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Katie Matzke, DVM

Dr. Katie Matzke was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. She attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Katie and husband Josh with their two big dogs, Kahlua & Pazza, moved to Reno, Nevada upon Katie's graduation from veterinary school.

Katie has found her niche working as a shelter veterinarian with Nevada Humane Society since 2013. She loves the ability to give comfort and high quality veterinary care to homeless pets. She has seen first hand the need in the community for home euthanasia services, which led to the creation of Rover Veterinary Care in 2020.

Since moving to Reno, Katie and Josh have expanded their family significantly with the addition of a few two legged children - Emy, Thomas, and Patrick. Outside of work, Katie's favorite activity is running, frequently with her four and two legged companions. Katie also loves reading and spending time at the river and the lake with her family.

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Christopher C. Clarkston, DVM


Dr. Chris comes to Nevada by way of Northeast Kansas, where he was born and raised. He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, Kansas. Upon graduation from "The Little Apple," Dr. Chris moved to Reno, Nevada to work as a shelter veterinarian with the Nevada Humane Society. His trek across the country was accompanied by his two fur kids, Gizmo and Lily.


As a veterinarian, Dr. Chris believes in providing care for animals in the greatest need. This includes the homeless pet population that comes through the animal shelter, as well as the pets of Northern Nevada in need of humane euthanasia. 


In his free time, Dr. Chris performs with multiple orchestral groups on the French Horn and is trained on several other brass instruments and the piano. He is excited to continue exploring what Reno, Carson City, and the Lake Tahoe area have to offer."

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