Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Fairgrounds Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us. Our staff of experienced medical professionals is community-oriented, caring, and compassionate individuals who truly love and live for our work.

Veterinarians

Dr. Renee Krebs
DVM

Dr. Renee Krebs attended Washington State University, School of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM and her first duty station as an Army Veterinary Corps officer was at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ. She completed two more duty stations in Germany before returning to North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine for a 3-year surgery residency, at which time she earned a Master’s of Specialized Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Krebs is proud of her ability to teach and mentor technicians, veterinarians, and customer service experts in support of providing exceptional care for our patients. She is known for investing 110% in the work she is doing and going the extra mile for her patients to support the best possible outcome. When not caring for pets, Dr. Krebs enjoys long walks and hiking with her dog, occasional jogs, yoga and is hoping to try some cross country skiing this winter as well! Dr. Krebs looks forward to meeting you and being there for your pets!

Dr. Robert Rishwain

DVM

Dr. Robert Rishwain joined Fairgrounds Animal Hospital after spending some time in Carson City at an emergency clinic. After attending UC San Diego and internship in veterinary, he started his veterinary career and discovered veterinary was his passion. While gaining experience, he spent time working in shelters and shadowing veterinarians, eventually leading him to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts. His clinical training at Iowa State. Dr. Rishwain is originally from Stockton returning when he can to visit his family. When he is not at the clinic or visiting family, he can be found enjoying what Northern Nevada has to offer in outdoor activities such as running and playing soccer or just exploring Reno. He is looking to add to his Reno family soon by adopting a dog.

LVTs

Robert
Supervising Technician

Robert was born in Tucson, Az, but moved to Las Vegas at an early age. Robert lived in Las Vegas for 16 years, graduated from high school, and then moved to Reno, Nv. He has been attending UNR since 2013. He is working on a dual-major in Veterinary Medicine and Biology, with a minor in Analytical Chemistry. Robert was an intern at the UNR Station Farm, where he acquired a basic knowledge of large animals but found his passion lies in companion animals. He is set to graduate this winter but is uncertain what he would like to pursue; his overall goal is to remain in the veterinary field. Some of Robert’s hobbies include hiking, camping, and listening to music. One of his main goals is to travel to another country.

Michelle

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michelle is a Veterinary Technician in Training at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. Michelle has always had love and compassion for animals, which led to her desire to work in the veterinary field. She aspires to become a Veterinary Technician and continue to care for, love, and help animals in need. She was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and attended Sparks High School. She went on to attend the Veterinary Technology program at Truckee Meadows Community College in 2017 and expects to graduate in 2020. Michelle has a family dog she grew up with, an 11-year-old German Shepard named Shadow. He is a senior dog with a mellow personality that loves his toys and gets very excited to meet new people. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, crafting, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Assistants

Darby
Veterinary Assistant

Darby is a Veterinary Assistant at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. He was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Darby loves helping animals and making sure they are feeling their best. Darby discovered that he wanted to work in the veterinary field by accident when he accompanied his grandmother to take her cat to the veterinarian. At this visit, he discovered to have both a talent and a desire to work with animals. After this visit, he began working at a veterinary clinic and started pursuing his Veterinary Technician certificate. Darby has 2 dogs he rescued from the Humane Society, Gizmo a sassy 2-year-old terrier mix that loves to play, and Cosmo, a hyper 2-year-old terrier mix that loves to cuddle. He also has a 2-year-old black cat named Ana and 12 koi fish. Darby enjoys creating ceramic art on a pottery wheel and caring for his carnivorous plant collection in his free time.

Amy

Veterinary Assistant

Amy is a Veterinary Assistant at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. Amy has been employed in the veterinary field for the past seven years. She was previously employed at an alternative medicine vet clinic in Davis, California, where she assisted with acupuncture and chiropractic procedures. She is currently working on completing her education to obtain her Veterinary Technician license. Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and many pets. She also enjoys working at Fairgrounds with a team that is passionate about the veterinary field.

Shakira
Shakira
Veterinary Assistant

Shakira is a veterinary assistant at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. She was born in Reno NV. Shakira spent most of her childhood being raised in Colombia where she loved being surround by animals and sparked her interest in the veterinary field to help animals.

Shakira plans to continue her journey in helping animals and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Shakira loves spending time with her chickens outside or spend time at family farms.

CSR

Krystal

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Kennel

JD
Kennel Attendant

JD is an Animal Health Technician/Maintenance Supervisor employed at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital for the past 16 years. JD has been married for 22 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and granddaughter. She and her husband have dogs, a cat, and a tank full of fish. JD enjoys hiking, reading, writing science fiction, gardening, doing community cleanups, and learning about history.

Inventory

Jenny

Inventory Manager

Jenny is our Inventory Manager at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. Jenny Has been in the Reno area for over 5 years, having moved from Las Vegas, where she was a receptionist for several years at a busy walk-in animal clinic. Jenny loves working with animals and enjoys interacting with all of the pets that come in to see us. When Jenny is not working, she likes to spend her time hiking with her Beagles “Duke” & “Reese,” camping and traveling. Some of her hobbies include sewing, practicing archery, and home DIY projects.

Practice Manager

Sharon
Practice Manager

Sharon is a Receptionist at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. She has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area for more than 40 years. Sharon is passionate and quite knowledgeable about the field’s best practices with over 15 years of experience in customer service in the veterinary field. She sincerely enjoys being able to assist clients and their pets here at Fairgrounds. Sharon has two horses, four cats, and two Rottweilers, and she is always happy to show them off. Her other hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, and gardening.