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. Caudle 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.

Deanna McFillin, D.V.M.

rsz mcfillinDr. Deanna McFillin was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Starting at a young age with her first feline pet, "Snuffy", and a passion for tigers, Deanna aspired to become a zoo veterinarian. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, she discovered a fondness for dairy cattle while training a heifer for the Maryland Day Ag Show. Since then, she has worked on a dairy farm, taken classes at the National Zoo in Washington DC, and worked as a small animal veterinary assistant in her hometown. In 2015, she received her DVM from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While her experiences and interests have ranged in many fields of veterinary medicine, her passion is still in feline medicine. She is joined in Las Vegas with her two cats, "Gibson" and "Harvey".

Ross Reynolds, D.V.M.

RBR Dr. 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.

Stuart Ellis, D.V.M.

Stuart EllisDr. Stuart Ellis grew up in High Point, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Chemistry from East Carolina University in 2010. During undergraduate, he worked as an EMT where his love for medicine grew. After graduation from East Carolina he worked at the Brody School of Medicine with primates, studying asthma and new medications for pain management. It was there where he found his love for veterinary medicine. He graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. His passions are in surgery and emergency medicine.

Daniel Boggs, D.V.M.

BoggsDr. Daniel Boggs was born and raised in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Biology and Chemistry, then attended and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Boggs started out as an Equine Veterinarian in Louisiana, then moved to Las Vegas and worked at VE+CC as an emergency vet before joining our Durango Family.

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.