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Our Client Care Specialists
Erin Godfrey was raised in Bishop, California. She has been a veterinary receptionist for nearly 20 years. Erin moved to the Washoe Valley with her husband Allen in 2001 to be nearer to her grandchildren. She and her husband live with their 2 dogs, three cats, two birds, and a house bunny. Her hobbies include spending time with her grandchildren, her pets, cooking, and gardening.
Valued Team Member Since 2013
Koah recently moved back to the Carson City area from Las Vegas. After being given the opportunity to expand her experience in a veterinary practice and building client relations, she knew that she wanted to continue in the field. She grew up with Labs and cats her whole life and will eventually have another Lab when the time is right. Koah enjoys spending time with her family and doing things outdoors. She also likes to bake, cook, and explore new places.
Valued Team Member Since 2015
Jodean was born and raised in Glendale, California. Her parents were both medical doctors. Her mom was a real animal lover and they had many pets. The menagerie included dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, a turkey, peacocks, a donkey, raccoons, a pig, and a skunk that would play chase with you.
Jodean married her high school sweetheart and they have four great children that have blessed them with nine grandchildren. As her children were growing up they had many pets also. The family's love for animals continued with chickens, peacocks, goats, horses, cats, dogs, ferrets, and a pet raccoon that they raised from a baby.
Jodean worked as a medical assistant for 17 years before moving to Incline Village and owning a family restaurant. Moving to Reno a few years later where she now lives with her husband of forty eight years, three cats (April, Tiffany, and Wally), and 2 dogs (Honey and Maggie), and 4 little chickens (Brownie, Blackie, Fizz, and Chick).
To further her love and care for animals she worked as a receptionist for an animal hospital for 3 years before joining our team.
Besides enjoying her family and pets, Jodean, or Jo as her friends call her, enjoys gardening in the yard and in the house, with 60 plus house plants. Her favorite thing is finding treasures at local thrift stores.
Valued Team Member Since 2010
Alex grew up here in Reno, where her love for the outdoors started at an early age. She graduated from Sparks High School and went on to achieve a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Alex grew up with a variety of pets from loving dogs and cats, to a 7 foot iguana and a 3-legged box turtle. Caring for her handsome English Bulldog, Hank, helped Alex to realize her desire to work in animal medicine. While in college, she volunteered at the Animal Ark animal sanctuary in north Reno, and worked as a kennel attendant. Once she graduated, she further committed to a career in animal care by working as a Technician-in-Training and managing the office of a small animal hospital in South Reno. All of these experiences have lead and helped prepare her for a career at Mount Rose Animal Hospital, where she has continued her education and successfully become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, you can find Alex outdoors. She loves traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, and snowboarding with her husband, Kyle.
Jenn | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Valued Team Member Since 2016
Jenn was born in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. She lived in Victoria, BC until she was 12 and then moved to Calgary, AB, Canada. Her love for animals started at a young age being involved in 4-H with rabbits and guinea pigs. Jenn graduated from Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary in 2004 and then traveled to Australia for eight months for the trip of a lifetime. She had always dreamed of working with animals and being a veterinarian technician seemed like the perfect way to fulfill this dream. In 2006 she started the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in Olds, AB. She graduated in 2009 with her degree as a member of the first on-line Animal Health Technology Class. Soon after, she was married to Jonathan and moved to Boston, MA to be with him. She has worked in both emergency medicine and private practices in Canada and the U.S. since graduating.
Jenn enjoys all aspects of her position as a licensed veterinary technician. She is responsible for taking vitals and history for the doctor, completing physical exams, drawing blood samples and running them in-house, placing catheters, monitoring and treating hospitalized patients doing dental cleanings, administering pre and post surgical medications, inducing and monitoring anesthetized patients and taking radiographs among many other duties. She especially enjoys anesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine and getting the chance to know and care for each patient to the best of her ability.
