Our Doctors Biographies
Being admitted to the Profession of Veterinary Medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
-adopted by the AVMA House of Delegates, July 1969
Lesli A. Hewitt-Spears, DVM
Hey there! I am Dr. Hewitt and I have been working with animals of all kinds for more than 25 years. I started out as a kennel assistant, worked as a veterinary technician and eventually held externships during veterinary school at the San Francisco Zoo and The Avian and Exotics Clinic in Monterey, California. Since I graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, I have strived to understand and treat canine, feline and exotic species’ ailments and diseases with the utmost care and concern. I love all the fuzzy, furry, feathery, and scaly creatures that you consider as part of your family. I have recently been given the honor of becoming the veterinarian for Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Imlay, NV. My family consists of my wonderful Husband, Lee, our awesome children – Hunter and Emma, two dogs, two cats, one bird, a guinea pig, 6 chickens, and a fresh water community fish tank. It has been my life-long dream to practice quality, caring medicine for all of my animal friends. Livin’ the Dream…
Jessica Harris (Martin), DVM
My name is Dr. Jessica Harris, and I am so excited to be a part of the Quail Ridge family to help take care of you and your fur-babies. I grew up in the Carson Valley and attended the University of Nevada, Reno for undergrad. I then moved to Pullman, WA to attend veterinary school at Washington State University. Now, I am so excited to be back in the place I’ve always called home with my husband, Branden, and my son, Tyler! I also used to work at Quail Ridge in high school and in undergrad so it’s very exciting to be back! As a veterinarian, my passions include fear free medicine, preventative care, and senior care. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outside hiking, wakeboarding, and horse back riding. I also enjoy serving my community and teaching! I am currently serving as the Nevada FFA State Chair for Veterinary Medicine. I can’t wait to meet you and your fur-babies!