Sierra Veterinary Hospital
Visit our Animal Hospital at 3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150       Phone: 530.542.1952
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Sierra Veterinary Hospital

About Us

Mission Statement

Veterinarians & Staff

Dr. David Monroe

David Monroe DVM,Owner


Dr. David Monroe is the owner and head veterinarian of Sierra Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Monroe received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University in 1995. He then went on to receive his veterinary degree from Ohio State Universiy in 1999. After veterinary college, he completed an intership in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists.

Before now focusing solely on small animals (dogs, cats, and exotics), Dr. Monroe used to work as a zoo veterinarian. The most famous animal that he has worked on was a panda bear named Hsing-Hsing in Washington DC. Hsing-Hsing was given to the United States as a present from the Chinese government in the 1970's and lived at the National Zoo.

His main interests in veterinary medicine are now focused on companion animals, especially surgery and internal medicine. "I love being a veterinarian in South Lake Tahoe. Helping people and their pets gives me great joy. I don't know what I would do with my life if I didn't have animals in it."

In his free time, Dr. Monroe enjoys spending time with his wife, his three wonderful children, and his dogs and cats. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, snowboarding, windsurfing, and singing in the South Lake Tahoe Choir.

Dr. Rachel Mills

Rachel Mills DVM

Dr. Rachel Mills grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She started working for her family vet when she was 13 and never looked back. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and her DVM from UC Davis. She completed a small animal internship at PetCare, a specialty, emergency, and general practice hospital in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Mills' interests include behavior, preventative care, dentistry, and internal medicine. She is currently expanding her dog training and behavior expertise through The Academy For Dog Trainers. Dr. Mills has also volunteered with several animal welfare organizations, including the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center, and two organizations providing services to the animals of the homeless. She has a passion for wildlife, and has provided veterinary support for studies of ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, and finches in the Galapagos.

Dr. Mills shares her home in South Lake Tahoe with her partner Leo, their daughter Tenaya, 3 dogs (Cosmo, Shep, and Alika), and her crazy cat, Scout. She enjoys hiking, climbing, cross-country skiing, gardening, and learning about the birds and plants of the Tahoe Basin. She hopes to figure out a way to grow really great tomatoes in South Lake Tahoe.