Meet The Staff

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 developed 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

Mariah Estes

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Training

Mariah an Oregon native, has lived in Reno since 1995. She lives with her husband Tylar, son, Colson, and two dogs Roxie and Gracie. Mariah has been with us since 2011. She has worked with animals for over 10 years. Between studying hard for her licensing, working, and raising a son, you would think she 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. 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. Occasionally gets a day off and loves to be outdoors.  

Breanna Prince

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Breanna is a Virginia City native. She has been with us since 2013. As a licensed veterinary technician, Breanna brings care and skills in surgical, dental, and emergency anesthesia. Additionally, she can be found performing in-house laboratory work and procedures, x-rays, and checking in rooms. With genuine kindness and proven knowledge, she strives to provide our clients with the best possible patient care each and every time. She also holds an associates degree in business. When she is not working you can find her on the yoga mat, behind the camera lens, crocheting, and will soon be learning how to make dog bow ties!!! 

Charlotte Hurbain

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Charlotte moved to Reno in 2003 from Corning, California. Charlotte lives here with her husband Zach, their dogs Milo & Finn, and their cat Salem. She currently holds an associates degree in Applied Science. She has just finished and become our newest LVT! When Charlotte is not working she enjoys hiking with Milo and quality time on the couch with Salem.


Veterinary Assistant

Ashley was born in Connecticut and raised on Fishers Island in NY; she has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University.  Ashley has a traveler’s soul, she loves hiking and camping with her dog Hatchet.   Ashley has been working with animals for over 15 years and in the vet field since 2017.  Ashley is currently enrolled in the Vet Tech program through Penn Foster and has a strong interest in animal behavior and has worked as an unlicensed animal behaviorist.   She strongly believes in positive reinforcement and fear free techniques, she also loves pack training for Dogs. 

Amy Jensen


Amy, the golden girl, resides with her husband Tony, son Killian, her two golden retrievers Mallory and Moe, and a cat named Jeeves.  When she is here her bright smile and cheerful attitude is a wonderful way to start the day.  Amy is our dental care expert  Please ask her about any questions you have on tooth brushing technique and pet dental hygiene. 

Lilly Bergfield


Lilly is a Nevada native. She started with us February 2018. She moved from the call service field as a resolution supervisor to the vet field 2 years ago. When she is not working the front desk she enjoys fishing, camping, and her horses.

Kelsey Hilderbran

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Training

Kelsey is a Reno, Nevada native. She will be starting the TMCC veterinary technician program in August of 2019. She also holds an associates degree in science. Besides caring for animals, she has an unbreakable bond with her dog Lancer who she adopted in 2017. When she is not working she enjoys photography, going for long walks with Lancer, and listening to music. 

Lisa Harmer

Veterinary Assistant

Lisa was born and raised here in Reno and has been an animal lover her whole life. Lisa has superhero kitty powers, so she is known as the cat whisperer here at the hospital. She has been working in animal care for the last 10 years where the last 8 years she was the cat lead at the Humane Society. She recently decided to go into veterinary care and we are grateful she did!

Amanda Lemmon

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, but she has been in Reno since 2001. She has attended the University of Kentucky and UNLV and plans to return one day. Amanda has a true passion for animals and their owners and has worked with animals most of her life. Amanda has a special bond with our clinic cat, Sebastian and takes him home on the weekends for slumber parties!

Ashley Dowdle

Veterinary Assistant

 Ashley is currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in Veterinary Science. I’m originally from a small town outside of Sacramento where I grew up with lots of animals around me. In high school, I was very invested in a program called Future Farmers of America, also known as FFA. After college, I plan to go on to Veterinary School to become a veterinarian. I want to work with large, small and exotic animals.