Meet the Team

Dr. Brian McAllister

DVM

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

DVM

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).

Jen

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 traveling with my son for dance, taking the younger girls to dance, working on my Veterinary Assistant program, enjoying a Golden Knights game with Brian, enjoying some family time with the kids, eating delicious food or sharing a glass of wine with a friend.

Gavi

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.

Mayra

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Gina

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.

Erika

Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist

Hello! My name is Erika. I joined the Animal Kindness family in 2021. I am a veterinary assistant and receptionist. I previously worked at The Animal Foundation for almost 4 years. I am a graduate from PIMA and in the future I would like to go back to school to become a licensed Veterinary Technician.

I have my own little family at home that includes my 3 dogs, Nebula (9), Luna (5), and Kona (2) along with my bearded dragon Koopa and two leopard geckos Skyhawk & Dino.

Suzy

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!

Charlene

Receptionist

Hi! My name is Charlene. I work as a receptionist here at Animal Kindness. I’ve been here since 2017. I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Las Vegas when I was 5. When I was a kid I wanted to be a zoologist. That love for animals stayed with me into adulthood and drove me to seek out work at Animal Kindness. There are many days where work can be hectic, but seeing a previously sick pet become healthy and happy makes everything worth it! Plus all of the puppy kisses are a definite bonus.

At home I have an incredibly sweet Holland Lop bunny named Mochi. I am an avid gamer, spending much of my free time playing various video games with friends

Zoe

Office Cat

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. 

Chocolate Truffles

Office Cat

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.

Sahari

Office Cat

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.