The team at Paradise Pet Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Erin Wilkins, Veterinarian
Dr. Wilkins was born and raised in a small town of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Science at Clemson University in South Carolina and then went on to earn her doctorate degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A few of her veterinary interests include pain management, internal medicine, dermatology, exotic animal care, as well as preventative medicine.
Over her years of being in the animal world, Dr. Wilkins has had amazing well-rounded experiences working at multiple Zoos, farms (including poultry, dairy, and beef cattle), whale rescue triaging and rehabilitation in the Keys of Florida, as well as working as an emergency clinician prior to returning to private practice.
Dr. Wilkins has 3 kids of her own — a Siberian Husky named “Nash,” a Newfoundland named “Cyan,” and a rescued cat named “Clem.” All could be models if their mama let them! In her free time, Dr. Wilkins enjoys spending quality time with her fur babies, photography, staying active working out, and sharing with the world her love for the #1 skincare line out there: Rodan + Fields.
Dr. Wilkins prides herself on treating your pets as if they were her very own, providing comprehensive care, and ultimately aims to help “both ends of the leash.” She has a great deal of passion for what she does and puts her entire heart into treating every single one of her patients! She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family as well!
Brittany, Office Manager/Veterinary Nurse
Brittany joined our practice in September 2018. She has been in the veterinary industry for 14 years. Brittany grew up in Chicago and escaped the cold weather when she moved to Vegas in 2016. She is very involved with her nonprofit animal rescue here in Las Vegas, and volunteers most of her free time helping animals in need. She also likes to spend her time hiking and taking road trips with her two dogs, Arya, and Ren. Brittany hopes to one day open up a sanctuary for disabled animals.
Destiny, Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician
Destiney Dinsman, LVT, joined the Paradise Pet Hospital team in September of 2018. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and enjoys the hot summer weather. Her mother introduced her to the veterinary field and she is a second-generation animal caregiver. Destiney brings over 8 years of experience to the team; 5 years of General Practice, and 3 years in Emergency Medicine. The College of Southern Nevada is where Destiney obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Nevada and has a deep love of education. From a young age she always knew she wanted to help and learn about animals of all sizes, shapes, and textures. She has cared for small animals, large animals, and exotics. Her other great love has always been theatre, where she performs on stage and behind the scenes doing the makeup and costumes. She loves live music and her favorite artists are Muse and Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls).
Destiney currently has 2 chihuahuas, and 1 cat. “BooBerry” is a feisty long-haired tabby who is a Blood Donor for the Animal Emergency Center of Las Vegas and Henderson. “Squeaky” is a tri-colored short hair chihuahua who loves to burrow in the covers. “Skippy” is a three-legged brown wire-haired chihuahua that Destiney fostered after being hit by a car and taken care of at the Animal Foundation. All of Destiney’s pets are rescues; she is a huge advocate to saving lives. Adopt, Don’t Shop!
Tricia, Pet Groomer
Tricia joined our team in March 2018. She has been grooming dogs and cats for over 13 years. She became a certified groomer in 2007 at the California School of Dog Grooming. She is also certified in dog training to better serve her clients. She is a quality-over-quantity type of groomer who strives to build trust with clients and keep the grooming environment as stress free as possible. She attends trade shows and seminars to help keep up to date on the latest grooming trends, equipment and products because there is always something new to learn. Tricia shares her home with her daughter and her dog, Klyde.
Stephanie is the face you see at the front desk Monday through Friday. She joined the Paradise Pet Hospital team in January 2018. Originally from Berlin Germany she moved to Las Vegas in 2006. She has been a veterinary receptionist helping pet parents for over six years. Stephanie’s family consist of her sister and their 4 small dogs. She also volunteers her free time between rescues and fostering pit bulls.
Kelsey started at Paradise Pet Hospital in 2018. Kelsey graduated from northwest career college with her degree in medical administration. Kelsey loves working with animals and helping pet owners take care of their fur babies. She loves spending time with her fiancé, her 1 year old pup Luke, and their 6 month old kitten, Kiara.
Danielle, Receptionist/Veterinary Nurse
Danielle recently moved to the Las Vegas area from Whidbey Island, WA. There she found her passion for working with animals as an Animal Care Technician; she had worked at a non-profit animal shelter for over a year. She moved to the Las Vegas area to start school and her career of
becoming a Vet Technician. You can catch Danielle on her free time spending time with her 2 fur babies, Bentley and Ralpy, or volunteering at local animal shelter.
Allegra, Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist
Allegra moved to Las Vegas from Rock Springs, WY and was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She has had a passion for animals pretty much all her life. It was after her daughter was born in 2013 that she made the decision to go back to school to become Veterinary Assistant. She attended PIMA Medical Institute and graduated in June of 2014. Allegra eventually plans on going back to school to further her education but right now is happy with where she is. She came to Paradise Pet Hospital in May of 2018 and loves the clients and her fellow coworkers. When she isn’t at work she is at home with her two kids, husband, and fur babies. Together they have two dogs, four cats, and one ferret. Allegra enjoys taking her kids to the farm and hiking at red rock as well as spending as much time as she can with her family.
Heidi, Veterinary Nurse
Heidi joined of team September 2018. Heidi is a Vegas local whose passion for veterinary medicine was established two years ago when she stepped from behind the front desk and onto the treatment floor. She realized her passion for helping animals was only going to grow with each passing day. She loves working with radiology, dentistry and phlebotomy. She has a twin sister who she loves to enjoy all the valley has to offer with!
Jessica, Veterinary Nurse
Jessica was born and raised in Riverside, California. Jessica grew up with all types of animals from pigs, goats, livestock, monkeys, cats and dogs. She started in the animal field in 2009; in high school she had completed 2 semesters of R.O.P for animal health. Jessica moved out here to Las Vegas 3 years ago and joined Paradise Pet Hospital in September 2018.
Rosie, Veterinary Nurse
Rosie started her career at Paradise Pet Hospital in 2017. She started out as a veterinary assistant externship student and was hired as a permanent team member. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary assisting program in March and plans to return in the Fall of 2017 to complete the veterinary technician program. Rosie loves working with animals and has aspired to care for them since she was a young girl. She loves spending time with her husband, her 1 year old son, and their hyperactive 8 month old puppy!