Jenn is happily married to her husband, Jonathan, who loves to play golf and ice hockey and is completing his Masters in Business at UNR. They have four fur babies including George and chloe, their medium long-haired rescue kitties, and their rescue dogs, Angel, a sweet Beagle Shepherd mix and their puppy Rosie, a Golden and Corgi mix. George and Chloe love to play with each other and the laser pointer and especially love to snuggle with Jenn and Jonathan. Angel loves to go on walks and play in the backyard and is always ready to beg for vegetables while Jenn makes a salad in the kitchen. Rosie is a love and is learning quickly lots of neat tricks. Jenn loves to hang out with friends, enjoys a good latte and time spent in a coffee shop with a good book. She also loves snowboarding, ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking in the summer, when it's not too hot. She enjoys kickboxing, singing and playing guitar and traveling home to Canada to visit her family and of course spending time with Jonathan.
Valued Team Member Since 2011
Allison grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. After high school, she got accepted to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where she
had a soccer scholarship. She played soccer and attended SBU for two years. From there, she moved to Reno to be closer to her family. She has always had a love for animals and would rescue and try to save every injured animal she came across. She also grew up on her grandparents' farm and cared for various animal such as chickens, ducks, peacocks, sheep, and goats. She loves being outdoors during the summer, and in her spare time she can be found fishing, camping, hiking, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, and being around family and friends. Allison has a Yorkie named Gracie and a saltwater fishtank. She is currently furthering her education, and is planning to enroll in the veterinary technician program at Truckee Meadows Community College.
When Kim is not working, you can find her at home with her husband, daughter, and her four furry children, which include a kind and loving Lab/Great Dane mix named Winnie, a crazy Old English Bulldog named Cash (she rescued him when he was 5 days old and bottle fed and nursed him back to health), a sassy tabby cat named Pixie, and a stubborn and curvy Domestic Shorthair cat named Milo. Kim enjoys hiking, reading, going to the beach, fishing, football (Go Chargers!), and country music. Kim is excited to be having her second daughter this spring!
Valued Team Member Since 2016
Cassey moved to Reno in 2011 from California and has been working in the Veterinary field for 3.5 years now. She is going to school online through PennFoster to get her technician license. Cassey grew up with many animals ranging from cats and dogs to horses and birds. Her love for animals started at a young age with her family pets. She felt the need to save every stray and has since then rescued and fostered many animals from the NHS and SPCA of NV. Cassey has 5 fur babies: Bucky (Quarter Horse), Lakota Leigh (Border Collie Mix), Guinness (Chocolate Lab), Ruger (Yellow Lab), and Salem Moon (Black Domestic Short Hair). Lakota Leigh is a working ranch dog and therapy dog that she rescued off a hiking trail and brought back to health. Her labs are both trained waterfowl hunting dogs and she rescued her kitty from the SPCA. Her horse is 4 and she has had since she was 4; they grew up together and have an incredible bond. Now that he is 24 she has retired him, but would like to add a roping horse to the family soon. Her favorite animals are wolves and ravens and she hopes to work with wolf rescues in the future.
Cassey's future goals for her career is to graduate school, become licensed, and then continue schooling/training under a zoologist. Her dream job is to work with big cats like lions, tigers, cheetahs, panthers, etc. She would love to work with them throughout their life and create bonds with them.
In her spare time you can find her out at the ranch horseback riding or roping, hiking with her dogs, hunting waterfowl and big game, or hanging out with friends.
Valued Team Member Since 2016
Kelly was born in San Mateo, California and raised in Half Moon Bay, California until she was 24 years old. She has recently moved to the Nevada area for a fresh start on life. She has a cat named Frosty who came along on the journey and a dog named Eden, who stayed with her mom in California.
Although she hasn't been at Mount Rose Animal Hospital for very long, she already loves working here! Between the wonderful doctors and the friendly staff, they have made her feel right at home. When she is not working, she is hanging out with her boyfriend's daughter, who is 8 years old. They are both big animal lovers and love going swimming, camping, fishing, riding dirt bikes, anything that involves being in the sun! They are looking forward to winter and getting to play in the snow, since California doesn't get any snow.