Judy Byarlay, DVM
Born and raised in central Kansas, Dr. Byarlay's passion for animals started at a young age. Growing up Judy was always surrounded with animals from family pets to farm animals at 4H activities.
After graduating from high school she went on to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas earning her bachelors degree in Physical Education and a minor in science. Upon her Masters Degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, Judy became a licensed Athletic Trainer until 1999 when she decided to attend the University of Tennessee Veterinary College.
Dr. Byarlay worked in Greenville, North Carolina and Louisville, Kentucky for a few years before settling in the Reno area in 2006. Dr. Byarlay spent most of those years practicing in the field of shelter medicine and continues to spend time with shelter pets to this day.
Along with her in-home practice, Dr. Byarlay currently teaches at the TMCC Veterinary Technician program, does relief work at a veterinary clinic, and works with non-profit Palomino Valley Pet Rescue organization.
Dr. Byarlay still surrounds herself with her own pets: Dogs - Girl Friday and Chester; Cats - Reba, Walter, and Lucky.
Owner / Veterinarian
We're here when you need us, whether it's for a routine checkup, a much needed vaccination, or an emergency esophageal blockage removal. Because our clean, well-lit facilities utilize the most up-to-date and technologically advanced equipment, and our staff is not only knowledgeable about advanced veterinary techniques but also possesses incredible passion for their work, you can rest assured that your best friend is in the best hands.
Alissa Lenzora, LVT
Alissa is our compassionate Licensed Veterinary Technician focused on providing the best animal care. She's a very gentle animal care professional who advocates strongly for all animals and their well being. She brings a happy energy along with strong will to love and help all creatures.
Alissa is a Native Nevadan, born and raised right here in Reno/Sparks area. She has a wonderful, hard-working husband and together they were surprised with a beautiful girl. She has five furry children as well, 3 pooches and 2 kitties. She has loved and cared for animals all her life! Her grandmother was her inspiration. She lived up on a Ranch where Alissa spent most of her childhood summers. Her grandmother and she would take care of any animal they found, tame or wild. Alissa had a pet goat up there as a small child and loved it when the chicks were born each year!
Alissa has worked for both of our local animal shelters where she first experienced working with Dr. Judy. She really loved working with the homeless animals. She is greatly passionate about animals but loves children as well. Alissa has worked with children for the City of Sparks for five years. She has also been to Romania twice with an organization called Heart to Heart International Ministries. She loved and cared for orphaned children at three different orphanages and one baby hospital. What a culture shock! She also enjoys helping the local community and has helped make and pass out meals to the poor and homeless during the holidays. Alissa loves to sing, dance, be outdoors and mostly play with her daughter and spend time with her family.
Henry Bell, Practice Mgr.
Henry joined our team as Practice Manager in 2013. New to the veterinary field but knowledgeable in business management; he tackles the day-to-day operations of the business and is vital to keeping our busy office running smoothly. “Our Henry” takes on multiple responsibilities which include the implementation and operation of practice management applications and client services, as well as scheduling appointments, marketing development, and assisting Dr. Byarlay.
Just as versatile in business as he is in life… he makes a delicious pecan pie, is currently working on his ‘66 International pickup truck, and is the fixer of all things broken. Throughout his life Henry has believed in the importance of having a companion by his side whether it is of the furry or feathered variety of species.
Meet our Team