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Our Team

At Mountain View Animal Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, our team welcomes all clients and patients.

Our veterinarians and staff are devoted to educating our clientele, promoting wellness programs and utilizing the latest diagnostics and treatment regimes in an effort to maintain optimal health of your pet.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your pets!


Dr. Lowell - Veterinarian

Dr. Lowell graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Biology and entered a DVM –MS program at the University of Missouri. After graduation in 1981, he worked in an exclusive equine practice specializing in racetrack medicine and brood mare care in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Reno in 1983 and established Bonde Lane Animal Hospital, specializing in small animal and equine care. After developing his traditional veterinary skills over a period of twelve years, he became interested in equine chiropractic therapy after he observed the results a human chiropractor had on one of his lame patients. Like all good practitioners, he was very interested in any form of medicine that was an effective treatment modality.

He entered a course developed by Sharon Willoughby, the founder of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Dr. Willoughby, a veterinarian with a dual degree in human chiropractic medicine, is thought by many to be the founder of veterinary chiropractic in the United States today. Dr. Lowell was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1997. Dr. Lowell was amazed with the results he achieved with chiropractic adjustments. Many of the veterinarians enrolled with him during his instruction from the ACVA were already certified acupuncturists with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Acupuncture became a natural extension of his love for chiropractic, and he soon learned that acupuncture was effective for pain control and for many other disease conditions that are frequently treated by veterinarians. Acupuncture for arthritis, liver disease, kidney disease, intervertebral disc disease, and cancer were incorporated in his treatment regimes. He was certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1998.

After receiving his IVAS certification, herbal therapies were added to his alternative arsenal of treatment regimes. He was certified through the Healing Oasis Wellness Clinic in 1999. The basis for the use of Chinese herbals is the same as the basis for acupuncture treatments, namely tongue and pulse diagnosis. Dr. Lowell was amazed at the amount of information that could be deduced simply from understanding different pulse qualities, and equally amazed with the efficacy and safety of herbal therapies when correctly used. In 1998, he sold his practice and established Holistic Pet Care, a new practice specializing in alternative medicine. Acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal therapies are emphasized and incorporated w/ traditional veterinary medicine. Dr. Lowell was involved in the development of the Acupuncture and Chiropractic programs at Colorado State University, acting as a Teaching Assistant and guest lecturer from 2000 through 2003. He also made several presentations at veterinary conferences as a speaker on Alternative Medicine.


Dr. Sarah Kalivoda - Veterinarian/Medical Director

Sarah Kalivoda was born in Topeka, Kansas. Soon thereafter, her family moved to Jones, Oklahoma where she was raised on a ranch. At the age of 3, her love of animals began... she started showing horses competitively throughout the Midwest eventually winning 8th in the World! During her high school years, her family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where Dr. Sarah attended Advance Technologies Academy, focusing on architecture (a second passion). After high school, she realized her true calling was still veterinary medicine. She then completed her Bachelors in Animal science with Honors at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006.

She was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities including being an Ambassador for the University and helping create an Animal Science Business Fraternity. She then went on the graduate from Oklahoma state University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Soon following, she traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to complete her internship in 2011, which included focus in soft tissue surgery, emergency, oncology, ophthalmology and internal medicine. Dr. Sarah is heavily involved with rescue organizations and her happiest moments are when homeless animals find loving homes.

Her love for mountains, skiing and the beautiful landscape that Reno/Tahoe has to offer, led Dr. Sarah to return to the regions to practice veterinary medicine in 2011. She recently joined Mountain View Animal Hospital for its distinctive and integrative medicine practices, calming atmosphere, and its determination for the highest standards in patient and client care.

Dr. Sarah's happy furry family includes her three dogs Tioga, Chopp and Tulip (one Labrador and two Chihuahuas) and her two cats, Lucille and Cornel Cornbread. She splits her time between her devotion to her job and spending time with loved ones traveling and enjoying the outdoors.


Dr. Grace Dalhgren - Veterinarian (Coming soon!)

