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.

Hannah Sayan, Veterinary Assistant


Olivia Colella, Surgical Assistant / Kennel Assistant

Hello, I’m Olivia and I am a Kennel Assistant at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital and I plan to continue to work with animals for a very long time. Animals are a priority in my life and their comfort is extremely important to me, I do everything within my power to create a peaceful caring environment when they are under my care. I particularly enjoy shelter work, giving them extra love and compassion that they need. They all have a special place in my heart.

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. 

Kara-Mia Morlan, Front Desk – Receptionist

My Name is Kara and I’m one of the Front Office Receptionists. I have been at Quail Ridge for several months and I have been in the medical for the last couple of years. I have enjoyed helping people and now their pets. When I’m not at work enjoying my job and helping our wonderful clients, I am with my husband, our 5 kids and our fur babies. Our kids range in age from 6 – 13 years with 4 girls and 1 boy. We enjoy traveling to the coast and playing in the ocean. We also love riding around in the dirt and exploring on our quads and dirt bikes. Camping is also a passion along with seeing new places.

Shawna Alander, Front Desk – 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.