Meet the Staff

Don Hittenmiller, DVM 

Dr Hittenmiller grew up in Iowa, where he developed a passion for animal welfare. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, and was recruited to join a large veterinary practice in Nevada. He soon found that his interest was in the prevention of debilitating diseases such as hip dysplasia, which led him to pursue advanced surgical training. In addition, he later received advanced training in veterinary cardiac and abdominal ultrasound and endoscopy. Soon many trauma and critically ill patients began being referred to Dr Hittenmiller. The advanced care that these patients required put Dr. Hittenmiller on the path of residence training through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). Dr. Hittenmiller developed techniques in veterinary epidural catheter pain management, the placement of cranial tibial artery catheters, and the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the septic patient. In the mid 1990s, as the hospital was attracting specialists in a variety of disciplines, including cardiology, radiology, oncology, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, and critical care. This led to the formation in 1998 of a teaching institution, Western Nevada Veterinary Specialists. As a teaching institution, the hospital each year welcomed a class of residents and interns, to be taught and certified in various veterinary specialties through the ACVECC and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Dr Hittenmiller's areas of professional interest include sepsis and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, thrombosis and pulmonology, and the furthering of advances in techniques of pain management. Though Dr. Hittenmiller is retired, he often offers mentorship to some of our up and coming emergency veterinarians. Dr Hittenmiller is also involved in the environmental enhancement of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He may also be found enjoying the outdoors on the many white water rivers of the West, with his wife Annie and his Golden Retrievers Bentley and Norabell.

Lisa Lewis, DVM

Dr Lisa Lewis was born and raised in southwest Minnesota. She has always been an avid lover of animals and had a "zoo" growing up. She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in 2003 and from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. For her clinical rotations, Lisa attended University of Minnesota. She moved to Carson City to pursue her dream in veterinary medicine. She enjoys emergency and internal medicine. Dr Lewis lives with her daughter Georgia, and her 2 rescue dogs Khloe and Maggie. They all suffered substantial injuries and were patients here at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital. She also enjoys watching movies and exploring the surrounding area in her spare time

Tracy, Hospital Manager,  Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Tracy is out hospital ,manager as well as one of our Licensed Veterinary Technician's. She studied at the Bel-Rea Institute in Denver Colorado, and graduated in 2004 where she also received her license. Tracy was born and raised here in Carson City and is happy to be helping the pets of her home town. She has been in the veterinary field since 1998 when she first started as a kennel kid. She has always been passionate about animals and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Tracy treats all of the patients as if they were her own baby, and she feels privileged to be entrusted with your fur babies here at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital.

Janice, Veterinary Assistant

Janice has been working with Carson Tahoe Veterinary for over 10 years. As one of our most senior staff members, Janice helps to train and support the evening emergency crew. Her strengths are as a critical care nurse, neonatal nurse, and providing quality medicine to her patients. When not at work, Janice enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all that Carson City has to offer. 

Acacia, Veterinary Assistant
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Corinne, Licensed Veterinary Technician
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Emergencies Only

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Lewis and Dominique have been so wonderful since we've going there. My cat went to heaven last night and they were so helpful, caring and took wonderful care of my Tiki, I cant thank them enough"
    Stephanie C.
  • "Dr. Jahn has been our family vet forever! Friendly and helpful staff! This place isn’t just for emergencies only!
    Dr. Lewis is also a wonderful vet!"
    Jocelyn R.