Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian

Southern Nevada's been home for Dr. Toby

since 1995.  After 22 years helping pets and

families, he sold his hospital to become an

end of life animal doctor. 


Dr. Toby is certified in Animal Hospice and

Palliative Care.  He is a highly trained professional supporting pets and their caregivers

through the end-of-life journey. 

This requires medical and emotional support

that far surpasses traditional veterinary medicine. The title of CHPV is one that holds great

weight and requires an elevated level

of responsible care for the dying patient.  

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a common sense, science based approach

Dr. Toby’s veterinary interests include traditional and holistic medicine, using a common sense, science based approach. He loves to talk about recognizing and managing pain, and uses spinal adjustments, acupuncture, joint lubricants, herbs, and supplements.  With an extensive background in nutrition, food is often

the best medicine. 

Dr. Toby is a member of the International

Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care,

and spoke at their annual 2019

conference in Chicago.


Dr. Toby earned a Bachelor of Science

in Animal Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,

and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

from Ross University.  He was last in St. Kitts

in 2019 to give the keynote address

to 140 new Ross doctors.


Toby is devoted to his family, loves his red and blue heelers, and is a middle of the pack distance runner.

 Nevada Pet Hospice would like to welcome
Dr. Alyssa Watson and Dr. Joan Tunnard to our team! 



Hospice Veterinarian

Dr. Alyssa Watson was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2003.


Between 2003 and 2021, Dr. Watson has practiced high quality medicine and surgery, first in Reno and then in Las Vegas. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Watson also works as a medical editor for the #1 ranked veterinary publication, Clinician’s Brief.

Caring for pets in the clinic for almost 18 years, Dr. Watson has been honored to help families through all stages of their pets’ lives, from the first puppy or kitten visit to their final, peaceful passage. Her years of experience has led to an understanding of complex disease processes and a recognition of the difficult struggles that many pet-owners face

during end-of-life care.


Hospice Veterinarian

Dr. Joan Tunnard is originally from Columbus, Nebraska, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2008.

She has practiced veterinary medicine

in Las Vegas for over 10 years.  


Dr. Joan is kept busy by her husband, children, and pets.  She has two cats named Sparky and Emma, and a Golden Retriever named Beignet.

After years of caring for animals inside a veterinary hospital, Dr. Joan is honored to be able to help animals in the comfort of their homes.  Dr. Joan understands the difficult decisions owners are faced with during end-of-life care, and aspires to treat

all pets with the dignity they deserve.

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individualized, comfortable and dignified

Wanting to make this process as peaceful as possible for pets

and all those who love them, Dr .Watson and Dr. Tunnard join the team

at Nevada Pet Hospice to provide each and every pet with

individualized, comfortable, and dignified end-of-life care.

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"Dr. Toby continues to bring heartfelt compassion and love into his practice,

at a time when it is most needed by us pet lovers.”

Judy Bowen / March 8, 2020