Meet Our Team

Wendy Hancock, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Wendy attended Arkansas State University for her Bachelor’s, majoring in Animal Science, before moving on to Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to achieve her dream job: becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wendy is RECOVER Certified in Basic and Advanced Life Support, and is a member of the AVMA, AzVMA, and AAHA. Her interests are in dog and cat internal medicine, emergency medicine, dermatology, preventative care, staff education, and dentistry. Dr. Wendy is proud to be the owner of this state-of-the-art veterinary facility in Lake Havasu City, but she also loves having what she likes to call “The Dream Team”, staff that are professional, trained, and strive to provide the utmost care in the Tri-State area! When Dr. Wendy is not busy saving lives, she enjoys doing continued education, such as taking courses in Veterinary Dentistry, and catching up on sleep whenever she can!

Stacy Wapner, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Stacy relocated to Lake Havasu City from Florida in July of 2022. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies in 2015. She completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine before starting her career in clinical practice. Dr. Stacy’s medical interests include exotic animal medicine, dermatology, surgery, and preventative care. She says one of the things that attracted her to Havasu Paws and Claws was the support staff in every room, and access to state-of-the-art equipment to be able to care effectively for animals without the need to send them elsewhere. In her spare time, Dr. Stacy enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors with her fiancé, especially on the water. One of her goals in moving to Lake Havasu was to be able to travel the American West and still be near the water.

Allyson Wilson

Practice Manager

Allyson grew up in the small town of Nederland, Colorado, before moving to Arizona in 2006. She has a background in human medicine and carries a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition. In 2020, she pursued a different calling and became passionate about working in management and Human Resources. Allyson’s favorite part of her job is the daily challenge, and the ever evolving but constantly rewarding industry. She says she never imagined working somewhere with so much compassion and support for their employees, and that the type of culture Dr. Wendy has created here at Havasu Paws and Claws is exactly the reason she’s not only proud to work here but is also the reason that drives her to become a better Practice Manager! Allyson is a self-proclaimed “hermit” and homebody; in her time outside of the office she has a lot of hobbies she enjoys, including cooking, reading, crocheting, woodworking, painting, and gardening.

Tori Lamberton

CVT

Tori grew up in southern California, where she attended Carrington College for her Veterinary Technician degree. She moved to Lake Havasu in 2014 with her husband, but grew up vacationing along the Colorado River and was no stranger this beautiful desert oasis prior to moving here. Tori is passionate about anesthesia and dental cleanings, and loves working with large dogs. If you asked what her favorite breed was, you’d learn she has a soft spot for Great Danes and American Staffordshire Terriers. During her time outside of the clinic, Tori enjoys reading, hiking, spending time on the water, and cuddling with her three dogs at home.

Chas Labuguen

CVA

Chas graduated from Carrington College in 2017 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant and spent her first two years out of school working for another clinic in Arizona. She joined the Havasu Paws and Claws family in 2019, and never looked back! Chas loves the challenge of being a clinical director for Havasu Paws and Claws, learning new clinical and management skills every day that she’s here. She says working somewhere with such an amazing atmosphere and coworkers is a huge bonus! When she’s not spending time loving on her two Boxers, she enjoys the beauty of Lake Havasu and the desert by either spending time on the lake, or off-roading with her friends. Chas also has an adventurous spirit and loves to travel to new destinations whenever the opportunities arise!

Cooper Petersen

Veterinary Assistant

Cooper is a former United States Marine with a military background in law enforcement, dog handling and training, and veterinary assisting. He grew up in a small town in Alaska but wanted to come to Lake Havasu City for the “excitement” the community has to offer! Cooper is passionate about working with animals and says that being able to see them every day and aid in their care and recovery is a large part of why he works for Havasu Paws and Claws. Working with animals brings a lot of joy to his life. When he’s not working, Cooper likes to spend time with his black Labrador Retriever or go to the movies with his soon-to-be wife. But, if you asked one of his close friends, they’d admit that on rare occasions he still likes to be a little wild… once a Marine, always a Marine, oorah!

Hailey Beatty

Veterinary Assistant

Hailey graduated from High School in 2018 and always knew she wanted to work with animals. She joined Havasu Paws and Claws in 2021 and has been working hard to learn as much about veterinary medicine as she can ever since! Hailey holds certifications in Intra-Oral Dental Radiography and Fundamentals of Dentistry and is continuing education in anesthesia monitoring and fluid therapy. Hailey says the best thing about working for Havasu Paws and Claws is “knowing there’s no limitations to how far I can advance in my career!” In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with her family.

