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.
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.
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!
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!