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.
Prior to joining LVVSC, Dean held positions of increasing responsibility in various areas of human medicine including hospice, homecare, and physical rehabilitation.
Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. While working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was trained as a Combat Medic. Dean proudly served his country for 8 years and is a Veteran of the Gulf War where he served with the U.S. Army’s 24th Infantry Division.
Dean has lived in Southern Nevada for over 40 years and considers himself a native Nevadan. He has two amazing children and two very spoiled dogs.