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Serving Las Vegas and Henderson, NV for Over 25 Years—Welcome to Park Animal Hospital

Park Animal Hospital opened in 1991, and we have operated under one premise: We want to see the same clients 20 years from now that we are seeing today!

We strive to provide the warmest and most knowledgeable customer service, the highest quality assistance, and state-of-the-art patient care through preventative medicine, and diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Park Animal Hospital also takes an active role in our community by working closely with many nonprofit organizations and we always have our own rescue projects going. You can see many pictures of our successful rescue projects in the Photo Gallery. We promote pet population control and adoption where possible and many of our staff are proud owners of rescue pets, which include but are by no means limited to dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, rats, horses, and numerous birds.

With so many years’ experience, Dr. C likes to share his knowledge by encouraging others in the veterinary field. He often hosts interns and continuing educational programs for the staff. With the highest level of standards and quality of medicine, Dr. C aides others to be able to achieve their dreams of helping pets and wildlife.

We recognize that your pets are not just animals; they are part of your family and as your family’s doctor, we will do our best to make both you and your pet feel welcome and comfortable.

We want your family to be our family too!

Our Staff

Dominic Cacioppo, D.V.M.

Dr C & Moses the Camel

Graduated From & Year: University of Missouri Columbia, 1987.

Created Practice: He opened Park Animal Hospital in 1991, and has been an active part of the Las Vegas and Henderson community ever since.

Interests: Small Animal, Avian, and Exotic Medicine and Surgery

Pets: Dr. C has not yet been able to replace his beloved Doberman Pinscher; Kianna (Kia) that passed away several years ago. He does still love his birds, fish/corral tanks, and exotics. He also feels special attachments to his longtime clients’ pets.

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Special Interests: Falconry, Scuba Diving, Acoustic Guitar, Coral and Salt Water Fish Tanks, and Travel

Other information: Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Vets, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarian.

Dr C and Tortoise SX 2014
Dr C jamming 2012

Dr. Graben

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Dr. Graben completed her undergraduate studies at the University of West Florida in 2013. She caught a travel bug and went to Ross University in St. Kitts for veterinary school and completed her final year at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

Her interest is in Small Animal Medicine/Surgery, Avian/Exotic, Equine.

Dr. Graben has two rescue dogs. A Staffordshire terrier named ” Achilles “, whom she adopted as a shelter puppy with two broken elbows before veterinary school. “Atlas”, a coconut retriever, was starving street dog she found and vowed to find a home for- turn out the home was hers.

When she is not carrying for pets Dr. Graben enjoys wheel thrown pottery, painting, photography, anything with glitter, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Johnson

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Dr. Johnson is a new graduate ready to start her career providing excellent care to your animals. whatever they may be!

Before graduating, Dr. Johnson gained experience working in various settings, including zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, safari parks, and private practice. She is excited to care for both you and your pet and is willing to see dogs, cats, and exotics.

Graduated From & Year: Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor’s degree as well as her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana in 2010 and 2016, respectively.

Interests: Professionally, Dr. Johnson is very interested in expanding her knowledge and experience with exotic animal medicine and surgery. She also loves working dogs and cats on both the medical and surgical side. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, playing sports, doing outdoor activities (hiking, camping etc.), and playing with her dog.

Pets: Dr. Johnson has a retired racing greyhound named Bull. He is handsome, quirky, and has been a great help with her transition to life in the desert.

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dr. Johnson joined Park Animal Hospital in July 2016.

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Karen is a native to Las Vegas. She started working in veterinary hospitals in 1979 as a teenager as a kennel attendant. In 2002 she became a licensed veterinary technician. As her lifetime career she has always cared for animals, and there owners with love and respect.

Most of her family lives in Las Vegas, loves spending quality time with her daughter. In February 2016 a new addition to the family arrived “Gracie” she is a female Doberman Pinscher.

In Karen’s spare time she enjoys hiking, golfing, and going to the beach.

Karen started working for the practice in June 2016.

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