In the middle of the night, on a Sunday afternoon, or in the midst of a holiday weekend, when your pet needs care, our doctors and staff are here at Animal Focus Vet-ER – 365 days a year.
Our dedicated team of licensed technicians and veterinarians are ready to serve your pet’s special needs in critical times. In addition to qualified care professionals, our hospital utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and has the laboratory capabilities to complete on-site testing. For urgent care or critical care, our doctors and licensed technicians stand ready to serve your needs.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for pets and their owners by providing compassionate care and progressive services to prevent, cure and treat diseases and injuries of dogs and cats.
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-ER 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.
Serving the Valley for Over 20 Years!
Your pets are like family.
Since 2004, our entire staff has been devoted to providing a caring environment that treats people and their pets with dignity, kindness and respect. Since we are pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance your special companion plays in your life. We are dedicated to offering the same level of care we would seek for ourselves or any of our family members in an emergency situation.
Think of Us as an Extension of Your Family Veterinarian
We are here to meet the needs of your pet and your primary care veterinarian; we are available to continue medical care your veterinarian started or to start care when he or she is unavailable. Your primary care veterinarian may ask us to monitor your pet overnight or through a weekend.
At Animal Focus Vet-ER, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Dr. Johnathan Snead
Owner/ Veterinary Medical Director
Dr. Snead was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He began his career working as a Kennel Attendant in an animal hospital . He began his Undergrad at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and finished up at Tuskegee University of Veterinary Medicine in which he graduated in 2010. He loves working with exotics, performing soft tissue surgeries, and communicating with clients. He enjoys creating a fun and friendly environment for all his clients and patients. His hobbies include hiking, auto mechanics, and playing with his baby Rosie, who is a Labradoodle.
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. Brandon Dever
Dr. Brandon D. Dever is a graduate of the prestigious Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where he developed a love for animals and the importance of their welfare above all else. His passions are emergency/critical care, surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Dever lives with his beautiful wife and two daughters. You can sometimes find his Jack Russell Terrier, Ghost barking, and greeting clients at the hospital. In his free time, Dr. Dever enjoys video games, watching sports (Die-Hard Baltimore Ravens and UMD fan), cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Kenneth Hiscocks
Dr. Kenneth Hiscocks, Jr. is a graduate of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, the pride of the swift growing south. Dr. Hiscocks was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV., developing a respect and passion for veterinary medicine at a young age working as a kennel attendant then as a veterinary assistant before attending veterinary school. Dr. Hiscocks has worked in general practice, veterinary emergency, and veterinary ophthalmology as a Veterinary Technician in Training (VTIT). His interests in the field include emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and pain management. Dr. Hiscocks has a 6-year-old Pitbull named Bane and co-owns a 4 year old cat named Bayou with his godson. During his spare time, Dr. Hiscocks enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and continually expanding his interests.
Dr. Caitlin Mascaro
Dr. Mascaro was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Technology at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) while also working as a Veterinary Technician. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Mascaro enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, riding horses, and watching the LSU Tigers play football. She has 2 dogs: Senor Uno (Terrier Mix) and Satchmo (Bernese Mountain Dog); and 2 horses: Magic and Bizou who live in Louisiana.
Dr. Crystal Cain
Dr. Cain was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University with a major in animal science and minor in nutrition. She then continued at NC State to complete a master’s degree in Animal Science. She obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cain’s professional interests include exotic animal medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and nutrition. She is also a fear-free certified professional. Dr. Cain has two dogs (Furby and Theodore), a rabbit (Reeses), a turtle (Franklynn), and a hedgehog (Creed). In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, traveling, playing video games, and spending time outdoors.
Our Veterinary Team
Danielle was born in Fort Hood, TX, and has been in Las Vegas, NV from the age of 5. She has been with us for over a year bringing her love for animals with her. As a Veterinary Assistant, she assists the doctors in caring and treating all the babies that come through our door. Growing up, she had three of the cutest dachshunds. Over the years her love for treating animals has continued to grow. The most rewarding part of her job is sending pets home healthy to their parents.
When Danielle is not working, she loves going on hikes, hanging with friends, and going to local concerts. Her plans are to obtain a technicians’ license where she will be able to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field.
Jon has been with LVAEH since 2017. He has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2012. Jon loves monitoring anesthesia and warming treatments. Besides saving animals Jon enjoys working on cars, playing music, and exploring nature. Jon is passionate about emergency medicine and would like to end up in a penguin habitat.
Luis is one of our Veterinary Assistants. He has been in the field for 5 years and is working on becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He displays the care and joy of treating different kinds of animals and shows eagerness to learn and grow more as a Veterinary Assistant. When he is not working, he tends to his 3-year-old Akita named Koda. As well as helping his parents care for their goats, roosters, and chickens.