Dr. Pamela Jahn - VeterinarianAs a graduate of the University of Minnesota, she moved to Nevada in 1986 from Wisconsin and she loves this area.

Her spare time goes to volunteering with the Story County Fire Protection District. The companions in her life include 3 cats, Rowdy, Mittens and Porter, as well as a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Diana.






  • Kaitlyn Reynolds
    - Dental Technician

    I was raised on a ranch in Idaho. Caring for horses, dogs, cattle, pigs and goats has always been part of my life. After completing high school, I attended Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. I received an Associate of Science degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Because of my love for animals, I did volunteer work at several veterinary hospital and at Humane Society. I have been with Animal Dental Care since 2011. My three horses and two dogs are the love of my life.

  • Coty Feest
    - LVT

    I was born in Oceanside, California but raised in Lake Tahoe, California. I grew up surrounded by all sorts of animals and fell in love with helping them after watching my mom use her sewing kit to stitch up one of our chickens that was attacked by a neighborhood dog. I started out at the S.P.C.A of Northern Nevada and transitioned to general practice. There I realized I had found my calling in animal medicine. I have a bachelor's degree from UNR and have recieve my associate's degree in Animal Science from PennFoster University. In the future I like to picture myself earning a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or a masters in wildlife conservation. Either way I will dedicate my life to better the lives of animals. I love working at Mountain View Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Care becuase of the incredibly positive atmosphere and the array of medicine offered, both Eastern and Western.

  • Dan Ruffin
    - Veterinary Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon ...

  • Emily Kennel
    - Veterinary Assistant

    I was born and raised in a small town about 30 miles East of Reno in Fernley, NV. I still live in my little home town in my beautiful home on an acre that my dogs, Ruger, Vito, and Ava, love. I love animals, all shapes and sizes and I have been looking for an opportunity to work in the medical field. Mountain View Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Care has offered that to me and so much more! I love my team and look forward to continuing my education here to see where it takes me! At home I enjoy spending time improving my house and surrounding myself with family and close friends. I also enjoy trips to other states/countries with my father (my best friend) and friends. I am a lover of life and all things with fur and a heartbeat!

  • Jamie McKague
    - Veterinary Assistant

    I am from South Lake Tahoe, but I have been in Reno the last 25yrs raising my wonderful 17yr old son, Anthony, and my new addition, 1yr old Miles. I also have 3 beautiful black labs mixes, Jasmine (9), Lily (7), Iris (4), and 2 chickens. I love spending time outdoors, hiking, backpacking, and spending as much time as possible out at the lake!! I joined Mountain View Animal Hospital & Holistic Pet Care for their wonderful staff and compassionate care. It's the perfect place to further my skills as a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

  • Belen Ramirez
    - Client Care Specialist

    Hola! I was born in Sanger, Califonia then moved with my family to Reno, NV and I love it here! Reno is the place for me to be with all of the outdoor activities I like to do. I am always hiking, running or walking my dogs! I have 3 fur babies, Lilo, Balto, and Oso. Currently I have completed my Veterinary Assistant Certification through ABC (Animal Behavior College), am attending TMCC to eventually get my LVT license and possibly branch out into Zoology! Mountain View and Holistic Pet Care is a perfect stepping stone for me to continue to chase my dreams, and I am so happy to be here working with such special people.

  • Victoria Vasquez
    - Office Manager

    Bio Coming Soon ...

  • Chelsea Baker
    - Client Care Specialist

    HI! I was born and raised in Winnemucca, NV. Raised in a small home as an only child raised by my father after my mother passed when I was 14. Currently working on my degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Nevada. I have a very strong love for all animals and want to help keep them happy and healthy! I am so happy Mountain View Animal Hospital has given me such a wonderful opportunity to work with such awesome people. On my free time I love being outdoors! Hiking, exploring, or just relaxing... you name it, as long as it's outside!! My yellow lab, who is my whole world, enjoys this time with me. I'm a huge believer in happiness! My goal is to continue in school and start fresh some where, doing what I love and just being HAPPY!

