A Truckee native, raised in Sierra Valley, Kim comes to Sierra Pet Clinic with a background in Accounting and Office Management. Animals have always been a part of Kim’s life, having spent many years on the family ranch and involved with 4H and FFA. Kim is the pet parent of Leo and Cesar the Mastiff brothers and Jax her Jack Russell Terrior. Kim is a proud mother of 3 grown children and blessed grandmother of one! Kim enjoys time with family and the outdoors camping, boating, rockcrawling and miles and miles on the side by side exploring new country!
Kylene grew up in South Lake Tahoe and has now been in Truckee full time since 2014. She attended UC Santa Cruz and graduated with a B.S in Marine Biology in 2009. Since graduation, she took some time off to enjoy the Tahoe lifestyle. Kylene came to work for Sierra Pet Clinic in January 2016 while she was in school for Veterinary Technology at TMCC, where she graduated on the Dean’s List. Shortly after this, she took a small hiatus and worked down at Sierra Veterinary Specialist in Reno to gain some emergency and critical care experience from December 2016 to May 2017. She is very happy to be back at Sierra Pet Clinic and is so excited to apply everything she learned from school and at SVS to make our patient care the best it can be. She also has a strong interest in analgesia and anesthesia and is considering earning a specialty in this area.
Taylor is a Registered Vet Tech who recently moved from San Diego. She earned her degree in Animal Health Technology in 2014 and her license in 2015. She has been with Sierra Pet Clinic since January 2016. She has one dog, a pitbull named Ruca. In her spare time she loves playing soccer, snowboarding, and paddle boarding.
Kelly is a long-term local of almost 50 years. She lives here in Truckee with her husband and 4 Saint Bernard’s. Oliver, Bernard, Rocky and Waldin. Kelly and Bernard are a therapy dog team currently working as a “Court Comfort Dog” and Kelly was Bernard’s handler achieving his championship as well as CGCA, THD and WP titles. Waldin is completely blind and also a therapy dog. Kelly additionally has her SAMP Certificate (Small Animal Massage Practitioner), and has taken additional classes in canine nutrition. Kelly also has a side business called “A Peaceful Dog” where she does pet photography (check out the photos at the clinic), pet sitting, home grooming and nutritional support for raw feeder. She has been in veterinary medicine for approximately 12 years. She has worked as a relief tech at all the other clinics in the area so she may look familiar.
Stephanie grew up Placerville, CA and studied biology at UC Berkeley. She has since lived and worked in Central America and Santa Barbara. She is excited to be back in the mountains, where she loves to ski, hike and just breathe. She began working at Sierra Pet Clinic in January, 2017 and hopes to attend veterinary school in the future.
A local from North Lake Tahoe, Nikki graduated from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina with a degree in Health Science. After college, she lived in Madrid, Spain for 5 years playing 2nd Division soccer. She has a variety of experience working with animals. She worked with Military Working Dogs at Lackland Airforce Base, the Animal Defense League in San Antonio, sled dogs in Juneau Alaska and street dogs in Rishikesh India. After watching a street dog die of distemper in India she was inspired to help change their situation. She teamed up with other expats to form a charity in Rishikesh called Karma Animal Trust which provides medical care and spay/neuter programs. After rescuing an abandoned puppy in Rishikesh she moved home to Tahoe and is continuing her passion for medicine and helping others. She lives in Incline Village, NV with her rescue dog Souldier and her boyfriends 3 dogs. She also runs her own dog care business called Dog Adventures of Tahoe. In her free time she plays for Reno Tahoe Liberty FC WPSL soccer team and enjoys spiritual practices like yoga and hiking.
Amber grew up in Alaska and moved to Truckee with her family in 2016. She is a proud mother to four human children, as well as two four-legged ones! Her four-legged children include a three year-old Rottweiler and a three year-old American Bully. Amber has her Associates Degree with an emphasis on Biological Sciences, and is in the process of completing her Bachelor's in Nursing and in Science. She has always had a passion for animals, and even owned an aquarium maintenance business working with rare fish and coral in Florida. She has experience with everything from horses to reptiles. Her love for animals drew her to Sierra Pet Clinic, where she is excited to meet all of your wonderful fur babies!
Sydney grew up in Grass Valley and Nevada City, where she found a passion for animals and was considered the neighborhood pet sitter. She moved to Truckee in 2016 and currently lives with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Kovu and Kaya. When she isn't working at the clinic, Sydney and her fur-babies enjoy hiking, climbing, snowboarding, swimming, and exploring the beautiful mountains. One day, she hopes to open an animal rescue facility.
Jade was born in Reno, Nevada and was raised in Sierra Valley, California, where she graduated high school a year and a half early. After high school, she attended Feather River College which she studied Equine Science and Criminal Justice, and enlisted into the Nevada Army National Guard and serves as a Heavy Equipment Transporter shortly after. When she was through with basic training and advanced individual training, she began working with Sierra Pet Clinic as a receptionist. She absolutely loves meeting new people and their awesome pets!
While Stephanie has lived in a variety of places ranging from the Bay Area, New York, and Napa (to name just a few); there’s only been one place she’s ever considered home: and that’s here with us, next to the beautiful Lake Tahoe! When she’s not greeting our furry friends here at the clinic, she enjoys spending her free time exploring the terrain on long hikes and paddleboarding with her adventurous husky, Bandit; or snuggling up with her old 24-year-old Siamese rescue cat, Sizey. Stephanie is thrilled to join the Sierra Pet Clinic team, where she can aid in making a positive difference in the lives of animals –something she considers to be the highest reward!
Elise grew up in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York, where she graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. After graduation she began her travels and moved out West. She lived in Vail Colorado for three years, at the beginning of her Colorado living she rescued her partner in crime, Porter. Elise and Porter have recently moved from Vail to Truckee and are very excited to explore their new home. They are also excited about being a part of the Sierra Pet Clinic team and becoming more involved with the local community!
Jessica was raised in Nevada City and has always been passionate about animals. She worked for the clinic as a receptionist for most of 2017, which gave her a sense of purpose and enormous amount of respect for those working in the animal medical field. She is now transitioning to work on the social media and handling the website due to her move to the Netherlands. She is excited to help you connect with Sierra Pet Clinic online!