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Meet The Team At Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital

Animal Kindness Veterinary Hospital in Las Vegas, NV is home to a veterinary team dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.

Get to Know Our Las Vegas Veterinary Team

Veterinarians

Dr. Brian

Dr. Brian McAllister

DVM

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Veterinarian

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, including 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 is passionate about providing the calmest environment possible for all pets and has taught the entire staff more gentle handling of animals. Through his guidance, Animal Kindness has become a “no scruff” hospital for cats. He is also passionate about “bringing kindness back to medicine.” Your pets will be treated like they are a member of his family.

Outside 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, Chica, and Havok and cats Rocket, Mama Cat (Spookay), Siryn, and Emma Frost.

Fun facts: Die-hard Alabama Fan. He 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

Dr. Tracy Wachbrit

DVM

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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 various 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, and her two snakes, Nebu (corn snake) and Artemis (ball python).

Dr. Vivian

Dr. Vivian Yi

DVM

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Dr. Vivian Yi is a Southern California native who graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. At Ross University, she was inducted into the honor society of veterinary medicine, Phi Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter. Her clinical rotations were completed at Colorado State University, where she also became Certified in Advanced Life Support.

Before veterinary school, Dr. Yi pursued further education in veterinary care after earning a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Starting as a veterinary assistant in a local general practice, Dr. Yi gained valuable experience before becoming a veterinary technician at an emergency and specialty center. There, she excelled as an intensive care unit and emergency triage nurse.

Driven by her desire to do more for animals, Dr. Yi fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her special interests include surgery, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia & analgesia, and clinical pathology.

In her free time, Dr. Yi enjoys swimming, a passion cultivated as a competitive swimmer during her youth. She also loves hiking, visiting Disneyland with her sisters, and trying new foods with her fiancé.

Meet Our Technicians, Management and Other Team Members

Jen

Jen

Practice Manager / Owner

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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 Master of Forensic Science 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 15-year-old son named Campbell, who is a fantastic dancer. In 2016, I adopted a 15-year-old girl, Akeila (now 22), 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; his two daughters also became a huge part of my world. Dani is 12, obsessed with cats, and wants to be a Veterinarian someday like her dad. Finally, Luci is nine and recently started gymnastics and is loving it. I love our wonderfully blended family! Brian and I also have 4 dogs (Knight, Roxie, Havok, and Chica) and 4 cats (Mama Cat (Spookay), Rocket, Siryn, and Emma Frost).

We purchased Animal Kindness from Dr. Holt in March 2019 and have enjoyed owning the hospital and making it our own! We have the best clients and pets. We strive daily to treat each animal, their owners, and each other with kindness and compassion. When you come to Animal Kindness, we want you to feel part of our family.

When I’m not working at the hospital, I often volunteer through the Junior League of Las Vegas, driving the kids to all their activities, working on my Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster, boating, reading, or enjoying delicious food and wine with friends.

Mayra

Mayra

Veterinary Assistant

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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 full-time!

When I was younger, I always wanted to be a Veterinarian. Later, I realized that a 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 for working with pets. Now that I’m in the field, I can’t see myself working elsewhere! 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 three pets. My oldest, Minnie (7, Shepherd mix), was adopted from the Animal Foundation, and she’s been running the house ever since. We got my middle baby, Mickey (5, German Shepherd), as a puppy, and he’s been a hassle ever before. 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 two years ago, and she’s been such a positive change in my life. You could say we held each other.

I enjoy listening to music and playing video games like Super Mario in my free time. I will travel the world to see a musical artist I love! My plan includes becoming a licensed veterinary technician.

Gina

Gina

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

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Hello! My name is Gina. I work at Animal Kindness as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. I first came here in October of 2020 while doing my externship and got hired once my schooling was completed. I have two certificates for veterinary assisting—one from PIMA Medical Institute and the other from Animal Behavior College. I am enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program to earn my degree and become licensed.

My interest in animals started when I was a little girl at the zoo every weekend. Then, as I got older, I did not want to copy anyone in my family with their profession. I started having rabbits until I graduated high school and bought my chocolate lab. She was the best decision I ever made and my hardest goodbye. Now, I have 4 Pitbulls and 1 Rottweiler.

My mission in this field is to help educate as many pet owners as possible 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.

Suzy

Suzy

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

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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, started my externship here in September of 2021, and was luckily hired.

Since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with the animals we share our home with. From a very young age, I knew this was the career I would pursue, and I have never regretted that decision. I love this job and every experience I’ve had so far. As a Vet Assistant, I promise to go far beyond your expectations in handling and treating your fur baby!

Jenni

Jenni

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

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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 pets or those of others. I have always dreamt that I would find a career involving animals, so it is a dream come true to be here. I can’t wait to see where this career will take me!

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Roberto

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

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Hi my name is Roberto. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I’m 19 years old and I recently completed PIMA’s Veterinary Assistant program. I have 9 pets including a few snakes. I love live music, running and trying new foods.

