Dr. Beth Dutton is a Phoenix native who grew up in the Arcadia neighborhood. Having her sites on veterinary medicine since she can remember, she attended the U of A and then Colorado State University where she earned her Veterinary degree in 1982. She has practiced at Blue Cross since that time, with a special interest in internal medicine. In 2002, she returned to CSU to study Veterinary Acupuncture to complement her practice
When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, making jewelry, gardening and spending time with her family, which includes 5 dogs, 2 cats, birds, turtles and chickens.
Dr. Brian Peter grew up
in Dix Hills, New York on Long Island and moved to Phoenix in 1973.
With an early interest in being a veterinarian, he attended the U of A and then
Colorado State University where he earned his veterinary degree in 1989.
Dr. Peter has worked at Blue Cross since that time with a special interest in
In his spare time he enjoys
hiking, golfing and spending time with his family, which includes
his wife, two adult children (both having worked at Blue Cross), a golden
retriever, a cat, 2 tortoises and a turtle.
Dr. Tracey Bennett grew up in Denver and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School. She spent the first few years of her career in Colorado and also practiced for three years in Connecticut. A longtime resident of Arizona, she's been at Blue Cross for 18 years. She feels lucky when, among her non-vet friends, she is often the only person able to say she truly loves her job. She always finds it fun to meet new puppies and kittens, but even more gratifying to take care of them as they and their human families grow up together.
Dr. Bennett enjoys gardening, good food, old movies, and the great outdoors. She harbors a secret ambition to be a racecar driver. She's married and has an adult son and daughter. Pets include a dog, two Pugs, a cat, three chickens and a tankful of tropical fish.
Stacey Ryan was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and knew from a very
young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. After attending ASU,
Dr. Ryan received her veterinary degree from Colorado State
University in 2005 and then joined Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic. She
has special interests in internal medicine, pain management, preventative care,
acupuncture, dental health, and surgery. Her favorite thing about being a
veterinarian is the ability to improve her patients' quality of life. Dr. Ryan loves
the amazing bonds that people have with their pets, and she takes pride in the
bonds that she has with her patients and their owners.
she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and
friends. She loves to travel, snowboard, hike, and cook. She currently has three spoiled furry kids: Cooper (a charming yellow lab), Goose (a super sweet English bulldog), and Taquito (a chihuahua with tons of character).
Dr. Jessica Puccetti was raised on a small farm in Oregon with horses, sheep, pigs, dogs and cats. She grew up raising and showing animals in 4-H and FFA, which began her interest in a career with animals. Dr. Puccetti attended Oregon State University, and then went to veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2014. She moved to Phoenix to begin her career as a small animal veterinarian at Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic. Her areas of special interest include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, preventative care, dentistry and cardiology (with a special love for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels). Dr. Puccetti has two cats; Bebe (a tortoise-shell cat) and Pai Mei “Blue” (Phoenix Tuxedo cat). In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, hanging out by the pool, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Sammie James was raised in Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from ASU, she earned her veterinary degree at Colorado State University in 2016. She is very excited to be back in Arizona and to be working at Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic with the doctors who mentored her through high school, undergraduate, and veterinary school. She has additional training in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care and a passion for sports medicine, pain management, and a deep understanding and love for feline medicine.
She is married and has three cats (Flynnigan, Appa, and Sully) and two dogs (Rico and Daphne). She loves to camp, hike and swim, cuddle her cats while enjoying a cup of tea (even in 110 degree weather), and going to see new movies.