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Dr. Regina Armstrong graduated form Colorado State University in May of 1987 and moved to Tucson to practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Armstrong started at Golf Links Animal Clinic as an associate veterinarian in August of 1993. She moved to our Tucson Small Animal Hospital location in January, 1997. Dr. Armstrong then became an owner in May of 1999. She spent some of her childhood in Tucson while her father attended school here. Her family then moved to the Phoenix area when her father accepted a position on the faculty at Arizona State University. Dr. Armstrong did her undergraduate work at Arizona State University (a fact that she has been trying to live down ever since she moved to Tucson!). Dr. Armstrong's main interest is in dogs and cats, as she has developed quite an allergy to rabbits and other pocket pets. Dr. Armstrong's husband, John, is a wildlife biologist who raises and breeds snakes in his spare time, so she is never far away from the animals. Dr. Armstong and John also live with more conventional pets, two cats, Deacon and Decker; three dogs, Monkey, Finch and Blue; and Maggie the Magpie Jay. In her spare time (what little of it there is!), Dr. Armstrong enjoys reading and traveling. She and John have been to many exotic locations including bird watching in Brazil and a photo safari in Africa.
Dr. Howard Moore was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Iowa. He did his undergraduate studies at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, graduating in 1970 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He subsequently attended Iowa State University, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1974. Following graduation, Dr. Moore joined a mixed animal practice in Minnesota. Dr. Marvin Nielsen had practiced in Dr. Moore's hometown, Winterset, Iowa, providing veterinary care on the family farm for a number of years. Dr. Moore had even accompanied Dr. Nielsen on farm calls as a student. Dr. Nielsen relocated to Tucson, Arizona in the fall of 1973. It was during the winter of 1976-1977 that Dr. Nielsen asked Dr. Moore if he would be interested in joining him at Tucson Small Animal Hospital, Ltd., as an associate veterinarian. Being weary of the harsh Minnesota winters, Dr. Moore traveled to Tucson in April, 1977, and made a permanent move in June, 1977.
In addition to his interest in small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Moore has a strong interest in the organizational and political aspects of veterinary medicine. He served as a director and officer of the Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association from 1983-1989, serving as President in 1988. He was a director and officer of the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice, which organizes and coordinates continuing education programs for the veterinary profession for the state of Arizona, from 1988-1992, serving as President in 1991. He was also a director and officer of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association from 1990-1995, serving as State President in 1994. Dr. Moore joined the State Legislative Committee of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association in 1989. He was elected in 2000 to the one hundred thirty-six member House of Delegates, the national legislative assembly of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), representing the veterinary profession in Arizona.
He served in this assembly until 2009. He is also a member of the six-member AVMA Political Action Committee Policy Board (2006 to 2012), headquartered in Washington D.C. While practicing medicine full time and serving on multiple boards and committees, Dr. Moore actually found the time to get married and a have a family. He and his wife Jan, a school teacher, have three wonderful children, Sarah, Patrick, and Ella. Also included in the Moore family are their dog, Maddie, and their cat, Mimi.
Dr. Moore has received three very prestigious awards. He received the Small Animal Practitioner Of The Year award for the State of Arizona in 1996, and was named Veterinarian Of The Year for the State of Arizona in 2000. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Service Award for the veterinary profession in Arizona. Dr. Moore served on Our Mother of Sorrows School Board from 1996-2002, serving as President in 2000-2001. He was also Vice President of the founding Board of Directors of St. Augustine Catholic High School from 2002-2005.
In Dr. Moore's spare time, his passion is photography and traveling. He has done photography in numerous countries around the world, including six countries in the former Soviet Union, including Siberia.
His photography and travels also include Western Europe, Hungary in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the polar bear migration at Churchill, Manitoba.
Dr. Lori Forgues grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois Veterinary College in 1991, she practiced in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Along the way she collected cats, dogs and a husband before moving to Tucson in 1996. After surviving their first summer, she and her husband, Scott, knew they had found their forever home. They are blessed with two children, Grant and Brielle. Dr. Forgues spends her time caring for cats and dogs, including her own two cats, Ritz and Bugheera, and her dog, Dingo. She enjoys bicycling, reading, and the occasional game of ice hockey. Scott is a financial planner and very involved in Grant's Boy Scout Troop. Brielle is an avid swimmer and is on the Jumping Beans jump rope team. The entire Forgues family loves to travel and spend their vacation time visiting relatives, skiing, and exploring the beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Born and raised in Tucson, Terese is one of the seemingly few Tucson natives. Terese started working at Tucson Small Animal Hospital in January 1999. With a strong concern for protecting health and the environment, Terese earned several degrees in environmental science, policy, and management, as well as environmental health and safety. She has also earned multiple awards for her scientific research. Her passion for animals and veterinary medicine has always drawn her back to work in the veterinary field. She became Office Manager at Golf Links Animal Clinic May 2016, when she took over for Crystal, and became Practice Manager for both of our clinics when she took over for our beloved Anne April 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family (furry family members included, of course!), nature, wildlife, travelling, reading, and learning about a lot of different topics.