Our Staff

Our Client Care Specialists

Erin | Client Care Specialist

Valued Team Member Since 2013

Erin Godfrey moved to the Reno area from Bishop, California in June 2001.  She grew up I Bishop and raised her two children there.  She has been a veterinary receptionist for over 25 years.  She enjoys her job and interacting with the clients and their pets.  Erin lives in Washoe Valley, NV with her 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 parakeets.  Her hobbies include baking, gardening, and her family.

Jodean | Client Care Specialist

Valued Team Member Since 2015

Jodean was born and raised in Glendale, California. Her parents were both medical doctors. Her mom was a real animal lover and they had many pets. The menagerie included dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, a turkey, peacocks, a donkey, raccoons, a pig, and a skunk that would play chase with you.

Jodean married her high school sweetheart and they have four great children that have blessed them with nine grandchildren. As her children were growing up they had many pets also. The family's love for animals continued with chickens, peacocks, goats, horses, cats, dogs, ferrets, and a pet raccoon that they raised from a baby.

Jodean worked as a medical assistant for 17 years before moving to Incline Village and owning a family restaurant. Moving to Reno a few years later where she now lives with her husband of forty eight years, three cats (April, Tiffany, and Wally), and 2 dogs (Honey and Maggie), and 4 little chickens (Brownie, Blackie, Fizz, and Chick).

To further her love and care for animals she worked as a receptionist for an animal hospital for 3 years before joining our team.

Besides enjoying her family and pets, Jodean, or Jo as her friends call her, enjoys gardening in the yard and in the house, with 60 plus house plants. Her favorite thing is finding treasures at local thrift stores.

Daria | Client Care Specialist

Valued Team Member Since 2017

Daria grew up in Southern California, and moved to Susanville, California as a child. She graduated from Lassen High School and attended Lassen Community College where she met her husband. She moved to Reno in 2008 to continue her education. Daria has been working in the veterinary field since 2013. She has two cats, Dawnatello and Babe, and a guppy fish, Wyatt. When Daria isn't working you can find her spending time with her daughter and husband. She also dances with the Reno Dance Company, and enjoys reading, baking, and taking her daughter to Lake Tahoe.

Lori | Client Care Specialist

Valued Team Member Since 2018

Lori grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Reno in 2009. She has four grown children and two grandchildren. Having four kids, she had everything from hamsters and birds to numerous cats and dogs. She has three rescue dogs now: Finn, Charley and Jack. She is a professional photographer and an avid hiker.

Our Technicians and Assistants

Alex | Licensed Veterinary Technician

Valued Team Member Since 2010

Alex grew up here in Reno, where her love for the outdoors started at an early age. She graduated from Sparks High School and went on to achieve a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Alex grew up with a variety of pets from loving dogs and cats, to a 7 foot iguana and a 3-legged box turtle. Caring for her handsome English Bulldog, Hank, helped Alex to realize her desire to work in animal medicine. While in college, she volunteered at the Animal Ark animal sanctuary in north Reno, and worked as a kennel attendant. Once she graduated, she further committed to a career in animal care by working as a Technician-in-Training and managing the office of a small animal hospital in South Reno. All of these experiences have lead and helped prepare her for a career at Mount Rose Animal Hospital, where she has continued her education and successfully become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, you can find Alex outdoors. She loves traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, and snowboarding with her husband, Kyle.

Jenn | Licensed Veterinary Technician

Valued Team Member Since 2016

Jenn was born in North Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She lived in Victoria, BC until she was 12 and then moved to Calgary, AB, Canada.  Her love for animals started at a young age being involved in 4-H with rabbits and guinea pigs.  Jenn graduated from Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary in 2004 and then traveled to Australia for eight months for the trip of a lifetime.  She had always dreamed of working with animals and being a veterinarian technician seemed like the perfect way to fulfill this dream.  In 2006 she started the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in Olds, AB.  She graduated in 2009 with her degree as a member of the first on-line Animal Health Technology Class.  Soon after, she was married to Jonathan and moved to Boston, MA to be with him.  She has worked in both emergency medicine and private practices in Canada and the U.S. since graduating. 