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Mia

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

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Hi my name is Mia and I was born in the Dominican Republic. My favorite band is Weezer and I’m obsessed with Fortnite Proleague. I’m also a Nintendo DS enthusiast. I have a strong dislike for Mike Tyson. I have a very naughty dog named Hercules that I LOVE. Diet Coke is life!
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Robin

Veterinary Technician in Training

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As an animal enthusiast with 7 years of experience, I’m passionate about my work. Originally from Utah, I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. My furry family includes 4 cats and 4 dogs. I’ve been married for 14 years and enjoy crocheting and making tumblers in my free time. My dream is to own a horse form one day.

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Rachel

Receptionist

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Hello!!! My name is Rachel and I moved to Las Vegas in 1998 from Van Nuys, California. I joined Animal Kindness in April of 2024 and am loving it! I am no stranger to the vet field as I have over 6 years’ experience as a receptionist, but I love helping out in the back if needed!

I am no stranger to animals as I have grown up with dogs, cats. and horses my whole life. I currently have a German Shorthaired Pointer named Sig aka Siggy Beans and a tortoise named Pokey that lives the life of luxury. In the past, I have owned a couple of Morgan horses that I showed when I was younger for about 10 years.  In 2019 I got married to my wonderful husband and I became a mom to a handsome son in 2020 during the pandemic and took a year off of working to raise him.

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Alana

Receptionist

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Hello! My name is Alana, and I was born and raised here in Las Vegas. I am a receptionist here at Animal Kindness and I started spring of 2024. I chose this line of work because I love helping both people and animals however I can. I am happy to be able to not only offer a hand to those pets who are sick but also to see them throughout their lives. Watching a patient grow up knowing they are loved and taken care of brings me so much joy. 

I currently have an associate and am working on my bachelor in biology. Ever since I was tiny, I always knew that I would become a biologist one day. I specialize in reptiles and plants, but I love learning about all living creatures. I hope to use my experiences in supporting clients and being a biologist together to conserve wildlife in their natural habitats. I have a few pets at home, my oldest baby is my bearded dragon lizard Nubs he is getting to be close to 14 now… At least that is how long I have had him. He was a rescue, so I actually do not know how old he truly is. I have a Blue Tongued Skink lizard and his name is Egg Bite. I think I rescued him about 2 years ago now. So, he will be close to 4 this year. I also have a chicken and her name is Rosemary, I honestly have no clue how old she is, but she has been with me for close to three years. Finally, I have my dog Beef and she is my whole world. She is the cutest bulldog you’ve ever seen and will be 7 this year. 

I also have filled my house with plants of every kind and work in my garden whenever I need to calm down. In my free time, I stay busy, eating delicious food with friends, hiking the local and not-so-local trails with Beef, painting, and reading to name a few of my favorite things to do when I am not busy with school, working, or doing research.   

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Chabella

Kennel Attendant

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Bio coming soon!

Angel

Angel

Groomer

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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 exceptional human children and four silly fur kids. I started my grooming career over 20 years ago when I worked in the grooming department at a veterinary hospital. I was allowed to go through the apprenticeship program they offered. From there, I have worked with some of the best groomers nationwide in learning and teaching roles for future apprentices. My passion is making your pet feel good and look good. I like to travel, paddle board, hike, camp, kickbox, and collect plants in my spare time!
I look forward to meeting you and your fur babes!!

Meet Our Office Cats

Chocolate Truffles

Office Cat

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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 while the staff eats 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.

Nash

Office Cat

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This office needed some spicing up, so I joined the team. I am the youngest of the crew at 4 years old (N/M). I was adopted from the Hearts Alive Village cat cafe after being returned to them twice because I kept getting away from my adopters. Initially, I was terrified of dogs, but now you’ll find me roaming ALL over the hospital, and I even try to get into the cages with some dogs. I love to greet new visitors in the cat lobby and many apologies if I’m a bit aggressive when I meet them. I think everyone is my friend and wants to play rough! My hobbies include sunbathing, Parkour, hiding in the fridge and other weird spots, cruising the top of every cabinet I find, balancing on the tops of doors and posing for pictures. If you see me lying by the front door, please ensure I don’t escape. I kind of like it here.

Merlin

Office Cat

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In Memorial – Merlin crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11/27/23.

Old Man Merlin here! I was brought in off the streets of Vegas, 16 years old, not eating, emaciated, and in need of care. A sweet client of Animal Kindness brought me in to get fixed up, and then the hospital decided to keep me. I give the BEST PURRRRRRSSSSS and make excellent biscuits. I’m such a good old man, and now I don’t have any teeth, but I’m eating like a champ! I’ve even started to gain weight. My favorite hobbies include helping Dr. Wachbrit write up her charts, climbing on her head, sitting in her chair, making the staff fawn over me, and showing the team how bad I am at using the litter box. Hey, I lived outdoors for so long, after all! I swear I’m working on it.

Zoe

Office Cat

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In Memorial – Zoe crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 08/01/23.

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.

Sahari

Office Cat

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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.

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We’re looking for passionate pet lovers, including veterinary technicians, administrative staff, and management. Join our team and help shape our amazing culture.