William Davenport, DVM
Dr. William Davenport opened Pinion Veterinary Hospital over 30 years ago. A graduate from Kansas State University, he chose Reno as his home and has been sharing his skills in diagnostics and surgery since he arrived. His passion and caring for your canine and feline family members is the foundation for the philosophy of high quality care and respect shared by all our staff members.
Jennifer Jackson, DVM
Doctor Jennifer Jackson is the next senior member of our staff at Pinion Animal Hospital. Originally from Oregon, she has had the distinction of being licensed as both a veterinary technician and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. This makes her uniquely qualified to mentor hospital staff and pet owners alike over a broader range of issues involving veterinary care and pet health.
Doctor Jackson has a vast experience in anesthesia and surgery, which greatly enhances our hospital's capabilities. She also has a special interest in exotic species and pocket pets and welcomes questions and visits from these special creatures.
She brings a vast range of pets with her, along with her husband and two children.
Tiffani Thomas, DVM
Dr. Tiffani Thomas was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She started her career in the veterinary field as a high school volunteer for the Loiusiana SPCA. After receiving her Bachelors degree in Biology from Xavier University, she was hired on a a veterinary assistant for the LA SPCA where she worked until her acceptance into veterinary school. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 after completing her clinical year at Louisiana State University. Her interest include dentistry, nutrition, dermatology, and animal welfare. We are very excited to have her as part of our team. She has already developing a following Dr. Davenport's trust in her skill and caring attitude has allowed him to take a day or two off and he can now play volleyball a little bit longer during lunch
Licensed Vet Technician
Kathy is our Senior Licensed Technician. She has been part of our team for over 10 years. She has her own following here. Bertha and Bruno , a lovely set of Chihuahua's have been one her special clients for years. We have more than one pet and Owners who will only make appointments when she is working.
Amy and Madelynn are a team, when she is here her bright smile and cheerful attitude is a wonderful way to start the day. Amy is our dental care expert. Madelynn will sit and lift her own gums for Amy to brush her teeth nightly. Please ask her about any questions you have on tooth brushing technique and pet dental hygiene.
Licensed Veterinary Technican - In Training
Between studying hard for her license and working full time here you would think Mariah would run out of energy. Never!! She is giving 100% of her focus and time to the pets. Always a grin and a laugh before she heads off in another direction, to help some else in a exam or surgery. Her drive to learn new things that can help animals is a delight to watch and she will be a asset to our hospital for years.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Breanna has been with us for almost 3 years. As a licensed veterinary technician, she is skilled in surgical, dental, and emergency anesthesia, performing in-house lab work and procedures, x-rays, and checking in rooms. Even though she is part time, she is an integral asset to our team. She strives to provide the best possible care to each and every one of her patients as well as being kind, thorough, and knowledgeable to our valued clients. However, she owes her passion for her career to her 12 ½ year old boxer greyhound mix named Rocco she rescued at 8 weeks old. After she’d already graduated with a degree in business she realized how rewarding a career in the veterinary field would be and graduated with her veterinary technology degree in 2012. Even through an amputation and enduring chemotherapy, he hasn’t lost the spring in his step and the two are still inseparable!
Sharon will be reaching a decade with us soon . She had been our Rock of Gibraltar for the invisible things that keep our front office running. The attention to detail in things unseen keep us operating and able to focus on pet care. Her skill in handling dogs is based on years of trials and competitions in the Shutzhund arena with her own dogs.
Although not part of our planned healthcare staff, you can find him in every room of our hospital. He has rejuvenated our kennel area. He puts back all the parts we wear out or break. The new lawn layout is from his efforts and skills. We have even enticed him to hold a pet during a busy time and he cheerfully complied. We have been chasing him around with the camera , but as of yet we cannot get one that does not show him at full speed, so please enjoy the smile he has on this one.
Alina started working with us in August 2016 as a veterinary assistant. She is currently in high school and graduating June 2017. She plans to work and go to TMCC after high school. She loves photography and horse riding in her free time. She has four pets: Lola, Mr. Mittens, Smudge, and Belle.
Jena is new to the practice and new to the state. Before she moved to Nevada, she lived in Pennsylvania, where she previously worked at a veterinary hospital. She worked full time in Pennsylvania doing animal husbandry and as a lab assistant. For fun, Jena likes to go outdoors hiking and camping in the desert. Her goals for the future are just to live a happy and healthy life wherever she may be or what she's doing!
Kaitlyn started with us in May 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She is currently in her 3rd year of college at UNR as a veterinary science major and music minor. She plans on applying for veterinary school in the coming year. When she isn't at school or work, she is practicing her clarinet or swing dancing!