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Our Careteam

We are proud to be an AAHA certified practice in Las Vegas & Southwest Las Vegas, NV since 2007! So, your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put patients first!

Alex

Alex

Receptionist

Change can be a good thing – just ask Alex, a receptionist at Aloha Animal Hospital. Before joining Aloha, Alex worked at another animal hospital. When she realized that it was time to change things up a bit and work somewhere closer to home, she joined the staff at Aloha Animal Hospital. She hasn’t looked back since!

Born and raised in Salinas, CA, Alex had always dreamed of working in a veterinary hospital. After high school, she attended college with the intention of becoming a veterinarian nurse, but wasn’t 100% sure if that’s what she really wanted to do. She decided to become a receptionist, a position she would end up enjoying more than she anticipated. She loved the job and the environment and decided she wanted to stay in that field.

Alex’s introduction to animals came via the 3 dogs she had while growing up. She grew particularly close to her black labrador named Kona, who she would spend time walking, swimming and hanging out with. To this day, Alex fondly remembers Kona as “the best dog ever.”

When it comes to her favorite parts of being at Aloha Animal Hospital, Alex loves nothing more than to interact with clients. It brings her an immense feeling of satisfaction knowing that she was able to make someone’s day less stressful by helping them solve their problems. A self-professed busy-body, Alex enjoys keeping an organized schedule with a tidy to-do list because it makes things at the office run smoother.

Currently, Alex and her boyfriend have 3 dogs: a great Dane mix named Belmont, a silver labrador named Quin and a Jack Russel mix named Paliki. In her free time, she enjoys marveling at the simplicity of nature and loves spending time outdoors.


Alyssa

Alyssa

Veterinary Assistant

The way that pets trust us, and the way that they often need us to speak for them, always made an impression on Alyssa. She knew that she wanted to do everything in her power to give something back to the animals who had always given her so much. Alyssa decided to dive headfirst into veterinary medicine, and she hasn’t looked back since!

Alyssa grew up in Rosemead, California and spent several years working with medical records as a Health Information Clerk. She signed on for a Veterinary Assistant course at Carrington College of Pomona, and graduated in 2006. Next, Alyssa took her first job in the veterinary world at a clinic in Los Angeles. She’s been a veterinary professional ever since!

Alyssa started here at Aloha Animal Hospital in August of 2019 after her wife was transferred to this area. She’s fond of dental work and also has a special passion for ear cleanings and nail trims. Most of all, Alyssa likes to see happy, healthy pets every day and meet their loving owners.

At home, Alyssa lives with her wife and her “step-dog” Mumu. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite television shows and movies and watching her favorite sports teams. Alyssa is a big WNBA fan and loves to cheer on the Los Angeles Sparks and the Las Vegas Aces.


Amy

Amy

Client Care Specialist

Amy was born a natural caregiver; it’s simply the essence of who she is! She’s adored caring for both people and animals ever since she was a child, and is thrilled to make a difference as a member of the Aloha Animal Hospital family.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Amy is currently attending school to study nursing. She first heard about an opening here at Aloha Animal Hospital through a coworker, and was thrilled to join the team shortly after applying. Amy especially enjoys interacting directly with clientele and their beloved animal companions.

Amy lives with her wonderful daughter, Carly, and plans on adopting a dog in the near future. When she has a spare moment between family life, work, and her school studies, she likes traveling, camping, and hiking through the beautiful scenery of Nevada.


Angela

Angela

Veterinary Assistant

Angela always wanted to be able to help those that can’t speak for themselves. Coupled with the fascination she felt when watching Animal Planet programming at home, she realized that a career in veterinary care made perfect sense! Angela hasn’t looked back since—she’s proud to now serve as a part of Aloha Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Angela was born in Detroit but moved with her family here to Las Vegas at the age of five. She attended the PIMA Veterinary Assistant program and took an externship at a local animal hospital, where she would hone her skills for the next six years. Angela then moved to Reno and worked in specialty surgery before relocating again to Seattle, Washington to perform emergency work in the Intensive Care Unit.

After a time spent focusing on general practice and supervising surgery and dental procedures at a clinic in New Jersey, Angela returned to Las Vegas to be closer to family. She joined the Aloha Animal Hospital in January of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. Medically, Angela likes the fast pace of emergency care, and she’s also fond of anesthesia work and the learning opportunities it provides.

At home, Angela lives with one pet of her own: Dippy, a cat who has a unique penchant for biting the bridges of her human subjects’ noses.


