Meet the Team

At Bar S Animal Clinic, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.

Rick Regusa, DVM


Bar S Animal Clinic has been servicing Wickenburg and its surrounding areas since 1975. Dr. Rick Regusa took over the practice from Dr. Jim Lytle in 2001, and has been committed to the health of your dogs, cats and horses ever since. Our valued clients continue to receive a superior level of care they have come to expect from Bar S Animal Clinic.

Years in Practice: 26 Education: Kansas State University Interests: Travel, Pets

Elise Dunphy, DVM

Veterinarian, Animal Chiropractic Certified, Therapeutic Laser Treatment Certified

Dr. Elise Dunphy, VMD, came to Bar S Animal Clinic in early fall 2011. We are pleased to say she's here to stay. She's dedicated to treating her patients with the utmost care and compassion. Combining Chiropractic care with traditional veterinary medicine has been a great success for many of her patients, both large and small.

Years in Practice: 6 Education: University of Pennsylvania Interests: Family, Baking, Pets, Watching movies, Attending Rodeos

Barry Littell, DVM

Veterinarian, Certified Chiropractic & Acupuncture

During our busy winter and spring months, November thru April, Dr. Barry Littell, DVM will be joining us. He has practiced veterinary medicine for over 30 years for both large and small animals. In addition, Dr. Littell will be bringing his expertise in Surgery, Acupuncture and Chiropractic care. We hope you will welcome and trust him with the care of your pets just as much as we do.

Years in Practice: 30 Education: Kansas State University Interests: Family, Pets, Roping

Christine Shields, DVM

Veterinarian, Certified Chiropractic

We are excited to say that Dr. Christine Shields, DVM, has joined our practice part time. Dr. Shields is a native of Austin, TX. She completed her undergraduate and veterinary degree at Texas A&M University. Shortly after graduating, she was given the opportunity to practice for a year at Dubai Equine Hospital in the Middle East before moving to sunny Arizona. She is certified in animal chiropractic, and has special interests in lameness and internal medicine. Dr. Shields’ calming and compassionate demeanor will put all of our clients at ease that their pets and horses are in the best of care.

Years in Practice: 2 Education: Texas A&M University Interests: Barrel racing, cooking, gardening

Our Team

Dorinda Morris

Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 3 Education: Steiner Institute Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Interests: Family, Friends, Horseback riding

Laurie Taylor

Kennel Technician

Years in Practice: 7 Interests: Family, Pets, Yard Sales, Camping

Margorie Woodford

Kennel Technician - PT

Years in Practice: 2 Interests: Family, Pets, Teacher Aid

Shallen Harn

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Years in Practice: Intern Education: High School –Currently a senior Interests: Cheerleading; Rodeo Club, Wickenburg Youth Commission, Pursue a career in a veterinary field

Denise Fisher
Receptionist - PT

Years in Practice: New to the Practice Interests: Horseback riding, Golfing, Semi-Retired

Ashley Hernandez
Veterinary Technician - PT

Years in Practice: 10 Education: Wizard Education EMT Program
Interests: Family, Firefighter & EMT at Congress Fire Department, Horseback riding

Nicole Lema

Veterinary Technician/ Practice Manager

Years in Practice: 12 Education: Las Positas Community College, CA; Arizona State Fire School

Interests: Family, Firefighter at Congress Fire Department, Pets, Outdoors, Gardening

Stephanie Barnes

Practice Manager/ Bookkeeping/ A/R

Years in Practice: 9 Interests: Family, Pets, Reading, Gardening, Spending time with Friends, Co-owner of local construction company with husband for past 24 years

Sondra Williams


Years in Practice: 6 Education: Sierra College Interests: Roping, Pets, Reading, Friends

Laurel Sellers

Veterinary Technician - PT

Years in Practice: 9 Interests: Family, Horseback riding, Spending time with friends

Desirae Ence

Veterinary Technician - PT

Years in Practice: New to the Bar S Family Interests: Barrel Racing