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!
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.
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!
Dr. Jen Carmody
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jen Carmody started her collegiate career studying physical therapy, with the ultimate intention of becoming a sports-medicine physical therapist. It wasn’t long before she started to feel like something was missing. When Dr. Carmody took a few weeks to think about what she really loved, the answer was clear: few things made her happier than spending time with her dogs. That’s when she decided to change her major and become a veterinarian!

Dr. Carmody is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences before continuing on to veterinary school. During her last year, she found out she would be moving to Las Vegas after graduation—she quickly set about planning a number of externships in the area. One of those externships was right here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital! Dr. Carmody and the clinic were a perfect fit, and the rest is history.

Medically, Dr. Carmody is very interested in integrative medicine and loves to mix in alternative therapies with her usual treatment methods. She’s completed over 300 hours of coursework in both veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic studies, and is even a Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner! For Dr. Carmody, having these techniques in her toolbox in order to help as many patients feel better as she possibly can is a dream come true.

Dr. Carmody’s interests away from work include hiking, fishing, reading, and playing volleyball. She played competitively for more than 12 years, and her college team won the national championship two years in a row! Dr. Carmody also loves to spend time with her husband, who works as a dentist—the pair plans on adopting a canine companion of their own in the very near future.
Dr. Katie Gibson
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Gibson grew up in a family where training hawks, rehabbing injured wildlife, and being surrounded by dogs was just part of everyday life. However, it was when she struggled to find a veterinarian who knew what a sugar glider was, let alone how to treat it, that she decided that she needed to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Gibson spent her childhood in New Jersey and then moved to North Carolina as a teenager. She went to the University of North Carolina at Asheville for her undergraduate work in biology. She worked as a veterinary assistant throughout college and also ran cross country and track. She moved to Raleigh, NC to complete her veterinary training at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006. Then she completed additional training doing a rotating small animal internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists where she developed her love for emergency medicine. She was eager to get back to Asheville after school and worked there for 8 years as an emergency veterinarian. She moved to Las Vegas to start a new adventure and has been here 3 years. She is very happy to now call Creature Comforts home.

Dr. Gibson's favorite things are emergency medicine, surgery, ultrasound, and exotic animal medicine. She loves the variety of cases that she sees at Creature Comforts and takes great pride in treating all pets like they were her own.

Dr. Gibson spends most of her time off outdoors. She loves adventure and spends her time hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, and looking for something new to try. Her goal in life is tire out Aries, her very energetic Australian Shepherd puppy. She also has sweet old chow mix named Gabby and Meesha kitty, who is a pretty pretty princess. Her pets are her children and she'll treat your pet the same.
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    • Trudy Para KillmanTrudy Para Killman

      I can't say enough good things about this facility. My fur face absolutely loves boarding here. I have a house full of "exotics". Dr Gorman is one of the best in the city for rat care. The ladies at the front desk are great and are very empathetic when it is time to help our loved ones over the rainbow bridge.

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    • Chuck CokerChuck Coker

      They handle the most sensitive and painful issues we face with our pets in a caring and kind manner.

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    • Karen E KreutzerKaren E Kreutzer

      This was our 1st experience with CCAH. What can I tell you? This is the first time since we have been in LV that we feel like we mattered, our fur babies mattered. The staff is WONDERFUL. Dr. Perry is AMAZING. Eragon & Zephyr went in to be neutered. They got their shots updated, blood work, exam and then hea told us his surgery time also. He called us after the boys were done and in recovery. When we picked up the boys then then told us everything. How to care for them. I can not give them a five star rating for they truly deserve more than that. We are excited to have a place for our pets to go to. We will be bringing the girls next. They take care of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, exoctics; just not horses..

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    • Mandy YorkMandy York

      They were wonderful in taking care of my ferret Smokey. Unfortunately my cat Lil Bit had to be put down there a few days ago. They were so great in doing what they could for her and then letting me know when it was time to say goodbye instead of running up vet costs. They made saying goodbye easy possible. I will continue to use them for my pet care!

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    • Richie N Janet HunterRichie N Janet Hunter

      highly recommend Dr. Gorman and the entire staff. All 4 of our dog's and one cat go there. Front Desk Staff exceptional, all the hard working Vet Tech's treat our animal's with love and care.

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    • Crystal Marie OwenCrystal Marie Owen

      My partner and I just started taking our fur family due to bad experiences elsewhere. We have been helped by 3 different vets and their respective nurses/assistants and I cannot say enough of their genuine kindness and concern for our animals. For many our dogs and cats are our “kids” and their health and wellness is paramount. Everyone here seems to understand that. They are patient and listen to you without interrupting and provide you with the information you need to care for you pet. I wish I could remember everyone’s name, because they all deserve recognition. We saw a lovely vet soon to go on maternity leave on October 27th for our new kittyand her nurse was unbelievable. We came back on the 28th with the other 2 kitties. The vet on duty, her nurse, and the tech were so kind with our feral kitty. Nearly made me cry. Came back today with my dog for a follow up on treatment from another vet. We saw Dr. Gorman and her nurse Jen and a trainee Giselle. They were phenomenal! Please could you check who was working on all these days? I would like all of them to be recognized for their kindness! Thank you so much!
      Crystal Owen and Rachel Phillips

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    • Deena Adams SchmitzDeena Adams Schmitz

      the staff is great !! They love your animals.. They. suggest different types of treatment and give you the choice .. I love Creature Comforts Animal Hospital ❤❤

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