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Meet the Doctors

 Dr. Beverly Scott

Dr. Beverly Scott is the owner and director of Gilbert Veterinary Hospital. She has been in practice for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of and a proud supporter of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Scott comes from a family of veterinarians. Her late father, Dr. A.D. Allen, her brother Dr. Kent Allen and her sister-in-law Dr. Rae Stone are all veterinarians.

Dr. Scott has been actively involved in organized veterinary medicine and has been President of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, Central AzVMA, and Arizona's Delegate to the National AVMA. Dr. Scott was also honored by her peers by being named Veterinarian of the Year in 2004.

Dr. Scott and her husband have 2 children, and are all kept company by their Corgie "Evie", cat, "Belle", and their chickens "Pepper" and "Red".

 Dr. Julie Bode

Dr. Julie Bode is a graduate of Ohio State University. She has always loved animals, and when she graduated from high school she knew she wanted to enter a science related field: biological research or human medicine. In her freshman year at Ohio State she started volunteering at the veterinary school, assisting vet students and doctors with sick foals. From then on, she was hooked.

Dr. Bode enjoys educating clients on preventive health care for their pets. She also has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Bode four legged companion is her Great Dane, "Ziggy."

 Dr. Amanda Dudley

Dr. Amanda Dudley graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her godmother had a dairy farm where she spent numerous summers helping care for the calves. She has always loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian as long as she can remember.

Dr. Dudley enjoys helping clients with behavior issues with their pets. She also is interested in surgery.

Dr. Dudley lives in Gilbert with her children, cats, and dogs,"Spud," "Bailey", and "Judas".

Dr. Melinda Patterson

Dr. Melinda Patterson attended the University of Arizona (Go Cats!) for her undergraduate degree. She is a 2006 graduate from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Becoming a veterinarian was a life-long dream for her and she grew up with multiple dogs, cats, reptiles and small mammals, which was the start of her love for animals.  She has served on the Board of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. 

Dr. Patterson enjoys the preventive aspect of caring for an animal from the young years into a senior pet.  She also enjoys soft tissue surgery and puppy training dilemmas.

She and her husband share their home with 2 small humans, 1 dog (Labrador mix named Shelby), 3 cats (Mako, Piper and Jiggy), 4 chickens (Carrot, Fluffy, Diane and Susan) and 2 Sonoran Desert Tortoises (Tic and Toe).

Dr. Jody Balke

Dr. Jody Balke is a 2003 graduate from the University of Missouri Veterinary College. She did her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She was raised in a rural part of New Jersey learning to love nature and the outdoors. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was three years old and nurtured that love of animals while growing up.

After veterinary shcool, she lived in St. Louis Missouri and practiced at a 24/7 clinic. She moved with her family to Phoenix almost two years ago and loves living out here. She loves general practice, especially internal and preventative medicine.

She loves her job, but when she's not here she enjoys being with her husband and two sons as well as playing with her three dogs and cat.