Doctors

Dr. James E. Nave

James E Nave
  • Hometown: Protem, Missouri
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Missouri
  • Veterinary School: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Nave graduated in 1968 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the US Army after graduation from veterinary school and served in as a Captain in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his military Service. He was discharged in 1971, and shortly after settled in Las Vegas, NV. 

Dr. Nave has mentored hundreds of veterinarians throughout his career, and continues the mentoring process to this day for veterinarians ranging from veterinary students, new graduates, and seasoned veterans. He truly believes leadership is the key to success and strives to promote that throughout his colleagues. 

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Dr. John Lazenby

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  • Hometown: Joplin, MO
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Missouri
  • Veterinary School: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lazenby was born in Joplin, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He moved to Las Vegas and joined Tropicana Animal Hospital following graduation. His professional interests include ultrasound and ophthalmology. Outside of the office, Dr. Lazenby enjoys fly fishing, backpacking, playing tennis, and spending time with his dog, a Flat-Coated Retriever named Sawyer.

Dr. Sharon Brown

Sharon Brown
  • Hometown: St. Mary, Jamaica
  • Undergraduate Studies: Nova Southeastern University
  • Veterinary School: Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Brown graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in 2013. After graduation, she moved to Las Vegas to join Tropicana. Dr. Brown’s professional interests include both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as internal medicine. Outside of the office, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, reading, watching TV, and spending time with her cat Kiki.

Dr. Brittney Villagran

 DrBrittneyVillagran
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Mississippi State University
  • Veterinary School: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Villagran graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA and moved to Las Vegas to join Tropicana after graduation. Dr. Villagran’s professional interests include ultrasonography, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and dermatology. Outside of the office, Dr. Villagran enjoys yoga, hiking, and exploring new cities. Dr. Villagran also loves spending time with her Cattle dog/ Spaniel mix named Jill, and her Terrier mix Helen.

Dr. Lance Day

 Dr.LanceDay
  • Hometown: Pilot Grove, MO
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Missouri
  • Veterinary School: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Day was raised on a small farm in central Missouri, where his family raised beef cattle, longhorn cattle, and horses.  He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and moved to Las Vegas to join Tropicana Animal Hospital.  Dr. Day's professional interests include diagnostic imaging, soft tissue surgery, neurology and small animal sports medicine.  Outside of the office, Dr. Day enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time in the water with his partner, Travis.  Dr. Day also enjoys spending time with his 5 dogs (Dugan, Adelaide, Mila, Bentley, and Oliver) and his 2 cats (Kylie and Kali).

Dr. Randall G. Ezell

Randall G Ezell
  • Hometown: Mexico, Missouri
  • Undergraduate Studies: Oklahoma State University
  • Veterinary School: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ezell graduated from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After graduation he moved to Las Vegas and joined the team at Tropicana Animal Hospital. Dr. Ezell played football at Oklahoma State University before returning to his home state of Missouri to attend veterinary school. 

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Dr. Christian Lay

Christian Lay
  • Hometown: Slidell, LA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Louisiana State University
  • Veterinary School: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lay graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He moved to Las Vegas to join Tropicana after graduation. Dr. Lay’s professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, ultrasonography, and cardiology. Outside of the office, Dr. Lay enjoys boating, fishing, and marksmanship. Dr. Lay also enjoys spending time with his Golden Retriever named Gatsby, and his cat Luna.

Dr. Blake Tunnard

Blake Tunnard
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Southeastern Louisiana University & Louisiana State University
  • Veterinary School: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tunnard graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He moved to Las Vegas and joined Tropicana Animal Hospital at that time. While in veterinary school, Dr. Tunnard was the caretaker for Mike the tiger at LSU. His professional interests include advanced diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of the office, Dr. Tunnard enjoys playing sports and spending time with his wife Joan. They have two dogs, George and Rebel, as well as three cats named Sparky, Emma, and Theodore. 

Dr. Anderson

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  • Hometown: Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Tuskegee University

Dr. Anderson was raised in Florida and graduated from the prestigious Tuskegee University.  He is the proud son of two veterinarians and in August of 2015 he carried on the family tradition and married his wife, Brittany Anderson, who is also a veterinarian.  Dr.Anderson has dedicated his life to the art of Veterinary Medicine to fulfill his mission of serving man and animal alike. His Faith in Jesus and and love for his family transcend his skill and define who he is at the core.  Dr. Anderson believes that compassion and love are always the first tools you must reach for and that all life no matter what size, shape, or form is precious.

Dr. Anderson likes to spend his off time enjoying quality time with friends and family, playing the guitar, martial arts, and rooting for the Florida Gators on Saturdays.  He has 1 beautiful daughter, London, and 5 animal companions including a colossus Doberman named Optimus Prime.

Dr. Brenna Ledezma

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  • Hometown: La Porte, Texas
  • Undergraduate Studies: Texas A&M
  • Veterinary School: Texas A&M 

Professional interests: Dermatology and Dentistry 

Hobbies: spending time with family and baking

Family: Married with 2 boys 

Pets: Ollie, a black lab mix, Stella, a catahoula, Zorro, a rat terrier, and Miles, an orange tabby cat.