Jenn enjoys all aspects of her position as a licensed veterinary technician.  She is responsible for taking vitals and history for the doctor, completing physical exams, drawing blood samples and running them in-house, placing catheters, monitoring and treating hospitalized patients doing dental cleanings, administering pre and post surgical medications, inducing and monitoring anesthetized patients and taking radiographs among many other duties.  She especially enjoys anesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine and getting the chance to know and care for each patient to the best of her ability.

Jenn is happily married to her husband, Jonathan, who loves to play golf and ice hockey and is completing his Masters in Business at UNR.  They have four fur babies including George and chloe, their medium long-haired rescue kitties, and their rescue dogs, Angel, a sweet Beagle Shepherd mix and their puppy Rosie, a Golden and Corgi mix.  George and Chloe love to play with each other and the laser pointer and especially love to snuggle with Jenn and Jonathan.  Angel loves to go on walks and play in the backyard and is always ready to beg for vegetables while Jenn makes a salad in the kitchen.  Rosie is a love and is learning quickly lots of neat tricks.  Jenn loves to hang out with friends, enjoys a good latte and time spent in a coffee shop with a good book.  She also loves snowboarding, ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking in the summer, when it's not too hot.  She enjoys kickboxing, singing and playing guitar and traveling home to Canada to visit her family and of course spending time with Jonathan.   

Tina | Licensed Veterinary Technician

Valued Team Member Since 2017

Tina was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has always had a great love for animals and wouldn't know what to do without them! After completing an undergrad degree in California, she moved to Reno in 2011 to attend the TMCC veterinary technician program. Now a technician, she enjoys helping animals and has a special interest in dentistry and all things dermatology. In her spare time, she likes taking walks with her two dogs, Charlie and Mozzarella, and Netflixing.  She is excited to be a part of the Mount Rose Animal Hospital team!

Allie | Veterinary Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2011

Allison grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. After high school, she got accepted to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where she had a soccer scholarship. She played soccer and attended SBU for two years. From there, she moved to Reno to be closer to her family. She has always had a love for animals and would rescue and try to save every injured animal she came across. She also grew up on her grandparents' farm and cared for various animal such as chickens, ducks, peacocks, sheep, and goats. She loves being outdoors during the summer, and in her spare time she can be found fishing, camping, hiking, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, and being around family and friends. Allison has a Yorkie named Gracie, a Yorkie mix named Piper, and a cat named William.

Jeremy | Veterinary Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2018

I was born and raised in Reno and have always had a love for animals. I have been in this field for 3 years now and love it. I am currently going to school to get my veterinary technician license and hope to later continue my schooling and specialize in physical therapy. My hobbies outside of work include hiking, skiing and anything involving baseball.

Kelly | Veterinary Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2016

Kelly was born in San Mateo, California and raised in Half Moon Bay, California until she was 24 years old.  She has recently moved to the Nevada area for a fresh start on life.  She has a cat named Frosty who came along on the journey and two dogs named Chevy and Jazzy.  

Although she hasn't been at Mount Rose Animal Hospital for very long, she already loves working here!  Between the wonderful doctors and the friendly staff, they have made her feel right at home.  When she is not working, she is hanging out with her husband and daughter.  They are both big animal lovers and love going swimming, camping, fishing, riding dirt bikes, anything that involves being in the sun!  They are looking forward to winter and getting to play in the snow, since California doesn't get any snow.

Jillian | Veterinary Assistant

Valued Team Member Since 2017

Jillian was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in Virginia City. She has been in the animal care industry since 2010, working as an assistant and also starting a small pet sitting business. Her hobbies and interests are reading, exploring, spending time with family and friends, and loving her fur family. Her critters at home include a rescue dog named Angel and a special needs deaf puppy named Hope. She also has two very sweet diabetic cats named Gatos and Sugar. In addition, she cares for a handful of feral kitties named Brindle, Alley, Ringo, Murphy, and Bob. She loves working in the animal care industry and is honored to be a part of the Mount Rose Animal Hospital team!