Tumbleweed Animal Hospital

Dr. Brady with grandson Kai

Tumbleweed Animal Hospital is excited to be a part of the community. Dr. Richard C Brady purchased the hospital from its previous owner, October 1, 2012 and found it to be a perfect fit. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M in 1990.
Dr. Brady previously owned and operated his own practice in New Jersey and most recently in Scottsdale. He came to the Verde Valley to enjoy the natural beauty, climate and relaxed atmosphere where he can ride his horses surrounded by history.
At Tumbleweed Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on accurate, efficient diagnoses and thorough follow up care. We strive to develop a bond not only with our patients but with the clients as well. We make ourselves readily available to our clients as much as possible. Also we treat exotics (birds, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, etc) and perform orthopedic and all soft tissue surgeries. We can also do chemotherapy.
As the Verde Valley grows in population, we feel that our practice will be poised to grow along with the increased population and be in the position to continue to serve its veterinary needs.
We are proud to have very knowledgeable, compassionate staff who loves interacting with the clients as well their pets.
Feel free to stop by and say hello and meet the staff.

Meet our staff



I have been dancing Ballet and other styles since I was five years old. My home has always been filled with all types of animals, although currently I have three dogs and two cats. Pictured is the newest addition to my family, Milo the Dachshund. This job has made my love for animals grow more deeply than I thought possible. At the moment I am saving up for my education and I couldn’t be more grateful for my present opportunities. I am excited and ready for  what the future may bring.

Sebastian – I’m 20 years old; I’ve lived in the Verde Valley the majority of my life. I own two Chihuahua mixes, Rico and Mollie. I’ve had them for a little under a year but they’re the best dogs I’ve had in my lifetime so far. I’m currently attending Yavapai College. I was studying for a graphic design degree, but recently had an interest in working with animals. By working here at Tumbleweed, I hope to learn much about animals and to pursue a career in veterinarian medicine.





Grew up in the Bay Area, CA. Graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs, CO in 2005. I have over 12 years experience in veterinary hospitals and animal care. I have been working with Dr. Brady for over a year. I have a few pets of my own at home. I couldnt see myself doing anything else that makes me this happy. “Everyday is a new Day”

Cute animals