Debbie White, D.V.M.
Dr. Debbie White grew up in the Midwest in Hammond, Indiana. Her love of nature and animals led her to a career in helping animals. She attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where she received both her B.S. in Animal Science and her D.V.M. Shortly after graduation she moved to the desert Southwest and has proudly called Las Vegas home ever since where she lives with her husband and her pets, “Boss” a Yorkie-Shih Tzu mix and “Nikki” a Bouvier des Flanders.
Over the years she has served as a regular veterinary contributor on local news and national radio programming and enjoys educating pet owners on health matters. From 2008 to 2020 she has been known as “Dr. Debbie” on the weekly nationally broadcast radio program called Animal Radio, where she fields questions from pet lovers across the country.
Since 2015 she has been a director on the Board of Directors for WVC (Western Veterinary Conference). In the past, she served on the Clark County Animal Advisory Committee and volunteered with the Medical Reserve Corps, Veterinary Component. Her professional associations include the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Dr. Debbie manages Lone Mountain Animal Hospital and is proud of the superb team of veterinary professionals that care for its patients every day. Her practice interests include internal medicine, ultrasound, and professional wellness. In her personal time, Dr. Debbie enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, and meditation.
Taylor 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.”
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 includes oncology, cardiology, and exotic animal medicine. Her four-legged children include Cuzco, Ezzy, and Rumbler.
Jessica Quellhorst, D.V.M.
Dr. Quellhorst has always been interested in animal medicine. Originally from Wapakoneta, Ohio, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and D.V.M at The Ohio State University. Dr. Quellhorst enjoys exotic medicine because of the variety of animals she has the opportunity to treat.
Attracted to the warm climate of Las Vegas, she chose to join Lone Mountain Animal Hospital after seeing the quality of care we provide our patients. At home, Dr. Quellhorst has two cats named Layla and Rocky Raccoon. When she’s not working, Dr. Quellhorst enjoys watching live music, hiking and traveling.
Lilliana Muñoz, D.V.M.
Dr. Lilliana Muñoz is from Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. During high school, Dr. Muñoz decided that veterinary medicine was the career she would pursue and began shadowing her pet’s veterinarian. She attended the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, majoring in Bio-Medical Sciences. She graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Muñoz completed the Lone Mountain Animal Hospital externship program in October of 2017.
“The patient care is phenomenal here,” she said. Her hope is to give her clients all the information they need to make the best decision for their pets. Her favorite part of the job is finding a proper diagnosis for her patients, and Dr. Muñoz is particularly interested in animal dermatology.
Dr. Muñoz is the proud parent of two cats named Nebula and Gamora. When she is not working, she tries to spend as much time with her friends as possible. Dr. Muñoz enjoys hiking, going to movies, having dinner and drinks with friends, and traveling.
Aimee Trujillo, D.V.M.
Dr. Aimee Trujillo was born and raised on a farm on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean but moved to Lafayette, Louisiana when she was 10-years-old. She said that growing up with cows, chicken, and pigs sparked her interest in veterinary medicine.
“I even rode horses,” Dr. Trujillo said. “I just loved all the animals.”
She started studying at the University of Louisiana in Layfette and volunteered at various shelters for two years, and shadowed an equine veterinarian before transferring to Louisiana State University, where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Trujillo said she fell in love with exotics and small animals while studying at LSU.
“I really like exotics, but I also really like cats,” she said. “So, I’m more of a cat person than a dog person.”
Dr. Trujillo also had an externship in Raleigh, North Carolina that specialized in exotics. She said she saw squirrels, frogs, honey badgers, and everything in between.
In her spare time, Dr. Trujillo dabbles in acting and enjoys hiking and riding her horse, Galvea. She also owns a cat named Mimi-Siku, two guinea pigs named Bellatrix and Narcissa Malfoy after the “Harry Potter” series, and a fish named Bully.
Tiffany Moore, D.V.M.
Dr. Tiffany Moore is a graduate of Ross University and a former extern of Craig Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Moore completed her clinical studies at Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana right before she migrated to Las Vegas. She obtained her Associate’s in Veterinary Technology at SUNY Canton, and later graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill, both located in upstate New York.
Dr. Moore was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but she grew up in Barbados. She knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Moore’s passion to care for animals blossomed when she was a young child. Being an only child, Dr. Moore’s companions were always four-legged and furry. Growing up, she would volunteer at the RSPCA in Barbados, and during her studies in New York, Dr. Moore volunteered at various shelters in the area. Exotics, pathology, and surgery are some of the areas that she’s interested in.
High fashion modeling and becoming a disc jockey were two of Dr. Moore’s potential career interests as an adolescent, but animal health naturally took precedence.
“I truly couldn’t envision myself investing all of my time and energy pursuing a career that was not animal-related, so I decided to go for it every step of the way. My passion for animals was and will always be the number one thing in my life.” Dr. Moore said. “When the time came to begin my academic career, I chose to pursue a technician degree first, in order to better develop my technical skills. Subsequently, I decided to obtain some large animal experience by pursuing an animal science degree.”
In her downtime, Dr. Moore enjoys listening to music, watching the “Harry Potter” series for the millionth time, cooking, dancing, and spending time with her pets. Dr. Moore shares her life with a calico cat named Nymphadora, two skinny pigs named Minerva and Petunia, and a Shih Tzu named Fleur that she adopted from Lone Mountain Animal Hospital.
