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 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 had 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 these three areas (which came in handy getting through eight years of college). At the age of six years, 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 enjoys raising his family in the rural farming enviroment of Fallon and when not busy with work and attending his children’s sporting events, he still enjoys cultivating his roping skills.
Dr. Raymond Cooper
Dr. Raymond Cooper was born in a small rural town in Southern Missouri. He attended college and veterinary school at the University of Missouri “i.e. Mizzou Tigers” graduating with a B.S. in animal science in 1991 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduation, he served four years in the U.S. Army, providing veterinary care for the Marines at the Marine Corps Air Ground Comset Center in 29 Palms, California. He moved to Fallon in 1999 and has decided to make this place 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 in search of wild places and the fish and game that reside there.
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. She 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. She received her bachelors degree in Animal Science and continued on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. 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, snowboarding, wine tasting, and spending time with family (including her Boston Terrier, Franklin).
Dr. Lyle Whitaker
Dr. Lyle Whitaker was born in Fallon and raised here on his father’s dairy farm. He learned to work with animals at a very young age. He received his Bachelors degree from Utah State University. Dr. Whitaker has always wanted to return home and serve the community in which he was raised. He feels very fortunate to do so. In his free time Dr. Whitaker enjoys the outdoors – biking and fishing, but above all spending time with his wife, Brittany, and two boys, Cohen and Jack.
Dr. Jeffrey Oyler
Dr. Jeffrey Oyler was raised in a small town in southern Utah and spent most of his free time while growing up helping his dad on their 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 hand 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 to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2014. Dr. Oyler and his wife, Marie, have three daughters 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 at 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.
Mary, Office Manager
Hope, Veterinary Assistant
Ashlee, Veterinary Assistant
Tina, Veterinary Assistant
Keighlee, Veterinary Assistant
Alex, Veterinary Technician in Training
April, Veterinary Assistant
Karen, Veterinary Assistant
Allyson, Veterinary Assistant
Elizabeth, Veterinary Assistant
Cathy, Milk Lab Technician
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