Veterinarians

 

dr white editedDebbie White, D.V.M.
Dr. White is a regular veterinary contributor on local news and national radio programming. Dr. White is known as “Dr. Debbie” on her weekly nationally broadcast radio program, Animal Radio, where she fields questions from pet lovers across the country about their furry, feathered, and scaly pets. Her pet children include “Boss” a Shih-poo-kie mix and “Nikki” a Bouvier Des Flandres .

Dr. Debbie received both her BS in Animal Science and Doctorate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After graduation she moved to the desert southwest and has proudly called Las Vegas home ever since. Her practice interests include internal medicine, pet disaster preparedness, and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Debbie is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Reporter by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists (ASVJ). She belongs to several professional organizations including the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, The American Veterinary Medical Association, and is a veterinary volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps.

Dr. Debbie is currently on the board of directors for the Western Veterinary Conference here in Las Vegas and is a former appointee on the Clark County Animal Advisory Committee

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dr lee new bio photo 2015Mary Lee, D.V.M.
Dr. Lee is originally from Belleville, Illinois. She attended Illinois State University where she received her BS in Biological Sciences and MS in Biological Sciences, focusing in herpetology. Dr. Lee received her DVM from University of Illinois. Dr. Lee’s professional interests include avian and exotic medicine, general surgery, and internal medicine. She is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Lee has a boxer and husky mix named “Dexter” and a greyhound named “Rigby”. She also has two Russian tortoises, two 3 toed box turtles, a red eared slider, and a Pac Man frog. In her free time Dr. Lee enjoys traveling, “herping”, camping, and hiking.

 

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Talia Gattenuo, D.V.M.
Dr. Gattenuo is originally from Los Angeles, California. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.  Dr. Gattenuo’s professional interests include avian and exotic medicine, general surgery and wildlife conservation medicine.

Dr. Gattenuo shares  her home with “Frisky” a green iguana, “Woody” a cockatiel and a recently adopted rabbit.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

 

dr parker webpageTaylor Parker, D.V.M. 
Dr. Taylor Parker comes from Akron, Ohio which is where she first fell in love with taking care of animals. “Growing up, my sister and I were always taking in any injured wildlife we found,” Dr. Parker said. “The need to care for animals has stuck with me ever since.”

Dr. Parker attended Ross University in St. Kitts where the island lifestyle was a nice change of scenery from her hometown in Ohio. From there she attended Louisiana State University for her clinical year. While Las Vegas was initially not on her radar, Dr. Parker said that she is very happy that she made the move.

“It’s a wonderful city and there is so much to do here,” she said. As an avid hiker, Red Rock quickly became one of her favorite hangouts. “I have always loved the outdoors and Turtlehead Peak was one of the first places I knew I just had to try!”

Dr. Parker enjoys surgery and working with exotic animals. She said that patient care is always a top priority. “My family had pets growing up, as well as my friends, and classmates,” Dr. Parker said. “These animals are truly a member of the family and it so important to understand that when caring for them.”

 

dr. shoppa webpage Jacquelyn Shoppa D.V.M.
Dr. Shoppa received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stetson University and her DVM from Kansas State University. She originally joined our staff in 2005, after taking some time off to spend with her family, she agreed to rejoin our practice on a part time basis in 2015.

Her special interest include oncology, cardiology, and exotic animal medicine. Her four legged children include Cuzco, Ezzy and Rumbler.

 

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Neira Eisenmann, D.V.M.
Dr. Eisenmann is originally from Bosnia and move to Indiana at the age of 7. She decided before she even came to the United States that she wanted to be and animal doctor. She never wavered on her decision and when the time was ready she set her sights on Purdue University.

Dr. Eisenmann knew Purdue University would not only give her a  great education, but also offered smaller more intimate classes, having a more like family feeling.  Dr. Eisenmann first completed her BS in Animal Science and then continued on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she headed west to hit the sun of Las Vegas and leave the cold/snowy Indiana winters behind.

What’s the best part of being a vet for Dr. Eisenmann?  She loves getting to know the people and their pets (especially cats), learning new things every day and the unpredictability of the day.  She has special interests in exotic and avian medicine, dentistry, feline and internal medicine.

Dr. Eisenmann shares her home with her thre adorable long hair cats, “Mr. Bubbles”, “Dexter” and “Gary”.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends

 

Dr Larkin webpageEmilee Larkin, D.V.M.
Dr. Larkin is a Texas gal growing up in Flower Mound TX, a suburb of Dallas.  She stayed in Texas for college where she went to Texas A&M earning a degree in Biomedical Sciences and continued on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Even though she stayed in Texas for school, through school externships she traveled to St. Kitts to work with the Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, traveled to Africa to work at the Lilongwe Wildlife Center and  in the states she worked at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Milwaukee County Zoo.  This was on top of her time  in Mongolia during undergraduate school tracking snow leopards in the wild!

Dr. Larkin chose the veterinary field because she knew she wanted to help enhance the lives of pets and their families, and she loves that every day is a new adventure.  She chose Las Vegas and Lone Mountain Animal Hospital because after visiting our facility she was impressed with the staff and care of the animals and she liked that we see dogs, cats and exotics.

When not at the clinic Dr. Larkin enjoys weaving cloth, reading and hiking.  She shares her home with her rottweiler “Riddick”, “River” a blue tick coonhound and “Orion” a domestic short hair cat.

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