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Meet The Team

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Dr. Ellen Grygotis,DVM

Practice Owner-   Dr. Ellen Grygotis graduated from the University of Florida and moved to Tucson with her husband Dave in 1997.   She moved to Benson after purchasing Benson Animal Hospital in 2012 and much prefers small town living. “Dr Ellen” has a special interest in animal behavior as well as educating clients on the importance of wellness and preventive medicine for their four-legged family members.  She also has a strong interest in animal rescue and welfare, often volunteering her time to help the community in this area.

Outside the clinic, Dr Ellen enjoys horseback riding, is an avid gardener and loves spending time at home with Dave and the many critters that are all a part of  her family.


Samantha Moore

Technician- Sam was born in Tucson, but grew up here in the Benson area. She currently resides in St. David with her 2 dogs. Sam is not only one of our room technicians, but she also leads our surgery department and has been with our clinic for the last 13 years. Her passion in this field is in surgery and anesthesia. Outside of work her interest include photography, hiking, and spending time with her family.


Barbara Powell

Technician- Barbara is originally from St. David and grew up in the area. Barbara is one of our technicians and has been with our clinic for the last 9 years. She has a dog named " Stan Lee". Outside of work she enjoys sending time with her family and cooking.


Lee Roy

This is " Lee Roy". He was found out in the rain here in our backyard one night. We put food out for him and we were able to catch him a few days later. With the generous help from Helping Hands, we were able to administer antibiotics for his battle wounds, run lab work to make sure he had no health concerns, neuter, deworm and vaccinate him. He now makes his home in our garage and has made a full recovery. He has made it clear that he wants nothing more than everyone's love and attention. He is a real cuddle bug!

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