Ciara Peace, D.V.M.
Dr. Ciara Peace is a Ross University graduate and a huge lover of all animals. Dr. Peace is from Toledo, Ohio, and knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She said having family pets helped her decide that veterinary medicine was what she wanted to do for her career.
“I had some pets that ended up passing away when I was younger, and it just instilled in me that I wish I could have saved them,” Dr. Peace said. She mentioned that she bounced between marine biology, wildlife photography, and commercial photography before officially settling on vet medicine.
While growing up in Ohio, Dr. Peace said her parents wouldn’t let her have any exotic pets, but she said she always wanted to have that experience. Her passion for exotics, zoos, and wildlife came from visiting the Toledo Zoo every week with her mom. After graduating from high school, Dr. Peace attended the University of Toledo where she majored in Biology.
During her undergrad at Toledo, Dr. Peace did a study abroad in Manchester, England for a year where she did a research project on fish genetics and the mislabeling of fish markets. She also did a behavioral internship at the Toledo Zoo where she worked with the gorillas, wallabies, and other animals.
Dr. Peace has also volunteered for several Humane Societies and was a researcher and volunteer for a sea turtle program at Ross University. She’s also worked on a mongoose research project in St. Kitts and Nevis, and a conservation program in Guatemala that rehabbed and reintegrated wild animals back into their natural habitat.
Aside from exotics, Dr. Peace is interested in dermatology, cardiology, and ophthalmology. She said she’s also interested in internal medicine and surgery.
“Surgery is placed higher than all the others,” Dr. Peace said.
Dr. Peace is engaged to Dr. Carlos Baez, who works at Aliante Animal Hospital. Together, they own four cats, a Pomeranian, and a ball python. In her spare time, Dr. Peace enjoys watching Netflix, traveling across the country, and hiking. She said she’s looking forward to exploring the Las Vegas area, and visiting the nearby National Parks.
Jenny Mathe, D.V.M.
Dr. Jenny Mathe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a former extern of Lone Mountain Animal Hospital. Dr. Mathe is a Wisconsin native and has always been interested in research and hands-on work.
“I chose veterinary medicine because I wanted to have the applicable, hands-on biology that I liked, and then going through vet school, I realized this was my calling – this was my passion,” Dr. Mathe said.
She received her Bachelors in Conservation Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, located in Syracuse, New York. She took a two-year gap period after graduating to complete her pre-requisites for veterinary school. During that time, Dr. Mathe worked for a local clinic and volunteered at a wildlife rehab center.
Dr. Mathe is passionate about exotic pet care and wants to help gather more information and research on exotic pets since a lot of information isn’t readily available. She’s also interested in nutrition and preventative medicine and hopes to help combat pet obesity in the Las Vegas Valley.
In her spare time, Dr. Mathe enjoys spending time with her animals and doing puzzles. She’s is also a big “Harry Potter” fan; Dr. Mathe has several pets, including a dog named Charlie and a cat named Minerva. She also has four Minnow fish and two Cory catfish.
Natalie Gulson, D.V.M.
Dr. Natalie Gulson is a former extern of Lone Mountain Animal Hospital and grew up in Xalapa, Mexico. She’s always had a love for animals and has a family dog that still lives with her parents in Mexico. She grew up with several other pets, including turtles, hamsters, and fish.
Dr. Gulson said she didn’t consider becoming a veterinarian until she started volunteering at a local animal shelter in Xalapa that had a clinic attached to it. She started by cleaning the kennels and begun shadowing the clinic’s veterinarians by the time she was in high school.
“I started by assisting in surgeries and doing consultations, and that’s when I realized that’s what I wanted to do,” Dr. Gulson said.
She received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Southern Illinois University before going to vet school at the University of Missouri. Dr. Gulson said she’s most interested in exotics, surgery, zoological medicine, and conservation. Aside from her volunteer experience in shelter work, Dr. Gulson has also volunteered with wildlife rehab centers and at an exotic veterinary clinic while attending Southern Illinois University.
“I’ve done some research with horses,” Dr. Gulson said. “I worked at the equine center at Southern Illinois, and I’ve also done some research with search and rescue canines with FEMA.”
In her spare time, Dr. Gulson enjoys hiking, exercising, shopping, reading, and spending time with her friends. She’s also an avid board game enthusiast and is interested in playing the violin again. She has a 2-year-old Samoyed named Pambazo.
Shreya Gowda, D.V.M.
Dr. Shreya Gowda is a graduate of Michigan State University and is from San Jose, California. Dr. Gowda said she knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian.
“It was always one of those things,” she said. “My sister wanted to be a lawyer, and I always wanted to be a vet, so that’s how people differentiated between us.”
Growing up in the Bay Area, Dr. Gowda didn’t have many pets due to her mother’s allergies and her dad being uncomfortable around most animals. Her family did own a pet rabbit, but it was kept outside. Dr. Gowda said she would love to have pets of her own one day now that she’s relocated to the Las Vegas area.
She received her Bachelor’s in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master’s in Lab Animal Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gowda worked for a couple of years at local animal clinics in the Bay Area before attending Drexel for her Master’s.
Dr. Gowda has volunteered with the Oakland Zoo and has worked in shelter medicine. She did an externship at an emergency hospital in San Diego while attending Michigan State, as well as other clinics throughout California. Dr. Gowda said she’s really interested in exotic pet care and dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Gowda enjoys a good Netflix binge and describes herself as a homebody.