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Our veterinary doctors and technicians provide a superb quality of care and service and are dedicated to the total health of our cat and dog patients. We are a full service pet hospital and animal boarding facility serving all of the Donner Truckee and Tahoe areas. Our hospital offers medical, surgical and dental services.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Craig Machado

Veterinarian

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Dr. Craig Machado believes providing clients with current, quality veterinary medicine is one of his highest priorities as a veterinarian. He offers state-of-the-art care, allowing his clients to make the right medical decisions for their pets. Dr. Machado sees both cats and dogs and also has extensive experience with non-domestic animals. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hayward State University before graduating from UC Davis’ vet school in 1976. At home, Dr. Machado has shared his life with a number of Labrador retrievers.

Dr. India Vannini

DVM

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Dr. India Vannini grew up in Washington DC and then moved to NYC as a young teenager. The daughter of an animal lover, prominent foreign affairs specialist, and accomplished artist, she grew up in a veritable menagerie. She decided to take a scientific route to love animals. She earned her BA from Duke University and her DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Cornell, she left New York to intern in emergency medicine and surgery in Santa Cruz and has not left California since. She has worked in various high quality clinics in the bay area, including SFSPCA, Adobe, and Peninsula Pet Hospital. This year she had the fortune to move to her happy place, Truckee, and join DTVH. Aside from her favorite ER and surgery, her professional interests include pain management, preventative care as well as working with dog rescue organizations and various wildlife conservation projects. When not working with animals she enjoys trying to catch up to her ski racing boys (a hopeless pursuit), her big poodle Livingston, running, all things outdoors and the Golden State Warriors.

Dr. Regina Schroeder

DVM DACVS-SA (SURGEON)

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Dr. Schroeder was born in the midwest and grew up on a small family farm in Iowa taking care of many animals including dogs, cats, ducks, geese, chicken, cows, and horses. It is no surprise that her first personal pet was a cow. She had decided by age five that veterinary medicine was her calling.

Following her undergraduate education, she attended veterinary school at Iowa State University. She completed her studies in 2003 followed by a rotating small animal internship at a private specialty and emergency hospital in Mission, Kansas. From Kansas she moved to Reno, Nevada where she completed a surgical internship. Following her surgical internship, she was invited to the University of California at Davis to teach a small animal surgery course for the senior students. The following year she accepted a surgical residency in Reno, Nevada. After completing her residency program, she stayed on as associate surgeon and accepted the position as Medical Director one year later. In 2016 she accepted a position at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Hospital in Loomis, California.

Dr. Schroeder’s surgical interests include oncologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, intervertebral disc disease, stifle surgery and fracture repair. Dr. Schroeder lives in Reno with her husband and two daughters. They share their home with two Labradors named Jake and Mater and a Bull Terrier named Sophie. In addition to their furry housemates they also have a snake named Harley and a tree frog named Blobby. She and her family enjoy outdoor life in the Sierra mountains and can regularly be found hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing

Dr. Clif Machado

Veterinarian

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Dr. Clif Machado grew up working in a veterinary hospital with his dad. Starting as a 10 year old giving dogs baths to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Machado prides himself in knowing all the ins and outs that go into a veterinary hospital. Originally from San Francisco, he earned is DVM from the University of Illinois in 2018 and his special interests include dentistry and internal medicine. When Dr. Machado is not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys playing basketball and hanging out at home with his two dogs-Slinky and Carrie.

 


 

Meet Our Vet Staff

Nedra Benites

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Nedra began working with Dr. Genis, at Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital, in 1979 as his first receptionist. She says, “There have been tremendous changes over the years with our facilities and with advances in veterinary medicine in general. It has been exciting to see, and be a part of these changes.” She loves seeing all the familiar people returning over the years with their old pets and new. “We see many patients from puppy and kitten hood until their final days; there is definitely a lot of bitter sweet to this work! It is rewarding and an honor to be a part of the lives of our clients and their pets and to be here to help them when they need it.” The typical part of the day for Nedra is answering a lot of calls and assisting with many questions and concerns. It’s making reservations, appointments, attending to the information needed to take special care of our boarders and patients, tracking down and processing data. She feels that clear communication is key and that complete and accurate medical charts are crucial for good care.Because there are emergencies and unexpected arrivals on the doorstep on a regular basis, most days just are not very “typical” and we adapt to meet the needs at hand. Nedra’s philosophy and approach to veterinary care is about having patience and empathy and about approaching health in a holistic way. “I believe we have to do everything we can to alleviate suffering and elevate quality of life for the pets in our care.” When not working, she spends time camping with her husband and dogs, hiking, traveling and gardening. She enjoys art, music, reading, and is currently taking courses for certification in canine nutrition.

MOLLY McCABE

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Molly McCabe moved to Lake Tahoe during the winter of 1987. Originally from Minnesota, her background and passion has been with Customer service. Molly taught skiing at Alpine Meadows for 10 ski season’s to 3-6 year olds. She was the Front Office Manager at a 4 diamond Condominium Hotel in Squaw Valley. Molly began working at DTVH in 2005 as a receptionist. She likes the personal relationships she has with the client’s and patient’s. Happily married since 2008, Molly and her husband Mark enjoy kayaking, hiking, skiing, and traveling. They share their Incline Village home with a Labrador Retriever named Madison and a rambunctious young Golden Retriever named Dylan. Both dogs love taking long walks and swimming in Lake Tahoe.

KRISTYN BAUER

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Kristyn has always had a passion for animals and began her career in the veterinary field in 2002. She has a wide variety of experience as a veterinary technician with a background ranging from general medicine, specialty, emergency and ICU. Client education and patient care are extremely important to her. She is very excited to be a part of the talented team here at DTVH. Though she grew up in the Bay Area, she has always been a mountain girl at heart and has been living in Tahoma since 2014. In her spare time, Kristyn enjoys cooking, gardening, foraging for edible wild plants and mushrooms, and exploring the many wonders Tahoe has to offer with her young son. She has four fish and is currently looking for the perfect dog to add to the family!

KYLENE McKISSOCK

RVT

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Kylene came to Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital in 2018. She received her BS in Marine Biology in 2009 from UC Santa Cruz and has always known she wanted a career in the biological sciences, after finding veterinary medicine she became hooked. She graduated on the Dean’s list from the Veterinary Technician program at Truckee Meadows Community College in 2016, and since graduation she has worked in other small animal practices around town and at a 24hr emergency/specialty care hospital in Reno. Growing up in South Lake Tahoe has fueled an incredible passion for all things that the mountains in this area have to offer. She is often found skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry, playing beach volleyball, mountain biking, climbing and rafting when not at work.

TRESSA LAWLOR

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Bio coming soon.

LAUREN FULTON

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Lauren has been working and living in the Tahoe are for 5 years. She originally started as a front desk manager but has always had a passion for animals. In her home town, Alturas, she volunteered at the humane society and did miscellaneous front work for the vet clinic. In the summer of 2018, she re-ignited her passion for animal work by joining the team at DTVH. She is currently pursuing her Vet Tech Certification at Cedar Valley College. She has one adorable dog, Thumper. In her spare time, she is an avid baker, cook and snowmobiler. She hopes to stay in the Tahoe area pursuing her love for animals for the rest of her life.