We’ve taken the Veterinarian’s Oath.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Get to know our veterinary team!
We work together to put your pet’s health first.
Sharon Brown, DVM, MBA
In 2013 Dr. Brown graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University. After graduation, she moved to Las Vegas to join the Tropicana team. Dr. Brown’s professional interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, dermatology, as well as internal medicine.
Dr. Brown is a proud single mom to her two kids Shari and Kaedon. Her philosophy is to always believe in yourself and be determined to work hard for your goals. She firmly believes that her faith in God, family, and her deep-rooted Jamaican heritage made her the strong and dynamic individual she is today. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, cooking, exercising, reading, watching TV, and spending time with her cat Kiki.
Carolyn Hahn, DVM
Dr. Carolyn Hahn was born in Carrollton, Texas, and grew up with 3 dogs, 3 hamsters, and 2 cats named Pinocchio and Figaro. As a child, she became interested in different types of animals after her parents gave her an animal kingdom book. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish at Baylor University in Waco, TX. After undergraduate studies, she decided to get her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University and completed her studies in 2015. She worked for a couple of years at a doggy daycare and a veterinary clinic as a vet assistant before applying to vet school.
Dr. Hahn completed her veterinary degree at Oklahoma State University and moved to Henderson, NV soon after. She lives with her lab mix, Jubilee, and her family cat, Figaro. Dr. Hahn’s special interests include ophthalmology, parasitology, feline medicine, and orthopedics. She enjoys watching anime, taking care of pet rodents, running, playing video games, watching horror movies, and traveling.
Catherine Taylor Hawkins, DVM
Dr. Hawkins was born and raised in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) area. Her love for animals began after caring for her first family dog around the age of 6. She acquired several other pets throughout her childhood and realized she wanted to dedicate her life to improving the care and wellbeing of animals.
Dr. Hawkins graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM. Her special interests include preventive care, dentistry, dermatology, surgery, and shelter medicine. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, watching TV, going to new restaurants, and spending quality time with her Shih Tzu named Petey.
Jasmine Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith was born in South Florida and takes pride of her British – Jamaican heritage. She grew up in a huge family with many dogs, birds and one cat. Her passion for veterinary medicine began at the age of 15 with her first job as a kennel technician. Over the years, Dr. Smith matriculated through school and work simultaneously. She attended the illustrious Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and worked as a veterinary technician for 4 years. Dr. Smith then graduated with her Doctorates from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include Dermatology, Soft Tissue surgeries.
In her spare time Dr. Smith enjoys Reggae music, art/ science museums, being surrounded by family and of course the beach ! She is a dog-mom to her 11 year old Chihuahua Rozay, whom she adopted at the start of her academic career. Her strong faith in God, reminds her that the impossible is always possible.
Megan Leavitt , DVM
Dr. Leavitt was born and raised right here in Henderson, NV. Her love for animals began with her first dog; a Samoyed named Snowbear. She has always had a special bond with animals and knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
Dr. Leavitt graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Not long after, she moved to the beautiful island of Grenada and received her DVM at St. George’s University. Her last year of vet school was spent at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for her clinical rotations. Her special interests include surgery, dermatology, and shelter medicine. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike, eat, and spend time with her island pup named Koda.
Madison Naes, DVM
Dr. Naes completed a Bachelor’s degree in biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. When she wasn’t studying, she was playing lacrosse across the country, working, or remaining active in university organizations. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri Columbia while also serving at a local restaurant. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a residency in Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery but also enjoys dermatology and oncology. In her free time, Dr. Naes enjoys hiking, working with new art mediums, playing video games, catching up on sleep, and playing with her dogs Mochi and Frida.
Cadence Animal Hospital brings health and harmony to our community's pets.
We are a full-service animal hospital that cares for dogs and cats in Cadence, Lake Las Vegas, Tuscany, Weston Hills, Calico Ridge, Boulder City, and surrounding areas.
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For after-hour emergencies, please call the Animal Emergency Center of Las Vegas and Henderson at (702) 457-8050. They are located at 3340 E. Patrick Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120.
Henderson, NV 89011
Mon -Fri: 7am – 6pm
Sat: 8am- 5pm
Sun: 8am- 3pm
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