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Dr. Joe Coli

Joseph M. Coli DVM
President

Email:  jcoli@comstockequine.com

Dr. Joe Coli is a native of Verdi, Nevada.  He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1981.  He currently resides in Washoe Valley with his wife, Jody, and their two children, Kristina and Steven.  He is an active member of the Reno Rodeo Association and a past president of the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Coli was named the 2013 Zoetis Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Veterinarian of the Year.  His personal hobbies include archery, hunting, karate, and horsepacking. 

Stephen C. Damonte DVM
Vice President
Email:  sdamonte@comstockequine.com

Dr. Steve Damonte is a native of Reno, Nevada.  He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1991.  He currently resides in Reno with his daughter Jenna.  He is a volunteer with the Reno Rodeo Association and past president of the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association and Washoe County Farm Bureau.  Dr. Damonte currently resides on the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. His personal hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, running and skiing.

Shane M. Miller DVM Dipl. ACVS
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Email:  docdvmshane@msn.com

Dr. Shane Miller is a native of Minden, NV.  He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1992.  Following a year long internship at Littleton Large Animal Hospital Equine Clinic, Dr. Miller completed his equine surgery residency at University of California-Davis in 1996.  He subsequently returned to Littleton Large Animal Clinic Equine Hospital in 1997.  Dr. Miller became board certified in equine surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1998.  While at Littleton Equine Medical Center, Dr. Miller served as CEO and Chief of Surgery.  Dr. Miller lives in Gardnerville with his wife Kristin and their three children Peyton, Camden, and Landin.  Dr. Miller's professional interests lie in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries with an emphasis in arthroscopy, laparoscopy and fracture repair. He also has a clinical interest in lameness and prepurchase exams.  He has written articles in Veterinary Surgery Journal, Equine Veterinary Journal, Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association and many lay journals.  Dr. Miller has also presented numerous surgical and lameness topics both nationally and internationally.  His hobbies include cycling, triathlons, and golfing. 

Elisabeth M. Lau DVM
Associate
Email:  betsylaudvm@yahoo.com

Dr. Betsy Lau is a native of North Little Rock, Arkansas.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2007.  She completed her internship at Comstock Equine Hospital in 2008 and stayed on as an associate veterinarian.  Her professional interests include dentistry, small ruminants, and reproduction.  She is a member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.  Dr. Lau resides in Reno with her husband Erik and daughter Hazel.  Her hobbies include cooking, hiking and snowshoeing with their French Bulldog Gus and Spaniel Mix Polly, and watching Razorback football and basketball.

Kristi M. Ruby-Stone DVM
Associate
Email:  krubydvm@gmail.com

Dr. Kristi Ruby is a native of Minden, Nevada.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2013.  She returned home to northern Nevada after completing a year long equine medicine and surgery internship at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in Salinas, California.  Her professional interests include lameness and sports medicine, ultrasonography,  reproduction, neonatology, and production animal medicine.  Her goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.  In her free time, she enjoys showing and riding paint horses, spending time with her husband Justin and their dogs Savannah, Sir, and Doc, and hunting.  

Christy A. Copeland DVM
Associate
Email:  copeland.christyann@gmail.com

Dr. Christy Copeland is a native of Winton, California.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University California Davis and completed her internship with us in 2016.  Her professional interests include sports medicine, neonatology, dentistry, and small ruminants.  In her free time, Dr. Copeland enjoys hiking and back country skiing with her fiance Jerimiah and their shepherd mix Bentley, snowboarding, trail riding, and snuggling on the couch with her cat Juno.  

Kelsey M. Tanner DVM
Equine Medicine and Surgery Intern

Email: kelsey.tanner@gmail.com 

Kelsey Tanner is a native of Murphys, California.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California Davis and is joining us for a year long equine medicine and surgery internship.  Her professional interests include surgery, reproduction, and internal medicine.  In her free time, Dr. Tanner enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and their Husky mix Sam, skiing, hike, cuddling with her cat Trout, and drinking wine at her parents' tasting room at Tanner Vineyards.  Welcome Dr. Tanner!!


Consulting Veterinarians

  Stacy L. Hosking DVM Dipl. ACVIM Cardiology

  Kirsten Steele VMD Dipl. ACVO

  Lisa Metcalf MS DVM Dipl. ACT

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