Dr. Peggy Purner (Veterinarian/Owner)
Dr. Peggy graduated from UNLV in 1980 and graduated from OSU Veterinary School in 1984. She practiced in a rural mixed animal practice in central California for eight years doing small animal and dairy work. Dr. Purner returned to Nevada and opened Mesquite Veterinary Clinic in March of 1992. Our beginnings were humble, working in a refurbished motorhome providing full service care. As the town grew, so did the business. In 2000 we moved into our present beautiful location. Dr. Peggy enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, and fireworks. She has 2 cats Sugar and Casey, a new addition, Shelby an Australian shepard /corgi mix and a Thoroughbred/Arab cross horse named Romeo.
Tammy is a native of Montana. She worked for 19 1/2 yrs. at an extended care facility/ nursing home as a receptionist/ C.N.A. She is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She has been with MVC since 2004. She has 3 dogs, Corky (sweet boy)and Rusty (who can be moody) both Chihuahuas, who are 9yrs old, and Brady a heeler mix who is 8 months, who eats rocks. She enjoys camping, fishing, and hunting. She is our pet food specialist at MVC.
Alicia- Receptionist/Accounts Receivable
Lori L.V.T. (Licensed Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Nurse)
Lori joined our team in April 2015. This is Lori's second career. Her first career was a Graphic Artist, since high school. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has lived in Nevada for 22 years. After her children grew up, she decided to go back to school. Lori obtained her License as a Veterinary Technician in 2012. Her passion is Dentistry. She loves cleaning teeth. She lives in Mesquite with her "2 girls" Paddy and Scooter Bug (her English bulldogs). Lori loves Zumba and attends regularly at the recreation center.
Brandie- Veterinary Assistant
Brandie is originally from California, she moved to Mesquite in 2004, with her grandparents. When she was a junior and senior in high school, she did ROP, Animal Care 1 & 2. She worked at a veterinary hospital during the summer as a kennel attendant. Brandie joined our team in December 2004 in the kennels, she worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. In 2010 she got married to her husband Rick. They have two son's named James and Nathan. They have two pets an orange kitten named River and a golden retriever named Duke. She enjoys dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. Brandie does a wonderful job calling all of our clients back to check on their pets after surgery or sickness.
Eric- Veterinary Assistant
Eric is originally from Pasadena,CA. He moved to Mesquite in 2012. He joined MVC team in August 2013. He has 4 cats back in CA at his parents house. He enjoys working with animals, "it allow me to advance and learn something new everyday".
Shaina- Veterinary Assistant
Shaina is a 16yr old Junior in high school. She wants to become a Veterinarian when she is older. She has been working here since fall 2014, to obtain hands-on experience. Shaina is a member of the F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America) at Virgin Valley High School and she goes to competitions for Veterinary Medicine. She also raises pigs for the Clark County Livestock Show at the county fair.
Danna- Kennel/Vet Assistant
Danna is originally from Kansas. In 2010 she moved to Denver and studied at Bel-Rae Institute in Veterinary Technology. She graduated in 2012. Then moved to Mesquite. Danna joined MVC in April 2015. She is currently has two fish babies the Captain a crowntail Betta and Mr. Moseby a Bristlenose Pleco. Danna Has a special interest in fish. She dreams to someday work at an aquarium. She spends her spare time drawing lots of cats.