Xavier, originally from San Francisco but raised in Las Vegas, developed a passion for animals at a young age. His childhood cats, sparked a desire to become a vet and fulfill his dream of having as many pets as he wanted – a dream he’s cherished since kindergarten.

During his late high school and early undergraduate years, Xavier volunteered at the Hearts Alive Village animal shelter and worked at an animal hospital in Henderson. His commitment to veterinary medicine was solidified during a trip to the Philippines. He encountered a dog named Princess, plagued by ticks and health complications. Alongside his uncle, who had veterinary training, they devoted hours to nursing Princess back to health. This experience further reinforced his dedication to veterinary medicine.

Xavier pursued his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2022. He is currently studying at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with an expected graduation of 2026.

He has served as a UC Davis student representative for Aliante Animal Hospital, Craig Road Animal Hospital and Lone Mountain Animal Hospital.

During this externship, he is eager to gain hands-on experience and shadow the doctors.

When he’s not immersed in his studies, Xavier enjoys an active lifestyle, playing tennis and pickleball with friends. He also enjoys playing video games, board games, and spending time with his two cats, Mittens and Turtle, and a Pomeranian named Pork Chop

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Aliante Animal Hospital

3310 West Elkhorn Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89084
(702) 778-4443

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We are a full-service veterinary hospital with services including boarding, grooming, vaccines, surgeries, and more!

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Monday – Friday: 7AM – 6PM
Saturday – Sunday: 7AM – 5PM