Mary McLaughlin

Veterinary Assistant

Mary grew up in southern California but is no stranger to vacationing on the Colorado River. In 2021, she decided to move to Arizona with her family to be near this special place that she grew up visiting. Mary has a long-established love of working with animals and has worked in multiple clinics before Havasu Paws and Claws. She says she loves working here specifically because of the positive environment and learning opportunities and plans to continue her education in veterinary medicine, as well as continue learning from hands-on experience. Mary enjoys the challenge of learning a new skill, whether it’s medical scribing or using the ultrasound machine to assist in urine collection! In her spare time, Mary has a few favorite hobbies, including reading, writing letters, and camping. She is also a foster pet parent and helps foster animals until they can find their loving, forever home!

Nataly Tangren

Veterinary Assistant

Nataly grew up in Colorado but relocated to Lake Havasu City in her junior year of high school. Nataly has always had a love and passion for animals and has been working in the industry since her teenage years! Starting as a Kennel Technician at a very young age, she has dedicated herself to her work. Nataly worked hard to advance her career with years of hands-on training, experience, and continuing education. She says one of the reasons she loves working at Havasu Paws and Claws is because it feels like a second home to her, and “always encourages me to improve on my skills and continuously learn more about veterinary medicine!”. Nataly believes that there is something new and enjoyable to take away from every day on the job. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking or learning new skills. She is also an artist and loves spending time at home with her pets and being around friends.

Daniel Aguilar

CSR

Daniel is from Ventura, California, and relocated to Arizona during the height of Covid-19. He is a passionate individual with a competitive spirit and a love for learning. Daniel loves being the front face of Havasu Paws and Claws, knowing that when clients walk through the door with their pet, he is there to greet them! He says his favorite part of working here is knowing that we get the opportunity every day to help make a difference in each patients’ lives. Daniel enjoys an active lifestyle, and in his spare time likes to participate in recreational sports like indoor or beach volleyball, hiking, and boating.

Ashley Prenovost

CSR

Ashley is originally from southern California, and with a background in human medicine. When Ashley relocated to Lake Havasu in 2019, she started working for Havasu Paws and Claws and says she feels at home, working here. Ashley’s belief is that having a good team helps make a good workplace, and she’s proud to say she’s part of such an extraordinary team! Working with animals is a huge perk of the job for her, too, and she likes to sing to them while they may be getting a nail trim or ear cleaning treatment. In her personal time, Ashley really enjoys the simple things in life: boating, biking, and sampling craft beer from all the local breweries and social hot-spots in Havasu.

Candace Waller

Bio coming soon!

Wendy Hancock, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

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Dr. Wendy attended Arkansas State University for her Bachelor’s, majoring in Animal Science, before moving on to Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to achieve her dream job: becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wendy is RECOVER Certified in Basic and Advanced Life Support, and is a member of the AVMA, AzVMA, and AAHA. Her interests are in dog and cat internal medicine, emergency medicine, dermatology, preventative care, staff education, and dentistry. Dr. Wendy is proud to be the owner of this state-of-the-art veterinary facility in Lake Havasu City, but she also loves having what she likes to call “The Dream Team”, staff that are professional, trained, and strive to provide the utmost care in the Tri-State area! When Dr. Wendy is not busy saving lives, she enjoys doing continued education, such as taking courses in Veterinary Dentistry, and catching up on sleep whenever she can!

Stacy Wapner, DVM

Veterinarian

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Dr. Stacy relocated to Lake Havasu City from Florida in July of 2022. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies in 2015. She completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine before starting her career in clinical practice. Dr. Stacy’s medical interests include exotic animal medicine, dermatology, surgery, and preventative care. She says one of the things that attracted her to Havasu Paws and Claws was the support staff in every room, and access to state-of-the-art equipment to be able to care effectively for animals without the need to send them elsewhere. In her spare time, Dr. Stacy enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors with her fiancé, especially on the water. One of her goals in moving to Lake Havasu was to be able to travel the American West and still be near the water.

