Dr. Auburn Heist DVM – Director of Medicine/Practice Owner
Dr. Auburn Heist moved from Pennsylvania to Tucson in 1996 and has called Tucson home ever since. After years of working in the field of human medicine as a Medical Technologist, she pursued her lifelong dream of helping animals and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2008. She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture that same year and became the proud owner of Rincon Vista Veterinary Center in 2013.
Dr. Heist has volunteered in several spay and neuter clinics in Mexico with VIDAS and plans to volunteer her time with World Vets later this year. Her furry and feathered family of rescues includes 1 horse, 4 dogs, 2 birds, and 4 desert tortoises, and in her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, jewelry-making, and travel. She is a member of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), SAVMA (Southern Arizona Medical Association), and the World Vets Organization.