We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
Family | We believe that pets are family and because they are family they deserve only the highest quality of medical treatment. Health, healing and happiness is what we believe in. That starts with routine preventative care and proper nutrition. We will guide you from the beginning of your companions life to maturity and beyond ensuring your confidence in your pet’s care and well-being.
Communication | We pride ourselves in communication. Animal Focus Vet-Horizon has centered our practice around providing you with important facts about your pets care 24/7.
Innovation | Our innovative online systems make it easy for you to obtain everything from follow-up care instructions to your pets blood results. We offer the highest quality and latest technology in pet diagnostics to provide you with same day results.
Please take a moment to contact us and speak with one of our friendly team members, to learn more about our practice and how we can become part of your family.
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Behavior Management
- Laser Therapy
- Dental Care
- Flea & Tick Control Products
- Nutritional Counseling
- Onsite diagnostics
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention & Heartworm Testing
- Pet Transport
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
Dr. Joe Owens
Owner/Veterinary Medical Director
Dr. Joe Jesse Owens, III is an exemplary Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Inventor, Business Owner, and affluent public speaker. Dr. Owens is the proud son of Mr. Joe Owens, Jr and Sharon Owens, DVM, who inspired his career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Owens was born in Marlboro MA, and raised in Durham NC, with his 3 sisters. Dr. Owens attended and graduated from the illustrious Tuskegee University with his undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2008, and again in 2012 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While attending Tuskegee, Dr. Owens was an honor student, joined the prestigious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., was Mr. Tuskegee University 07-08, and held positions in Veterinary School as Class President 08-09 and SCAVMA President 10-11.
Upon graduating, Dr. Owens relocated to Las Vegas to begin his career. He has worked everything from relief, shelter medicine, emergency, private practice, and corporate day practice. In 2016, he made the decision to grow his career by not only practicing veterinary medicine but also practice ownership. Dr. Owens not only partnered with his college alum (Dr. Johnathan Snead) to co-own and operate 2 animal hospitals and 1 emergency hospital in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, but he also invented the only appetite stimulation bowl on the market for pets; Enjoy-A-Bowl®. Enjoy-A-Bowl® allows you to treat your pet with tantalizing aroma of human food without the bad side effects. Dr. Owens has used his invention to solve numerous dietary discretion concerns and increase pet owner compliance for chronic treatment of multiple health issues induced from malnutrition. In 2017 Dr. Owens went on to pitch Enjoy-A-Bowl® on national television and won over the live audience along with a cash prize of $50k for seed funding on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on ABC.
During his time off, Dr. Owens enjoys spending time with his wife (Leticia Owens), his newborn son (Mekhi Jesse Owens) and his 12yr old Australian Shepherd mix (Que). When he is not with his family, Dr. Owens enjoys working out, video gaming, online and in-person speaking engagements and traveling to veterinary schools to mentor future veterinarians.
Dr. Johnathan Snead
Owner/Veterinary Medical Director
Dr. Snead is a Tuskegee University of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the class of 2010. He has a passion for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and always strives to offer the highest quality of medicine while giving personalized attention to each of his clients and their pets. Dr. Snead also enjoys treating small mammals and exotic pets. During his days off, he enjoys spending time with his beloved dog Rosie, our hospital mascot!
Dr. Aisha Ellis
Dr. Aisha Ellis is a 2019 graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She recently relocated to Las Vegas from her position as an Animal Welfare Information Specialist with the USDA. She enjoys working with both small and large animals and has a passion for animal behavior, animal physical therapy, human-animal bonding, international medicine and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors with her fur baby, Iverson Bell, playing volleyball, trying new food spots, and teaching youth about the various opportunities in veterinary medicine. She is excited to grow as an exceptional veterinarian in her new home with Animal Focus Vet!
Our Veterinary Team
Julia was raised in Hawaii and recently relocated to Las Vegas in January of 2020. The majority of her work history has been in the medical field as a receptionist/financial coordinator. She enjoys working with clients to ensure the best experience for them and their fur babies. In her spare time, Julia enjoys playing games with her two babies and having dance parties! She also enjoys cooking and baking new foods.
