Dr. Brian McAllister
Dr Brian McAllister grew up in Birmingham AL and graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. His first job as a Veterinarian was here at Animal Kindness! After working at a few other hospitals in town, Dr. Brian and his wife Jen purchased Animal Kindness from Dr. Holt in March 2019.
Dr. McAllister enjoys seeing many types of pets to include dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other pocket pets. He performs many surgical procedures but has a fondness for foreign-body removal. Pets seem to ingest the craziest things! During his career, Dr McAllister spent 5 years specializing in feline care. Some call him the cat whisperer. He has a passion for providing the calmest environment possible for all pets and has taught the entire staff more gentle ways of handling animals. Through his guidance, Animal Kindness has become a “no scruff” hospital for cats. He is also very passionate about “bringing the kindness back to medicine”. Your pets will be treated like they are a member of his family.
Outside of work, Dr. Brian shares his life with his wife Jen and their awesome blended family. The kiddos include Luci, Dani, Campbell & Akeila. Their house is also shared with their dogs Knight, Roxie and Chica and cats Rocket and Mama (Spookay).
Fun facts: Die-hard Alabama Fan. Loves the Vegas Golden Knights and recently had to give up his love for the Redskins when they failed to draft Tua Tagovaiola. His favorite band is Weezer. Anything Marvel.
Dr. Tracy Wachbrit
Dr. Tracy Wachbrit grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She always had an interest in science and physiology as a child, routinely participating in science fairs and taking elective science courses long before college. Like many, her love for animals originated young as she grew up surrounded by cats, fish, frogs, and lizards. As a teenager, Dr. Wachbrit performed in dressage shows and eventually rode and trained Thoroughbred racehorses while pursuing her first college degree in Equine Science.
Though she began her college career with an interest in horses, Dr. Wachbrit found during vet school that she loved working on a variety of species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, reptiles, fish, goats, horses, and small “pocket pet” mammals. Her areas of interest include neurology, cardiology, virology, exotic animal medicine, and client education.
In her free time, Dr. Wachbrit enjoys horseback riding, archery, video games, comics, spending time with friends and family, and relaxing at home. She is the willing servant to her two cats Raven and Ember, as well as her two snakes Nebu (corn snake) and Artemis (ball python).
Practice Manager/ Owner
Hi! My name is Jen and I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of MN and a Masters of Forensic Science degree in Forensic Molecular Biology from George Washington University. I spent 15 years as a Forensic Scientist specializing in DNA testing before transitioning into my role as the Practice Manager.
I have a 14 year-old son named Campbell who is an amazing dancer. In 2016 I adopted a 15-year-old girl, Akeila (now 21), who was an incredible gymnast and is currently studying at Wichita State University to be a Police Officer. In 2017 I met Dr. Brian McAllister and his two daughters also became a huge part of my world. Dani is 11 and obsessed with cats and wants to be a Veterinarian someday like her dad. Finally, Luci is 8 and recently started gymnastics and is loving it. I love our wonderfully blended family! Brian and I also have 3 dogs (Knight, Roxie & Chica) and 2 cats (Mama Cat (Spookay) & Rocket).
We purchased Animal Kindness from Dr. Holt in March 2019 and have really enjoyed owning the hospital and making it our own! We have the best clients and pets. We strive each day to treat each animal, their owners and each other with kindness and compassion. We want you to feel like a part of our family when you come to Animal Kindness.
When I’m not working at the hospital I’m often volunteering through Junior League of Las Vegas, driving the kids to all of their activities, working on my Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster, boating, reading or enjoying delicious food and wine with friends.
Assistant Practice Manager/ LVT
Hi! My name is Gavi. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Las Vegas has been my home since 2006. I have been in the wonderful world of Veterinary Medicine for 22 years. As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a veterinarian; until I discovered the amazing role of a Veterinary Technician and I fell in love with the nursing aspect of this profession. I have ventured into multiple facets of my career from general practice medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, emergency, teaching and managing. Through it all, I can honestly say, I truly love every bit of it. I joined Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital in June of 2021 and it has been the BEST decision I ever made. I can not speak highly enough about our team. We all care and wear our hearts on our sleeves.
While away and not saving/loving little furry or scaly patients; I enjoy time at home with my own zoo which consists of 2 dogs (Max- my German Shepherd-Husky mix; Dexter – my 1-year-old Rottweiler); 2 cats (Sheba- my sweet girl; Scarlet- my forever tiny Korat); and 1 Cute Green Cheek Conure – Gerry. Oh yeah, I can’t forget my 2 legged family lol; My husband and my 13-year-old son. All of them together create my world.