Veronica is the type of individual who is seizing every opportunity that she can to learn on-the form and continue to grow by constantly expanding her knowledge base. She takes the phrase “you learn something new every day” to a whole other level. She's working a mixture of overnight emergency swing + graveyard shifts, for on-going ER experience to keep her mind just as sharp as the fast-paced environment that she works in. Veronica strongly believes that what she has learned in the past few years working in all different realms of the veterinary field that she can truly make a difference. She has a true desire to succeed and be a team player, as well as a treaty place of work as if it was her own home, always trying to do better and improve it, in a way, shape, or form, for teamwork truly does make the dream work! And when given the chance she likes to prove to herself as well as her employer that she can indeed make that difference in a pet or pet parents like. They say you never work a day in your life if you love what you do, and she honestly believes that if you’re going to do something, you should do it with passion or not at all.
Ashley has worked in the veterinary field for 13 years and ran a surgical ward for 5 years. She is now working on becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She is grateful to work beside a knowledgeable staff that also knows how to make their job fun! She loves all fur babies and looks forward to helping your pet through any situation they may come across. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 7yr old son, 2 dogs, and 2 cats as well as continuing to learn how to play the piano.
Jimmy started in veterinary medicine in the summer of 6th grade. His father knew a veterinarian who allowed him to work over the summer in Compton, California. After high school, he worked in multiple veterinary hospitals in the Los Angeles area for about 6 years and then moved to Fresno. There he learned how to work with large animals, exotics, and birds. After a few years, he moved to Las Vegas, where he loves working at emergency veterinary hospitals- the part of Veterinary Medicine he truly enjoys!
Natalie has been involved with animals since she was a child. She grew up with a variety of exotics, including guinea pigs, gerbils, and birds. She also grew up with cats. She spent much of her time growing up at her grandparent's farm where she handled and showed goats, sheep, cattle, and horses. All this exposure to animals solidified her desire to work with animals growing up. Although she is working as a VA now, she is currently in school to be a vet tech and will hopefully go back to school to finish our pre-vet prerequisites and continue on to obtain her DVM. She moved from Illinois to Vegas right before the pandemic, so she hasn't been able to explore much, but she is looking forward to getting to know Vegas more as it opens up. She also loves to travel and is looking forward to the world opening back up so she can see all there is to see. Natalie lives life to the fullest and really loves making connections with people and animals alike. In her free time, she likes to hang around with friends and family, read and play video games. She currently has a mini zoo at home featuring 3 dogs named Odin, Petey, and Poppy, 3 sugar gliders, and 2 snakes. She really looks forward to growing at the Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital!
Ashley was born and raised in California and moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago. She has been in veterinary field for about 3 years now and truly loves it. At home, she has 2 little daughters and 3 chihuahuas. She is a busy mommy who loves to go to the gym, hike with her girls, travel, and spend time with family.
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I was in Vegas during Thanksgiving when my poodle mix, Bella, possibly ate some chicken bones at a relative's place. The staff was fantastic and showed their concern. X-rays showed a possible small bone that already made its way to the stomach. The vet reassured us that it probably would pass and it should not be a problem. Thank God everything turned out fine.
IT WAS BEFORE 1 AM. I CALLED ENROUTE. THE STAFF WAS WAITING AND ACTED FAST.OUR CAT KIKO WAS IN RESPIRATORY ARREST. HIS LUNGS WERE FILLED WITH FLUID. HE PASSED ON PEACEFULLY. THE VET WAS HONEST AND THERE WAS NO NEED FOR AGGRESSIVE RESUSCITATION. THEY WERE CARING AND SYMPATHETIC. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CARE. HE WAS 17 AND GAVE US MANY YEARS OF JOY AND LOVE.
Thank you to the wonderful staff for trying to bring my baby back!!!!
We just left there. Our cat unfortunately passed away 5 minutes before we arrived. The care that was given was beyond exceptional. They tried to bring him back it was too late. They allowed us to stay with him for as long as we wanted.. They had him wrapped in a blanket in a cat bed like he was sleeping. Thank you to the wonderful staff for trying to bring my baby back!!!!
I can’t tell you how wonderful these folks are. I had just had surgery and my new fur baby got a hold of a controlled substance. My regular vet ( Dr Jonathan Snead) told me where to go. Staff met me in the parking lot and took my Skyye inside. They saved her life and she came home the next evening. Dr. Snead checked on her and worked with the hospital staff to be sure my girl received the best of care. They really deserve 10 stars!!