Jasmine was born and raised in California. She recently relocated to Las Vegas in 2020, to return to school in order to continue to grow in the veterinary field. She loves traveling to spend time with her family and fur babies!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Destiny is a 25-year-old proud mom of one baby girl, two pups and two kitties. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona. She then received her VTIT License. She has a love and passion for animals since she was a child and plans to one day pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Melanie was born in Maine and moved to Henderson when she was eight. She has always had a deep love and passion for animals. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2004. Melanie honorably served in the Army Reserves for over eight years with a Medical Support Unit. She received her Associate of Science Degree with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude from Penn Foster College. After graduation Melanie immediately took and passed her VTNE exams to become Nationally Credentialed, and acquired her licensed in the State of Nevada to practice as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Melanie loves learning and is passionate about science, and the practice of medicine. Her goal is to provide the best support and nursing care for Veterinarians, and all animals she encounters. Melanie has a special passion for animal physical therapy and rehabilitation. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, two children, friends, and all of the furry family members while camping, boating, and riding at the sand dunes.
Hailey was born in Southern California but has spent most of her adult life in Las Vegas. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 12 years and has a special interest in diagnostics and nursing care. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to complete her degree in Veterinary Technology. While not caring for your pets she spends her time with her two dogs Slash & Jack and her cats Gemini, Zelda & Olive Oyl. She also enjoys spending quality time with her daughter Mackenzie and binge-watching The Food Network & Disney+.
Meghan has been a lifelong pet owner and Las Vegas resident. She began her animal caretaking career by volunteering at an Animal Shelter before finding her way to be a Veterinary Assistant. Caring for animals has always been a deep-rooted passion of her and while not caring for, and falling in love with your pets, she enjoys the comfort of her own two dogs Stella Luna and Emma Rose. In her free time, she loves watching the food network and cheering on the Vegas Golden Knights. She also enjoys volunteering her time with a young women’s youth leadership organization called Job’s Daughters.
Gabrielle, also known as Gabi, was born and raised in Las Vegas and is the youngest of five. She has been in the veterinarian field for over eight years. In her former life, she was a gymnast for 16 years until she injured her shoulder. Gabi has three dogs and is a step-mommy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and listening to music.
Fiona was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada. She is very passionate about all animals and has 3 reptile babies. Fiona has always wanted to be in the veterinary field and wants to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the future. She is very close with her family and loves reading and being outdoors.
Dayoniee was born and raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her free time, she loves to paint, read and be outdoors. Dayoniee grew up with dogs, but currently has fish and 2 birds named Michelle and Obama. Dayoniee currently attends University of Las Vegas and is very excited to obtain her college degree.
Andie is one of our Kennel Attendants. She found love for animals back in 2019 when she worked as a bather and a groomer. She wanted to do something more, that gave her a challenge, so she starting working as a Kennel Attendant. In the future, she plans on working towards her goal to become a Veterinary Assistant. When Andie is not at our hospital, she is working at her other job at a rescue center.
Alaijah, prefers to go by AJ, is one of our Kennel Attendants. She has always loved animals. She deeply believes in speaking for those that can’t speak for themselves and that is why her passion and goal is to one day become a Veterinarian.
Christy has been a Henderson resident since 1987 and worked retail for 15 years. She then decided to explore the veterinary field and has been loving it for the last 4 years! Being around animals brightens her day! While she is not working, she enjoys her 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren and all her 4-legged kids. She also enjoys off-roading in the jeep with her hubby of 20 years.
Melissa moved to the Las Vegas area in 2018 from Stockton, California. New to the veterinary field, she enjoys learning about all the different types of animals we see at Animal Focus Vet. She is very family oriented and loves to have barbeques with her family and friends. Although, Melissa does not have any fur babies at the moment, she’s had many dogs growing up.
Kari was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas in 2018. She has 2 brothers and a sister. Her mom had such a love for animals and rescued everything that moved and because of that, Kari has been in the veterinary field for 10+ years. Kari adopted her terrier mix (Pickles) in December 2019 and has been her best friend since. She enjoys taking Pickles to neighboring parks and hiking trails. She also enjoys having friends over and spending time with her dad. Kari wants to continue working in the veterinary field and move up in the company.
They allowed me to come in same day for my dog's exam and nail trim. She wound up needing updated shots. Prices were reasonable and the front desk and Dr was amazing. Friendly and made my dog completely comfortable. I will definitely be back.
C Darlene L.
The new vets there are very pleasant and knowledgeable. I had to wait about 30 minutes for lab results. Dr. Williams explained the results to me and included me in deciding my pet's treatment.
We were skeptical based on so many negative reviews. Been seeing Dr. Phlaum about 20 years. Decided to give them a chance before leaving. Talked to Meagen at the front desk and felt good about it so had our annual appointment today with Dr. Jackson. He was kind, so personable and professional, knowledgeable and spent all the time with us we needed. Yes they recommended new options /tests that Dr. Phlaum did not but that makes sense for curremt times. No pressure on us to accept . Our cost was comparable to any other office and we were glad we gave them a chance today and we will come back.