Meet Our Owners and Veterinarians


Meet the Advanced Animal Care leadership team!

If you are looking for the very best care for your pet, look no further. We opened our doors in 2012 and have been providing state-of-the-art veterinary care to the pets of Fort Mohave, Bullhead City, Needles, and Laughlin since then. We believe in providing your pet with the same quality of medicine that we give our own pets. Come check us out!

Advanced Animal Care’s mission is to provide professional, honest, and caring support to our clients while providing wellness, healing, comfort, and the best quality care and medicine to our patients so that they may live longer and healthier lives.

Dr. Erika Cartwright

Dr. Erika Cartwright

Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Cartwright grew up on the southern coast of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2004 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State in 2008. Shortly after, she moved to Arizona with her husband Joe and practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian in Kingman. In July of 2012, Dr. Cartwright opened Advanced Animal Care in Fort Mohave.

“There is a lot of diversity with a small animal practice that enables me to do what I love, getting to know my patients, and being a part of their lives.” Dr. Cartwright has advanced training in veterinary dentistry and jaw fracture repair. She is also one of the only veterinarians in the area that performs Cruciate Ligament Repair Surgery.

Dr. Cartwright shares her home with her husband Joe, their two kids, cats Cheese and Crackers, and three dogs Oden, Woodrow, and Bernice.

Jenn Galvin

Jenn Galvin

Owner and Administrator

Jenn started in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant in 1999 and has since worked as a receptionist, technician, office manager, and now owner and practice manager. While working in several different veterinary hospitals, she attended Mohave Community College and Northern Arizona University to obtain her business degree. She has a passion for staff development, client education, and marketing.

“Owning my own hospital has allowed me to achieve my goal of being a practice owner. I am proud to offer the kind of care to our patients that I demand for my own pets.”

Jenn lives in Kingman with her husband, Jesse. They are happily owned by cats, dogs, and birds.

Dr. Mataczynski

Dr. Mataczynski


Dr. Mataczynski graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University then attended the Ohio State University for veterinary school. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and enjoys helping small animals and horses recover from injuries and improve their performance. After working as a mixed animal then relief veterinarian, Dr. Mataczynski decided to take a full-time position at Advanced Animal Care to be able to provide the best care possible to her patients.

Dr. Mataczynski enjoys all that Arizona has to offer, including riding her horse Hank and hiking and camping with her husband and dogs, Mars and Stitch, in her free time.

“What I find most rewarding about being a veterinarian is providing pain relief to patients, especially when owners didn’t know there was pain in the first place. It’s amazing to watch pets feel better and better!”

Mr. Big

Mr. Big

Owner and Public Relations Manager

Mr. Big started at Advanced Animal Care in 2015 after being adopted by Dr. Cartwright and Jenn. He has taken on many projects and responsibilities. He helps with social media marketing, client education initiatives, and works hard to ensure the staff does their work correctly.

“Humans do not have the same brain capacity as cats, so I have to help out in many areas of the hospital to ensure that my minions do things the right way. Some humans have dared to say that I don’t work hard. Of course, I don’t work as hard as humans, I get it right the first time!”

Mr. Big enjoys eating, napping, and posting on his Facebook and Instagram pages.


5842 S Hwy 95
Fort Mohave, AZ 86426
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Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mon: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed


Phone: 928-770-4918

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