Our Veterinarians

Dr. Sharon Gorman

Owner, Veterinarian

From the time she could utter her first words as a toddler, Dr. Sharon Gorman knew she wanted to work with animals. As she grew older, she realized she would only be satisfied with a career that was challenging, fulfilling, and constantly evolving. Veterinary medicine fit the bill perfectly!

Dr. Gorman’s veterinary career began in her home state of New Jersey, where she began working as a kennel attendant during high school. She then moved to Virginia to attend both undergraduate and veterinary school. During her schooling, she served as a receptionist and Veterinary Technician at a local hospital. After earning her degree, Dr. Gorman sought out the warm weather of Las Vegas and has been here ever since.

After working in the Las Vegas area for nearly five years, Dr. Gorman decided to pursue her longtime dream of owning her very own practice and being able to set the standard of care and customer service. In late 2000, her dream became a reality when Creature Comforts Animal Hospital opened its doors for business.

Dr. Gorman’s professional interests include exotic medicine, surgery, and excellent client education. Above all, she loves working with her team to offer pet owners an incredibly high care standard for their beloved animals.

Dr. Gorman, her husband Jason, and their children Skylar, Sierra, and Cody share their home with many pets. They have five dogs—Molly, Panda Pooh, Bandit, Ivory, and Boo—as well as a pair of cats named Rose and Hokie. The family also keeps six horses: Prancer and Radar, the veterans of the group; Casper, who prefers to watch everyone from afar; Colby and Collette, who are both starting to slow down a bit; and Sonar, who Dr. Gorman rides whenever she needs to de-stress.

Aside from horseback riding, Dr. Gorman loves to scuba dive when time permits. She and her family go on a scuba trip every year, and Dr. Gorman’s oldest daughter has even become a certified diver!

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Dr. Tiffany Paul

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Tiffany Paul truly considers it an honor to be trusted with the pets of the Las Vegas area. She knows that when she’s taking care of an animal, she’s also taking care of an entire family!

Originally from Georgia, Dr. Paul attended Louisiana State University for her veterinary education and arrived in Las Vegas in 2005. She began here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in 2009 as a relief veterinarian, and liked it so much that she stayed on as a full-time Associate Veterinarian. Her professional interests include internal medicine and feline care; Dr. Paul believes a good cat is one of the best things in the world!

Aside from her duties here at the clinic, Dr. Paul gives her time to Noah’s Animal House, where she takes care of pets that have been a part of abusive relationships or are otherwise less fortunate. She also teaches Veterinary Technicians-in-training at the Pima Medical Institute.

At home, Dr. Paul and her husband have many pets, including several dogs, a number of cats, and three birds.

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Dr. Renee Hussy

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hussy has been obsessed with veterinary medicine ever since she was a young girl—she actually had aspirations of becoming a jockey before growing too tall by age 11! It was only a few years later, when Dr. Hussy was a mere 15 years old, that she started volunteering right here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital. She’s been a part of the family ever since.

Dr. Hussy is a Las Vegas native, and started here at the clinic on a full-time basis during her high school years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Las Vegas, then traveled to Dublin, Ireland to study veterinary medicine at University College Dublin. Dr. Hussy continued working here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital during summer and winter breaks, and is now a full-time Associate Veterinarian! She has special medical interests in exotic-animal medicine and physical therapy; Dr. Hussy hopes to utilize physical therapy techniques for more and more of the hospital’s patients in the coming years.

Thanks to all of her traveling between the United States and Ireland, Dr. Hussy hasn’t been able to have her own pet for quite a while; she hopes to adopt her first dog very soon! For now, she contents herself by spending time with her mother’s horse, La’mare; her father’s cat, Spooky; and Moose, her sister’s large and drool-prone Cane Corso Mastiff.

When time permits outside of work, Dr. Hussy enjoys distance running, camping and hiking throughout Nevada, California, and Utah, and traveling abroad. Her favorite locales so far have been Rome and Lagos, Portugal.

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Dr. Taylor Francher

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Taylor Francher cannot remember a childhood day that wasn’t spend alongside a family pet. While she first joined the veterinary profession because of her intense desire to better the lives of animals, her time in the field has made her realize something: what she truly wants is to help other pet owners help their animal friends! As an Associate Veterinarian with the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team, Dr. Francher is able to do just that on a daily basis.

Dr. Francher is originally from Yuma, Arizona. It was there that she jump-started her animal-care career by becoming a Veterinary Assistant during high school. She moved to Tucson, attending the University of Arizona for her undergraduate studies, before relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina to earn her DVM degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Francher graduated in May of 2016, moved to Las Vegas with her husband, and joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family shortly afterward.

Medically, Dr. Francher particularly enjoys exotic-animal appointments, and strives to provide these creatures the same high-quality care that is afforded to canine and feline patients. She’s also passionate about animal nutrition, and never ceases to be amazed at the way great nutrition can maintain a high quality of life and can even help with short-term or chronic illnesses.

Along with her husband, Aaron, Dr. Francher lives with a multitude of pets at home. Tinkerbell, a senior Chihuahua, prefers soaking up the sun’s rays for most of the day; Rocky the Boston terrier enjoys eating and relaxing in the air conditioning; Creampuff is a senior guinea pig that has endured two cross-country moves with her owners; and Gingersnap the guinea pig is the newest member of the family and particularly enjoys cuddling with Aaron.

Outside of work, Dr. Francher likes reading, crafting, and sewing. She’s even sewn bedding and accessory items for her guinea pigs!

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Dr. Elizabeth Ashman

Associate Veterinarian

For Dr. Elizabeth Ashman, animal care runs in the family; her father is a veterinarian himself, and Dr. Ashman grew up helping him during her free time and during summers off from school. She’s been tending to pets all her life, and simply can’t imagine doing anything else! Dr. Ashman is a proud member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team and serves the area’s pets and animal owners as an Associate Veterinarian.

Dr. Ashman is from northern New Jersey, where she grew up with specific interests in math, science, and medicine. She attended the University of Delaware to earn her her pre-veterinary degree along with a biology minor, then headed to Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Doctorate in 2015. Next, Dr. Ashman completed her clinical training at Cornell University and helped pets through her externship here in Las Vegas that same year. Now, she’s able to use her skills to better the lives of the area’s pets alongside the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team!

Medically, Dr. Ashman has special passions for soft-tissue surgical work, as well as non-traditional surgical procedures and the challenges they present. Her favorite part of her work day, though, is making a difference in the lives of the families of Las Vegas—Dr. Ashman loves to meet pets and owners on a daily basis.

Away from the office, Dr. Ashman enjoys staying active by skiing and snowboarding (she was also a competitive gymnast for the first half of her life!), hiking and camping in the great outdoors, and visiting as many national parks as she can. At home, she has one pet of her own: a pesky but loyal Oriental shorthaired cat named Reggie.

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