Hi! My name is Josh but I prefer to be called Andy. I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with my Licensed Veterinary Technician degree in 2020. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2017 and continue to learn new things and grow every day! I am so thankful to have found Animal Kindness in April of 2022. I love my job and everyone that I get to work with!
Before I joined the world of veterinary medicine, I served in the US Air Force for many years. I worked maintenance on large jet airplanes including the amazing C130 gunships. I chose to medically retire early after 5 years of service. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah but I have lived all over the Western United States.
In my free time, I love spending time with my wife Robby and our two son’s Dash and Skyler. We love to snuggle with our two large dogs Aspen, a 7 year old Husky, and Morgan, a 11 year old Red Pitbull, 1 small dog and 3 cats! If you ever see me in the clinic, I am the guy covered in Harry Potter and Star Wars tattoos!
Client Service Manager/ Veterinary Technician in Training
Hello! My name is Robby and I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician in training and Client Service Manager at Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital. I was welcomed with open arms in April of 2022. Although I have not been at this practice for very long, I can confidently say that this is my favorite place to work. I have worked in veterinary practices across the Las Vegas and Henderson areas for over 8 years. The doctors and management staff at Animal Kindness Vet Hospital are so talented and kind to the entire staff. I was blown away by the efficiency of their staff, eagerness to support each other and genuine love that they share for each other and every single pet and pet parent that walks through our doors. Joining this team was the best decision for me and I greatly look forward to my future and personal growth with this company!
Born and raised in Las Vegas as an only child, my parents made it a point to surround me with LOTS of animals to socialize with including horses, bunnies, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, cows, pigs and goats. My greatest passion in veterinary medicine is feline trap and release, rescue and rehabilitation work. I began bottle feeding baby kittens and bunnies in my elementary school years. Today, I continue to foster and nurse neonates back to health in my spare time. I also enjoy providing basic veterinary services to our community stray cats and ensuring that everyone is spayed/neutered and vaccinated!
When I am not working at the clinic or doing community volunteer work, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Andy, my two step-sons and our many fur babies at home! I have a 14 year old Chihuahua named Papa and three cat’s named Nala, Fatty and Emmy. We LOVE to snuggle up with each other and watch movies and TV shows like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, Supernatural and Big Bang Theory.
Hello! I’m a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Technician. I started working at Animal Kindness in October 2017. I attended Pima Medical Institute and received my degree in Veterinary Assisting. I did my externship at Animal Kindness and was hired as a full time employee!
When I was younger, I always wanted to be a Veterinarian. Later I realized Veterinary Assistant was the perfect fit for me. My cousin inspired me to join the VA program at Pima Medical Institute. She would tell me stories that solidified my passion to work with pets. Now that I’m in the field I couldn’t see myself working anywhere else! I’ve also met amazing people and unique pets through this field. You never know how the day will go once you walk into work and I find that pretty exciting.
I currently have 3 pets. My oldest, Minnie (7, Shepherd mix) was adopted from the Animal Foundation and she’s been running the house ever since. My middle baby, Mickey, (5, German Shepherd) we got as a puppy and he’s been a hassle ever since. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The latest addition to my furry family is my 5 year old Orange Tabby, Cookie! I saved her from being euthanized 2 years ago and she’s been such a positive change in my life. You could say we saved each other.
In my off time I enjoy listening to music and playing video games like Super Mario. I will travel the world to see a musical artist I love! My future plan includes becoming a licensed veterinary technician.
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Hello! My name is Gina. I work at Animal Kindness as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. I first came here in October of 2020 doing my externship and got hired on once my schooling was completed. I have 2 certificates for veterinary assisting. One from PIMA Medical Institute and the other from Animal Behavior College. I am currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program to earn my degree and become licensed.
My interest in animals started when I was a little girl going to the zoo every weekend. Then as I got older not wanting to copy anyone in my family with their profession. I started out having rabbits until I graduated high school and bought my own chocolate lab. She was the best decision I ever made and my hardest goodbye. Now, I have 4 Pitbulls and 1 Rottweiler.
My mission being in this field of work is to help educate as many pet owners as I can about every aspect of their pet’s journey, encompassing all ages and stages of their life. I’ve had a few different jobs and this one by far doesn’t feel like a job to me. It’s my passion and hobby. In my spare time you can find me chilling at home with my dogs, watching Animal Planet or National Geographic Wild channels.
