Vet Staff

Melinda Fowler, Practice Manager 

Hi there, I have had the pleasure of being the Practice Manger at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital since Aug. of 2006. My husband John & I have the joy of sharing our home with our furry family in the beautiful Carson Valley & we are lucky enough to have our daughter Sydney and granddaughter MacKenzie living close by so we can share in all their special moments. What originally drew me to Quail Ridge was the sense of compassion as well as quality of care exhibited by the Drs. & staff as I rushed my little Chihuahua, Marley, in for emergency care so many years ago. I knew then as a client, that this is where I wanted to grow my professional career. A Veterinary Hospital built on pride and compassion, in a professional setting. I brought with me a strong background & education in business management, public relations, positive leadership, and a belief that a successful business can be managed with compassion, empathetic views for clients & team members in a fun environment.

Our family (two & four legged) & friends are very important to us, so we like to spend our extra time together. During the summer you can find us at Lake Tahoe boating, kayaking, golfing, shooting or just hanging out BBQing with friends. We are truly blessed.

Marggret Mauricio, Senior Veterinary Assistant

Hello, My name is Marggret and I am a senior Veterinary Assistant at Quail Ridge Animal hospital and I have been working in veterinary medicine for almost three decades. I have worked in general practice as well as emergency/critical care. My family is very important to me and consist of my husband John, son’s drake & Derek. We have 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a goldfish.

Caleb Richey, Vet Assistant

Hi there, my name is Caleb Richey and I’m a Vet Assistant at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital, my main priority is Loving and saving fur babies, one at a time.

Shawna Alander, Receptionist

Hello, my name is Shawna and I joined the Quail Ridge Animal Hospital team as a front office receptionist over a year ago. I am originally from Santa Rosa, California and moved her with my fiancé & my sweet little dog, Odie. I’ve worked in vet medicine for 4 years and love it! I enjoy living here in Carson City & just love being a part of a small town.

Alli Embury, Front Desk Receptionist

Hello, I’m Alli Embury, one of the receptionists at the front desk. My love of animals started when i was very young,so I feel so blessed to be able to help them everyday! I am very family oriented and between my husband and I we have 6 children and 2 Fur-babies! When not working, I Enjoy photography and traveling to new places. 

Emma McNabb

Hi my name is Emma! I’m an assistant at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital. I’m a student at Douglas High School. My dream is to become a veterinarian after high school

Stephanie Machado, Administrative Assistant

Hi. My name is Stephanie Machado.

I moved to Nevada in July 2019 from California. I am the Administrative Assistant at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital. I have 2 beautiful children Theodore and Zoe. Our fur baby is Coco. I adopted Coco when she was 4 months old from The Dog Town Rescue.

Outside of work… I enjoy spending quality time with my children, my boyfriend Robert, visiting the Bay Area, up at the lake or studying for my nursing degree. My dream job, which I strive every day for, would be a Level 1 trauma nurse, epileptic specialist, or assistant to neurosurgeon.

Cindy Esterman, Veterinary Technician

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