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Our Team

We’ve worked tirelessly to make trips to the vet a positive experience for everyone.

doctor benjamin savard
doctor benjamin savard

Dr. Benjamin Savard

OWNER, VETERINARIAN

Dr. Benjamin Savard grew up raising and breeding standard poodles, frequenting dog obedience shows, and even competing in showing competitions. He’s been drawn to the animal care world for as long as he can remember, and becoming a veterinarian has allowed him to take his passions to the next level!

Born in Wisconsin, Dr. Savard moved to Arizona before he was even a year old. Since the age of 12, he’s been working in the family business in every capacity imaginable. From 2000 to 2003, he attended Arizona State University’s pre-veterinary program, then attended Colorado State University to earn his DVM degree in 2007. After working in two Arizona animal hospitals, Dr. Savard returned to the family business and helped open Raintree Pet Resort’s very own Medical Center in 2013.

Dentistry work is Dr. Savard’s passion within veterinary medicine. Oral health is so impactful to an animal’s overall well-being, he says, and there’s something very satisfying about performing thorough dental care on a pet with a less-than-stellar mouth.

Dr. Savard and his wonderful wife Julia have four children: Elizabeth, Marie, Joshua, and Lucy. The family shares their home with Catalina, a one-year-old cat who attempts to stalk people from the middle of an open room but then races off upon realizing she’s been noticed.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Savard enjoys reading, playing the mandolin and guitar, skiing, and scuba diving.
Dr. Carolina Ikard
Dr. Carolina Ikard

Dr. Carolina Ikard

VETERINARIAN

Dr Carolina Ikard grew up in New Mexico where she started her career with animals early by professionally showing dogs with her mom who bred Border Terriers. She began working as a Veterinary Assistant in high school, then worked as a Veterinary Technician while attending college at New Mexico State University. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Prior to joining Raintree Pet Resort + Medical Center, she worked as an Equine Veterinarian and a small animal Veterinarian for 2 years. Dr. Ikard brings an exciting new service to Raintree Pet Resort + Medical Center: Veterinary Acupuncture.
Learn more about Veterinary Acupuncture here:
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Acupuncture is a treatment for a very wide variety of health conditions and can be performed on dogs and cats of all ages. For this service, Dr. Ikard meets with you and your pet to design a customized treatment plan which will address your pet’s health from an integrative perspective. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ikard to learn the many ways acupuncture can help your pet, contact us for more information.

Our Care Team

Resort and Medical Center in Scottsdale

Since 1987, we have been serving the people and pets of Scottsdale and Phoenix, providing for the health and wellbeing of all species of animals.
If you live in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, and the surrounding areas. contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Resort and Medical Center in Scottsdale

Since 1987, we have been serving the people and pets of Scottsdale and Phoenix, providing for the health and wellbeing of all species of animals.
If you live in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, and the surrounding areas. contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.
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