Brittany

Brittany

Animal Care Specialist

Brittany has wanted to better the lives of animals through veterinary care ever since she can remember. She recalls pretending her childhood stuffed animals were sick, listening to their “hearts” and putting bandages on them. Helping pets is simply in her nature! Brittany gets to give something back to the earth’s creatures on a daily basis—she’s a member of the Animal Care Specialist team here at Aloha Animal Hospital. 

Brittany is a Las Vegas native and began her career in the animal-care world at another vet clinic in the area, signing on during her senior year of high school. After exploring another path for a short time, she quickly realized that she wanted to get back to what she truly loved: helping pets. It wasn’t long before Brittany had joined the team here at Aloha Animal Hospital, and she’s been a valued member of the family ever since. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know a variety of animal personalities while patients are visiting the clinic, and witnessing happy endings up-close and personal is always a rewarding treat. 

Away from the clinic, Brittany spends a lot of time enjoying the company of her own dogs at home. She has four canine companions: Jack, a Beagle/Doberman mix whose favorite pastimes include napping and eating; a Shepherd/Collie mix named Daisy who is an expert at giving dirty looks; Bear the Husky mix who never tires of swimming and howling; and a German Shepherd puppy, Stella, who barks at every light and shadow that she sees. 


Candise

Candise

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Candise grew up right here in Las Vegas, where she always had at least one pet around the house. She’s had a soft spot in her heart for animals ever since she was a little girl—working with the area’s pets as a Licensed Veterinary Technician is a dream come true!

After working in the hospitality industry for a time, Candise knew that she wanted a change. That’s when she decided to take the leap into veterinary medicine—she enrolled in the College of Southern Nevada’s veterinary technology program, working graveyard shifts overnight to gain real-world experience during her studies. Now, she’s a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been serving the pets and animal owners of her hometown here at Aloha Animal Hospital since September of 2017.

Candise lives outside of the city with her boyfriend and a menagerie of pets. They share their lives with two dogs, Duke and Clyde; a pair of cats who go by Ares and Achilles; two desert tortoises named Kronos and Prometheus; a lizard; several fish; and a coop-full of 10 chickens! When she isn’t tending to her own pets’ needs at home or caring for animals here at the hospital, Candise enjoys working around the house, gardening, reading, exercising, cooking, and baking.


Cassiopeia Ifergan-Gage

Cassiopeia

Receptionist

Cassiopeia is relatively new to the veterinary industry, having spent the past 25 years in retail management. In April of 2022, she decided it was time for a change, and let her lifelong love of animals guide her to a job here at Aloha, where she works as one of our rock star receptionists. Making a difference in the lives of animals and their owners gives Cassiopeia great pride!

At work, Cassiopeia is still learning the ropes, but is loving every minute of it. She appreciates the opportunity to expand her knowledge base while also getting to snuggle with the patients as they come in for their visits.

Outside of the clinic, Cassiopeia has three cats of her own, all of whom are rescues. Rose is a black and white Himalayan who loves to talk. Amber is a short haired tabby who likes to nuzzle with her wet nose. And Romeo is a Russian blue, who is a total cry baby whenever Cassiopeia isn’t around.

In her free time, Cassiopeia has a passion for interior design and an eye for putting rooms together. She’d love to own her own staging business someday.


David

David

Client Care Specialist

David is no stranger to caring for animals since he grew up on a farm in his home state of Oklahoma. At one point his family also raised Shar Pei dogs and they took every litter to the local veterinarian’s office shortly after the pups were born. It was during those many office visits that David realized something: working in the field of veterinary medicine would be a challenging, rewarding, and fun career! He’s been dedicated to the animal-care world ever since.

David’s veterinary career began in dog kennels, and he first started here at Aloha Animal Hospital in the boarding section when his daughter started daycare in 2010. Now, he’s a Client Care Specialist and greets every visitor to the clinic—human and otherwise—with a welcoming smile.

David and his wife, Charlene, have two wonderful daughters: Marissa is an aspiring actress, and young Olivia is already writing fantastic stories. The family shares their home with Tyson, a pug who constantly wants to be next to David, as well as Trixie the lazy Chihuahua.

Outside of his interests in the animal-care world, David is a fan of mathematics and has a special passion for teaching the subject to others. He even used to serve as a math tutor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and as a teaching assistant with the Clark County School District’s adult education program!


DeAnna Harrington

DeAnna

Receptionist

As a child, DeAnna faced a good deal of bullying in school. Fortunately, her dog Sassy became her safe place to land. No matter how difficult a day she’d faced, Sassy would always be there waiting by the front door with her tail wagging and eager to shower DeAnna with welcome-home kisses. Even as an adult, this special connection she shared would drive DeAnna to seek out companionship with animals over humans. Today, she is happy and confident, thanks to those furry friends who helped her to fit in.

