Our Doctors

Travis McDermott, D.V.M. - Hospital Director

TravisMcDermottDr. Travis McDermott was born in Galveston, TX and grew up in a small, rural town called La Grange, TX.  He obtained both his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.  After receiving his veterinary degree in 2006, Dr. McDermott moved to Las Vegas and has been practicing small animal medicine since that time.

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DeJannon Preyer, D.V.M.

Preyer CoatDr. DeJannon Preyer was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. After receiving a Bachelor's degree from The University of Tennessee, he worked in New Jersey as an animal trainer before heading back to veterinary school. Dr. Preyer received his D.V.M. in 2013 for The University of Tennessee, and then decided to join the Durango team in the summer of 2013.

Shawn Caudle, D.V.M.


Dr. Shawn Caudle was born in Blytheville, AR, and grew up in Greenwood, AR. Before receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas, he worked as a veterinary assistant at Greenwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Caudle received his doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Growing up he had an extensive love for horses, and even owned a few during Veterinary School. Currently, he is the proud owner of a Catahoula Curr named Shadeaux (pronounced "Shadow"). Although his primary passions revolve around neurology, internal medicine, and surgery, he feels compelled to be advanced in all areas of study.

Kara Garside, D.V.M.

Kara GarsideDr. Kara Garside was born in Norfolk, Nebraska and was raised around the world as a daughter of an active duty Army soldier. She received her Bachelor degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a veterinary assistant at All Feline Hospital, she also worked at a local no kill shelter and volunteered at her local zoo. She attended and received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Ross Reynolds, D.V.M.

RBRDr. Reynolds was born and raised in Goreville, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry at Southern Illinois University. During undergraduate, Dr. Reynolds worked as a veterinary assistant at the local veterinary hospital and kennel until leaving for Veterinary School. Dr. Reynolds attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to receive his Doctorate.

Alexandra Meyer, D.V.M.

Alexandra Meyer was born in Minneapolis, MN and was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Meyer received her bachelor degree in Animal Science at South Dakota State University with minors in Equine Sciences, Chemistry, and Biology. She completed her doctorate from University of Missouri in 2017. Dr. Meyer has 1 dog, a chihuahua named Lilli, and 3 cats (Izzy, Thomas O'Malley, and CC). While not working, Dr. Meyer enjoys puzzles, games, and exercising.

Jovanna Canty, D.V.M.

Dr. Canty WebsiteDr. Jovanna Canty was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and Tuskegee University. She received her DVM from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Canty's professional interests include emergency and critical care as well as internal medicine. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, and reading.

Laura Morales, D.V.M.

Dr. Laura Morales Vazquez was born and raised in the tropical island of Puerto Rico. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. During her undergraduate studies she volunteered at the local zoo, discovered her passion for dairy medicine and was Vice President of the Pre-Veterinary Student's Club. Dr. Morales attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and practice veterinary medicine on species such as elephants, giraffes, and lions. She attended The University of Melbourne, Australia to complete her clinical year and received her veterinary degree from RUSVM. Also important to note, Dr. Morales is a great fit for our Spanish speaking clients!