Dr. Katie Weldon
Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Katie Weldon, VMD has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 25 years in the Reno-Sparks area since receiving her degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1995. Dr. Weldon has worked on many different animals both large and small, domestic and exotic. She has even performed dentistry on a tiger who had an appetite for car tires!
Dr. Weldon enjoys general medicine and takes great pleasure in watching a young puppy or kitten grow up to be a healthy dog or cat. Ferrets and rabbits have proven to be a fun specialty for her, while surgery remains one of her greatest interests.
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Dr. Lori Burnham
Dr. Lori Burnham graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. She has worked for many years in private practice in Torrance, California and San Jose, California. During her time off, she enjoys reading, running, the beach (she grew up in Hawaii) and spending time with her family which include her dog, Katie, her cat, Marilyn, and a leopard gecko, Goldie. She hopes to run the Honolulu Marathon someday.
Dr. Sandra L. Carroll
Dr. Carroll relocated to Nevada from Wisconsin in the fall of 2017. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She started her career in Hawaii at the Animal Quarantine Station. Since that time she has practiced small animal medicine and surgery. She became interested in complementary therapies and has attended the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society's course in basic acupuncture and Chi Institute's course in advanced acupuncture. Certification in veterinary acupuncture is pending. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and her two golden retrievers. She also likes gardening, sewing, and doing other crafty things.
Dr. James Lane
Since graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis, and two years of post-doctoral study at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Lane worked in small animal practices in Southern California, the East Bay, where he met his wife, and Humboldt County, California. In 1987, he and his family moved to Incline Village, where he practiced for 29 years. Since then, he has enjoyed his semi-retirement by traveling, spending time with his two children, who live in Reno, and filling in part-time at several veterinary practices in Northern Nevada. Missing the contact of seeing the same clients and patients on a regular basis, he will be working regularly at Mount Rose Animal Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys combining his hobbies of photography and bird watching, and possibly getting sheep some day to give his 10 year old Border Collie something to do.
Dr. Alex Veach
Dr. Alex Veach is a 2015 graduate of Ross University, having completed her clinical year at the University of Illinois. She was born and raised in Reno, graduating from Wooster High School in 2006. She has been a small animal veterinarian in Northern Nevada for the last 4 years and has loved every minute of it. She lives in Washoe Valley with her boyfriend and their"kids": three goats, two dogs, and a Morgan horse. She loves hiking,kayaking, biking and horseback riding. Her German Shepherd, Major Moose Meat, keeps her on her toes with all his medical issues.
Dr. Laura Leautier
Dr. Laura Leautier has been a small animal veterinarian since 1991, with the past 26 years being in the Reno-Sparks area. She grew up in a small town in West Virginia, and completed her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the Ohio State University. After a year and half practicing in Greensboro, North Carolina, she relocated to Reno to be with her now-husband of 25 years. They have two children and two labradoodles. Dr. Leautier enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and focusing on their pets’ wellness, dental, and surgical needs.
Dr. Kim Luikart
Dr. Kim Luikart was born and raised in Reno. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Nevada, Reno. She spent the next 5 years as an elephant trainer at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo and at John Ascuaga's Nugget with Bertha and Angel. She attended veterinary school at UC Davis. During and for several years after obtaining her veterinary degree, she performed veterinary duties at Six Flags and volunteered with CA Fish and Game working with wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, and elk. She practiced for 3 years in Sacramento at a small animal practice before returning home to Reno. She has been practicing small animal medicine in the Reno/Sparks area now for over 13 years. In 2014 she received her certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture from Colorado State University. Dr. Luikart enjoys spending time with her Portuguese Water Dog, her husband, and her 10 year old twins.