Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Get to know our team here at Advanced PetCare of Northern Nevada. Our experienced veterinarians and Staff will provide the best care possible for your pet!

Dr. Sarah Behrens

Dr. Sarah Behrens

Veterinarian/Medical Director

Dr. Sarah Behrens is a 2012 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interest in animals began as a child growing up on a farm in Kansas. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kansas State University, she worked as a zookeeper for 6 years. After earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine, she practiced in Cheyenne, WY for 2 years. Dr. Behrens completed her veterinary acupuncture certification at Colorado State University in 2014. She has been practicing integrative medicine since moving to Reno in 2014. She combines a conventional approach to diagnostics and treatment with holistic therapies to achieve results. This is helpful in many cases including intervertebral disk disease, osteoarthritis, orthopedic injuries, kidney disease, liver disease, cancer, and many more disease processes. Dr. Behrens will continue to explore new ways of treating these conditions.
In her free time, Dr. Behrens enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and reading. Her family includes her husband, Jason, and their 2 dogs. Aggie is a senior Great Dane and Riley is a Beagle/Dachshund mix (and Dr. Behrens’ running partner).

Dr. Sarah Behrens

Dr. Jeannie Errington

Veterinarian

Dr. Jeannie Errington grew up in Southern California. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2001 after earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State. Dr. Jeannie did 3 years of volunteer work with big cats at the Cat Tail Zoological Park in Mead, WA and is volunteering with the SPCA to help vaccinate pets in rural areas surrounding Reno/Sparks. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and has a special interest in feline medicine and surgery. Her other veterinary medicine interests include emergency and critical care, and pediatric medicine. Dr. Jeannie has two cats, Linus and Harley, and two dogs, Gunny and Tank. Outside of work she enjoys reading, riding her motorcycle, and traveling. Her passion for veterinary medicine and surgery is what inspired her to join the Advanced Pet Care team February
2018.

Patient Care

Kristina

Kristina Larson

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)/Practice Manager

Kristina grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Reno in 2009 and was married to her husband Ray in 2010. She has two sons, Evan born September 2012 and Riley born June 2017 and two dogs, Honie a Shepherd mix and Mystique a Husky/Rottweiler mix. She graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with an Associates of Applied Science degree in September 2005. Kristina enjoys learning, reading, relaxing and spending time with her family. She joined the Advanced Pet Care team in June 2015. She took on the practice management role in August of 2017 to help grow the clinic. Her goals are to continue to grow as a veterinary technician and help keep Advanced Pet Care a place of quality, compassionate care.

Ashley

Danielle Hilding

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Danielle is from Hayward, CA. She has two Yorkie/Chihuahua mixes named Bailey and Rocky and a blue nose Pitbull named Kona. Danielle graduated from Carrington College with and Associate of Science degree in October 2015. She enjoys cooking for her family and spending time doing outdoor activities with them as well. Danielle joined our team February 2018 because she wanted to be part of a team that strives for excellent, quality patient care. Danielle would like to specialize in critical care and emergency veterinary medicine.

Ashley

Ashley Trogdon

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley grew up in West Virginia and also spent some time in Oklahoma and Tennessee. She has a German Shepherd/Greyhound Mix named Kira and a Shih Tzu named Buttons. Ashley enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and binge watching shows on Netflix with her partner Rebecca. Her goals are to continue improving her skills as an assistant and to learn as much as possible to help her transition to an LVT in the future. She is currently attending the TMCC veterinary technician program. Ashley joined the Advanced Pet Care team in October 2016 to challenge herself and learn from her highly skilled and compassionate co-workers.

Courtney

Courtney Railton

Veterinary Assistant

​​​​​​​Courtney grew up in Pleasant Hill, CA. She has a cat named Simba and a Husky named Chewy. Courtney is currently taking pre-vet classes at UNR and will be continuing her education to become a veterinarian. She enjoys water polo, swimming, and hiking. Courtney joined the Advanced Pet Care team in August 2017 to further her veterinary education and experience. Her goal is to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and practice as a small animal Veterinarian.

Hailey

Hailey Strom

Veterinary Assistant

Hailey grew up in Winnemucca, NV. She has Max, a Brittany Spaniel/Shorthair/Pitbull mix, and a horse named Curly. Hailey enjoys participating in Rodeo events, hiking, and being outdoors with her dog and horse. She is currently taking classes at TMCC and UNR with the hopes of joining the TMCC veterinary technician program in the fall of 2018. Hailey’s goals are to become a veterinary technician and participate in professional rodeo. She joined the Advanced Pet Care team in June 2017 to get clinical experience on her journey to becoming an LVT.

Client Care

Brittany Stark

Brittany Stark

Client Care Specialist​​​​​​​

Bio Coming Soon...

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson

Client Care Specialist​​​​​​​

Megan is a Sparks, NV native. She has a pitbull named Roxy, a pug named Lucy, and 2 cats, Leo and Papa bear. She enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing with her animals. Megan joined our team April 2018 because she enjoys customer service and being around animals. Her goal is to become a forensic scientist and minor in veterinary technology.

Jeanell Gayer

Jeanell Gayer

Client Care Specialist​​​​​​​

Jeanell grew up in Northern California. She has 3 dogs, Buddy, Bella & Baby, that she loves spending time with. Jeanell enjoys spending her free time doing make-up for her friends, watching comedies, and going shopping. She joined our team April 2018 because she wanted a change of occupation and to learn new skills. Jeanell's goal is to be successful!

Pet Resort

Roada

Roada Kempf

Pet Resort Specialist

Roada was raised in Lodi, CA and has also spent some time in Truckee, CA. She has three Basset Hounds named Charlie, Libby andSundae. Roada has owned a couple of flower shops over the years and adopted two boys who have blessed her with three amazing grandchildren. She is married to the love of her life, Dennis. Roada joined the Advanced Pet Care Team in April 2017 and enjoys spending time with all of our boarding patients.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth (Liz) Brandenburg

Pet Resort Specialist

Liz is a Reno, NV native. She has three Border Collie mutts, two snakes and three lizards. Liz enjoys being around family and friends, going camping, and taking her dogs on adventures. She is currently taking classes at TMCC with the goal of entering the veterinary technician program at some point. Liz joined the Advanced Pet Care team in August 2017 to gain more knowledge of the veterinary field. Her goals are to become a veterinary technician and possibly continue on to become a veterinarian.

Ashley

Jaynice Moore

Pet Resort Specialist

Jaynice is from Reno, NV. She has two dogs, a turtle, a snake, two rabbits and three goats. Jaynice enjoys hiking, playing video games, reading, going on walks, and watching horror movies. She attends TMCC and is working toward applying for the veterinary technician program. Jaynice joined the Advanced Pet Care team November 2017 because she wanted experience working with animals. Her goal is to become a veterinary technician.

Araceli Marquez

Araceli Marquez

Pet Resort Specialist

Araceli is from Reno, NV. She has a yorkie mix named Gabbana and a pitbull/dane mix named Suge. Araceli enjoys tacos, being a mom to her little boy, and spending time training her dogs. She joined our team April 2018 because she loves interacting with animals. Her goals are to stress little and give her son great memories.

Groomers

Heidi

Heidi Erickson

Groomer

Heidi grew up in Daly City, CA. and also spent some time in Cool, CA and Colville, WA. She has been grooming pets since 1988. She is certified as a Companion Animal Hygienist and also has certifications in Cat Grooming and Clipper and Scissor Technique. Heidi enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family and taking care of her animals. She has two dogs, six cats, a parrot, a fish, chickens and horses. Heidi joined the Advanced Pet Care family in 2016 because she loves working with animals.