Nicole Allen BS, LVT

Nicole Allen is a native East Coast girl, but currently lives in the western state of Nevada. She has been a licensed veterinary technician for over 20 years, having worked in general practice, and emergency and specialty care facilities across the East and West Coast. Nicole currently works at an animal sanctuary where she helps care for exotic and farm animals on a daily basis, helping to ensure the health and well being of injured and displaced pets. 

Melissa Schalles MS, LVT

Melissa is a licensed veterinary nurse in Nevada, where she also serves on the State of Nevada’s Board of Veterinary Medical  Examiners. Melissa currently works as the Veterinary Clinic manager at the College of Southern Nevada’s Veterinary Technology Program where she also assists with educating future veterinary nurses. She is a volunteer with the Southern Nevada’s Medical Reserve Corps, Veterinary Component, where the main focus is on disaster preparedness for companion animals and livestock. Melissa is a native Las Vegan, and lives there with her husband, daughter, father, three dogs, two horses and one Macaw. In her free time, Melissa works at horse shows all over the United States, and she and her husband love volunteering their time on the USC Mascot, Traveler Crew.