Dr. Rachel Kuester
Veterinarian – DVM
Dr. Kuester has been an animal lover as long as she can remember. She began working in veterinary medicine at 17 years of age as an assistant and continued to work in the field while attending veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced across the country in small animal general practices, and most recently as an urgent care veterinarian.
Dr. Kuester treats dogs, cats, and small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and rodents. She is passionate about low-stress handling and creating a positive experience. She is an advocate for client communication and education and is happy to answer your questions regarding your pet’s health and well-being.
Dr. Kuester looks forward to working with you and bringing compassionate, affordable, high-quality medicine to you and your pets!
Dr. Adrian Gammon
Veterinarian – BVMS
Working on her undergrad degree at UNR, Dr. Adrian decided an overseas veterinary school would be a great idea and completed her course in Perth, Australia, at the fantastic Murdoch University. This has given her the funny letters after her name (it’s way more fun than ‘DVM’ she likes to say) and the insistence to spell things with extra letters – like colour and neighbour.
She loves a fear-free and feline-friendly approach, and loves seeing small mammals like rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters, but she will refer all surgery cases – “only medicine for me” she’s been known to say but brings many years of experience to care for your pets.
Senior Client Service Representative
Shelby started her veterinary journey in 2014 when she joined our staff as a part-time veterinary assistant. She then moved on to become Dr. Grinsell’s full-time assistant after graduating with her pre-vet degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. She then started pursuing a veterinary technician license but unfortunately ended up leaving the field for a bit due to personal reasons.
She came back as our senior client service representative and front office manager when Dr. Kuester took over the practice in December of 2020. She is also in charge of all the social media and website presence for the clinic. When not at work, Shelby spends most of her free time hanging out with her fiancée and their 3 dogs – Harley, Archer & Maverick – and their cat, Flynn.
She is very artistic and loves drawing, writing, and videography as well. She hopes to one day teach some sort of program on veterinary client service and office management, as well as work on social media full time.
Senior Veterinary Assistant
Robin started in the veterinary field over 10 years ago, starting at Truckee Meadows as a receptionist in 2012. She then moved on to being Dr. Sara’s full-time assistant in 2014. She has a huge passion for helping animals and loves seeing pets flourish with our care. She says, “there is no better feeling than when a pet comes in really sick and seeing it recover and go on to live a happy life.”
Robin is a native Nevadan and loves spending her free time in the outdoors with her husband and son. She has a chihuahua/terrier mix named Chip, who joined her family after he was found running around Moana! She also recently welcomed a bearded dragon named Goldie into her family.
Zoe started as a client service representative at TMVH in early 2022. She then started transitioning to work in the back in the summer of 2023. This is her first veterinary job, though she has wanted to be in the vet field for much of her life. She has been bringing her own pets to TMVH since she was a little girl, so she has been with our hospital in one form or another for some time. Her favorite part about her job is seeing and helping all the different pets.
Zoe has 4 pets of her own – a dachshund named Ryker, an Aussie mix named Sabrina Rose, and 3 cats – Della, Missy & Zeus – all of whom she loves dearly. She hopes to one day get her veterinary technician license.
Brooke started shadowing our veterinary assistants in 2021 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s in biology. We loved her so much that we hired her on as a full-time veterinary assistant just a month later. This is her first job in the field, and she has done an amazing job acclimating and learning all that she can.
When we asked her what her favorite part of her job is, she said: “I love seeing all the animals and seeing the progress they make if it’s a client we have been working with a lot.” She is hoping to one day obtain her vet tech license.
Brooke has 3 dogs – a dachshund named Murray, a golden retriever/german shepherd mix named Koba, and another shepherd mix named Lady of the Lake. She loves hiking with them in the warmer months. In the winter, she spends a lot of her free time snowboarding. She also loves to travel any opportunity she gets.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lori is one of our lovely LVTs, and let us tell you, we would be absolutely lost without her. She started in the field in 1995, eventually graduating with her associates in veterinary technology from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA, and obtaining her license in 1997. She joined our team in early 2021, and her extensive experience and ability to plan ahead have increased our efficiency tenfold. Her main interests lie in anesthesiology, radiology, and surgery, though her favorite parts of the job are watching puppies and kittens grow and interacting with clients.
Lori is a proud dog mom to an American Brittany tripod named Molly, whom she adopted from the American Brittany Rescue, and a Lhasa Apso mix named Yuuki. When she’s not at work, she spends most of her time hanging out with her dogs, husband, and two teenage daughters. She also does volunteer work for the Brittany Rescue when she can. She also has a special place in her heart for Disney villains because she says they are so misunderstood.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Danna joined the TMVH family in the fall of 2023, but she’s been in the veterinary field since January of 2018. She got her bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary science, received her veterinary technician license, and is currently pursuing a master’s in public health. She hopes to eventually go to vet school and get her DVM. Her long-term goal is to open a low-cost clinic to help low-income families and the homeless. Her favorite part of her job is her understanding of medicine and functions in the body. She also enjoys treating and sending home happy & healthy patients.
In her free time, Danna enjoys kickboxing, hiking, and crochet. She spends most of her time hanging out with her partner, Bryce, and their plethora of fur babies – they have 1 dog named Daisy, 5 cats – Winston, Pablo, Franny, Luna & Catalina – and they also foster kittens every once in a while.
Erin started shadowing Shelby back in 2018 when she was still in high school, and shortly after, we hired her as a part-time veterinary assistant. We are so proud of how she has grown since then! She graduated with a bachelor’s in pre-veterinary science from the University of Nevada, Reno, in the spring of 2022, and is planning on attending veterinary school in the next few years. Her favorite part of working at TMVH is seeing all the happy clients and their cute pets!
Erin and her family have 1 dog – a Schipperke cross named Watson and a Cocker Spaniel/Cattle Dog named Sherlock. She spends most of her spare time drawing, reading, and traveling. She also plays the clarinet.
Veterinary Technician in Training
Emily joined our team in spring of 2023, but has been in the veterinary industry since 2018. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in agricultural science with an emphasis in animal science, and she is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at TMCC. Her favorite part of working in the field is getting to work with animals of all different species.
Emily has one dog at home – a German shorthair pointer and springer spaniel mix named Harley. She spends most of her weekends horseback riding, as horses are her favorite animal. She also enjoys playing volleyball whenever she has spare time.
Client Service Representative
Jason started at TMVH in the fall of 2023 as his first veterinary hospital job. He previously worked at the Nevada Humane Society, where he fell in love with animal care. His favorite part of the job is seeing the little souls return to loved ones healthy and happy. He hopes to one day work as an office manager at a clinic or possibly work from home so he can spend more time with his pets.
Jason has an adorable dachshund-mix named Kai. He spends his time outside of work reading, gaming, fishing, and kayaking. He says if he is lucky, he may get in some camping or extra sleep.