Sedona Animal Clinic

100 Posse Ground Road
Sedona, AZ 86336


Our Doctors


Dr. David Kovalik:

Dr. Kovalik's love of animals began with his collies growing up. While he grew up with dogs, most people remark about his affection for cats! He hasn't met a cat he didn't like.

Initially, Dr. Kovalik pursued his passion for reading in school and received a BA in English and MA in Eastern Classics. In addition, he traveled abroad and taught English in China and Thailand for several years. Dr. Kovalik eventually reconnected with his love of animals and returned to the U.S. to attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University. Since graduating, Dr. Kovalik attended an internship in Rochester, New York, practiced emergency medicine in Bangor, Maine, and practiced general medicine in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kovalik's commitment to service has led him to routinely volunteer for the Humane Society, World Vets, and GeoVets. Dr. Kovalik is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Veterinary Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and he serves as a board member of GeoVets. 

When he's not working, Dr. Kovalik loves to read, study history, and spend time with his family - his wife Barb, and his two rescue pets - a fluffy food-obsessed cat named Charlie, and an exceptionally-enthusiastic miniature dachshund named Marley.  


Dr. Chelsey Calhoun:

Dr. Calhoun (née Brown) grew up in the Wild Wild West, known by locals as Cottonwood, Arizona, where the horses and toads keep company in people's backyards.  Dr. Calhoun quickly found herself to be her family's personal animal whisperer and advocated for all animals great and small while working as a technician at Sedona Animal Clinic.  After earning a bachelor's degree in biology at Northern Arizona University and her veterinary degree from Colorado State University, Dr. Calhoun returned to work at the clinic as a veterinarian.  She has been happily serving the cats and dogs of Sedona (and their people) ever since.  


Dr. Calhoun is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist for cats, dogs and horses. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Veterinary Association. 

In her free time, Dr. Calhoun surrounds herself with animals (much to the horror of her husband Luke, a teacher who, sadly, grew up with only one dog) and enjoys the company of two guinea pigs, two parakeets, two cats, two dogs, and ten chickens (who have names that range from Albird Birdstein to Dostoevsky--a Russian breed).  She also likes gardening (though her brother has solicited a complaint to Plant Protective Services, due to her trying to keep flowers and chickens in the same general area).