DeAnna officially made the decision to join the veterinary field when she lost her beloved cat, Gomez, to an unexpected illness. She made a promise to herself (and Gomez) that she would never let anything preventable happen to her fur babies again, and being in the industry has helped her keep that promise. After years of working jobs that made her miserable, DeAnna is finally in a field that not only brings fulfillment, but also daily smiles.

Professionally, DeAnna gets tremendous joy from seeing patient success stories. In particular, she loves witnessing the before and after transformation of laser treatments. Animals may come in limping and uncomfortable due to arthritis but end up leaving with better mobility and happier all around after a session. DeAnna also enjoys giving treats to animals that have behaved well in the lobby. They are always so excited to take the treats right of her hand.

At home, DeAnna’s passion and love of animals have resulted in her building her own small zoo of furry, feathered and scale-covered friends. This menagerie of pets includes a Welsh corgi named Morty, two rescue cats (Arwen and Amberlee), a strawberry-loving bearded dragon, a green-cheek Conure named Loki, a fetch-playing blood-parrot chichlid named Bill, a red foot tortoise named Sally, and a Main Coon named Sneakers, who is the king of the house.

Despite all of these pets, DeAnna’s number one baby is her daughter, Daphnee, who definitely shares her mother’s love of animals. When she’s not busy looking after her human and animal family, DeAnna can usually be found watching movies or listening to music. She and her boyfriend are also major LA Dodgers fans and frequently dress up the whole crew in Dodgers gear whenever a game is on. The dogs love baseball season too, because it means they get to snack on unlimited popcorn.


Diane

Diane

Veterinary Assistant

Diane can’t remember a time when she didn’t adore animals. She’s owned everything from dogs and rabbits to guinea pigs, birds, and turtles! When she had the chance to advance her career and become a veterinary professional, Diane knew that it wasn’t an opportunity she could pass up. Now, she’s a proud member of the Aloha Animal Hospital Veterinary Assistant team. 

Diane is from Los Angeles, California and moved to Nevada at a young age. She’s been here ever since! She attended the PIMA Medical Institute to study veterinary technology and graduated as a Veterinary Assistant in February of 2019. She decided to dive headfirst into the field and has been working as an Assistant ever since—Diane joined the team here at Aloha Animal Hospital in September of 2020, and plans on returning to school to earn her Veterinary Technician’s diploma in the near future. 

As a member of the clinic’s care team, Diane particularly enjoys being part of a field that is constantly evolving. Most of all, she’s thrilled to work alongside other animal-lovers like herself and use her skills to make pets feel happier and healthier every single day.

When time permits away from the office, Diane enjoys visiting the beach, swimming, and spending time with her family at home. She has two siblings and also shares her life with one pet, a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix named BB. 


Kamalani

Kamalani

Veterinary Technician-in-Training

Kamalani grew up on the island of Maui in Hawaii, and was first introduced to veterinary care when she started volunteering during summers at the Maui Humane Society. Her passion only grew from there. Kamalani knew that she wanted to devote herself to animal care, and she hasn’t looked back since! 

After her time volunteering at the Maui Humane Society, Kamalani decided to join the United States Navy after graduating from high school. She went on to use her GI bill to fund her veterinary schooling, and the rest is history. Kamalani first began here at Aloha Animal Hospital as an extern for school, and was then offered a job upon completing her hours. Now, she’s a Licensed Veterinary Technician-in-training. 

Around the hospital, Kamalani enjoys collecting samples and determining results in the lab. She’s also fond of using diagnostic imaging like ultrasound and radiographs to really understand what’s going on internally with a patient. Above all, Kamalani enjoys interacting one-on-one with pet owners and their adorable companions in order to improve everyone’s quality of life. 

Most of Kamalani’s free time is spent caring for her wonderful son, Mana. The family has one pet at home: Loki, a talkative cat who is friendly to everyone he meets.  


Lulu

Lulu

Veterinary Assistant

Lulu grew up here in Las Vegas and was constantly around animals. She fell in love with the earth’s creatures early on, and always suspected that she would love to work hands-on with pets to help them live happier, healthier lives. Lulu gets to live her dream every day—she’s a proud member of the hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team!

After attending college, Lulu launched her animal-care journey at another local veterinary practice, where she gained crucial first-hand experience in the field. Next, she found out about an opening here at Aloha Animal Hospital through a friend who works here, and it wasn’t long before she had joined the clinic team herself. Lulu has been a member of the family ever since! She particularly likes monitoring pets during surgical procedures, and she loves to learn more and more about exotic pet care. The highlight of every shift, though, is getting to see patients leave with a wagging tail and a confident strut after receiving top-notch care from the hospital team. 