  • Susana Vasquez-Mendoza
    - Building Care Specialist

    Hello, hellooo! I spent the majority of my life in Mexico, where I attended college. Since moving here, I have been in love with the idea of taking care of animals and people. My son and I spend a lot of time outside walking and visiting with family pets. I love to help whenever it is needed, and I am so glad to be part of the Mountain View & Holistic team!

  • Melissa Johnson
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    I am from Sykesville, MD and just like anyone else have a huge love for animals. How can you not?! Mountain View Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Care has offered me and continues to offer amazing learning opportunities for me. Each day is a new day and another chance to learn something new. I do a lot with my free time, from taking care of my own animal zoo at home; 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 5 hens to reading, photography, traveling, hiking ,puzzles and models, painting, and much more! In the future I would like to have my own dairy farm and make my own artisinal cheese!!

  • Sarah Tateosian
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    Hey, hey! I am from Burlingame, CA. I have a HUGE passion for all animals and I am so grateful for this opportunity to work so closely with them at Mountain View! My team here is so fun to be around, I love being able to put a smile on everyone's face! I have 4 wonderful dogs at home that go hiking and camping with me. If I could take them snowboarding I would! I also volunteer with special needs children in my free time. I like to give back any way I can. One day I would love to have my own rescue center for pets and my very own boarding facility!!

  • Silvia Fernandez
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    HI! I was raised in Costa Rica. I am very excited to be working with all of these animals at Mounatin View Animal Hospital & Holistic Pet Care. I hope to gain as much knowledge as I can here before I start my first semester in the Veterinary undergraduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno. I have 4 dogs and my husband at home that I enjoy spending all of my time with when I am not attending to your sweet fur babies!

  • Tessa Tigert
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    Bio Coming Soon ...

  • Jasmine White
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    Hello! I was born in Santa Rosa, CA. Currently living in Reno, NV. I love animals and have always wanted to work closely with them. Working at Mountain View has been a dream come true! I always wanted to experice work in the veterinary field. I am attending the University of Nevada Reno studying to become a forensic scientist. I love reading, writing, drawing and playing tennis when I'm not loving on your pet in our boarding or day care facility!!

  • Ashlei Cosio
    - Pet Resort Specialist

    I was born in Monteray Bay, California then grew up in Sparks, NV. I love working with animals! Each one that comes through the door is special and I am so happy to have the opportunity to enjoy all of them. I have worked hard to recieve my dental assisting certification along with, pharmacy B and first aid. In the future I see myself becoming a pharmacy technician, though I still see myself working with animals for life. I love hiking, surrounding myself with my friends and camping. I currently own 2 very sweet dogs that enjoy and love life with me!

  • Max Meehan
    - Pet Resort Specialist/Vet Assistant

    Hey! I was raised in Napa, California before coming to this awesome town, Reno. I have multiple years of experience with daycare/boarding facilities. Mountain View has given me opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences to help grow and better the hospital and in turn give me more experience in the clinic to continue chasing my ultimate goal of becoming a Veterinarian. I recieved my Bachelor's in psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and will be continuing my education in Animal Science to get into vet school. When I'm not making your pets feel at home here, I enjoy spending my time with my dachshund, Frank. I also like to ski and play music in my free time!

  • Michaella Brown
    - Hospital Director

    Bio Coming Soon ...

  • Loni Lindmuth
    - Groomer

    I have been professionally grooming dogs and cats for over 20 years now. In addition, I work closely with a local cat rescue organization. I believe animals are true, selfless beings, and I plan to work with them until retirement. I treat others as I wish to be treated, and I enjoy working at Mountain View Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Care for the family atmosphere and comforting support. I live locally with my husband Paul and we are proud owners of five Dachshunds Ava, Dexter, Sienna, Sam, and Cooter.

  • Dr.
    Cassandra Johnson
    Veterinarian

    Bio coming soon. Dr. Johnson will be joining our team July 10th!