Our Team

Dr. Craig Schank

Dr. Craig Schank is a third generation “Fallonite”. He was raised on a local dairy farm. For as long as he can remember, he has always wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Schank received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1978 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1982. He practiced for two years in Live Oak, California prior to moving back home to Fallon in 1984. He recently completed a 9-year appointment on the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Examiners. Dr. Schank and his wife Debbie are the parents of four sons and a daughter and grandparents of nine. Dr. Schank enjoys spending his free time with his family, snow skiing and camping(with a very active group of boy scouts as he serves as an assistant scoutmaster).

Dr. David Faught

Dr. David Faught was born in Ellensburg, Washington. By the time he was three, his family settled in Fallon where he was raised on the Carson River. His father was a farrier, horse trainer and professional rodeo cowboy. Dr. Faught followed in his father’s footsteps becoming well accomplished in all three areas (this came in handy getting through eight years of college).

At the age of six, wishing he could correct the mistake he had made with the care-taking of his father’s expensive rope horse, the desire to become a veterinarian was burned into him.

Dr. Faught received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University, “Go Cougs”!

Dr. Faught and his wife Loni are the parents of two sons and four daughters and grandparents of one. They enjoy raising their family in the rural farming environment of Fallon and when not busy working and attending his children’s sporting events, he still enjoys cultivating his roping skills.

Dr. Pamela Ferguson

Dr. Pamela Ferguson was born and raised in St. Helena, California, a small town in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country. She grew up riding horses, playing sports and raising market hogs. In high school she traveled to Europe to play soccer and was an active member of her local FFA chapter.

Dr. Ferguson attended college at the University of California, Davis where she was a student herdsman at the hog unit on campus and a necropsy technician at the state diagnostic lab. Dr. Ferguson received her Bachelor of Animal Science and continued on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2011.

Growing up Dr. Ferguson always wanted to be a veterinarian. When she was in third grade she brought a large pickle jar full of heartworms into her class for show and tell.

Outside of work she enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her 2 children Emma and Peirce, her husband Jason and Boston Terrier Franklin.

Dr. Jeffrey Oyler

Dr. Jeffrey Oyler was raised in a small town in Southern Utah and spent most of his time while growing up helping his dad on the family farm where they raised mostly beef cattle. This is where he developed his love for animals, the outdoors and hard work.

After trying his hands at a few other trades, Dr. Oyler decided to pursue his dream of being a veterinarian and attended Southern Utah University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture in 2010 and went on the receive is Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2014.

Dr. Oyler and his wife, Marie, have three daughters and one son who definitely keep them on their toes—and they love it.
As a family they enjoy spending time together traveling, camping, going for walks and playing in the park.

Although his family is his first love, horse riding is a close second and you will never see him turn down a good pick-up game of basketball.

Dr. Lyle Whitaker

Dr. Lyle Whitaker was born and raised here in Fallon Nevada on his father’s dairy farm, where he learned to work with animals from a very young age.

Dr. Whitaker received his Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Animal Science and continued on to Washington State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2015.

Dr. Whitaker always wanted to return home and feels very fortunate to do so and serve the community he was raised in. In his free time Dr. Whitaker enjoys being outdoors, biking, fishing and above all spending time with his two boys, Cohen and Jack, and his wonderful wife Brittany.

Dr. Raymond Cooper

Dr. Raymond Cooper was born in a small town in Southern Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and 1995 respectively from the University of Missouri “i.e Mizzou Tigers”.

After graduation, he served four years in the U.S. Army, providing veterinary care for the Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, California. He moved to Fallon in 1999 and has decided to make Fallon his permanent home.

Dr. Cooper is the father of three very active boys. When not chasing or shuttling his sons to school activities or sporting events, he tries to relax, enjoying the great outdoors is search of wild places and the fish and game that reside there.

Dr. Sarah Hummel

Sarah grew up in a small town in Western Montana experiencing about every farm animal imaginable. She credits her father and mother as excellent tutors and stewards. After high school, no matter what course in life she took, she was always involved with critters in one way or another; either starting or riding horses, and as often as she could, working cattle on a variety of ranches in Colorado and Norther Nevada. In veterinary medicine she has achieved a way to combine her love of animals with her employment to solve health mysteries and work with people.

A temporary job initially brought her to Nevada where she met her now husband Erich one week before leaving for veterinary school.
She now considers herself a true Nevadan!

Dr. Hummel, her husband Erich and son Eli reside on the family ranch northwest of Winnemucca in the beautiful Desert Valley.

Her days off are spent helping on the ranch, but her favorite times are those spent moving cattle on horseback, running, biking and hiking with her husband Erich and son Eli and ever-willing Border Collie Gracie.

Mary

Office Manager

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Katheleen

Client Service Representative

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Amanda

Client Service Representative, Veterinary Assistant

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Retta

Client Service Representative

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Hope

Veterinary Technician

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Alex

Veterinary Technician

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Cathy

Milk Lab Technician

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Karin

Veterinary Assistant

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Allyson

Veterinary Assistant

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The grey and orange office cat named Momma Kitty

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