Meet The Veterinarians

Dr. Solano Maya

Dr. Solano-Maya has been apart of the Western Arizona humane society veterinary clinic since August 2020. She was raised in Parker, AZ, where she graduated from Parker High School then pursued a degree in Animal Science at the University of Arizona. GO WILDCATS! Following her undergraduate studies, she attended Midwestern University to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2018.  She spent her first two years as a veterinarian practicing in rural California working with large farm animals, horses and small animals. She currently serves as the medical director and veterinarian for WAHS and keeps busy with serving the public’s animals as well as providing high volume spay and neuter services to our shelter and surrounding shelters as well. Her interests include, emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, high volume spay/neuter and advocating for the importance of Preventive Health.  She is currently serving as the Western region representative on the Arizona veterinary board of directors and enjoys being an advocate for her colleagues and the profession. Growing up in a small Arizona community, Dr. Solano- Maya is passionate about playing an important role in the Lake Havasu community, where she wants to make a difference in not only The Western Arizona Humane Society Veterinary Clinic, but also the health and care of our shelter animals.  When Dr. Solano-Maya is not working, you can find her spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors- boating, fishing or hunting with her father, traveling to Nashville and country dancing with her husband Steve, attending sports games or events with her step daughters, nieces, nephews and god daughter.

Dr. Amanda Gordon

Dr. Gordon was raised in Hesperia, CA, where she worked as a veterinary technician in a shelter medicine setting prior to attending college. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, and graduated with honors in 2019. After graduation, she worked at Westside Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, AZ for 4 years. Dr. Gordon decided to make the move to Lake Havasu to further pursue her passion for shelter medicine and to provide a better life for her family.  When she isn’t working, she spends her time with her two young boys and husband enjoying the river, offroad trails and all the beauty Arizona has to offer.


Dr. Hairr

Dr. Hairr was born in San Antonio, Texas, but moved around quite a bit due to being a military kid (Air Force). He calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home because that is where his dad retired. This is where his veterinary journey began. Dr. Hairr obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. After completing undergrad, Dr. Hairr moved back to San Antonio and was introduced to shelter medicine at the Animal Defense League where he worked as a technician prior to getting into veterinary school. Dr. Hairr attended Midwestern University for veterinary school and graduated in 2022. Since then, he worked at the Arizona Humane Society as the mobile veterinarian for almost 2 years, where he traveled to different Native American reservations in Arizona to provide free veterinary care. This is something that he has always been passionate about, providing veterinary care for people with limited access. Dr. Hairr decided to move to Lake Havasu to help a new area of underserved animals. He hopes to help provide veterinary services to the people of Lake Havasu, but also the neighboring communities as well! When not at work, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter. Together, they love watching movies, going fishing, and of course, hitting the bowling alley!

Meet The Vet Technicians

Katlyn Powers, Lead Vet Tech

Hi, I’m Katlyn! I am from La Mirada, CA and moved to Lake Havasu City in 2017. I have been in the veterinary field for 7 years. I have worked at WAHS for 4 years and have been the lead technician for the last 3 years. My favorite thing about being a vet tech is discharging a hospitalized patient and reuniting pets with their owners once they have recovered! I enjoy spending time with my husband and our beloved huskies. I am a huge Star Wars fan and love everything Disney. I am thankful to play a part in caring for your furry family members!

Allyson Mero, Vet Tech

Hi, my name is Allyson! I was raised in the tristate area, graduated from River Valley High School, attended Pima Medical Institute and started in the veterinary field in 2018. My favorite part about being a veterinary technician is drawing blood and placing IV catheters. Currently I live in Parker, AZ with my boyfriend and our zoo of 2 Pit bulls, a Labrador Retriever , a English Bulldog, 4 cats, a uromastyx and ball python. I enjoy making TikTok’s, relaxing by the river and being a homebody with my pups. I’m extremely grateful to be making a difference as part of the WAHS family!

Katie Dougherty, Vet Tech

Hi my name is Katie, I am from Simi Valley California. I moved to Lake Havasu in 2019 and have been a part of the WAHS family since April 2021. I am currently working towards my CVT through Penn Foster College. I have 4 fur babies of my own which include 2 orange tabby cats, a blue-tick coonhound, and a chihuahua. I love hanging out with my animals every chance I get! Working in the veterinary field has always been a dream of mine and WAHS had really made my career goals come to light.

Jessica Wunderlich, Vet Tech

I was born and raised in Arizona. I have been working in the veterinary field for five years. Working with animals has always been my passion. I have a pug named Cartman, and on my days off I enjoy spending time with my family.

Tammy Weston, Vet Tech

My name is Tammy. I have worked in the animal industry for over 40 years. I traveled my entire life and finally settled in Lake Havasu 2019 with my husband, 3 dogs and kitty. My hobbies include diy projects, kayaking and teaching my dogs new tricks. I have been with the Western Arizona Humane Society since 2020 and have enjoyed every second.

Meet The Admin

Joshlyn Gillette
Customer Service Representative

Joshlyn was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Lake Havasu City in 2023. Her background includes Volunteer work for the Los Angeles Department of Animal Control where she assisted in all departments of the shelter. She obtained her Animal Control Officer certification through the National Animal Control Association in 2015 and attended the Southern Regional Occupational Center in 2016 where she received her Certification in Veterinary Assisting and Certification in Pet Health and Grooming. Joshlyn focused on Companion Animal Grooming and opened a Pet Grooming Salon in 2017 which she owned and operated until 2023. She was invited to participate in the Grooming Gives Hope program in 2018 through the animal shelter and was successful in grooming over 2000 homeless shelter pets. Joshlyn is a huge softy for the bully breeds and is loved by her Pit Bull Buddha and her Standard Poodle Rusty. She is excited to start a new chapter in her life here in Lake Havasu City and is honored to be a part of the WAHS family.