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Dr. Mark Ditsworth
Dr. Ditsworth grew up in San Diego and Las Vegas. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Nevada Reno and graduated veterinary school from Oregon State/Washington State in 1983. His goals as a veterinarian are to provide the highest-quality medicine available and to always research new ways to provide the best care. Before purchasing Kings Row Pet Hospital with his wife of 25 years, Loni, he worked at Baring Blvd Veterinary Hospital. He takes a special interest in avian medicine, internal medicine and endoscopy. He also enjoys the challenges of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
Mark and Loni have always had a menagerie of pets in their house. At present, they have three dogs, Izzie (an English Setter), Einstein (a long-hair chihuahua) and Charg-her ( an English Setter) as well as three Manx cats - Annie, Tink and Mia. During his free time, Dr. Ditsworth likes to go golfing, camping and hiking. He enjoys the outdoors and likes spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Ellen Cook-Champagne
Dr. Cook-Champagne graduated from UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After two years practicing in a large and small animal practice in Angels Camp, Calif., she moved back to her home in Rocklin, Roseville and Auburn area of Placer Country, California. There, she worked in several area hospitals, including a stint in Angels Camp again before managing a corporate-owned practice in South Sacramento. She moved to Reno in 2004 with her two dogs, her horse and a longer, now hyphenated name. (We call her Dr. C, Dr. Champagne or Dr. Ellen.)
Dr. Cook-Champagne does the ultrasound imaging for Kings Row Pet Hospital and has a special interest in auto-immune diseases and skin conditions.
Dr. Kris Kingery D.V.M
A true Tahoe native, Dr. Kris has stayed close to her roots. After graduating from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1994; she worked at Carson Tahoe in Critical Care and Emergency Veterinary Medicine, alon g with performing relief work in several other hospitals in the area before settling in at Feline Medical Center for 16 years of feline practice. This special interest in cats, along with canine and feline geriatric medicine and ultrasound has continued to drive Dr. Kris's passion for educating owner's in the best available medicine, along with how they can enhance their relationship with their furry family members.
A world traveler, Dr. Kris enjoys experiencing different cultures, including how other countries view their pets and the animal world around them. She has traveled through Europe shortly after the Berlin wall fell, skied in Canada, toured in a band through Mexico, and adventured through China. Her recent and favorite trip was the spectacular photographic safari through Tanzania and working with Cheetahs in Namibia through the CCF. At home, she enjoys relaxng with her large family including her son Andrew, Golden Retriever siblings Jessie and Lucy, cats George, chief, Smokey and senior guest feline resident Captain.
Lately, her personal time has been filled with renovating the family home, and working with the Nevada Task Force on Dementia and other Neuro-degenerative spectrum diseases regarding family caregiver rights. She looks forward to sharing the love of animals, traveling, and all manner of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking with her wonderful son.