Thomas Nickerson, DVM
Dr. Nickerson received his BS from the University of Maryland and his DVM degree (with high honors) from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!).
Following graduation from UGA, he spent a year as a pathology resident at UC Davis. During this time, he discovered that he preferred working with more lively patients. He left the residency program to pursue a more rewarding career in private practice.
From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Nickerson worked as an associate veterinarian in Sacramento. He moved to Willow Creek in 1981 and spent the next 9 years in practice there. In 1990, he purchased Trinity Animal Hospital in Weaverville.
Although the small building served him well for almost two decades, 2008 marked the opening of a long awaited modern facility on Ponderosa Lane.
Dr. Nickerson shares his home with one good cat (Blackberry), one bad cat (Lilac), and The Kipper a fun loving border collie.
Mary Schlicting, DVM
Dr. Schlicting received her DVM degree from Ross University, and completed her clinical year at Oregon State University (Go Beavers!).
During veterinary school, she was involved with the feral cat 'trap and release' program, and served several semesters as the president of the student chapter of AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners). She also spent time assisting with sea turtle monitoring and nest preservation. In addition to her emphasis in feline medicine, Dr. Schlicting has a particular interest in emergency and critical care.
Dr. Schlicting was born and raised in Allentown, PA. She moved to California where she completed her BA at Mills College in Oakland. She moved to Trinity County to escape the city, and shares her home with several cats and 1 dog: Molly, Cido, Miette, Haruka, Sora, Wodaabe and Ophelia.
When away from the hospital, Dr. Schlicting spends time trail running (with Ophelia), drawing, sculpting and backpacking.
Cassandra is our most tenured receptionist! Cassandra joined the TAH team in 2014. Her warm and friendly character is a great addition to our team.
Sasha is well known in our community. Previous to working at TAH, Sasha spent many years with Trinity County Animal Shelter. Her compassion and smile really brighten up our team!
Dustin has spent most of his life rescuing and nursing all types of animals, which made him a natural fit here. Dustin completed his CVA* training in 2018. He plans to pursue a veterinary technician license. Smart and funny, Dustin is a fantastic member on our team.
Jessica is an outstanding member of our veterinary assistant staff, and another CVA*! She is always highly focused on patient care and our patients are all lucky to have her here! She also handles a great deal of our inventory and ordering responsibilities.
Kate has been a part of TAH since 2018. A wear-er of many hats, Kate can been spotted in the front office answering phones, in the exam rooms assisting the doctors, and as far as Hayfork! Smart and kind, Kate is a great team player!
Kristiina graduated from Yuba College in 2014 and joined our team shortly therafter. As an RVT** Kristiina has already contributed to the well-being of many of our patients. Her interests in surgery and anesthesia, along with her onward and progressive thinking are driving the hospital to a bright future. Kristiina spends her free time with her dog Tahoe.
Audri is another RVT**, she graduated from Yuba College in 2015. She's been working in the field for over 6 years and has a vast wealth of knowledge in all areas of veterinary medicine. She is passionate about teaching and always helps to build our team. We're lucky to have her as part of our team and provides outstanding patient care. Audri's best furry friends are her kitty Reggie and her 3-legged pal Roo.
Brandie is also an RVT**. She specializes in all things patient care, but seems to have a knack for picking up wildlife too! She is passionate about nutrition and quite the dental assistant. Brandie has a home full of furry love, with 3 dogs and cat, her love for all things great and small is shared with all.
Taylor graduated from San Diego Mesa College as an RVT** in 2011. New to Trinity County, Taylor joined the TAH team in September of 2019. His true passion is for patient care and his experience and knowledge have already made a mark on our hospital. Proud dad of two kitties and two rats, Taylor's love of animals and medicine is quite apparent. Welcome Taylor!
Amy began her career with TAH in 2005. She has worked for in veterinary hospitals since 2000. She too holds a CVA*. Amy's skills are useful in every area of the hospital but most recently Amy is expanding her knowledge and skill set in the office and business ends. Amy's dogs and cats are only slightly jealous of the time she spends with all our TAH friends. Amy's knowledge and experience have made a big difference in our team.
We just let Amy think she runs the office. This is our 'real' manager. Calypso stays busy greeting all the pets, rearranging the counter top supplies, and sleeping in the sunshine. She loves getting her belly rubbed... most days. Everyone loves Calypso.
Kenna and Wesley
These two are the newest additions to our family! They were brought to us during the evacuations of the Carr fire. So far they hang out mostly in the back making friends with all of our patients, and getting lots of snuggles from staff members
*CVA - Certified Veterinary Assistant
**RVT - Registered Veterinary Technician (holds a state license)