Dr. Cade Lavengco, DVM (Louisiana State University)
Dr. Lavengco was born and raised in Louisiana. Staying true to the state, he attended Louisiana State University to get his Bachelor’s degree and Veterinary Medicine Degree. His interest in Veterinary Medicine started at age 12 when he chose to shadow a local veterinarian for a week. After that he was hooked Starting in the kennels he worked his way up through the ranks to finally achieve his goal of caring for small animals. His hobbies include watching LSU football on the weekends and anything outdoors.
Dr. Leslie Stewart, DVM (Colorado State University)
Dr. Stewart has lived in Las Vegas since 1991 after her father’s retirement from the Air Force. Although she enjoyed living in various states and countries, she is proud to call Las Vegas her permanent home. She is a 2001 UNLV alum and a 2006 graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests are in small animal Internal Medicine, Dentistry and practice management.
Dr. Stewart has worked within our group of hospitals since 1996. She started as a receptionist, then became a Licensed Veterinary Technician until leaving for veterinary school in 2002. She returned home after completing veterinary school and practiced at one of our sister hospitals until she joined our team at Town Center Animal hospital in March 2013.
Dr. Stewart’s animal family includes her 3 small dogs: Mikey, a 10-year-old jovial blind Shihtzu; Rascal, a 14-year-old Dachshund who is the “baby” of the family and Birdie, a 2-year-old spunky female Terrier-Chihuahua mix who is the eyes and ears for the group!
In her spare time, she loves to spend as much of it as possible with her son, close family and friends. You can often catch her and her son at the local parks around town, biking, dining at Thai restaurants and frequenting the Spring’s Preserve. She loves hiking, traveling, especially abroad and to historical sites, dining out (especially Thai food!) and visiting museums.
Dr. Charlotte Pulliam, DVM (Tuskegee University)
Dr. Charlotte Pulliam joined Town Center Animal Hospital in July 2013. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA, and has always had a passion for animals and learning, and decided at a young age that being a veterinarian was the only way to go. She quickly decided it was time for a change of scenery and headed south.
She quickly adjusted to southern living while obtaining her bachelors in animal and veterinary sciences in 2009, and Doctorate of Veterinary medicine in 2013 from Tuskegee University. Her veterinary specialty interests include internal medicine and ophthalmology. She hopes to one-day volunteer veterinary care in developing countries.
She has a 7 year old blue chihuahua, named none other than Blue , who can usually be found in her shadow. In her free time, she can usually be found interior decorating somewhere, cooking, enjoying the outdoors or spending time with family (Blue included) and friends.
Dr. Monica DeVilbiss, DVM (Ross University)
Dr. DeVilbiss joined Town Center Animal Hospital in October 2013. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences in 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She then attended Ross University in 2010, completing her clinical year at Louisiana State University (LSU) to obtain her DVM in September 2013. Her special interests include internal medicine and exotic medicine.
She first became interested in veterinary medicine while in college, after shadowing her neighborhood veterinarian. She had a strong interest in science and medicine since childhood and enjoyed learning from the human doctors in her family. Dr. DeVilbiss was born in Pennsylvania but spent most of her upbringing in Mexico City, where some of her family still lives. She enjoys traveling to visit her family and spending time with her loved ones, including her two dogs; Pepper and Harley.
Pepper is a Beagle/Labrador mix who was adopted by Dr. DeVilbiss when he was 8 weeks old; he is very active, loves car rides and hiking. Harley is a Border Collie/Labrador mix who joined the family when he was 2 years old; he loves to go for walks, play fetch and do tricks.
Dr. Nicole McDonagh, DVM (North Carolina State University)
Dr. Nicole McDonagh joined Town Center Animal Hospital in July 2015. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University in 2011 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in May 2015 from North Carolina State University. Her professional interests include neurology, internal medicine, and diagnostic imaging.
Dr. McDonagh was born and raised in San Francisco, California and from a young age had a passion for animals. She began working at small animal hospitals during high school, continuing throughout college. Her interests led her to travel and work with various large exotic species such as elephants and rhinos. She also has experience working with horses, focusing in reproduction. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, seeing her family, friends and her dogs Milo and Oden.
Milo is a 10-year-old West Highland White Terrier who is a very loved family dog. He loves chasing birds and going on walks. Oden is a 3-year-old Golden Retriever who has been with Dr. McDonagh since he was 8 weeks old. He is very active, loves the outdoors and loves being around people.
Dr. Amber Pepper, DVM (Ross University)
Dr. Amber Pepper was born and raised right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She then started veterinary school at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean and completed her clinical training at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Pepper completed a rotating internship at the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, with an emphasis on internal medicine, prior to joining the Town Center Animal Hospital team in August 2016. It was here that she rescued her beloved Skunk who was brought in by a Good Samaritan after being hit by a car.
You can find her three legged pup by her side wherever she goes; be it working, traveling or eating great food.
Dr. Lyndi Ashley, DVM (Louisiana State University)
Dr. Lyndi Ashley joined Town Center Animal Hospital in 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2012 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017 from Louisiana State University. Her professional interests include feline medicine, dermatology, and oncology.
Dr. Ashley was born and raised in Waxahachie, Texas. Before gaining an interest in science and medicine, she was a Music Education major. After completing her first year, she decided to pursue a different dream, becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in a small animal hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, anything Harry Potter related, and spending time with her 5 fur babies. Professor Ratigan and Basil are two fancy rats she recently rescued. Tonks is a 2-year-old orange tabby cat, who gets her name from the fiery Harry Potter character. Luna is a 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Catahoula mix that she rescued at 6 weeks old during her first year of veterinary school. And lastly, Zoom Zoom is a 10-year-old cat she rescued from a Mazda dealership 7 years ago.
Dr. Chauntel Bennett, DVM (University of Tennessee)
Dr. Bennett was born and raised in Michigan. She attended Central Michigan University where she obtained a bachelor of science in biology. While attending CMU she was heavily involved in the band playing the trombone and also working at the local animal shelter as a feline care specialist.
After graduation, she attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville to study Veterinary Medicine (Go Vols!). She graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) in 2017. Her special interests include small mammal exotics (pocket pets), and internal medicine.
She has two cats (Cecilia and Kovu) and two gerbils (William and Jeremiah), who have been very good sports about moving around the country. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include reading, cooking, music, plays, and exploring the world.