Our Staff

At Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center, we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff – our training, experience and dedication to veterinary medicine.


Craig A Nausley, DVM
Dr. Nausley founded Briarcrest Animal Clinic in 1980 and Canyon Pet Clinic in 1986. The two clinics were combined in one location in January of 2008. The new name became Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center and is housed in a new, modern, hospital building constructed for the practice. Dr. Nausley graduated from the University of Missouri in 1978. He is the hospital director. His practice interests include endoscopy, orthopedics, ultrasound and sports medicine. He has completed advanced training in these areas. Dr. Nausley has a mixed breed dog named Maggy and a cat named Stanley.



Stacy Nolasco, DVM

Dr. Nolasco graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and joined the staff at Briarcrest in September of 2009. She grew up in Las Cruces, NM and is happy to be back in the southwest. Her practice interests include anesthesia, pain management and dentistry.She own’s a mixed breed dog named Daisy and in her free time she enjoys jogging and hiking in the wonderful Arizona weather.



Suzie Maki, DVM
Dr. Suzie Maki graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School of Medicine in 2009.  Dr. Maki completed advanced training with a  general rotating internship at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, where she continued to work as an Emergency veterinarian until joining Briarcrest.  Dr. Maki is  recently married and owns three rescue dogs – a Chihuahua, Jack Russell mix and a yellow Lab.  Dr. Maki was born in South Dakota but raised in Tucson from the time she was 3 years old, actually right by Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center.  She attended Salpointe Catholic High School and graduated from University of Arizona with her bachelor of science. Go CATS! Dr. Maki’s compassion, diligence to diagnosis and improve animal welfare makes her a great fit for Briarcrest.


Robin Decarlo – Practice Manager 

Robin joined Briarcrest Animal Clinic and Canyon Pet Clinic in July of 1992 as the Office Manager and has worked her way up to her current position of Practice Manager. Prior to joining the Briarcrest team, Robin moved to Tucson from Chicago to own and operate a franchise pet store. In Chicago Robin worked for Montgomery Ward from 1976 to 1989, starting in retail sales and leaving as a financial analyst in the corporate office. Robin graduated from Drake University in 1976 with a degree in comercial art/graphic design. She is    interested in obedience training, and canine psychology. Robin currently has two rescue dogs: Quincy a chow/boxer mix and Branson a pit bull. She also has two desert tortosies named Desi and Torti.

Joleen Miller CVT – Certified Veterinary Technician

JoLeen joined Briarcrest in July 2002 during her externship from Pima Medical Institute. JoLeen graduated from Pima Community College in May 2002 with an Associates in Science, and she is pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture form the University of Arizona. In March 2006, JoLeen passed the national and state boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. JoLeen currently is the head technician and technical supervisor. She enjoys taking courses on radiology and dentistry. Joleen has two Labradors named Hershey and Miles, and two cats named Max and Harley.


In addition to the above, Briarcrest employs a dedicated team of highly trained receptionists, assistants, technicians, and animal care personel.