Ashley K. Joy, DVM

Companion Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley K. Joy grew up in Prescott and spent several years as a member of the PAH staff before moving to attend Arizona State University, where she graduated as Magna Cum Laude and earned a BS in Agribusiness as well as a minor in art history. She then went on to the University of Florida where she graduated with her DVM in May of 2014. Dr. Joy’s professional interests include dentistry, nutrition, and exotic animal medicine. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors, yoga, and quilting.

Why did I become a veterinarian?

There was never any other path! Some of my first memories are of the utter joy I felt while in the presence of and interacting with animals. I have experienced mutual understanding and respect with them since before I could walk; an amazing bond that feeds my very soul. I want nothing more than to be an advocate for those who don’t have their own voice, and to help people recognize and nurture their own bonds with their animal companions.


Dr. Joy has such a wonderful way with Luka. Luka is a difficult dog...but Dr. Joy takes the time Luka needs and never gets angry or frustrated. We appreciate her so much!
-Susan K.