Meet Our Team

Dr. Heather Benson

Dr. Heather Benson grew up in southern New Mexico, obtaining her Bachelor’s of Community Health Education from New Mexico State University. She then moved to Louisiana to attend Tulane University for her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2006. Her professional interests include internal medicine and feline medicine. Dr. Benson has two Great Danes (George and Spicoli) and a mixed-breed tripod (Kickstand). She has four cats: Milagro, Cleo, Killian (an Abyssinian) and Jethro Jameson. She also has two tortoises. In her free time, she enjoys reading as well as Saints and LSU Tigers football.

Dr. Kathryn Martinez

Dr. Katie Martinez was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. She attended Louisiana State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine four years later. Dr. Martinez is the proud mom of a French bulldog named Ollie, a Miniature Pinscher mix named Finn, a Chihuahua named Bella. She is a die-hard fan of the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers (Geaux!!). Dr. Martinez moved to Las Vegas and joined West Russell Animal Hospital in June of 2016. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, reproductive medicine, and French Bulldogs. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs and exploring Las Vegas.

Erika Schroeder

Growing up in Henderson, Dr. Schroeder’s passions were clear in kindergarten: animals, learning, and playing outside. Over the years her pursuits mirrored these elementary school declarations through her dedicated scientific studies, work with animals, and conservation efforts in the wilderness areas surrounding her city. She graduated from CSN’s Veterinary Technology program, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry Minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Schroeder’s veterinary interests include companion animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and exotic animal/small mammal medicine. She enjoys being able to be a part of her community by providing care for Nevadans’ furry family members. Outside the veterinary hospital, Dr. Schroeder can be found hiking Mount Charleston with her rescue mutt Beatty, scrambling around Red Rock Canyon, and teeing it up to play a relaxing round of golf.

Dr. Gabriela Osorio

Dr. Osorio was raised in Tennessee and went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate zoology studies. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a year of clinical training at Cornell University. She has a special interest in surgery. Dr. Osorio loves her two cats, Elric and Odin, and Chihuahuas. In her off time, she enjoys salsa dancing, hiking, and playing video games.