We will have new days and hours of operation as of March 2024.Hours will be from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Our doctors will provide care full-time each day that we are open for improved access.</marquee >

Our Veterinary Team

We pride ourselves on having an outstanding team. Each member is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Alexandra Moore

Founder & Medical Director

Dr. Alexandra Moore is the founder and medical director of Monte Vista Animal Hospital. She is here five days a week, providing best-in-class medical, preventative, and surgical care. Dr. Moore strives to build meaningful and lasting relationships with clients and patients by putting in extra time and attention and treating each one like family. Dr. Moore recalls that when growing up, the local veterinarian was a part of the family, a person whom you trusted and respected. They knew not only your pet’s birthday but yours as well. Dr. Moore has had a life-long dream of continuing this personalized care and sense of community for pets and their families.

Dr. Moore is a 3rd generation native Reno Nevadan. She is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology with distinction, a minor in psychology, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, and is a dean’s list and WICHE recipient. Upon graduating from vet school in 2012, Dr. Moore quickly climbed the ranks, becoming Senior Associate Veterinarian for a well-respected, local integrative practice in Reno. Throughout her career, Dr. Moore has given educational talks to the community and has donated her professional skills to help shelter pets. She has a passion for dentistry and has completed advanced dentistry training from the Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education, the Veterinary Dental Forum, and the American Veterinary Dental College.

When not caring for her patients and clients, Dr. Moore loves spending time with her family (so much so that she talked her mom into being her hospital administrator), exploring this beautiful region, and cooking for friends and family with fresh ingredients from her garden. Dr. Moore is married to her best friend, Adam. They have three delightful children, August, Greta, and Ingrid, a loyal Pudelpointer Ellie, and eight sassy chickens.

Additional Credentials & Accreditations:

  • USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation
  • Vet-Stem (stem cell therapy)

Professional Organizations & Active Memberships:

  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Nevada Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Information Network
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
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Dr. Teresa Brandstetter 


Dr. Brandstetter graduated from Washington State University and has been practicing for 10 years. Over the years, she’s come to see her role as a veterinarian as a guide. She enjoys giving clients all the information they need to make an informed decision about their pet’s care. She also has a passion for acute & chronic pain management, with a focus on hospice care and home euthanasia.

In her free time, Dr. Brandstetter enjoys snowboarding and reading. She also enjoys Dungeons and Dragons with her husband and friends, and cannot wait until her kids are old enough to join!

Meet Our Team


Gail Hamilton

Hospital Administrator

Gail Hamilton is the Hospital Administrator for Monte Vista Animal Hospital. Gail works seven days a week, creating and fostering a supportive, efficient, and happy environment for our clients, patients, and staff. Gail comes from a background in human medicine, having worked for 40+ years building and managing medical and dental practices.

Gail is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Finance. She has completed many hours of advanced training in management and human resources and is passionate about helping others. Throughout her career, Gail has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children, an educator for the Women’s Financial Information Program, and a board member for the Care Chest of Sierra Nevada.

Gail has been an integral part in the formation of Monte Vista Animal Hospital since its inception. We are so lucky to have her expertise and leadership. Gail strives to provide our clients with the best experience possible through open communication, caring, and curating a world-class team. One of Gail’s greatest joys is interacting with people and ensuring the best possible experience for our patients and clients. Please feel free to contact Gail with any questions or concerns at any time.

Gail is a 2nd generation native Nevadan. She enjoys travel, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. Gail has three grown children and six grandchildren, all of whom make her proud every day.


Michelle Clifford

Operations and Finance Administrator (Jill of all trades)

Michelle graduated from California State University, Sacramento. She prides herself in empathizing with the needs and wants of the patients and the clients and understanding the desire to help make the patients feel better when they do not feel well. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two pugs. She also enjoys daily exercise, cooking, and baking.


Ashley Verrier

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley has been practicing for over 8 years. She attended school at Truckee Meadows Community College, completing the Veterinary Technician Program. She prides herself in being the voice her patients’ don’t have. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, it is up to us help them. She treats every pet like her own and truly grows a bond with each and every animal. In her free time, she spends time with her husband, Alex, and son, Caiden. They enjoy going camping, swimming, off-roading on their ATV.

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Robin Cummings

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Robin graduated from Platt College Riverside and has been working in the veterinary field since 2019. She enjoys developing strong relationships with her clients and patients, which makes her work all the more fulfilling. Outside of work, she spends time with her family and enjoys activities like baking, hiking, and kayaking. Additionally, she works part-time as an instructor for TMCC’s veterinary program.


Nicole Jacinto

Veterinary Assistant

Nicole has been in this field for close to 6 months. She attended Truckee Meadows Community College. She prides herself in expanding her education to provide the best care for every patient and supply helpful information to their owners. It is important for her to assist patients and reward them with cuddles. In her free time, she practices yoga and rock climbing. She enjoys exploring with her family and her puppy.

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Kasey Reseck

Veterinary Assistant

Kasey, a veterinary assistant with over 3 years of experience, received her education at Western Nevada College. Kasey believes that each animal deserves the utmost love and respect. Her greatest joy comes from witnessing sick or injured patients leave the clinic in significantly better health. She takes pride in serving as the advocate and voice for the animals under her care.

In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and camping during the summer months. In the winter, she indulges in reading and painting as her preferred activities. Additionally, Kasey loves taking her dog for walks around the Reno area.

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Hailey Melrose

Veterinary Assistant | Vet Technician in training

Hailey currently attends Truckee Meadows Community College. She takes pride in putting her patients first! No matter the circumstances, Hailey goes above and beyond to take care of her patients. She cares for every patient as if they are her own. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling. She also enjoys making pottery and spending time with her family and friends.

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Mullai Dooley

Veterinary Assistant

Mullai has been in veterinary medicine for four years and takes pride in her ability to connect with clients and patients. She also enjoys working with doctors and clients to plan the best care for her patients. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada and is currently working towards her master’s degree at MSU.

Between being a mom, working, and school, what free time she has is spent cooking, working in the garden, and wrestling with her daughter and two dogs.

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Christine Sanchez

Veterinary Assistant

Christine attended Truckee Meadows Community College for her education. She takes pride in making a positive impact on the lives of both animals and clients, emphasizing the importance of trust and building strong bonds. In her leisure time, Christine enjoys expressing her creativity through painting. During the summer, she likes visiting Lake Tahoe and devotes time to caring for her fish and plants.

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Ashlynn Burns

Client Service Representative

As our client service representative, Ashlynn brings 6 years of experience working with animals and holds an Associate of Science degree from TMCC. She takes great pride in ensuring the well-being of every pet and client, emphasizing the importance of care and, above all, love!

In her free time, she enjoys watching anime, playing video games, and crafting. Her favorite thing to do is play with her 2 dogs.