Aja Manahan, Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

This North Dakota native moved south to Arizona with her family when she was six. At age 11, she got her first dog, Willow, from the Arizona Humane Society, and has never looked back to a pet-less life.

Aja earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona and passed the state examination to become a certified veterinary technician in 2011. She joined the staff at North Kenilworth Veterinary Care in the spring of 2012 where she cares for our patients and assists our veterinarians. In July 2017 she was promoted to the position of Practice Manager.

“I love seeing people with their beloved pets and how happy pets can make their owners feel. I’ve always worked with animals and cannot think of anything I would be better at or enjoy more than working in the veterinary field,” shares Aja, who enjoys hiking, volleyball, fishing and camping with her husband.

While she doesn’t exactly take her work home, she is still surrounded with animal companions. They share their Phoenix home with four dogs: Eldie, Pancake, Fern, and Vedder; and five frisky felines.