Allyson Wilson

Practice Manager

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Allyson grew up in the small town of Nederland, Colorado, before moving to Arizona in 2006. She has a background in human medicine and carries a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition. In 2020, she pursued a different calling and became passionate about working in management and Human Resources. Allyson’s favorite part of her job is the daily challenge, and the ever evolving but constantly rewarding industry. She says she never imagined working somewhere with so much compassion and support for their employees, and that the type of culture Dr. Wendy has created here at Havasu Paws and Claws is exactly the reason she’s not only proud to work here but is also the reason that drives her to become a better Practice Manager! Allyson is a self-proclaimed “hermit” and homebody; in her time outside of the office she has a lot of hobbies she enjoys, including cooking, reading, crocheting, woodworking, painting, and gardening.

Tori Lamberton

CVT

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Tori grew up in southern California, where she attended Carrington College for her Veterinary Technician degree. She moved to Lake Havasu in 2014 with her husband, but grew up vacationing along the Colorado River and was no stranger this beautiful desert oasis prior to moving here. Tori is passionate about anesthesia and dental cleanings, and loves working with large dogs. If you asked what her favorite breed was, you’d learn she has a soft spot for Great Danes and American Staffordshire Terriers. During her time outside of the clinic, Tori enjoys reading, hiking, spending time on the water, and cuddling with her three dogs at home.

Chas Labuguen

CVA

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Chas graduated from Carrington College in 2017 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant and spent her first two years out of school working for another clinic in Arizona. She joined the Havasu Paws and Claws family in 2019, and never looked back! Chas loves the challenge of being a clinical director for Havasu Paws and Claws, learning new clinical and management skills every day that she’s here. She says working somewhere with such an amazing atmosphere and coworkers is a huge bonus! When she’s not spending time loving on her two Boxers, she enjoys the beauty of Lake Havasu and the desert by either spending time on the lake, or off-roading with her friends. Chas also has an adventurous spirit and loves to travel to new destinations whenever the opportunities arise!

Cooper Petersen

Veterinary Assistant

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Cooper is a former United States Marine with a military background in law enforcement, dog handling and training, and veterinary assisting. He grew up in a small town in Alaska but wanted to come to Lake Havasu City for the “excitement” the community has to offer! Cooper is passionate about working with animals and says that being able to see them every day and aid in their care and recovery is a large part of why he works for Havasu Paws and Claws. Working with animals brings a lot of joy to his life. When he’s not working, Cooper likes to spend time with his black Labrador Retriever or go to the movies with his soon-to-be wife. But, if you asked one of his close friends, they’d admit that on rare occasions he still likes to be a little wild… once a Marine, always a Marine, oorah!

Hailey Beatty

Veterinary Assistant

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Hailey graduated from High School in 2018 and always knew she wanted to work with animals. She joined Havasu Paws and Claws in 2021 and has been working hard to learn as much about veterinary medicine as she can ever since! Hailey holds certifications in Intra-Oral Dental Radiography and Fundamentals of Dentistry and is continuing education in anesthesia monitoring and fluid therapy. Hailey says the best thing about working for Havasu Paws and Claws is “knowing there’s no limitations to how far I can advance in my career!” In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with her family.

Mary McLaughlin

Veterinary Assistant

Nataly Tangren

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel Aguilar

CSR

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Daniel is from Ventura, California, and relocated to Arizona during the height of Covid-19. He is a passionate individual with a competitive spirit and a love for learning. Daniel loves being the front face of Havasu Paws and Claws, knowing that when clients walk through the door with their pet, he is there to greet them! He says his favorite part of working here is knowing that we get the opportunity every day to help make a difference in each patients’ lives. Daniel enjoys an active lifestyle, and in his spare time likes to participate in recreational sports like indoor or beach volleyball, hiking, and boating.

Ashley Prenovost

CSR

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Ashley is originally from southern California, and with a background in human medicine. When Ashley relocated to Lake Havasu in 2019, she started working for Havasu Paws and Claws and says she feels at home, working here. Ashley’s belief is that having a good team helps make a good workplace, and she’s proud to say she’s part of such an extraordinary team! Working with animals is a huge perk of the job for her, too, and she likes to sing to them while they may be getting a nail trim or ear cleaning treatment. In her personal time, Ashley really enjoys the simple things in life: boating, biking, and sampling craft beer from all the local breweries and social hot-spots in Havasu.