Hospital Management

Chris Miller

Chris MillerChris and his wife are the owners of Canyon Pet Hospital. After serving four years in the US Marine Corps, Chris went on to get his Master's Degree in education. He worked as a special education teacher for four years in Colorado. When he moved to Arizona with Julianne, he stayed home with his daughters Madeline and Zoe for the first two years before purchasing the practice.

After Marine Corps leadership roles and four years working with at-risk youths, Chris still credits his experience as a stay-at-home dad, more than any other, as the job that best helped prepare him to take on ownership and management of Canyon Pet Hospital

As co-owner of Canyon Pet Hospital, Chris works closely with his wife and the management team to make Canyon Pet Hospital the leading veterinary hospital in Northern Arizona. The management believes that its their challenge to themselves to find new and inventive ways to meet the needs of clients and their pets. This is done through unparalleled customer service, practicing high-quality, progressive medicine, and giving back to the Northern Arizona Community. Both Chris and his wife are excited about the opportunity to run and manage this beautiful hospital.

If at any time you have questions, compliments or concerns please contact him at

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Joe Hrabak

Joe and Gwen HrabakHospital Director Joe Hrabak has worked in the veterinary medical field for nearly two decades. Eleven of those years were spent in the second-largest veterinary emergency hospital on the West Coast. Joe also holds the title of Certified Avian Specialist Class II. He has managed a total of six hospitals, three of which he helped start from the ground up. Originally from Ohio, Joe has worked with zoo animals as large as a black rhino and as small as newborn leopard geckos. He also has worked with non-human primates, venomous snakes, and lizards.

Joe shares his home with his cat Fenway, dog Gracie, and a Ball Python. Joe and his wife, Gwen, have been married since 1995. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Emily and Abigail. Joe loves to play softball and baseball and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and riding his motorcycle in his spare time.

Joe can be reached at:

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Gwen Hrabak

Gwen Hrabak is a native of Northern California and has been working at Canyon Pet Hospital since moving to Flagstaff in August 2009. While most of Gwen's professional experience has been in the dental field, she is no stranger to veterinary medicine. For over 2 years, Gwen was the Client Relations Manager and Marketing Manager for emergency veterinary hospitals in Colorado. Gwen and Joe have been married since 1995 and are proud parents of Emily and Abigail.

When not working, Gwen enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gwen can be reached at:

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