Outside of veterinary medicine, Lulu is an avid artist and loves to paint. She’s even had requests for pieces after sharing her work on social media! Lulu shares her life with two canine companions at home: Tyson, an English Bulldog whose favorite pastimes are eating, sleeping, and going on adventures; and a playful and cuddle-loving mixed breed named Baylee. 


Max

Max

Animal Care Specialist

For Max, veterinary medicine is a family affair—he’s the eldest child of Aloha Animal Hospital’s owners, Drs. Jamie and Jason Sulliban. He grew up with the constant presence of animals and frequently visited the practice with his parents. Max’s lifelong interest in pet care meant that when the opportunity arose to join the clinic team, it wasn’t a difficult choice to make! Now, he helps pets as one of the hospital’s Animal Care Specialists.

Max is a Las Vegas native and first joined the clinic team when times got tough during the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s been here ever since. Max’s favorite part of every shift is helping out the Veterinary Technicians and getting an insider’s look at animal biology and anatomy, and he’s also fond of walking the clinic’s canine visitors and witnessing their unique personalities up-close. 

Max currently attends the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he studies mechanical engineering. He’s also an accomplished wrestler, and was a two-time state finalist during his high school wrestling career. At home, he and his family live with four dogs, a pair of cats, and a pond full of koi fish. Max has one dog of his own, Oreo, who never gets tired of asking for attention. 


Megan

Megan

Practice Manager

Animals have always been an important part of Megan’s life; she knows just how much pets mean to the families of Las Vegas. When her brother and sister-in-law—Drs. Jason and Jamie Sulliban—invited her to manage their brand-new veterinary clinic, she jumped at the opportunity! Megan is proud to use her customer-service and management background to better the lives of the area’s pets as Aloha Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager.

Megan is originally from Hawaii. After college, she moved between jobs in the retail industry before becoming a manager at a brewery. She then became Aloha Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager in 2008, shortly after the clinic opened its doors to the public. To this day, she never has a dull moment at work—every day presents something unpredictable and exciting! Megan is responsible for everything from clinic-to-vendor communications and human resources management to client correspondence and supply purchasing.

When she isn’t working to help the pet owners of Las Vegas here at the clinic, Megan can be found reading, writing, working out, and spending time with family and friends. At home, she has two cats: Russell prefers to spend time around Megan but no one else; love-bug Bailey is the exact opposite and loves receiving attention from anyone and everyone.


Monica

Monica

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Monica grew up in Ventura, California with plenty of family pets. She spent time with everything from dogs, cats, hamsters, and birds to turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, and fish! For her, caring for the earth’s creatures is just something that comes naturally—doing it professionally as a member of the veterinary field simply makes sense.

Monica worked in a pet store in northern California before jumping headfirst into the world of veterinary care. Now, she’s a Licensed Veterinary Technician and gets to help pets hands-on every day. Monica is especially fond of the fast-paced nature of her work, and she’s passionate about preventative care and exotic animal medicine. Most of all, she loves to connect one-on-one with pet owners just like herself and get to know their adorable animal companions.

Outside of work, Monica enjoys spending time with her husband and working on her snake’s terrariums. She has a collection of pet snakes that hail from all corners of the world! She also shares her life with several geckos, a uromastyx, and a pair of Chihuahuas named Tre and Paris.


Patty

Patty

Administrative Specialist

For Patty Sulliban, veterinary medicine is truly a family affair—Dr. Jason Sulliban is her son! Her daughter, Megan, also works here as the Practice Manager. Patty has been a member of the Aloha Animal Hospital team since day one, and is proud to serve the pets and animal owners of Las Vegas as the clinic’s Administrative Specialist.

Patty grew up near Chicago and Seattle and graduated from Seattle University. She then married and moved to Hawaii for the next 21 years and taught high school while raising her children. She then returned to the Seattle area where she served as a social worker in the city for 12 years. When her son and daughter-in-law opened their own veterinary practice, Patty jumped at the chance to apply her compassionate nature and background experience in the animal-care field.

At home, Patty has one pet of her own: Mokihana Louise, a stubborn and spoiled miniature schnauzer. When she isn’t helping the pet owners of the area here at the clinic, Patty enjoys catching up on reality television and dabbling in writing. She used to write fiction, and even has a novel completely finished!


