The LVVSC administrative team is dedicated to making sure our hospital delivers the best veterinary specialty care possible. We want to foster strong relationships with referring veterinarians and our shared clients and patients built on respect, trust, communication, teamwork and education.
David R. Mason
B. Vet. Med, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS
Chief of Staff
David Mason, B Vet Med (Honours), MRCVS, is a Board Certified Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon specializing in Orthopedic, Neurologic, Oncologic and General Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures.
A native of Northern England who grew up on a dairy farm and has been involved with animals his entire life, Dr. Mason earned his veterinary degree with honours from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1999. After graduation he moved across the Atlantic Ocean in order to pursue a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Kansas State Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.read more
Dean Penniman joined the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC) as its Hospital Administrator in January of 2006. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations, financial management and strategic development of LVVSC and its sister facility Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care (VE+CC), Nevada’s only 24 hour veterinary emergency and critical care facility. Combined, the two services provide care to thousands of animals each year.read more
Suzanne Russo, DVM, MS
Dr. Suzanne Russo grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received her BS and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University. She was in small animal general private clinical practice and then joined Pfizer Animal Health (then Zoetis) and held multiple roles in Research and Development, Technical Services, and Academic Affairs. Prior to joining LVVSC she was Vice-President of Recruiting for VCA, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine.read more
James Quintana, MVZ, BS, LVT
Clinical Coordinator – Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology
As Clinical Coordinator, James’ primary responsibility is to act as the team leader for surgery, ophthalmology and neurology departments. In addition to fulfilling all the duties of a technician, James directs administrative support for the technicians in these three departments planning, delegating, and coordinating technician duties.read more
Juanita Good, LVT
Clinical Coordinator – Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology
Juanita completed a Bachelor of Science degree (biology) at Eastern Mennonite University in 1995. She then pursued a Veterinary Technology degree at Blue Ridge Community College, becoming licensed in 1998. After several years in general practice in Virginia, she moved to Colorado and joined the CSU oncology team in 2001.read more
Human Resources Manager
Barbara Gomez was born in Manila, Philippines. She moved to Las Vegas in 1990 and is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and UNLV. Barbara has worked as a human resources representative in the legal and medical fields since 1996.
A happy employee is a productive employee. As the HR Manager, she lives by this motto: Driven by a passion for human and animal rights, she strives to create a cohesive working environment for LVVSC and VE+CC staff, which enables all its members to focus and excel in their specialized fields.
Barbara is the keeper of Speedy Gomez, a 30 year old desert tortoise.read more