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Every member of the staff at Durango Animal Hospital is solely dedicated to your pet’s health. When you’re here, you’re family.

Travis McDermott, D.V.M.

Hospital Director
Dr. McDermott's Bio

Dr. 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.

DeJannon Preyer, D.V.M.

Dr. Preyer's Bio
Dr. 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's Bio
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.

Alexandra Meyer, D.V.M.

Dr. Meyer's Bio
Alexandra Meyer was born in Minneapolis, MN and was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Meyer received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at South Dakota State University with minors in Equine Sciences, Chemistry, and Biology. She completed her doctorate from the University of Missouri in 2017. Dr. Meyer has 1 dog, a chihuahua named Lilli, and 3 cats (Izzy, Thomas O’Malley, and CC). While not working, Dr. Meyer enjoys puzzles, games, and exercising.

Laura Morales, D.V.M.

Dr. Morales' Bio
Dr. Laura Morales Vazquez was born and raised in the tropical island of Puerto Rico. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered at the local zoo, discovered her passion for dairy medicine and was Vice President of the Pre-Veterinary Student’s Club. Dr. Morales attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and practice veterinary medicine on species such as elephants, giraffes, and lions. She attended The University of Melbourne, Australia to complete her clinical year and received her veterinary degree from RUSVM. Also important to note, Dr. Morales is a great fit for our Spanish speaking clients!

Emily Kleinert, D.V.M.

Dr. Kleinert's Bio
Dr. Emily Kleinert grew up on a small farm in Northeast Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia with an associate’s degree in musical theatre. Throughout her undergraduate studies she worked as a veterinary assistant in several veterinary hospitals. Dr. Kleinert went on to receive her doctorate from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. During veterinary school, she worked at the UGA Department of Infectious Disease researching equine anthelmintics. Although she grew up around a variety of large animals, Dr. Kleinert has always enjoyed working with small animals. While not working, Dr. Kleinert enjoys cooking, painting, and going on hikes with her doxie boys, Leo & Oscar.

Johnathon Watry, D.V.M.

Dr. Watry's Bio
Dr. Johnathon Watry was born in Okinawa, Japan and was raised all over the west coast. After settling in Alaska, Dr. Watry attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology. Following undergrad studies, he completed an internship at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Texas and later returned to Hawaii to work as a veterinary assistant in a small animal veterinary hospital. Dr. Watry received his D.V.M. from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school, he worked at the Pre-Clinical Surgical Research Lab at CSU to help advance the field of human medicine through the ethical use of large and small animal models.

Keila Martinez, D.V.M.

Dr. Martinez' Bio

Dr. Keila Martinez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Dr. Martinez attended Tuskegee University from where she obtained her DVM in May 2020. She has 2 dogs, a Chihuahua named Mimi Chanel and a Greyhound called Coach Fritz. Dr. Martinez speaks English and Spanish and enjoys hobbies like knitting, crocheting, and cooking.

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