Robyn

Robyn

Receptionist

After 25 dedicated years in the hotel industry, Robyn decided it was about time that her customers started including the furry, four-legged kind. Animals have always been a part of her life and her family, so a transition into the veterinary industry just felt right. She joined Aloha in January of 2022 and has not regretted her career change for a second!

In her role as Receptionist, Robyn really enjoys the daily work with our clients and their animal family members. Always a people person, she’s excited that she now gets to add animals to the mix. She thrives in our fast paced environment and appreciates the fact that every day is different.

Outside the clinic, Robyn is Mom to two amazing boys: Matthew, who lives in Western NY, and Mason, who resides here in Vegas with her. Mason has plans to join the ministry. The family dog, Daisey Mae, was a rescue who chose them when she was just 6 months old. Now a senior, Daisey is well aware that she’s a princess. Whatever you do, don’t ask her to go potty on wet grass.


Skylar

Skylar

Receptionist

Skylar’s family adopted a German Shepherd puppy when she was a young girl. When the puppy tested positive for parvovirus, she needed an extended hospital stay. When the dog finally came home, she was healthier and happier than ever! That experience made a permanent impression on Skylar—she knew she would love to be part of a team that made those kinds of things happen every day.

Skylar is originally from Livonia, Michigan and moved to Boulder City and then Las Vegas with her family. She was only 17 years old when she signed on with her first animal hospital, where she learned invaluable lessons in the world of pet care that serve her well to this day. Now, she’s a proud member of the front-desk team here at Aloha Animal Hospital and couldn’t be happier to help the pets and animal parents of the area. Skylar’s favorite parts of the job are learning new things on an almost daily basis and speaking one-on-one with pet owners.

Away from work, Skylar enjoys music, learning, and spending quality time with her family and pets. Along with her parents and brother, she has two pets: Duke, a German Shepherd who loves his tennis ball and enjoys learning new tricks; and a food-obsessed pet rat named Buster.


Sweelin Vincent

Sweelin

Veterinary Technician-in-Training

According to Sweelin, the crux of our daily lives can be summed up in three main activities: eating, sleeping and working. While the first two are compulsory, with the third, we have a choice. She chose to pursue a career in the veterinary industry because she knew that working with animals would bring her the most joy. As she works to become a veterinary technician, Sweelin will not only be improving her own life, but also helping animals who are unable to help themselves in a more significant way. It’s a win-win!

Sweelin’s journey began at the Detroit Zoo, where she worked in the gift shop. On her lunch breaks, she’d wander the grounds, looking at all the animals. Most of her days off were spent there as well. Shortly thereafter, she was hired as a kennel attendant at One Exotic Zoo, where she worked for about a year before enrolling in, and graduating from, a Veterinary Assistant program. She joined the Aloha Animal Hospital in April of 2022 and expects to graduate with her Veterinary Technician degree in November.

Professionally, Sweelin enjoys performing blood draws because she finds it both challenging as well as rewarding. She also takes pleasure in doing ear cleanings, because she enjoys seeing the satisfaction and relief it brings to the patient.

At home, Sweelin is ‘mom’ to a Yorkie named Sparkle and a Pit Bull named Skyler – both of whom she refers to as true blessings. Sparkle can jump remarkably high when she gets excited, which is pretty much every time Sweelin walks through the door. Skyler is a big cuddle bug who will gently nudge your hand to remind you to keep petting her.

In her spare time, Sweelin enjoys playing the cello, a hobby for which she was named first chair in high school and featured in three concerts.


Tara

Tara

Veterinary Assistant

When Tara Rivera was 12 years old, one of her many beloved pets needed emergency care. She watched in awe as the veterinary staff cared for and comforted her pet. Not only did they make her dog feel better, but they made Tara feel better as well. It was at that moment when Tara said to herself, “I want to be like them!”

Tara’s journey began in high school, when she started volunteering at her local animal shelter. From there, she went on to work at a dog daycare before officially entering the veterinary field as a Kennel Technician. Now, as a Veterinary Assistant at Aloha Animal Hospital, Tara feels she’s officially found her calling. 

Growing up in Palm Springs, CA, Tara comes from a large family, with five siblings and her parents. Today, she shares her life with her husband, John, and their three dogs: a German Shepherd named Nala who loves to talk, another German Shepherd named Simba who is a total momma’s boy, and a Belgian Malinois named Kiara who is an 85 pound ball of nonstop energy.

Outside of work, Tara’s personal interests include training and playing with her dogs. In her spare time, she can often be found playing soccer, working out at the gym, or watching Netflix while curled up with her pups. 


“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

 – Pam Brown