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.
Alyssa joined the TAH team in 2018. Her gentle heart, and love of all creatures great and small, makes her the perfect addition to our team! She is adored by her 2 dogs, 7 cats and a squirrel!
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 P.Veterinary Assistant
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 add to our team!
Dustin has spent most of his life rescuing and nursing all types of animals, which made him a natural fit here. 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 kennel 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!
Sonni joined the TAH team in 2017. Currently working towards her CVA*, her skills include patient care, client care and a great sense of humor!
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. We're lucky to have her as part of our team and provides outstanding patient care. Audri's best furry friend is her kitty Reggie.
Branie is also an RVT**. She specializes in all things patient care, but seems to have a knack for picking up wildlife too!
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 Clifford and Oscar 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)