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).

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.

Marie

Marie Wolfe

Licensed Veterinary Technican (LVT)

Marie was born and raised in Reno, NV. She has two English cream golden retrievers, Bindi and Natalia whom she loves spending time with. Her interests include collecting quotes, listening to music and playing with her fur babies. Marie graduated from the TMCC veterinary technician program with an Associates of Applied Science degree in May 2016. Marie’s goal is to continue to expand her skills as a veterinary technician. Marie joined the Advanced Pet Care team in October 2016 to become a well-rounded veterinary technician.

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.

Client Care

Denise

Denise

Client Care Specialist

Denise was born and raised in Reno, NV. She has two dogs, Max, a Yorkie Poo and Ginger, a Chihuahua. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Willy, and family, playing soccer and watching sports. Denise joined the Advanced Pet Care Team in February 2015 because she loves working with animals and their owners. Her goals are to expand her education and possibly pursue becoming a veterinarian.

Hailey

Hailey Strom

Veterinary Assistant, Pet Resort Specialist & Client Care Specialist

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.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth (Liz) Brandenburg

Veterinary Assistant, Pet Resort Specialist & Client Care 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

Christine Liebold

Veterinary Assistant, Pet Resort Specialist & Client Care Specialist
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Christine is from Long Island, NY. She has two cats and a dog named Beezie. She is enrolled in the Penn Foster online Veterinary Technician program. Christine enjoys horseback riding, music and hiking. She joined the Advanced Pet Care team in October 2017 to help animals. Her goal is to become a veterinary technician.

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.

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.

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.