Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

— Anatole France

Meet Crestview Veterinary Clinic’s Outstanding Veterinarians

Veterinary Staff

Crestview Veterinary Clinic’s veterinarians are top-notch and they make our hospital great. We are excited to have you to meet them.

Dr. Josiel Lopez

Dr. Lopez was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah. He grew up around a variety of farm animals including cattle, horses, and dogs. He attended Snow College, earning an associate of science degree, and then Utah State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in bioveterinary science. In 2004, Dr. Lopez received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Washington State University in Pullman.

After graduation, Dr. Lopez worked in a mixed-animal practice in Idaho. It was during this time that he developed a love for small animal care. He went on to practice small animal emergency medicine in the Boise area. He moved back to Utah in 2006 to be closer to family and practiced small animal medicine as a relief veterinarian. He is the hospital director of both Crestview Veterinary Clinic and Mountain View Animal Clinic.

He and his wife have three beautiful children. Their family also includes two dogs, a cat, a cockatiel, a rabbit, and three fish.

Dr. Annette Darcey

Dr. Darcey was born and raised in West Point, Utah. She has always had a strong love for animals and always wanted to become a veterinarian. She attended Utah State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in bioveterinary science. She then attended the Washington State/Oregon State University veterinary medicine program, where she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2005.

She currently resides in West Point with her family. Dr. Darcey and her husband have three children and a variety of animals, including two dogs, a cat, a cockatiel, a dwarf rabbit, and fish. She enjoys outdoor activities, painting, photography, horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Darcey has been with Crestview since the beginning. She has strong interests in both canine and feline internal medicine. She also enjoys both feline and canine behavior medicine and ophthalmology.

Dr. Lisa Mechem

Dr. Mechem was born in Ogden, Utah, and was raised in Texas. She received her bachelor of science degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry from Weber State University in 1985. She then attended the Veterinary Medicine Program at Washington State University/Oregon State University, where she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1990.

After graduation, Dr. Mechem worked in a mixed-animal practice for 2 years, and then chose to work with small animals exclusively. Her primary interests are dermatology, parasitology, and canine internal medicine. She has been an attending veterinarian to the four-legged officers of Layton City and Clearfield since 1996.

She lives with her husband, their collie, a Rottweiler, and an assortment of wild cats in Morgan County. In addition to being a veterinarian, she enjoys sewing, baking, race cars (go MMPI!), and RVing.

Meet Crestview’s Exceptional Veterinary Staff

Crestview Veterinary Clinic’s staff is what makes our hospital great. They all love helping pets and their families. We would like you to meet them.

Office Manager Melinda

Melinda has been in the veterinary field for more than 10 years. She has a big heart for animals and helping them stay healthy. She currently has a Rottweiler, a Chihuahua mix, and three cats named Peja, Lazarus, and Mojo. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with husband, Jason, and daughter, Keagan.

Veterinary Technician David

A certified veterinary technician (CVT) for 5 years, David began his career in Colorado, graduating from Bel-Rea Institute in Denver. He completed his internship at one of the country’s leading equine hospitals in Littleton, and then worked for a mixed-animal practice in Castle Rock. After a few years there, he moved back to Utah to join the Crestview team. He enjoys his work and loves teaching pet owners about things they may not have known about pet care. He takes pride in making pets and their people more comfortable and happy when they visit us.

Veterinary Technician Terry

Terry has worked with animals for more than 20 years. She has had many pets throughout her life, cherishing those memories that last forever. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and doing many outdoor activities.

Veterinary Technician Aimee

Aimee is passionate about animals and her work in veterinary medicine. She has been working in this field for over 16 years and takes great pride in the excellent care that we provide at Crestview. She is also proud of her twin daughters, and when away from work, she enjoys camping, boating, snowmobiling, or just sitting on the beach with them. Her family also includes cocker spaniel Luca, a min pin called Kai-Lan, and a Persian cat named Sonee.

Receptionist Kim

Kim loves meeting all of our clients and their wonderful furry family members. She has a bachelor of science degree in zoology and, as a former zookeeper, has experience with many types of animals, including exotics. Her true passion is animal training and she has extensive experience in that area.

Veterinary Technician Assistant Sheryl

Sheryl started as a kennel technician and her love for animals and their people lead her to study at Broadview University to become a certified veterinary technician. Sheryl loves learning about animals every day at work and finding new ways to keep them healthy through her studies. Her family includes a Jack Russell terrier and two cats. When she’s not at work, she enjoys camping, fishing, and travel.

Veterinary Technician Assistant Haylee

Having always loved animals, Haylee has been a veterinary technician assistant for the last 5 years. Since she started in this field, she has developed an understanding for how important pets are in the lives of their owners. She takes great pride in helping pets have a long and healthy life. Haylee and her husband have two very loving cats, as well as a Great Dane named Zoe, who has earned the title of “spoiled brat.”