Support Staff

Nicole’s career in the veterinary field started when she was 16 years old. She started out as an animal caretaker in a kennel at a local veterinary hospital, and as she matured she furthered her development and education in veterinary medicine by becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She attended the College of Southern

Nevada and graduated in 2009 with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Nicole loves being a veterinary technician because of the many rewards she receives from providing excellent patient care.

She enjoys performing dental (she loves the “Before” and “After” photos we take on each dental patient), assisting with emergencies, monitoring patients during surgery, and watching each of her kitten and puppy patients mature into adulthood.

Tia is from Montholly, New Jersey and moved to Las Vegas in 2013. She is currently working
towards her license as a veterinary technician. She really enjoys participating in neonatal care in the clinic.

Tia has a shiba inu, Freya, a husky, Odin, and an Argentinian mastiff, Bjorn, as well as a rat
named Totoro. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and playing video games. She
and her daughter Athena are hoping to add a chinchilla and sphinx cat to the family sometime in the future.

Emma was born in Iowa, with Nebraska roots, and has loved animals since a young age. She moved to Las Vegas 4 years ago and began working in the veterinary field to help animals and be involved in the healing process.

In Emma’s spare time she travels, hikes, and spends time with her family, which includes an array of dogs, reptiles, rats, and a pig named Beans.

Steven grew up in Pahrump and lived in California for many years. He entered the veterinary
field 3 years ago and is working towards obtaining his license as a veterinary technician. Dental cleanings are probably one of his favorite things to do in the clinic.

Steven has a cat, Dewey, and is a gym rat. He also enjoys hiking, playing video games, and
watching the Dallas Cowboys.

Veterinary Assistants

Gillian is a native of Las Vegas, born and raised, and has been in the veterinary field for
13 years. Over these years she has gained significant experience and is adept at wearing multiple hats in the clinic – from reception to kennel and the treatment area.
Gillian loves to snuggle with her chihuahua Khloe on her off time. She also knows all the lyrics
to Disney songs.

Customer Service Representatives

Megan was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Las Vegas in 2007. She has been in the veterinary field for over a decade, initially working as a kennel attendant. Megan enjoys interacting with clients and patients in the clinic and learning form the doctors and staff.

She has a new baby boy, Cayson, and two cats – Ruka and Noodles. On her off time she enjoys
hiking, concerts, and rooting on her favorite baseball team (Go Giants!).

Catheryn was born in Atlantic City and raised in Las Vegas. She has two kids that love making slime – Angel and Max, and one dog – Dez. She loves the team here at West Russell and the way we work together to help all the cute puppies that come in.

Catheryn is working towards an accounting degree and loves cooking and spending time with her family.

Amy has lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years, she has always loved animals. She currently
shares a home with her labrador Maddie and her chihuahua Dixie.

Her spare time is spent hiking and hanging out with friends and family. She loves working here because of the teamwork and loving atmosphere.

Mary Ann was born in the Philippines and raised in Chicago; she moved to Las Vegas 17 years ago and has been in the veterinary field for over a decade. Her favorite part of working at West
Russell Animal Hospital is the team she has around her and the people she interacts with daily.

She has two children, Keilani and Keanu, a bearded dragon, George, and a Yorkshire terrier
puppy, Kukui. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and
using her culinary talents she gained from Le Cordon Bleu.

Jessica is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and moved to Las Vegas at the turn of the
century. She worked as a kennel manager for 5 years prior to starting at West Russell.

She has a German shepherd/border collie mix and 3 cats. She loves spending time with her daughter Emma Rose and showing pictures of their adventures. Jessica’s favorite part of working at West Russell is the expression of joy on a client’s face when we are able to help their pets feel better.

Lauren was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Las Vegas in April 2017 for a new adventure. She also travelled to South Africa for a few weeks to work with wild animals. She loves hiking at Mt Charleston and a good laugh, as well as working with animals.