Dominic Cacioppo, DVM

Graduated From & Year: University of Missouri, 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.

Professional Interests: Small Animal, Avian- including Raptor rehabilitation, 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 loves his birds, exotics, and fish and coral tanks.

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Special Interests: Dr. C is known for being a man with many hobbies! He loves travelling and has been all over the world- from Norway to the Galapagos Islands, to Antarctica, South Africa, and the Cayman Islands! Ask to see some of his wildlife photography from his adventures and you will win his heart. He also loves falconry, scuba diving, playing the acoustic guitar, and keeping up beautiful coral aquariums at his house.

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

Whitney Johnson, DVM

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, 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 of 2016.

Abraham Manimalethu, DVM

Dr. Abe is originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
He has three cats named Fireball, Major, and Tyrion.
He is most interested in small animal medicine, surgery, endocrinology, and critical care.
He was an associate at Sunridge Animal Hospital for four years before he joined the Park Animal Hospital Team in August of 2017.

Dr. Nieves-Maldonado, DVM

Dr. Miguel A. Nieves-Maldonado is originally from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. He grew up in the country side of the island always surrounded by animals. His interest in animals became apparent early in life when he was only three years old and started drawing and painting pictures of animals. He dedicated his summers off school to rescue wild animals and rehabilitate them for later been released back into the wild. This devotion for animals became a passion, which later he discovered, was his purpose. Later he became a volunteer in animal shelters and acquired his first job in a pet store while in High School.

Dr. Nieves-Maldonado attended University of Puerto Rico for undergraduate and received a bachelor degree in Animal Health. After graduation he worked as a Licensed Small Animal Veterinary Technician for 6 years. Later with the desire of having more responsibilities and good leading skills he continued to follow his dream of becoming a Veterinarian. Dr. Nieves-Maldonado enrolled in Veterinary School in 2013 and graduated from Tuskegee University in May 2017 with a his doctorate of veterinary medicine with special interest in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Exotic Animal Medicine.

Dr. Nieves-Maldonado has two dogs: Belle and Pipee, 5 Chinchillas and some birds. During his free time he enjoys swimming, hiking, skating, cooking and spending time with his pets.