of Agape Animal Clinic’s front-desk team!

Clara is originally from Deming, New Mexico and used to work as a Medical Assistant in a pediatric office. She enjoyed the proximity to the medical world, but she knew that it wasn’t her true calling. When she heard about a veterinary receptionist position through her cousin (a Veterinary Technician herself), Clara jumped at the chance to get her foot in the door of the veterinary world. She hasn’t looked back since!

Clara has been a part of the Agape Animal Clinic family since late summer of 2019. Around the clinic, she loves to follow up with patients and their loving owners over the phone after their procedures. She’s also fond of observing in the surgical ward, and passing along all the information she learns to the pet owners of the area.

At home, Clara has two dogs: Haides, a Chihuahua mix, as well as her sister’s dog, a Toy Yorkie puppy who goes by Chapo Guzman.
Joe Hinton
Joe Hinton
Veterinary Technician
Joe always wanted a career in which he could work on his feet in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He’s also adored the company of animals ever since he can remember. What better way for Joe to enjoy a fulfilling career while spending time around pets every day than by working in the world of veterinary medicine? He’s a Veterinary Technician here at Agape Animal Clinic!

Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona but lived in Japan, England, California, North Dakota, and Italy during his childhood thanks to his father’s career in the United States Air Force. Joe would follow in his dad’s footsteps and enlist in the Air Force himself, where he served as an Air Traffic Controller for six years, before working as a government contractor for another three. That’s when Joe decided to move back to Arizona and pursue his veterinary career.

Joe graduated with honors from the PIMA Medical Institute, where he studied in their Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programs. He first heard about an opening at Agape Animal Clinic through a classmate of his who also worked here. Joe has been with the hospital family since early 2018 and helps pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.

Joe’s interests outside of work include surfing and snowboarding, four-wheeling, horseback riding, shooting, and spending time with his family and pets. He has three children—Cristiana, Hailey, and Kylan—and lives with his wife in Mesa, Arizona. The family is rounded out by two canine companions: a Staffordshire terrier named Drea and an American Bulldog who goes by Mongo.
Chance
Chance
Vet Assistant
Chance is a pet owner himself, and he knows how it feels to take great care of your very best friends in the world. He wanted to make sure that others were able to experience the wonderful bonds that we share with animals, too. That’s why he decided to become a veterinary professional! Chance is proud to serve as a member of Agape Animal Clinic’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Originally from New Mexico, Chance attended the University of Montana for college, where he worked in the wildlife and fisheries department as a Wildlife Veterinary Assistant. Next, he moved to Arizona and furthered his pet-care knowledge in a local Veterinary Assistant program. Through his schooling, he heard about an opening here at Agape Animal Clinic—Chance didn’t waste any time applying, and he’s been here ever since!

Medically, Chance is fond of surgical work and skin scrapes. Above all, he loves to interact one-on-one with pet owners just like himself and meet their adorable animal friends.

At home, Chance shares his life with two active and photogenic Chiweenies, Kaia and Malia.
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