Cave Creek Equine Staff

Kelly Horton

Kelly Horton

Office Manager

Kelly is Cave Creek Equine’s office manger, and has worked at the clinic since June of 2012. She enjoys meeting new clients and seeing the diverse group of horses that come thru the clinic every day. Kelly enjoys traveling with her husband Rick and hiking with her dogs. With her free time she likes to spend time with her parents and good friends. Kelly has a passion for all things horses. Her love of horses is in her DNA, and she thanks her mom for that. She is deeply committed to becoming a ‘decent’ dressage rider with her horse Roxie, a young Hanoverian mare. She is very proud of Roxie who is growing up to be a very lovely riding horse. In addition to Roxie, Kelly’s family also includes Zoe a Min Pin/Chihuahua cross, and Scout a Border Collie.

Kelly says, “I learn something new everyday, and its wonderful to know that our patients are receiving the best care and cutting edge treatments to help them lead successful performance careers and pain free lives.”

Stacy Bryant

Stacy Bryant

Surgery Technician

Stacy joined Cave Creek Equine Surgical Center in 1999. As a veterinary technician, she enjoys working with the staff, doctors, clients and large variety of horses. The most fun part of her job is knowing how to use the state-of-the-art equipment at the clinic. Stacy is always seeking out learning opportunities, and strives to better herself at her job. She spends her free time bass fishing and tournament fishing on the local lakes. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys making people smile and laugh. Stacy would do anything to help people and animals (all the way down to the insects that she catches and releases!). She takes great pride in everything she does at CCESC, from cleaning, helping with appointments and doing bone scans, to assisting in surgery. She has two dogs: Triton a 5 year old Rottweiler, and Mayson a 6 year old Pit Bull.

Tammy Zarbock

Tammy Zarbock

Anesthesia Technician

Tammy worked at Cave Creek Equine Surgical Center from 2000 to 2007 and re-joined the staff in January of 2011. Her favorite part of the job is performing anesthesia. She likes working with a wide variety of horses with different conditions, and seeing them return to performing. In her spare time she works with her father helping him manage Arizona MD Barn Company. She enjoys riding, traveling, scuba diving, going to movies, and spending time with her new dog ‘Butterbean’. She is most proud of getting her bachelors degree from ASU and the experiences she as had with horses in her life. She currently has 2 pets: ‘Magik’ her horse, and ‘Halle Berry Butterbean’ her English Bulldog.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Anesthesia Technician

Katie is one of Cave Creek Equine’s veterinary technicians, and has worked at the clinic since September 2012. She enjoys helping to diagnose and treat horses with complex injuries using state of the art equipment and then see them recover. She has a passion for helping animals live better lives through responsible breeding and breakthrough veterinary care. In addition to almost being finished with her bachelors degree in pre-veterinary medicine, she has started a very successful side business breeding healthy Golden Retrievers (Arizona Golden Treasures). When Katie is not working, she is either studying for her degree, camping, riding her horse, competing in mounted shooting, playing with her dogs or concentrating on her breeding business. She has a quarter horse/thoroughbred named Idlin and three dogs: Missy, Abby and Shiloh.

Rudy Rojo

Rudi Rojo

Equine Technician

Rudi came to Cave Creek Equine in March of 2013. Rudi does an amazing job of keeping the grounds and hospital in tip-top shape. Rudi also helps with the horses in the hospital and enjoys learning about them and the medical problems they have. When Rudi is not at work his passion is playing soccer and he greatly enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has two dogs, Rambo a Rottweiler and Ojito a Chihuahua (Ojito means ‘little eyes’). His versatility has been a great addition to Cave Creek Equine.

Beth Mulcahy

Rehab Technician & Coordinator

Beth Mulcahy is the Equine Rehabilitation Manager at Cave Creek Equine and has worked at the clinic since the beginning of May, 2015. Her work includes swimming and treadmill of horses in the morning and working at the clinic in the afternoon as an assistant to the technicians and veterinarians. She has always been passionate about horses and has owned and competed with her own horses in Hunter Jumpers since the age of 10. Her professional career originally led her to human healthcare but her calling had always been horses and in 2015 she had the opportunity to work at CCE under new ownership and she is truly grateful for the opportunity of a new career involving her passion. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Her and her husband Neil live in Scottsdale and have have two horses (Hanlon and Jonesy), two dogs (Foxy and Molly), and two cats (Bentley and Sassy) which they spoil endlessly!

Landon Ames

Equine Technician

Landon Ames, is a veterinary assistant native of Wickenburg, Arizona, and has spent his life around horses. His interests include team roping, predator calling, and packing mules. Landon worked for 4 years as a veterinary assistant for Dr. James Rusher and now has joined CCESIC. Our new team member brings with him a solid background with horses, a strong work ethic, and a drive to expand his knowledge and skills.

John Mariano

Barn Staff

John, originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, joined the clinic in January 2016 to help with barn management and technician assistance. He graduated trade school for auto-mechanics and worked in carpentry and framed houses for the family business. John and his wife Alice moved to Arizona in 1992. They have 2 children, Jodi and John, and 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Brianna, Kylie. John and Alice also have 7 horses, 4 goats, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 birds, 2 miniature horses and 1 burro on their property, all of which are rescues.