Our Veterinarians

Casa Grande, AZ Vets


Carter Metcalf, D.V.M.

Carter Metcalf, D.V.M. is from Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Casa Grande, and the surrounding area, for over 30 years. He graduated from Colorado State University. His hobbies include flying, fishing, and traveling.


John McWhirter, D.V.M.

John McWhirter, D.V.M. joined our staff in March, 2008. A graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. McWhirter began his professional career in rural Kansas as a solo practitioner. In 2005, he became director of the Veterinary Technology program of High-Tech Institute (now Anthem College), headquartered in Phoenix. He was responsible for the program's initial accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association. Five students started the program, and when he left the position, over 100 students were enrolled to become veterinary technicians. In addition to caring for both small and large animals at Casa Grande Animal Hospital, Dr. McWhirter also works with various local agencies on keeping the stray population in Pinal County under control.


Deb Nelson, D.V.M.

Deb Nelson, D.V.M. is from Oregon and has been with Casa Grande Animal Hospital since 1987. She is active in the community and serves on several state and national veterinary boards and committees. She is a graduate of Oregon State University. Her hobbies are gourmet cooking, flying, fishing, and traveling. Her household includes a "traveling" cat named Broken.


Darrel Kramer, DVM

Join us in welcoming Dr. Darrel Kramer to Casa Grande Animal Hospital in July 2014! Dr. Kramer has been in Casa Grande for over 15 years servicing the equine community. A graduate of Colorado State University, Dr. Kramer has spent many years in mixed animal medicine. He has obtained certification in animal acupuncture and chiropractic care, and has a specialized interest in ozone therapy as well. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family (especially the new grand baby)! 


Candice Chintis, D.V.M.

Dr. Candice Chintis completed her undergraduate work at the University of Arizona and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bacckelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science. Dr. Chintis completed her veterinary degree at Colorado State University earning honorary membership into Phi Zeta, the honor society for veterinary medicine. Her areas of interest include companion and equine general medicine. She spent 8 years working as a technician at a mixed animal practice, and trained western performance horses for 18 years before going to veterinary school.

Dr. Chintis is married and has 3 children. Her family also consists of 8 horses, 10 dogs, and 1 chicken. She enjoys barrel racing with her daughter and spending time with her family.


Karly Macon, D.V.M.

Dr. Macon is a 2007 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Macon also received a Master of Science degree in Physiology from CSU. For several years after graduation she practiced in British Columbia, Canada before moving back to the States in 2011. She calls Wyoming home but is excited to enjoy snowbird winters in Arizona! She spends her free time working horses, camping in the mountains, meditating and traveling.


Patrick Paine, D.V.M.

Bio coming soon!


Mary Eubank, D.V.M.

We had the pleasure of having Dr. Mary Emily Eubank join our hospital in December 2018. She has experience with both small and large animals. Dr. Mary Emily Eubank is a graduate of Colorado State University. She grew up helping out around her father’s veterinary clinic in Globe, Arizona. At an early age she realized her passion was to become a Veterinarian. While growing up, she was avidly involved in Gila County 4H, and was a rodeo queen. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, reading, and hiking with her Golden Retriever. She is enjoying her relocation to Casa Grande.