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 found her niche working as a shelter veterinarian with Nevada Humane Society from 2013 to 2023. 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.
In Reno, Katie and Josh 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.
Katie & family recently relocated (and expanded Rover) to her hometown of Jupiter, Florida. Katie continues her nonprofit work as a surgeon with Paws2Help Jupiter, in addition to providing end of life care services through Rover for pets in Palm Beach & Martin counties.
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."
Skylar Koll, DVM
Born and raised in the Northeast, Dr. Skye is proud to be a UCONN Husky who most recently became a Wildcat while studying veterinary medicine in Kansas. Initially going into veterinary medicine to focus solely on surgery, she changed paths halfway through school when she realized that she could make an impact in the lives of those who did not yet have their fur-ever homes.
After switching gears to shelter medicine, and upon graduating from Kansas State, she soon started interviewing across the country. The charm of Nevada, Lake Tahoe, the Sierras and the Humane Society soon bought her over. While in her new position, and during the quarantine period of COVID, she learned of the stresses and difficulties in people seeking veterinary appointments, especially for those looking for euthanasia services. Deciding when your furry friend crosses the Rainbow Bridge is often an intimate and challenging decision; but the decision can be made more comfortable and peaceful within a familiar home setting. Seeing the impact of the process for both pets and owners within the home, she decided to join Rover Vet Care.
In her free time, Dr. Skye can be found volunteering, hiking/exploring, snowboarding, baking, and playing with her fur-baby, Crowley.