Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


  • Biology and Anthropology – Stanford University
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – Cornell University
  • Internship – University of Missouri
  • Residency – Cornell University
  • Sabbatical – Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


  • Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
  • Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Seventh and Eighth Editions

Ale Aguirre, DVM, DACVIM, is an Internal Medicine Specialist and the owner of Salt River Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Aguirre earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Anthropology at Stanford University. He attended veterinary school at Cornell University in New York. After earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine, Dr. Aguirre spent several years pursuing advanced training to become the specialist that he is today. He completed an internship at the University of Missouri in small animal internal medicine and surgery. He then completed a residency at Cornell University in internal medicine.

Dr. Aguirre spent many years practicing internal medicine in Phoenix before leaving to start his own practice. Since 2010, Dr. Aguirre has done research and development for Dextronix, a veterinary-specific medical device company. Dr. Aguirre has developed and designed new equipment and devices that have aided in the treatment of tracheal collapse, kidney stones and various gallbladder disorders of dogs and cats. Dr. Aguirre has also lectured at a number of veterinary conferences.

Dr. Aguirre has served as an editor and contributor for the textbook Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. The textbook is aimed at training existing veterinary technicians for advanced certification in Internal Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Aguirre completed a sabbatical at the Mayo Clinic in interventional endoscopy and endourology. Combining this experience along with years of collaboration with Dextronix, Dr. Aguirre is currently pioneering new endoscopic procedures and equipment for the treatment of gallbladder disease in dogs and cats.

In 2017, Dr. Aguirre completed a chapter on gallbladder and liver disease in dogs and cats for the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the foremost reference on Internal Medicine for veterinarians in the world. This is his second contribution to this esteemed publication.


Urgent Care
Degrees: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Hemodialysis Academy – UC Davis
  • Internship – Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
  • Veterinary School – Western University of Health Sciences

Dr. Lubold graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010 and pursued advanced training at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. While at the Veterinary Specialty Center, Dr. Lubold developed an interest in clinical nutrition as it applies to treatment of medical conditions and recovery from acute trauma.

Dr. Lubold has practiced as a clinician in triage and specialty centers across the country, as well as having started and served as Medical Director at several specialty centers. It is with this background that he gained vast experience in treating all different kinds of conditions with unique patients that have different physiological needs. Dr. Lubold currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, 4 dogs and 2 cats. Dr. Lubold’s role at Salt River Veterinary Specialists will be to facilitate critical patient appointments, in a joint effort with Dr. Aguirre, allowing us to better expedite urgent patient workups.