Meet Our Veterinarians

Paula Acer, DVM

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!

Robin Paterson, DVM

Dr. Robin Paterson is a native of Pittsburgh and grew up both there and in rural Vermont. She attended the University of Colorado and Colorado State University for her undergraduate studies in zoology and French, and began work toward a Master’s degree in comparative Anatomy and Physiology at CSU before beginning veterinary school. She graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and immediately moved to Kingman with her husband, Drew and their two pre-school daughters, to join Cerbat Cliffs. Their son was born shortly after their arrival. Dr. Paterson enjoys working with a wide variety of species and their pet parents, and also takes an active role in organized veterinary medicine. She recently completed a six-year tenure with the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors, culminating with a term as President. Recently, Dr. Paterson was elected as a council member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Veterinary Services, which strives to address pertinent issue in veterinary medicine through health and welfare, education, legislation, public information and practice management, at the national level. Dr. Paterson lives happily with her husband and their troupe of busy teenagers. Together, they care for a small “zoo” as well as a sprawling garden, and enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, outdoor activities and traveling all over this amazing world.

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.

Hannah Green, DVM

Dr. Hannah Green was born and raised in San Diego, California in a homeschooling family of eight. As a kid she always liked collecting bugs and lizards from the yard and was constantly trying get her parents to buy a family dog. By the time she was a teenager, she was raising Bearded Dragon lizards for local pet stores, was training her new dog to run through agility obstacles, and was taking horse riding lessons from a neighbor. She knew that she would have to choose a career that kept her working closely with animals, and so she pursued a biology degree at Point Loma Nazarene University followed by a veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Today, Dr. Green continues to keep a menagerie of scaly creatures and invertebrates in addition to two dogs and a horse. In clinical practice she loves to see cats, dogs, birds, and all manner of exotic pets. She is especially enthusiastic about reptile and amphibian medicine and hopes to one day become certified in that field.

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.