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Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Laura Remsen

Owner, Veterinarian

When Dr. Laura Remsen came to Nevada in the spring of 2002, she knew she didn’t want to live in Reno; she’s from a tiny town in Idaho and doesn’t consider herself a city person. When she saw that a position was open at a clinic 35 miles east of Reno, she was intrigued and quickly secured an interview. It just so happened that the previous owner was leaving, so Dr. Remsen took the chance to purchase the clinic! She’s owned and operated Animal Care Center in Fernley ever since.

Thanks to her father’s military career, Dr. Remsen grew up all over the country. After completing high school in California, she attended California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry. After graduating, she began working in embryonic research before being recruited by Louisiana State University to set up a laboratory in Baton Rouge. While there, she attended Louisiana State to receive her veterinary degree, and was the first student at the school to complete a veterinary program and PhD program at the same time. After receiving her DVM and PhD degrees, Dr. Remsen moved to Portland, Oregon, where she began working in cancer research. She also served at a general practice veterinary clinic and a local 24-hour emergency facility before moving to Nevada.

As a veterinarian, Dr. Remsen has a few particular areas of interest. Geriatric care is one; nothing is more heartwarming than seeing a grey-muzzled, tail-wagging pet and knowing that they’re still comfortable! Dr. Remsen also enjoys teaching, whether she’s instructing her fellow staff on the latest medical procedure or letting clients know how to best care for their pets.

Dr. Remsen has three dogs and a cat. Fly, a Border collie/Jack Russell mix, enjoys chasing rabbits in the desert and dancing with the wild mustangs around Dr. Remsen’s property; Kooka was found on the side of the road by a client of the hospital’s, after which Dr. Remsen ended up adopting her; and Widgeon is a hunting retriever who serves as Animal Care Center’s clinic ambassador. Minnie Mae, a rescued cat, rounds out the animal family.

When not tending to her duties around the clinic, Dr. Remsen enjoys ice hockey. She learned to skate when she was 32 years old, and even played on a team for years while she lived in Portland!

Dr. Cari Kemble

Associate Veterinarian

When Dr. Kemble adopted her first pet, she wasn’t a cat person. That quickly changed, however, as she and ‘Kat’ became inseparable. Kat was with Dr. Kemble through undergrad, vet school, her husband’s deployment, and a total of four moves. In fact, Kat was the reason Dr. Kemble developed a passion for feline medicine and became known as the “cat doctor”. While Kat recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge, she continues to inspire Dr. Kemble to be the best veterinarian and help as many pets as possible.

Dr. Kemble knew she wanted to be a vet since the age of five. She stuck with her goal through high school and then enrolled at the University of Florida, where she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science. While attending school, Dr. Kemble worked multiple jobs as a veterinary technician and also volunteered at several horse rescues and wildlife sanctuaries. Upon graduation, she went on to attend Mississippi State University where she graduated in 2019 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Following vet school, Dr. Kemble’s husband, Eric, a Navy pilot, was stationed at NAS Lemoore in the Central Valley of California. She worked at a vet clinic there until the couple moved again in December 2022. Dr. Kemble joined the Animal Care Center team in February 2023. As mentioned earlier, she has a passion for feline medicine and appreciates the unique personalities of cats. She also enjoys dermatology because it can be both challenging and rewarding. 

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Kemble and her husband are currently stationed at NAS Fallon in Nevada. The couple has two dogs: a Weimaraner named Watson (a.k.a. Dr. John Watson, after the character in Sherlock Holmes), and a toy poodle named Karma. Watson is handsome, energetic, and loves to swim and chase golf balls. Karma is obsessed with food and switches into fierce protector mode whenever the doorbell rings.

Dr. Kemble’s personal interests include hiking, exploring new places, camping, and reading. Since living on the west coast, she and her husband have developed a love for hiking. They enjoy finding challenging but rewarding trails and often bring the dogs along with them. Watson is always the leader of the group and Karma rides along in a backpack.