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Our Vision & Mission 

At our core, we prioritize treating people and pets with utmost care and quality.  We value open-mindedness and adaptablility to positively impact the world.  Our mission revolves around fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity, coupled with a growth mindset, to build an exceptional team that challenges the norms.

 

Recognizing the challenges within the veterinary industry-where compassion often comes at the expense of well-being—we aim to transform this narrative. With a commitment to a team-centric culture, we aspire to prioritize individuals, human and furry alike, fostering a sense of value for each team member. By embracing technology and innovation, we strive to enhance both client care accessibility and team members’ quality of life. Our ultimate goal is to support our team in creating a fulfilling life both inside and outside work, contributing to a significant reduction in burnout, early retirement, and, most importantly, the suicide rate within our industry.

Our Values

Treat people and pets well.

We believe in building long lasting relationships within our team, with our clients and within our community. We do this through our commitment to honest communication, holding ourselves to the highest standards, and demonstrating compassion and respect in all that we do.

Practice Gold Standard Medicine.

Our commitment to Gold Standard Medicine and best business practices allow us to ensure that our team has the tools and support they need to deliver top notch care to our community of pets. We invest in top of the line equipment, new technologies, and ongoing team training.

Be adaptable.

Personal and professional adaptability drives us to embrace a forever-learner mindset where we can adopt new technologies, allowing us to overcome obstacles, improve access to care, and significantly improve the quality of life for our team and pet community.

Get the best care from the best team!

Dr. Erica Monaco

Owner & Veterinarian

DVM, MSPH, MS, cVMA
CFV, Fear Free® Certified

Dr. Monaco, an Army veteran, started working in her first animal hospital over 20 years ago as a Veterinary Assistant.

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Dr. Taylor Francher

Veterinarian

DVM, CFV, PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

Dr. Taylor Francher’s dreams of becoming a veterinarian started much like any other, when she proudly declared to her parents at nine that she wanted to be a bunny doctor.

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Dr. Dana Amster

Veterinarian

DVM, CFV, Fear Free® Certified

A Las Vegas local, Dr. Dana Amster started her veterinary career as a high school student volunteering at the Lied Animal Shelter, now known as the Animal Foundation.

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Dr. Shadi Ireifej

Televeterinarian & #1 Supporter

DVM DACVS

Dr. Ireifej graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2001, Magna cum laude).

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Kiah

Clinic Mascot

Kiah is an English Cream Golden Retriever who was born on December 6, 2019, in California. At just 8 weeks old, she came to live with Dr. Monaco, who named her after the Sanskrit word for “New Beginnings.”

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Jenny Hayes

Practice Manager

LVT, CFVP, SAMP, CAETA cert., Fear Free® Certified

Jenny brings with her 15 years of experience and a passion for driving positive change in veterinary culture. 

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Esme Aguilera-Puga

Assistant Manager

CVA, CFVP, Fear Free® Certified

Esmeralda has been in the veterinary field for 9 years. Ever since she could remember, she knew she wanted to work with animals.

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Nickie

LVT

Nutrition Coach, PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

Nickie, along with her husband Mark and her daughter Elizabeth have lived in Henderson for seventeen years.

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Emilie

VTIT

CFVP, PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

Emilie started her journey into veterinary medicine in 2016 and got her first job as a kennel attendant in 2018.

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Caitlynn

VTIT

CFVP, Fear Free® Certified

Caity has been an animal advocate and nurse in the veterinary field for 15 years. She knew from a very young age she wanted to work with animals.

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Mikaela

Client Care Representative & Veterinary Assistant

CFVP, Fear Free® Certified

Mikaela’s love for animals started as a young girl dreaming of having her own farm someday with all the animals you can think of. Still, to this day that dream has not changed.

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Sonya

Client Care Representative & Marketing Specialist

CFVA

Sonya is a proud Las Vegas native who pursued her education at the College of Southern Nevada, where she majored in Marketing.

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Kelsie

Client Care Representative, Inventory & Compliance Administrator

CFVA

Kelsie was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and went to school in Omaha, NE. She has experience working in both human and veterinary medical fields – and fur babies are certainly her soft spot!.

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Natalie

Client Care Representative

Natalie was born and raised in California, moving to Nevada during elementary school. Natalie knew at an early age that she wanted to work with animals and got a job doing that as soon as she could.

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Fiona

Veterinary Assistant

CFVP, PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

Fiona was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada and has always had a special place in her heart for animals.

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Lex

Certified Veterinary Assistant & Culture Ambassador

CFVP, PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

Lex was born and raised in Las Vegas. She is a graduate from Pima Medical Institute as a certified veterinary assistant, and will be entering the veterinary technician program.

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JLo

Veterinary Assistant

PennHip, Fear Free® Certified

JLo grew up and has spent her entire life in Vegas, and is currently a full time pre-veterinary student at UNLV.

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Hailey

Veterinary Assistant

CFVP, Fear Free® Certified

Hailey is originally from Southern California but has been a resident of Las Vegas for over 15 years.

 

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