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Hi! My name is Suzy and I was born and raised here in Las Vegas. I joined the Animal Kindness team as a Veterinary Assistant but you will sometimes see me upfront as a receptionist. I attended PIMA Medical Institute and started my externship here in September of 2021 and was luckily hired.
Ever since I was young, I’ve had a fascination with these animals we share our home with. I knew from a very young age that this was the career I was going to pursue and have never regretted that decision. I love this job and every experience I’ve had so far. I promise as a Vet Assistant that I will go far beyond your expectations in the handling and treatment of your fur baby!
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Hi, my name is Jenni! I am a Vet Assistant here at Animal Kindness. I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute. This is my first year working in this field and I am so excited to learn more and care for your fur babies (including the furless ones)! My favorite part of my job is how unique and special every pet is.
Growing up, I’ve always been around animals, whether it be my own pets or those of others. I have always dreamt that I would find a career that involves animals, so it truly is a dream come true to be here. I can’t wait to see where this career will take me!
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Hi my name is Alejandra, and I’m a Veterinary Assistant. I graduated from PIMA Medical Institute and did my externship here at Animal Kindness. I was lucky to be hired once I was done. I have really enjoyed working here because no two pets are alike! They are all different and they all have their own personalities. I have three dogs of my own that I’ve had since I was in 5th grade and I love them. Since being here I have learned a lot and experienced a lot too! I’m very happy to be a part of this team. Everyone here is so kind and helpful.
Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Hello! My name is Vanessa and I am an extern turned Veterinary Assistant. I have lived in Las
Vegas since I was 6 years old. As a child, I was always interested in animal medicine, so I made it my goal to become a Veterinarian. In June of 2021, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Nevada State College. May of 2022 I will receive my vet assistant certificate from PIMA and eventually get my Veterinary Technician License. I am excited to work my way up through the field and I hope to become an amazing Veterinarian, much like the ones here at AKVH!
Outside of being a vet assistant, I enjoy taking care of my garden, bird watching, and hanging out with
my pets. I grow my own vegetables like collard greens, tomatoes, and strawberries. I like growing
various kinds of vegetables that I can feed to my bearded dragons, Amon and McWobbles. I thoroughly
enjoy going out hiking and looking for interesting birds in the area. My go-to bird watching spot is at the
Henderson Bird Preserve, and my favorite native bird is called the Verdin. As previously stated before, I
own two bearded dragons, Amon and McWobbles, who are both fancy bearded dragons. I also have 3
dogs, Cookie my chiweenie, Muffin my Maltese, and Biscuit my loveable terrier thing.
Hello, thanks for welcoming me to Animal Kindnesses Veterinary Hospital. My name is Angel, I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. My family moved here two years ago because we have always loved the southwest and Nevada was one of our favorite places to visit. I have two amazing human children and four silly fur kids. I started my grooming career over 20 years ago when I started at a veterinary hospital working in the grooming department, I was given the opportunity to go through the apprenticeship program they offered. From there I have worked with some of the best groomers across the country in both a learning and teaching role for future apprentices. My passion is making your pet feel good and look good. In my spare time I like to travel, paddle board, hike, camp, kickboxing, and collect plants! I look forward to meeting you and your fur babes!!
Don’t let my diminutive nature fool you. I run this place! My best buddy is Chocolate Truffles. You’ll often see us roaming the halls together. My interests include sun bathing, chewing into prescription dog food so my owners can’t sell it, sleeping on the chair you’re about to use, cake, and Doritos.
The name is Truffles. Chocolate Truffles. I keep the other clinic cats in check. You can always find Zoe and I in the break room when the staff is eating their lunch. My favorites are Cheetos, Mac N Cheese, and French Fries, but the Doctors are against it. >:-( I love to play dress up, especially around Halloween. My bat wings, pumpkin hat and collar are the coolest.
In Memorial – Sahari crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 03/22/22.
You may never see me up front because I’m always sleeping in the back. Lucky me though, I have my own designated exam room. You’ll enjoy my handsomeness during your appointment. You’re welcome. My favorite thing to do is sleep on printers. I love the warmth. Other hobbies include taunting dogs with my presence, sneezing on monitors and making the staff clean up my hair every day. *evil meow* Perhaps one day you’ll be lucky enough to find my fur attached to your invoice.