Dr. Siess was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Flagstaff to attend NAU. She fell in love with the mountains, so she made Flagstaff her permanent home. Dr. Siess started working at Westside in 2008 as a veterinary technician where she quickly made the clients and patients her family. After finishing veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, it was only natural for Dr. Siess to come “home” to Westside Veterinary Clinic to work as a veterinarian. Wanting to make a long-term commitment to Westside, Dr. Siess became the owner of the practice in March 2018. She loves surgery, orthopedics, preventative medicine and exotic animal medicine. When she can, she works with the Humane Society of the US to provide free veterinary care animals in extremely rural areas of the country. In her limited free time, Dr. Siess enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and of course spending time with her husband, John, and their 3 dogs and 5 cats. Dr. Siess could not ask for a better practice to be a part of, nor could she ask for a better staff!
Raised in Cottonwood, Chelsey grew up riding horses and befriending the many animals she had at home, from dogs, goats and chickens to a feral younger brother. The passion for animals started early and she became a veterinary technician in high school. She then attended college at Northern Arizona University, going on to earn her veterinary degree at Colorado State University. However, her heart has always been in Arizona, and she returned, first to Sedona's red rocks for several years, then moved up to Flagstaff where she joined the amazing Westside team in 2017. Dr. Calhoun is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and she has a passion not only for acupuncture, but also internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and pain management. She also enjoys treating and continuing to learn about exotic animals. She loves living in Flagstaff with her husband Luke, twin baby girls Avery and Ella, newborn, Lucy, and her small zoo at home, including two dogs (Scout and Howie), two cats (Oliver and Sir Furguson), two parakeets (Ravenclaw and Hedwig), two rabbits (Furbert and Hamlet) and eight chickens (too many to name!).
Amanda was born and raised in the High Desert in Southern California. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at 4 years old. She started her journey by volunteering at local animal shelters and rescues, and eventually worked her way up to a job in a small animal clinic in her hometown. She attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned a B.S. in Animal Science. Amanda's dream of becoming a veterinarian was realized when she was accepted into the veterinary medicine program at U.C. Davis. While there, she became president of the Shelter Medicine Club, and worked to improve the lives of shelter animals in her local community. During her last year of vet school, Amanda and her husband were involved in a serious car accident. Their injuries were extensive, and Amanda had to have multiple surgeries and endured months of physical therapy before she could return to school. Following her recovery, she came to Westside for a 2 week externship, and immediately fell in love with the Flagstaff area as well as the amazing Westside team. She graduated from U.C. Davis with honors in 2019, and moved to Parks soon after. She still has a special interest in shelter medicine as well as surgery. Amanda and her husband share their home with 2 boxers (Clefty and Ruca) and 1 cat (Boots) that Amanda adopted while in vet school. In her free time she enjoys fishing, camping, off-roading, hiking and exploring this beautiful area as much as possible.
Dr. Maltese grew up in Kirtland, Ohio and moved to Columbus for veterinary school at The Ohio State University. When studying for her undergrad, she majored in biomedical sciences as well as music, so she knows how to play instruments and can sing opera! She came to Flagstaff in 2019 and found her home at Westside Veterinary Clinic in October 2021. She enjoys surgery including specialty orthopedics and soft tissue procedures. Dr. Maltese has previously worked in emergency medicine and at the Ohio Wildlife Center treating raptors, reptiles, and other wild animals. She loves working with wildlife and, although she loves all animals, her favorite are wolves because they are family oriented and work together as a team! She has 2 horses, 2 dogs, and a cat who she loves spending time with when she is not at the clinic. Her cat and both of her dogs are rescues. In her free time, Dr. Maltese enjoys horseback riding, rock climbing, scuba diving, mountain biking, skiing, and playing music.
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