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About Us

In-Home Veterinary Care

Dr. Rory Lubold

Dr. Rory Lubold

Founder, Veterinarian

Dr. Rory Lubold is the founder of Paion and is a veterinarian with years of experience in emergency medicine. Dr. Lubold graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010 and pursued advanced training at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. While at the Veterinary Specialty Center, Dr. Lubold developed an interest in clinical nutrition as it applies to treatment of medical conditions and recovery from acute trauma. Dr. Lubold started Paion Veterinary with the understanding that animals respond best when in their home environment.
Dr. John Wheeler

Dr. John Wheeler


Dr. John Wheeler was born and raised in snowy upstate New York. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with his clinical year at the University of Missouri. He has established himself as a unique doctor and diagnostician who truly puts his patients and their care above all else. He is extremely excited to join Paion Veterinary and looks forward to serving you to provide a truly exceptional and gold standard level of care for your pet.
Dr. Jessica Richardson

Dr. Jessica Richardson


Dr. Jessica Richardson is an Arizona native and 2015 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her passion is senior wellness with a focus on preventive care, pain management, and providing a beautiful end of life. She also loves dentistry, dermatology, and behavior. She is certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. She is also currently pursuing certifications in Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitative Therapy (physical therapy for pets). It’s possible she has a thing for the whole never stop learning.

Dr. Richardson grew up on a small ranch in Southeastern Arizona with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, even cows and pigs. Her mother is also a veterinarian and growing up she would often spend her summers assisting her. She was active in the 4-H and FFA communities before attending Arizona State University where she worked in student outreach and research. After ASU, she attended UC Davis, where she worked in wildlife research during veterinary school before returning to Arizona to work in small animal general practice.

Outside the office, she spends time with her 3 dogs (a Westie, a Great Dane, and a Leonberger), 3 cats, and various exotic animals (hedgehogs, guinea pig, freshwater tropical fish, and two cockatiels). She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. Her other half reluctantly enjoys the menagerie she’s managed to accumulate. He will admit the Dane is cute in his backpack sometimes.

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Caring for the pets of the Phoenix metro.

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