Supervising Licensed Veterinary Technician
Payton is the Licensed Veterinary Technician Supervisor at Aliante Animal Hospital. She was born and raised in Las Vegas. Payton got her career started in animal medicine at Lone Mountain Animal Hospital where she began as an animal caretaker.
Payton said she originally wanted to be an English teacher but changed her mind when she started working in animal medicine. She has a special interest in emergency medicine as well as dental hygiene, and her favorite part about working in animal medicine is seeing the patients’ road to recovery.
In her free time, Payton and her partner, Ian, enjoy spending time with her two Labradors, Daisy and Griswold, and her cat Sherbert.
Supervising Exam Room Assistant
Stephanie is originally from San Jose, CA and moved to Las Vegas in 1998. She has always had a passion for animals and began working at Aliante Animal Hospital three years ago, where she was given the opportunity to study to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Stephanie’s favorite thing about working for Aliante Animal Hospital is that she can get to know the patients and boarders and build connections with them. “To be able to build that bond with them warms my heart and allows me to understand the difference that I can make in the veterinary world,” Stephanie said.
When she isn’t caring for animals at Aliante, Stephanie enjoys spending time in nature, painting, and playing video games. She has two pitbulls, Slushee and Greisyn, and several exotics including lizards, snakes, and fish.
Supervising Customer Service Representative
Audrey was born and raised in Las Vegas, and also lived for two years in Saint George, Utah while attending college at Dixie State University. She currently attends University of Nevada Las Vegas and is studying hospitality. Growing up, Audrey has always had dogs, although never more than one at a time. She currently has one dog named Bentley who is eight years old and is a Shih Tzu, Yorkie, Poodle Mix.
Audrey has always preferred working with smaller animals and decided to work in the veterinary field when she moved back to Las Vegas from Utah. She worked at another animal hospital for three years before coming to Aliante Animal Hospital and has worked in many areas in the vet field, but she loves interacting with clients and building connections with them.
Outside of work, Audrey’s hobbies are going to the gym frequently and doing her own nails! She also loves watching movies and new shows. One of her favorite places is Disneyland and she tries to go as often as she can! She hopes to move to California one day to get an annual Disney pass.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Brenda is a local here in Las Vegas and is a licensed veterinary technician. She has worked with animals for many years, both in retail and in veterinary clinics. She is excited to join the Aliante team to grow as a veterinary technician and gain more experience so that she can do more for the pets in her care.
“Ever since I started working with animals, I’ve always wanted to do more. I wanted to be involved in work that would directly benefit the animals themselves,” Brenda explained.
All throughout her life, Brenda has been surrounded by animals. Her family always had dogs and now, as an adult, she has had dogs, cats, a bearded dragon, lizards, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and more. Brenda loves being around animals and currently has a dog named Tonka and three cats named Gwen, Idris, and Cho.
In her spare time, Brenda loves to read fantasy, science fiction, comics, and manga. She is also an enjoys working out and is an avid weightlifter.
Veterinary Technician in Training
Marilyn grew up in Las Vegas and always had pets like dogs and cats since a young age. She wanted to work with animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine after learning she could help nurse animals back to health.
Marilyn currently has 3 cats named Mochi, Purin and Mystaria, and 2 dogs named Sasha and Zelda.
The thing Marilyn likes most about her job is working with animals throughout the day. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, crocheting, going on hikes and attending shows.
Marilyn has worked at other veterinary hospitals and graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at PIMA Medical Institute in 2020.
Veterinary Technician in Training
Sarah is currently a Veterinary Technician in training.
She grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and had a variety of pets while growing up including dogs, cats, lizards, turtles, snakes, hamsters, and rats.
She got into this industry because she enjoys interacting with pet owners to provide knowledge on pet well-being and demonstrating compassion, and she wanted to help animals who cannot speak for themselves to promote their comfort. Currently, Sarah has 3 dogs and 1 cat as pets.
What Sarah likes most about her job is the continuous learning she experiences every day. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, the outdoors, traveling, and learning new hobbies.
Elerie works as a VA shift lead.
She got into this field to learn more about veterinary medicine and find a challenge. Elerie owns 6 pets including 3 German Shepherd mixes, a Chihuahua, a Labrador Retriever, and a cat.
What Elerie likes most about her job is that every day is different and there is always more to learn. In her free time, Elerie enjoys spending time with family and friends. Elerie is currently certified as a VA and is studying to become a vet technician.