Dr. Brandon Dever
Dr. Brandon Dever is a graduate of the prestigious Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where he developed a love for animals and the importance of their welfare above all else. His passions are emergencies, critical care, surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Dever lives with his wife and beautiful daughter. You can sometimes find his Jack Russell Terrier, Ghost barking, and greeting clients at the hospital. In his free time, Dr. Dever enjoys video games, watching sports (Die-Hard Baltimore Ravens and UMD fan), cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Johnathan Snead
Owner & Veterinary Medical Director
Dr. Snead is a Tuskegee University of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the class of 2010. He has a passion for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and always strives to offer the highest quality of medicine while giving personalized attention to each of his clients and their pets. Dr. Snead also enjoys treating small mammals and exotic pets. During his days off, he enjoys spending time with his beloved dog Rosie, our hospital mascot!
Dr. Joe Owens
Dr. Joe Jesse Owens, III is an exemplary Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Inventor, Business Owner, and affluent public speaker. Dr. Owens is the proud son of Mr. Joe Owens, Jr and Sharon Owens, DVM, who inspired his career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Owens was born in Marlboro MA, and raised in Durham NC, with his 3 sisters. Dr. Owens attended and graduated from the illustrious Tuskegee University with his undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2008, and again in 2012 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While attending Tuskegee, Dr. Owens was an honor student, joined the prestigious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., was Mr. Tuskegee University 07-08, and held positions in Veterinary School as Class President 08-09 and SCAVMA President 10-11.
Upon graduating, Dr. Owens relocated to Las Vegas to begin his career. He has worked everything from relief, shelter medicine, emergency, private practice, and corporate day practice. In 2016 he made the decision to grow his career by not only practicing Veterinary medicine but ownership in clinics as well. In 2016, Dr. Owens not only partnered to open up an ER clinic, but he also invented Enjoy-A-Bowl. Enjoy-A-Bowl is the ONLY appetite stimulation bowl on the market for pets, that allows you to treat your pet with the tantalizing aroma of human food without the bad side effects. In 2017 on the heels of opening two more clinics with his business partner (Dr. Johnathan Snead), Dr. Owens went on to pitch Enjoy-A-Bowl on national television and win a cash prize of $50k on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on ABC.
Currently, Dr. Owens co-owns three clinics in the Las Vegas Area and enjoys traveling to Veterinary schools to mentor and recruit the world’s future veterinarians.
Dr. Shakim Holmes
Dr. Holmes is from Rahway, New Jersey. He received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University and a few years later, Dr. Holmes graduated with a DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. During his free time, Dr. Holmes enjoys spending time with his two cats (Valkyrie and Kakarot), his two dogs (Asta and Emiko), traveling, hiking, reading, playing video games, and trying new restaurants. Photo Coming Soon!
Dr. Caitlin Mascaro
Dr. Mascaro was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelors’s in Animal Science and Technology at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) while also working as a veterinary technician. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Mascaro enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, riding horses, and watching the LSU tigers play football. She has 1 dog named Senor Uno (terrier mix), and a horse named Magic that lives in Louisiana.
Our Veterinary Team
Human Resources Manager
Joy and her family moved to Las Vegas in 1995. The veterinary field was something she came across strictly by “accident”. Twenty years later she couldn’t be happier with her career choice. While she does not currently have any pets, at one time or another, her home has sheltered sugar gliders, dogs, multiple birds, fish, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, turtles, and tortoises. Joy currently lives with her husband, has three grown children, and four of the best grandkids ever!
Ashlee is a Certified Veterinary Assistant working in emergency and non-emergency settings. Ashlee was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, and resides with a 12-year-old black cat. Ashlee watches movies and goes hiking in her free time. Ashlee is currently attending school to become a licensed Veterinary Technicians in the near future.
Danielle was born in Fort Hood, TX, and has been in Las Vegas, NV from the age of 5. Danielle has been with us for over a year bringing her love for animals with her. As a veterinary assistant, she assists the doctors in caring and treating all the babies that come through our door.
Growing up I had three of the cutest dachshunds. Over the years my love for treating animals has continued to grow. The most rewarding part of my job is sending pets home healthy to their parents. When I’m not working, I love going on hikes, hanging with friends, and going to local concerts. My future plans are to receive my technicians’ license where I will be able to expand my knowledge in this field.
Jon has been with LVAEH since 2017. He has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2012. Jon loves monitoring anesthesia and warming treatments. Besides saving animals Jon enjoys working on cars, playing music, and exploring nature. Jon is passionate about emergency medicine and would like to end up in a penguin habitat.
Luis is one of our veterinary assistants. He has been in the field for 3 years and is working on becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He displays the care and joy of treating different kinds of animals and shows eagerness to learn and grow more like a veterinary assistant.
When he is not working he tends to his 2-year-old Akita named Koda. As well as helping his parents care for their cow, 4 goats, 4 roosters, and 3 hens. He also enjoys time and his family and friends.
Veronica is the type of individual who is seizing every opportunity that she can to learn on-the form and continue to grow by constantly expanding her knowledge base. She takes the phrase “you learn something new every day” to a whole other level. She’s working a mixture of overnight emergency swing + graveyard shifts, for on-going ER experience to keep her mind just as sharp as the fast-paced environment that she works in. Veronica strongly believes that what she has learned in the past few years working in all different realms of the veterinary field that she can truly make a difference. She has a true desire to succeed and be a team player, as well as a treaty place of work as if it was her own home, always trying to do better and improve it, in a way, shape, or form, for teamwork truly does make the dream work! And when given the chance she likes to prove to herself as well as her employer that she can indeed make that difference in a pet or pet parents like. They say you never work a day in your life if you love what you do, and she honestly believes that if you’re going to do something, you should do it with passion or not at all.
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Jimmy started in Veterinary medicine in the summer of 6th grade. His father knew a veterinarian who allowed him to work over the summer in Compton, Ca. After high school he worked in multiple veterinary hospitals in the Los Angeles area for about 6 years and then moved to Fresno, Ca. There he learned how to work with large animals, exotics animals, and birds. After a few years, he moved here to Las Vegas, NV where he loves working at Emergency Veterinary Hospitals- the part of Veterinary Medicine he truly enjoys!
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Idania is originally from New York with over 10 Years of veterinary customer service experience. As a customer service representative, Idania’s focus is on meeting the client’s needs. She ensures that a line of communication is open between the doctor and clients so that all questions are answered and so that all parties are comfortable. Her main focus is to make sure all clients receive prompt and efficient customer care Idania has always shared a love for animals that show attributes to growing up in a house filled with them all through childhood.
When Idania is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and listening to music.
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Ashley was born and raised in California and moved to Las Vegas 6years ago. She has been in vet med for about 3 years now and truly loves it. At home she has 2 little daughters and 3 chihuahuas. She is a busy mommy who loves to go to the gym, hike with her girls, travel, and spend time with family.
Dana has been in Las Vegas for about 6 years. She has been in the veterinary field for about 3 years. She spends her off time with her beautiful pug named Porkie.
Logan was born and raised in Henderson, NV. He has a dog named Doge J. McBoge (the J stands for Jennifer) that inspired him to pursue the veterinary field. He has been married for 5 years, and during their free time, he and his wife enjoy cooking and baking together.