Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of PETCARE Animal Hospital in South Jordan! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 801-302-9061 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Scott Matheson, DVM
Diplomate of American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Board Certified in Canine and Feline Practice

Doctor Matheson grew up in Woods Cross, Utah and attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a degree in Biology in 1983.
From 1987 until 1996 he was in General Practice in West Valley. He was the Medical Director in the practice from 1990-1996. Starting in 1996 Doctor Matheson practiced Emergency Medicine in Salt Lake City, until opening PETCARE Animal Hospital in early 2008.
Doctor Matheson became the first veterinarian in Utah to be Board-Certified in Canine and Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (most veterinarians do not yet pursue the additional qualifications required for board certification).
Doctor Matheson has wide-ranging interests in veterinary medicine, including Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Dentistry and General and Orthopedic surgery. Doctor Matheson also sees many species of exotic pets including most small mammals, birds and reptiles. Scott Matheson DVM provides high quality veterinary care to dogs, cats and exotic pets at PETCARE Animal Hospital in South Jordan, Utah.

Doctor Matheson is married with two daughters and has two cats and two Golden Retrievers. His hobbies include woodworking, camping, computer programming and listening to music.

Dr. Darin Emch, DVM

Doctor Darin Emch grew up in Zillah, Washington and attended college at Brigham Young University. He graduated from the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
Doctor Emch was in General Practice for 3 years, and then in a Emergency-only referral practice for 11 years.
Darin Emch DVM has clinical interests in General Medicine and Surgery.
Doctor Emch is married and has 5 children.
Doctor Emch enjoys reading, sports, and cooking.

Brandi Bayliff, DVM, CVA

Dr Brandi Bayliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received her BS in Biology from the University of Utah in 2008. She moved to Southern California in 2009 to attend veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, where she was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honors Society in 2012 and graduated in 2013.

Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician for over eleven years in two small animal practices in the Salt Lake Valley. After graduation, she practiced in Montrose, California, a small town near Los Angeles, for the last seven years before beautiful Utah and its four seasons called her home. Her interests lie in relationship-centered care, dentistry, nutrition, medical oncology, and soft tissue surgery.  Dr Bayliff  wanted to further help her painful, geriatric patients when medication wasn’t enough and pursued additional training in acupuncture. She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in January 2020, which required 150 hours of online and onsite lecture, 32 hrs of laboratory practice, passing of 4 written exams, passing the clinical acupoint exam, submission and approval of a case report and a 30 hr internship with a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Dr Bayliff shares her life with her husband, her Great Dane, Hodor, and her cat, Clark W. Griswald. She enjoys yoga, weight lifting, running and gardening, as well as spending quality time with her family, whom she is thrilled to be back in Utah for.


Tessa Stitzer, CVT, Hospital Administrator

Tessa is a 2004 graduate of Broadview University with a degree in Veterinary
Technology and is a Certified Veterinary Technician (C.V.T.); she worked at several general practices prior to PETCARE Animal Hospital.
Tessa also worked with Dr Matheson and Dr Emch for many years in Emergency Practice prior to helping us start PETCARE Animal Hospital in 2008. She is extremely skilled in many aspects of patient care, anesthesia, dentistry and surgical assisting and laboratory diagnostics.
Tessa has worked with many exotic pets and owned lots of different types of little critters. She has 2 dogs, 1 cat, a macaw, a bearded dragon and a beta fish.
Tessa is our Hospital Administrator and is in charge of handling our inventory / special orders.
Tessa is married with a wonderful son and enjoys camping, fishing and motorcyles.

Beka M., Receptionist

Beka has been our receptionist for PETCARE since 2008 and previously also worked in a clinic in West Valley City.
Beka is from Wichita, Kansas but now has lost most of her accent.
She loves gardening and used to work for Glover Nursery. She also loves cross-stitching, movies and camping. Our clinic is decorated with many of her crafts.
Beka is married and has two daughters. She also has two cats and two Golden Retrievers. Strange, kind of like Doctor Matheson. Don’t ask us how this amazing coincidence happened… We’re just as confused by it as you are.

McKenna – Receptionist

McKenna graduated from Bingham High School in 2013. She loves horses and rides often. McKenna enjoys drawing. She has one dog- Paisley, and one horse – Arya.

Steve C., CVT, Veterinary Nurse – Technician

Steve graduated from Broadview University with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2013 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician (C.V.T.)
He is married and has 2 cats and 2 doggies.
Steve enjoys playing online computer games.

Sage S., Veterinary Nurse – Technician

Sage has worked at PETCARE Animal Hospital since we opened in 2008. Originally starting out as a hospital assistant, she is now a Veterinary Nurse-Technician.

Sage is in charge of handling social media for PETCARE, assists with training employees, and updates our digital sign.
Sage graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with an emphasis in criminology) from the University of Utah in 2015.
Sage has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a turtle.
Sage is married and enjoys camping, travel, and board games.

Erica S., Veterinary Nurse – Technician

Erica graduated from Herriman High School and received an associates in science at Utah Valley University in 2016.
Erica has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 ferrets.
Erica enjoys camping and watching movies. She likes spending time with family and friends.

Rachel – Veterinary Nurse/Technician

Rachel graduated from Bingham High School in 2018, after attending one year of Jordan Applied Tech Center in Veterinary Technician.

Rachel performed her internship with PETCARE Animal Hospital and was hired after completion.

Rachel has two dogs, one thousand cats, and some rabbits – I think.

Rachel enjoys spending all of her free time and all of her money on her pets.


Destiny – Dog Groomer

Destiny has a young son.

Ashlee W – Hospital Assistant / Nurse in Training

Ashlee started the veterinary technician program through Jordan Applied Tech Center as a junior. She plans to continue the program up until graduating at Herriman High in 2021.

Ashlee has two dogs.

She enjoys playing sports (especially softball) and enjoys working (most of the time – geez, these youngies are weird)

Elizabeth D – Veterinary Nurse

Elizabeth graduated from West Jordan High in 2019. She completed 1 year of veterinary tech with Jordan Applied Tech Center (receiving an enhanced diploma).

Elizabeth has 1 cat, 2 parakeets, 3 chickens, 1 duck, and 2 goldfish.

Elizabeth recently got married in September 2020. She enjoys working and involving herself with animals 24/7 – whether it be at home, watching TV, etc..

Destiny H – Hospital Assistant

Destiny is one of our younglings – she is still in high school and is loving working as an assistant!

She has one cat, Aphrodite, and two dogs, Leonardo and Annie.

In her spare time, Destiny loves listening and creating music – as well as likes to doodle. She hopes to one day be an artist.

Mallory F – Receptionist

Mallory graduated from Olympus High in 2006 and went on to complete a few years in Fashion Merchandising (before they discontinued the program).

Mallory loves spending time with her daughter – Fred, and playing Lacrosse (she even played 1 season with the Irish Women’s Team in Ireland!).

Minnie G – Veterinary Nurse

Karla L – Veterinary Nurse

Ronna P – Veterinary Nurse

Lara C – Receptionist

Ireland C – Hospital Assistant

Jack F – Hospital Assistant

Remi W – Veterinary Nurse

Jillian C – Veterinary Nurse