OUR TEAM

Our surgeons are extensively educated and specialize in orthopedic surgery for dogs -- such as arthroscopies, cruciate ligament repairs (particularly TPLOs), fracture repairs, and joint replacements. Their expertise is highly sought after, resulting in numerous cases from across the nation and around the world. In addition, our surgeons are distinguished among the lecture circuit, contribute to multiple veterinary publications each year, and are actively engaged in clinical research and instruction.

Sherman
Canapp
Owner & Chief of Staff
Dr. Canapp's areas of interest include regenerative medicine, sports medicine, and minimally invasive surgery - specifically canine sports-related injury, arthroscopy, and fluoroscopy.
Debra
Canapp
Owner & Medical Director
Currently she is practicing sports medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation at VOSM.
Christopher
Leasure
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
During his career, Dr. Leasure has had the opportunity to perform surgery on many dogs and cats with limb deformities.
David
Dycus
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Dr. David Dycus joins team VOSM as a specialist in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
Ryan
Gallagher
Spine Center/ Neurology
Dr. Gallagher received advanced training in both medical and surgical neurology.
Nicole
Chun
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident
Dr. Nicole Chun joins VOSM as a rehabilitation and sports medicine resident.
Chris
Zink
Veterinary Sports Trainer
Dr. Zink has also obtained more than 80 agility, obedience, retrieving, tracking and conformation titles on dogs from the sporting, herding, working, terrier and hound groups.
Rebecca
Stokes
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Intern
Dr. Stokes is a VOSM associate.
Helen
Tsoi
Surgical Intern
Dr. Tsoi is a VOSM associate.
Krysta
Bailey
Rehab Intern
Dr. Bailey is a VOSM associate.
Heather
Amos
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.
Stephanie
Stark
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Stephanie is a certified canine rehabilitation assistant with VOSM.
Emily
Schlimm
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Emily Schlimm is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner with VOSM.
Liz
Walls
Rehab Technician
Liz is one of our Rehab Technicians. She assists the doctors and therapists in our Rehab department.
Sarah
Hitman
Rehab Technician
Sarah is one of our Rehab Technicians. She assists the doctors and therapists in our Rehab department.
Sierra
Boyd
Rehab Technician
Sierra is one of our Rehab Technicians. She assists the doctors and therapists in our Rehab department.
Christopher
Russell
Rehab Technician
Chris is one of our Rehab Technicians. He assists the doctors and therapists in our Rehab department.
Dayle
Dempsey
Rehab Technician
Dayle is one of our Rehab Technicians. She assists the doctors and therapists in our Rehab department.
Brandon
Clement
Rehab Technician
Brandon is one of our Rehab Techs.
Sonja
Hitman
Surgery Team Lead
Sonja is the Surgery Team Lead. VOSM's surgery team is responsible for preparations, monitoring, and assisting with our surgeons' cases. Our surgery team will also greet you and go over all necessary information at the time of admission with your companion.
Alaynae
Forney
Surgery Team
Alaynae is part of the Surgery Team.
Kristin
Hakans
Surgery Team
Kristin is part of the Surgery Team.
Victoria
Williams
Surgery Team
Victoria is part of the Surgery Team.
Alyssa
Tucker
Surgery Team
Alyssa is part of the Surgery Team.
Dani
Chirigos
Surgery Tech
Dani is one of our Surgery Techs. She assists during surgical procedures.
Joanna
Surgery Tech
Joanna is one of our Surgery Techs. She assists during surgical procedures.
Juan
Lopez
Surgery Tech
Juan is one of our Surgery Techs. He assists during surgical procedures.
Kian
Surgery Tech
Kian is one of our Surgery Techs. He assists during surgical procedures.
Jackie
Crouch
Surgery Team
Jackie is part of the Surgery Team.
Inventory &
Facilities
VOSM's inventory and facilities manager is responsible for making sure our equipment and supplies are stocked and working properly.
Bryan
Lolmaugh
Recovery Team Lead
Bryan is the Recovery Team Lead. VOSM's Recovery Team is responsible for caring for our patients in the post-operative stage of their surgical care.
Carly
McBride
Recovery Technician
Carly is part of our Recovery Team and an integral part of the surgical process.
Ashley
Poplin
Kennel Tech
Ashley is part of the Recovery and Kennel Team.
Diana
Marroquin
Discharge Tech
VOSM provides full discharge appointments to go over procedures and all follow-up care post-operatively. Diana is the tech that will usually be the one giving you all your post-op instructions.
Ally
Canapp
Clinical Coordinator
Ally is Dr. Sherman Canapp's Clinical Coordinator.
Margot
Hall
Surgical Coordinator
Margot is our surgical coordinator.
Ashley
Lindstadt
Outpatient Tech
Ashley is part of the Outpatient Team. She assists Dr. Leasure and Dr. Dycus during consults.
Anastasia
O'Neal
Outpatient Tech
Anastasia is part of the Outpatient Team. She is a tech that assists in many different outpatient related departments.
Shanique
Jackson
Client Services Rep
Shanique is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Jeff
Curry
Research Technician
Jeff is part of the Outpatient Team and manages all of the research that goes on at VOSM.
Patti
Sibly
Client Services Rep
Patti is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Brianna
James
Client Services Rep
Brianna is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Jess
Switzer
Client Services Rep
Jess is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Jude
Stopford
Client Services Rep
Jude is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Paris
Queen
Client Services Rep
Paris is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Veronica
McGruder
Client Services Rep
Veronica is one of our Client Services Representatives.
Christina
Villegas
Practice Manager
Christina Villegas is VOSM's practice manager. She coordinates all hospital staff, schedules, and makes sure that our many valued clients receive exceptional care and service.
Iris
Lindstadt
Floor Manager
Iris is part of our administration team. As the Floor Manager, she manages and coordinates our doctor and staff schedules and makes sure everything is running smoothly.
Ashly
Colicchio
Marketing Manager
Ashly is part of our administration team. She handles all of VOSM's marketing and PR needs.
Alyse
Carter
Research Development and Education Coordinator
Alyse is part of our administration team. She is in charge of research development and education.
David
Mason
Chief of Staff, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center Adjunct Associate
Dr. Mason comes to VOSM to perform surgeries for orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
Jonathan
Dyce
Adjunct Associate
Dr. Dyce has been an integral part of VOSM's Total Hip Replacement program since 2008. He regularly travels to VOSM to perform surgery on patients in need of total hip replacements.