Category: Love your Pet? Get to Know Your Vet!

Dr. John Crumley



Dr. John Crumley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and worked in several veterinary clinics during the summer months before moving away to St. Petersburg, FL. He attended Eckerd College and studied biology and chemistry while working in several research and rehabilitation laboratories for marine wildlife. He attended veterinary school at the University of California at Davis and graduated in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Crumley moved to Bend, OR and became an associate veterinarian at the High Desert Veterinary Hospital. There he provided care for dogs, cats, horses, llamas, and many exotic species at the High Desert Museum. He joined Baring Blvd Veterinary Hospital in January of 2002 as an associate and became at partner in 2006. Currently, He is serving as president elect of the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association. His special interests include ultrasound diagnostics, cancer medicine, internal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy.




Dr. Bob Baker

Dr. Bob Baker been here at Baring Blvd. Veterinary Hospital since 1993. He received his B.S. in Animal Biology from U.N.L.V. and his D.V.M. from Colorado State University. Dr. Baker also did a 4 year post-doctoral study at Colorado State University in the critical care unit. At Baring, Dr. Baker is director of medical services and enjoys oncology, ultrasound diagnostics, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures and emergency medicine. When he is not at work, you will find him spending time with his family, both two and four legged. He also enjoys fishing, wood working, and almost anything outdoors.

Dr. Andy Burnett

I was born in Seattle, Washington and spent my childhood in California. After moving to Reno and graduating from Reno High School, I attended Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo and UNR. I graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. After graduation we moved back to Sparks where I joined with Dr. Gerry Meyers in a veterinary practice. I opened Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in 1980. I have been “retired” from practice for 9 years but play an active role in the management duties at the hospital. My wife, Judy and I were married in 1965. We have two sons, A.G. and Scott, and four grandchildren. Judy and I enjoy spending time with our family. My hobbies include riding my mountain and road bikes, fly fishing, and hunting with my English Pointer, Cal.

Dr. Ron Sandoval

Dr. Sandoval was born in El Paso, Texas when his father was stationed at Biggs Air Force Base. His fathers career with the Federal Aviation Administration necessitated several moves throughout the western United States until the family made their permanent home in Sparks, Nevada. Dr. Sandoval attended Bishop Manogue Catholic High School; graduated with honors from the University of Nevada-Reno, and subsequently was accepted by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. (His mother and brother; Governor Brian Sandoval also graduated from The Ohio State University–his mother with a Ph.D. from the College of Education and his brother with a JD from the College of Law.) In 1986, after graduating with honors, he moved to Minden, Nevada to practice at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. In 1999, he became partner and hospital director of Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital. As hospital director, Dr. Sandoval continues to see a limited number of patients. Additionally, his special interest is in canine reproduction. He enjoys camaraderie with the Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital veterinarians and staff. He and his wife Dottie have five children: Dillon, Chris, Kelly, Tori, and Ryan. His free time is spent in family activities, road cycling, tennis, and audio equipment.

Dr. Kim Luikart

Dr. Kim Luikart was born and raised in Reno and received her undergraduate degree at The University of Nevada, Reno. She then spent the next 5 years as an elephant trainer at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo and at John Ascuaga’s Nugget with Bertha and Angel. She attended veterinary school at UC Davis. During and for several years after obtaining her veterinary degree, she performed veterinary duties at Six Flags and volunteered with CA Fish and Game working with wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, and elk. She practiced for 3 years in Sacramento at a small animal/exotics practice before returning home to Reno. Dr Luikart enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs. Her twins, Rita and Jackson, were born in July 2009, and now occupy all her spare time! Dr. Luikart became a partner in the practice in 2011.

My name is Kristina and I have been a licensed veterinary technician for 2 years. I’ve worked as a veterinary assistant for almost 10 years and after my graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners approved an opportunity for me to take my licensure exam, which I passed with flying colors. In my free time I enjoy horseback riding, participating as a volunteer for the Reno Rodeo, jogging with my Labrador “Wyatt” and pug “Bambino”, and continuing my education. I absolutely love every aspect of being a technician and providing care to animals of all shapes and sizes, and my favorite moments are the ones when a family gets to see their pet after a procedure or a hospitalization and take them home.

Marcella started working kennels in July of 1999 to support schooling for human nursing, but learned that it was a lot more interested in the animal field. She wanted to learn more, so she worked her way up to an assistant and then attended college to become a Veterinary Technician. Marcella graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at TMCC May 2005. She loves the fact that she can perform in laboratory, anesthesia, radiology, dentistry areas without having to specialize in each separately as they are in the human fields, making her a jack of all trades. In her spare time she tends to her garden,  play video games, and spends time with her husband, son and daughter. She has three dogs, four cats, and one day she hopes to have a farm with chickens, ducks, and a dairy cow!

I have my BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. While in school I was a veterinary assistant for 11years. After graduating I moved to San Diego and worked for Sea World and was able to work in the Bird House with flamingos, penguins, multiple varities of geese and duck and one giant black swan named Gloria Swanson. I have experience as an adoption counceler with the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. I moved here 13 years ago and got my LVT license through Community College of Southern Nevada in 2001 and have had wonderful experinces at clinics in Reno and Sparks.

Dr. Jackie Pulver

I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2000. My husband and I moved from Tennessee to Reno, NV in 2000. I started my career in large animal medicine but soon realized that I needed something different. I started practicing medicine at Baring Blvd Vet Hospital in 2003. Since then, I have developed and enjoyment of companion pet medicine, and especially dentistry.In my free time I am busy being mom for my two daughters. I also enjoy paddleboarding, hiking, camping, gardening, and biking in the summer. In the winter, my family and I are at the ski hill several days a week. We have two cats, Vesper and Mr Mao, and two horses, Imp and Looker.