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Doctor Core

Mercedes Core, DVM

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Mercedes Core, DVM

drcoreDr. Mercedes Core was born in Ohio, and moved to Arizona when she was 6 years old. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona and attended Arizona State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Core began working in animal hospitals, first as a receptionist and eventually as a certified veterinary technician.When Dr. Core’s childhood cat became very ill, she decided that she was going to continue in the veterinary field after ASU and become a veterinarian. She attended Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts, and after doing a clinical year at Oklahoma State University, she became a doctor of veterinary medicine in 2007.Dr. Core returned to Arizona after graduation and practiced for 5 years prior to moving to Michigan with her husband. After 4 years in the Midwest,she and her husband decided to return to their family, friends and the Arizona sun.She has been happily married since 2013 with one young daughter, 2 cats and 2 dogs. The entire family is excited to work and live in the land of the sun again and looks forward to meeting everyone!

As veterinarians we have a deep commitment to the human-animal bond.  We honor this bond by providing care that extends and increases each pet’s quality of life.   We strive to give the best wellness, prevention and treatment care that is available.   We continue to learn and receive special training in a variety of areas such as behavior, internal medicine, dermatology, ultrasound and surgery.  Our patients are treated as individuals in all aspects of their care, from their wellness exams to their surgeries.  They are monitored and cared for one-on-one.  This level of care increases each patient’s comfort and safety.  We believe in having excellent standards, training, experience and commitment in order to assist you in caring for your pet-family members, our patients.  Our mission statement and goal is to provide The Very Best in Medicine and Caring.

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747 North Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
Phone: 480-539-7999
Fax: 480-539-6440

Conveniently Located
in Gilbert, AZ

On Val Vista Drive &
S. of Guadalupe Road

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