Meet Our Veterinarians

Veronica Spencer, DVM

Dr. Veronica Spencer was born in Utah and moved to Kingman when she was ten years old. Dr. Spencer had wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she could remember. When she went to college, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in zoology at Northern Arizona University. She went on to Colorado State University for her veterinary degree, then returning to Kingman in 2007 to begin her career. Since that time, she has had two children, a son and a daughter. Today she and her family enjoy training their own horses, traveling to local gymkhanas together, as well as raising chickens and training their dogs. At Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital Dr. Spencer enjoys working with dogs, cats, and horses. Dr. Spencer is also certified in veterinary acupuncture for both small and large animals.

Madelyn Melchiors, DVM

Dr. Madelyn grew up in Dewey, Arizona where her love for animals and desire to become a veterinarian started at a young age. Doctoring her pet rabbit and assisting the local therapeutic riding facility fostered her desire to one day become a vet. She attended West Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree in Equine Industry and Business. Dr. Madelyn and her two horses moved to Fort Collins, Colorado when she was admitted to Colorado State University’s Veterinary School. While in Colorado, Dr. Madelyn also received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Madelyn strives to be a well-rounded veterinarian enjoys living in Kingman! In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses, assisting Horses with H.E.A.R.T (a therapeutic riding facility), and spending time tending to her animals.

Dr. Paula Acer DVM- Retired

Dr. Paula Acer, an Avondale, AZ native, completed her undergraduate work in biology and animal science at Northern Arizona University and at Kansas State University. She obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University College of veterinary Medicine in 1985 and next moved back to Arizona to work in Kingman with her husband and newborn daughter. After eleven years, Dr. Acer was ready for her own practice and she and her husband, Jim, opened Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital with a staff of three and a tiny building. The following year, they moved the practice to their custom-built hospital and feel blessed to have grown Cerbat Cliffs into a thriving business. They are parents to four beautiful grown daughters, and stewards to one Irish Wolfhound and one sassy kitty. Two little granddaughters have completely stolen Dr. Acer’s heart, however, and while she enjoys many different activities outside of the clinic, her very favorite pastime is visiting with these two precious girls. She feels very blessed by her family, friends and the wonderful community in which she lives. Life is good!

Dr. Paula Acer has retired from the veterinary community. While we miss her dearly, we know she is enjoying her extra time with her grandchildren!