Practice Manager
Heather is a native of Arizona; she was raised on a large cattle ranch outside of Tusayan, Arizona, later relocating to a small town in Central Arizona and now resides in the great state of Nevada. She began working for A Plus Animal Hospital in May 1994 as a receptionist and is now the Hospital Director as well as one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She acquired her technician’s license through Truckee Meadows Community College and is currently furthering her education to receive her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Her hobbies include; traveling, hiking, snow shoeing and spending time with her friends and family. Some of her furry four legged feline family members include her Abyssinian Tookie and Vedar along with her rescues, Peck, Ty, Fergi and Al Capone. She is pictured here with her Aby Tookie.


Senior Technician
Nikola was born in Belgrade, Serbia and later came to the United States in June 2001. He has been with A Plus Animal Hospital since 2001. He has finished veterinary school in Serbia and is planning on going through the AVMA approval to receive his doctor’s license in the United States. He enjoys swimming and doing Bikram yoga. Nikola swam the 100 Breast Stroke in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He is pictured with our wonderful hospital resident, Millie.


Kennel Team Lead
Joan moved to Reno from Washington State in 2006. Upon moving, she decided on a change in field from human to animal. In Washington, Joan worked in an assisted living facility. She has developed tremendous patience and compassion over the years and is now sharing this with our patients. Joan shares her home with her sweet kitty Leo (pictured).


HR Manager