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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Murdock - Owner/Veterinarian

Sherman here. My mom, Amy Murdock, is the owner and veterinarian at Lava Rock Veterinary Hospital. She loves a challenge and emergency medicine and surgery. She graduated from Washington State University in 2007 and moved to St George in 2017. When she is is not helping animals, she is usually at home working in her garden, at her sewing machine or out taking me for a walk.


Toast - Office Cat

Hi I'm Toast! Lava Rock Vet adopted me from RSQ Animal Team! They knew that older cats are usually overlooked and wanted to give me a forever home. Now I spend my day's napping in my cat tree, comforting the staff members, getting tons of attention, and helping the mangers with ordering.


Johanna - Office Manager & Veterinary Technician

Hi! I’m Maisey!
My mom Johanna has been working in Vet Med for 6 years! (That’s longer than I’ve been alive!) She loves working with all animals and learning new skills and info every day!


Ashley - Office Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician

I'm Aurora and my mom Ashley has been working in veterinary medicine for many years. Being a vet tech is a dream come true for her. She loves all animals but has a special place in her heart for boxers like me! I also live with two cute kitties named Onyx and Tarot.

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Amber - Reception

My name is Antonio. My mom Amber, rescued me a few years back because She is an animal lover! She has worked with animals since high school and she strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals. She believes each animal deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. She has worked In California at animal clinics, humane society and emergency care. After moving to Utah in 2007, she continued in animal care. You can usually find her with her husband and four kids doing outdoor activities. Her family is everything to her. She is honored to be part of the team here at Lava Rock, and looks forward to giving excellent treatment to your loved ones.


Stephanie - Certified Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Remus. Stephanie is my Mom. She became a licensed Veterinary Technician back in Colorado then moved here to Utah. She is excited to take care of pets here in St George and with 30 years of experience I think she will do a great job. She takes care of me and my furry siblings as well as the two-legged family members we share our home with. We enjoy our crazy, somewhat chaotic, busy life here in Southern Utah.


Jeri - Certified Veterinary Technician

My name is Jasmine or Jazzy for short. My mom is Jeri. She has worked in vet med for 10 years and she loves it! Sometimes I miss her so much I eat things I shouldn't so I get to go to work with her. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I'm the oldest of all my siblings; 2 humans, my dog brother, my snake brother, and 3 cats.


Tracy - Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Comet, Tracy is my mom. She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 16 years. She is a busy mom of 3 boys. When she has some free time she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.


Morgan - Veterinary Technician

I'm Capella and my mom is Morgan. She has worked really hard to train me because I'm deaf. She has a huge passion for animals and for veterinary medicine. My mom has been working in the field since 2018.  She always is looking to learn and grow to better serve her patients.


Kiersten - Certified Veterinary Technician

Hi there! I'm Zelda my siblings are Nilla Bean, Poppy, Butter, and Gracie. My mom, Kiersten, has always been an animal lover and wanted to work with animals since she was a little kid. My mom worked real hard to get to her dream career. She got a whole Bachelors in Biology in 2018 and fiiinally became a licensed Veterinary Technician in 2022. I'm so glad she's done with school and settled in her dream career, because now she can spend time doing what she loves, including pampering me and my siblings


Jacob - Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Cinderella. I'm so happy to be watching over my owner Jacob as he found his passion in biology. He got his bachelors in Biology in 2020 and has been working as a vet assistant for over a year now. He's currently trying to get into vet school next year. I'm so proud of him.

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