Linda K. Weatherton, DVM, DACVECC

DoctorsDr. Weatherton earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University, where she also earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and completed her Emergency/Critical Care Residency

Dr. Weatherton’s interests include post-operative critical care, critical ventilation, and continuous renal replacement therapy.

Tamera Brabson, DVM, DACVECC

DoctorsDr. Brabson earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She completed veterinary school at the University of Tennessee and a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver. She worked as an emergency veterinarian in Salt Lake City before heading back east to complete residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island.

Dr. Brabson’s professional interests include sepsis, trauma, and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking skiing, and horseback riding.

Frank Fasanella, DVM

DoctorsDr. Fasanella is originally from Hamilton, New Jersey. He completed his Bachelors Degree at Delaware Valley College and went to veterinary school at Mississippi State University. Dr. Fasanella did his rotating internship at the University of Missouri and his surgical internship at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. His hobbies include hiking, working out, and painting.

Ashley Love, BVMS MRCVS

DoctorsDr. Love earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. She went to veterinary school at The University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland. She then worked in an Emergency and Referral Hospital near Scranton, PA. Dr. Love’s interests include feline medicine and toxicology. Her hobbies include traveling, reading and photography.

Erika Fauth, DVM

DoctorsDr. Erika Fauth graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Shortly after, she completed her veterinary technician training at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Fauth worked with cardiology patients at a large referral center outside of Philadelphia, and critical patients in the Emergency Room at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fauth went on to complete veterinary school at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, LA. She completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA before heading west.

Dr. Donnie Hoff, DVM

Dr. Donnie Hoff was born and raised in Houston, Tx and earned his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University. After completing his bachelor’s, he obtained his Master’s degree from CSU doing research focusing on developing pre-clinical animal models for testing drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He subsequently obtained his DVM from CSU and completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland, CO. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Hoff worked doing a mix of general practice and emergency medicine at a veterinary clinic in Salem, OR. Dr. Hoff’s professional interests include soft tissue wound management and surgery. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, playing musical instruments, and carpentry.

Dr. Julie Elkins

erica Dr. Elkins earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animals Science and a second one in Nutrition from North Carolina State University. She then attended vet school at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow Scotland. After completion of vet school, she moved back to North Carolina where she was in mixed general and after hours emergency practice before moving to Las Vegas. Her personal interests include traveling, crocheting, and hanging out with her dog and moon jellyfish.

Dr. Katrina Jung

Dr. Katrina Jung is originally from California. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. After graduating, she went on to pursue a small animal rotating internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists. During her internship, she developed a strong interest in emergency medicine, which allowed her to then continue her training at the University of Illinois, as a Specialty Emergency and Critical Care Intern. Dr. Jung returned to the western side of the states when she obtained a residency here at Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care Hospital. Her current interests in emergency medicine includes, brain injuries, sepsis, toxins, and trauma. Her hobbies includes, spending quality time with her feline at home, watching movies, and experiencing Las Vegas through its restaurants and festivals.

Samantha Cooper, DVM

Dr. Cooper is originally from Southwest Michigan. She completed her bachelor’s degree in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine at Michigan State University. A few years later Dr. Cooper pursued and completed her DVM at Ross University, doing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University. She then did an equine internship with Rood & Riddle in Saratoga Springs, NY. Dr. Cooper’s personal interests include hiking, traveling, horseback riding, and swimming.

Jennifer Morris, DVM
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Resident

Jennifer-MorrisDr. Morris, originally from Massachusetts, received her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She then received her veterinary degree at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Morris completed her small animal internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island and stayed to work as an emergency clinician for the 2 years after completing her internship.

Rebecca Aldoretta, DVM
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Intern

Dr. Aldoretta was raised in Louisiana, although she spent her summers in Colorado. She attended Colorado State University for her bachelors degree where she studied equine science, biomedical science, and business administration. She received her DVM degree from Kansas State University and completed a rotating internship at Miami Veterinary Specialists prior to joining the team at Las Vegas Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care as a specialty intern. In her personal life she enjoys reading, drawing, and being outdoors and active with her dog Maya.


Kelly Tantalo LVT, VTS (ECC), ICU Supervisor

I am originally from Phoenix, AZ, have lived in Las Vegas the majority of my life. My first job was working as a kennel assistant in 1999. I started training as a veterinary assistant in a general practice hospital in 2003. I started as a surgery technician for LVVSC in 2006. I graduated from the CSN technician program in 2007 where I obtained my license. I worked as a license technician for surgery for about 3 years where I was transferred to the new opthalmology department with Dr. Weinstein and helped get it up and running. After 2 years , I started helping out in emergency and critical care. I really enjoyed the challenges and variety that were brought to me in this department so I decided to start working fulltime for VE+CC. I applied for my emergency and critical care specialty license in 2012 and passed my test in 2013 in San Diego, California. I’ve been a part of VE+CC for just over 4 years working as a specialty emergency and critical care technician and overseeing the department as the supervisor. I am an animal lover myself owning many of my own pets who mean the world to me. In my free time, I love to be adventurous. There is never a dull moment from skydiving to scuba diving. I love to travel whenever I get a chance to do so.

Autumn Berg, Hospital Administrative Assistant

Autumn is a native to the Las Vegas area and has been a Customer Care Representative with LVVSC since 2009. She has witnessed the addition of VE+CC and has been there to be a part of the Specialty Center growth. Autumn has a big spot in her heart for animals and has 3 cute little babies of her own. She has been the Customer Care Supervisor of LVVSC and VE+CC since 2015 and is very happy and excited to be a part of such an awesome team.

Lauren Lumley, Customer Care Supervisor

Lauren was born and raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Silverado High School in 2006. She has worked at VE+CC since November 2013, but she has been working in veterinary medicine since 2009. She is an animal lover and is a very dedicated member of our team. Lauren has one dog named Rocky who is an 8 & 1/2 year old Miniature Pinscher. Lauren’s hobbies include watching movies, traveling, going out with friends and trying new food places.