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Ed

Practice Administrator

Ed’s childhood dog, Murphy, made a permanent impression on him. He often felt that Murphy was the only one he could talk to, and he never took that for granted. Ed has always known that a career spent giving back to animals would suit him well! Now, he’s proud to serve as the Practice Administrator here at Animal Care Center.

Ed is originally from Fremont, California. He spent many years in retail management, and decided to try his hand in a different field that would still allow him to use his leadership and administrative skills. Veterinary medicine was the perfect fit! Ed knew of Dr. Remsen and the clinic’s excellent reputation in the community, and when the opportunity arose to join the team, he jumped at his chance. The rest is history! Ed has been a member of the hospital family since January of 2021.

Most of Ed’s free time away from work is spent with his family. He and his wife, Dani, have a young daughter named Sophie and also share their home with several pets. They have two beautiful Golden Retrievers, Phineas and Molly, as well as a Lynx Point cat named Sammie and a Maine Coon who goes by Judah.

Ed is an ordained minister and loves to preach and teach in various churches in the area. He’s written two books and is currently working on getting them published. He’s also a sports official and umpires baseball games whenever he gets the chance. He’s umpired all over the country, and was especially honored to officiate two innings behind the plate at Doubleday Field. Ed has even been inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York!

April

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ever since she can remember, April has wanted to act as a voice for animals. After all, pets rely on humans to make important decisions about their care—April feels a responsibility to do all that she can to help! She gets to care for animals daily as a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Animal Care Center.

Originally from Colorado, April moved with her family to Nevada in 1990. She attended the University of Nevada in Reno to study veterinary medicine, and passed her national exam to become a licensed Technician after graduation. After purchasing a home in Fernley, she joined the Animal Care Center team in December of 2008.

April especially enjoys the math and science involved in the veterinary profession. She loves calculating dosages, and says that she could draw blood and place IV lines all day! Most of all, April likes to see an animal go home from the clinic healthy and happy.

At home, April lives with her two cats, Pecan and Cashew, both of whom were adopted from the local SPCA. When she isn’t spending time with her cats or tending to the needs of pets around the clinic, April enjoys reading a good book. She also enjoys the occasional adrenaline-pumping activity; she’s been skydiving once and plans to go again, and has even bungee-jumped six times!

Cecelia

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Although she had enjoyed the company of animals since she was a little girl, Cecelia never considered working in veterinary medicine until she needed a job to support her young daughter. She thought that working in a vet’s office would be fun, so she signed up. Little did she know that it would ignite a life-long adoration for animal care and turn into a passionate and rewarding career!

Originally from Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Cecelia secured her first veterinary job in Reno, Nevada when her family veterinarian took on a business partner and needed extra help. She learned the profession from the ground up before transitioning to a clinic in San Pablo, California to become a surgeon’s assistant. After relocating to Indiana and beginning at another pet hospital there, Cecelia decided to advance her animal-care education and signed up for the veterinary technology program at Columbus Technical Institute (now known as Columbus State Community College).

Cecelia graduated magna cum laude in 1987, then spent the next eight years at a nearby veterinary hospital before getting married and moving to Michigan. After another eight years at a veterinary clinic there, she moved to northern Nevada, where she would spend the next 13 years caring for the area’s pets and developing a special interest in veterinary dentistry.

Cecelia joined the Animal Care Center family in the fall of 2015 after reconnecting with the hospital’s very own April, whom Cecelia had previously mentored during April’s education. Aside from her passion for veterinary dentistry, Cecelia enjoys educating clientele on the best possible care techniques for their pets and serving as an advocate for the all-important bond between humans and animals.

In her time away from work, Cecelia enjoys gardening, making fruit preserves, sewing, and serving as a Girl Scout troop leader. She and her husband, Ray, have three children and share their home with Cecelia’s mother, two dogs named Brooke and Dino, and a pair of recently adopted kittens named Percy and Wolfie.

Clay

Vet tech in training. VTIT

After a brief stint in human medicine, Clay Grempel quickly discovered that he much preferred working with four-legged patients! The first puppy he ever cared for was a Parvo patient, back in 2009. That pup, whose family Clay remains in contact with, made a full recovery and is still going strong to this day!

Clay’s career journey began at a spay and neuter clinic in Reno, where he worked as an assistant. He has since worked for dental and orthopedic specialists, as well as in general practice. Medically, Clay has a special interest in dental work and also enjoys diagnostics. He joined the Animal Care Center team in June of 2021 and is currently training to become a Veterinary Technician.

Cecelia graduated magna cum laude in 1987, then spent the next eight years at a nearby veterinary hospital before getting married and moving to Michigan. After another eight years at a veterinary clinic there, she moved to northern Nevada, where she would spend the next 13 years caring for the area’s pets and developing a special interest in veterinary dentistry.

Outside of the clinic, Clay enjoys practicing martial arts, playing baseball and dabbling in computer technology. He shares his life with his loyal companion – a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel whom he named Fernando after the ABBA song.

Haley

Veterinary Assistant

Haley used to have a Pit Bull named Bubba. He quickly became her best friend, and it was those experiences with her beloved dog that left her with no doubt: Haley wanted to do everything in her power to help all of the animals that she possibly could. That’s why she decided to join the world of veterinary medicine!

Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Haley first began volunteering here at the Animal Care Center for a few months before coming on as an employee. She’s been a member of the hospital family ever since December of 2019. Her favorite part of every shift is getting to meet and greet a variety of four-legged patients, and she’s also fond of keeping the hospital sparkling through her cleaning efforts.

Away from work, Haley likes softball, volleyball, and skateboarding.

Cayleigh

Veterinary Assistant

Cayleigh has owned pets ever since she can remember. Animal care has always been a part of life—why not help as many pets as possible, she thought, by working in the veterinary profession? Now Cayleigh is proud to do just that as a part of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Animal Care Center!

Cayleigh is originally from Simi Valley, California and also lived in Loveland, Colorado for a number of years before moving to Fernley. She joined the Animal Care Center family in February of 2021 and hasn’t looked back since. Cayleigh finds that she particularly likes helping out with dental procedures, and her favorite part of the job is getting to see pets leave the hospital happier and healthier than they were when they arrived.

In her spare time, Cayleigh likes gardening, reading, playing video games, tending to her fish tanks, and romping with her dogs. At home, she and her family have three Huskies—Koda, Harley, and Ruby—as well as a Blue Heeler named Kenai, a snake who goes by Kona, and four cats: Kitty, Toothless, Gizmo, and Kiki.

Chelsea

Client Care Specialist

As a Client Care Specialist, Chelsea loves to be the smiling face in the front office that greets all clients and patients. She cares deeply for the health and well-being of all and feels very compassionately when it comes to animals… she’s often a real “softy” as she refers to animals as family members that speak a different language. She enjoys being able to meet new people and furry friends.

Chelsea grew up in Montana and moved to Nevada in 2005. Although she had many cats in her household growing up, she was always more of a dog person. Ashley currently has 1 dog named London that she adopted from the SPCA in Reno (who is 4-5 years old) and she has 2 snakes named Lucy and Stark.

Paula

Client Care Specialist

Paula grew up with pets her entire life. Animal companions have been with her through thick and thin, and she’s always known that she would love to give something back as a member of the animal-care profession. Paula gets to help pets and their loving owners on a daily basis—she’s a proud member of the clinic’s Client Care Specialist team!

Originally from San Diego, California, Paula worked in the human healthcare field for 10 years before she had the opportunity to transition into animal medicine. She began her veterinary journey as a Kennel Attendant at a clinic in Minden, Nevada. She worked her way up into a Veterinary Assistant role and got the chance to assist with surgeries and other life-saving medical procedures.

Paula joined the Animal Care Center team in November of 2020 and helps the area’s pets and animal parents as a Client Care Specialist. Her favorite part of the job is communicating directly with pet owners—helping to solve problems and better the lives of others is her ultimate goal. She also enjoys working alongside a team of compassionate pet-lovers just like herself!

Outside of work, Paula enjoys volunteering her time to local animal rescue organizations and shelters. She’s also fond of yoga. At home, she shares her life with three dogs: Ruby, the oldest of the pack; Ellie, who knows just how to comfort Paula when she needs it most; and the spunky Raven whose favorite pastimes are playing tug-of-war and fetch.

Veronica

Client Care Specialist

When Veronica lost her childhood German Shepherd, Ramona, it made a permanent impression. She knew right away that she wanted to enter the world of animal care and help as many pets as she possibly could. Her dream never wavered. Veronica is proud to help pets and animal parents as a part of Animal Care Center’s Client Care Specialist team!

Veronica is originally from Oakland, California and attended Western Career College in San Leandro as a part of the veterinary office manager and technician program. After her schooling, she signed on at a practice in Alameda, California, then began working nights at another emergency hospital to gain crucial experience in critical care. Next, Veronica worked at a clinic in her hometown of Oakland before moving to this area to be closer to family. In November of 2020, she signed on here at Animal Care Center, and the rest is history!

In her spare time, Veronica likes cooking, crafting and making photo albums, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband, Mark, have two grown sons, Manuel and Marcus, as well as three wonderful grandsons and a fourth grandbaby on the way very soon.

Savannah

Client Care Specialist

Growing up, whenever someone would ask her what she wanted to do when she got older, Savannah would give the options of a veterinarian, a zoologist, or a marine biologist. Her passion for animals simply never quit! Savannah’s lifelong adoration and respect for the earth’s creatures led her to one obvious choice of career: veterinary medicine.

Savannah was born in Fullerton, California but moved to Fernley with her family when she was only a year old. She graduated with her Associate’s degree from Western Nevada College in 2020, and joined the Animal Care Center team in February of 2021. Savannah couldn’t be happier with her choice! Her favorite part of the job is meeting new pet owners and their adorable companions every day. Savannah even hopes to continue her education in a Veterinary Technician program in the future.

Away from work, Savannah enjoys reading, swimming—she even used to work as a lifeguard—and playing music. She played the clarinet in high school and is currently learning how to play guitar. Savannah also loves doting on her own pets at home. She has two dogs: Kash, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix whose favorite thing to do is play ball; and a Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Zeppelin who likes stealing all of Savannah’s socks.

Meowser

Clinic Ambassador Cat

Bio coming soon!