Michael Knehr, DVM

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Dr. Knehr graduated from Purdue University Veterinary School in 1993. His areas of interest in the veterinary field include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, pain management, senior pet care and stem cell therapy.

Dr. Knehr loves to go fly fishing with his golden retriever named Sage, who is a great fishing partner. He also loves to go hiking and swimming with his boys and enjoys watching New York Yankee baseball as often as possible. He has four beautiful cats; Daisy, A-Rod and Jeter (yes, he is a really big Yankee fan) and Gronk (his wife is a big Patriots fan); and one feathered family member named Kiwi, an eclectus parrot. To round out the menagerie he has some fish and his son has a gerbil named Goldy.

Dr. Knehr’s goal as a veterinarian is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable veterinary care for pet family members and for the community. He invites you to visit the hospital and make Sun City part of your pet’s health care team.

Melissa Huber, DVM

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Dr. Huber graduated from veterinary school at Louisiana State University. Her medical interests include internal medicine, dentistry and the human animal bond. Dr. Huber has a Border collie mix named Moochie, a Chihuahua mix named Monty and a cat named Fatty. During her free time she likes reading, and hiking with Moochie.

Marisa Younanian, DVM

Our TeamDr. Younanian is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Although she loves all aspects of clinical practice, she has special interests in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, nutrition, and preventive medicine. In her spare time Dr. Younanian loves back country hiking and camping, jogging, taking road trips, and salsa dancing. She shares her home with a big black-and-white cat named Philippe and the occasional foster kitten.

Lisa Noworyta, DVM

Our TeamDr. Noworyta graduated from veterinary school at Purdue University. She was born and raised in Indiana and moved to sunny Las Vegas after the completion of her degree. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry. Outside of work, her family keeps her busy. She is married to her husband, Mike and they have one son, Tyler, and one daughter, Khloe. Her animal family includes two dogs, a Beagle named Jake and a hound mix named Kaiya. She enjoys outdoor activities such as visiting our local parks and water park, going to baseball games, and traveling with her family.

Sarah Larosche, DVM

Our TeamDr. Larosche is a true Auburn fan, having both her Bachelor’s degree and DVM from Auburn University. Her veterinary interests include clinical pathology, internal medicine, pain management, ultrasound, and feline medicine. 

She lives with two cats, Punkin and Cassie, that always keep her on her toes with their mischief. She was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where she developed her love for reading, riding her ATV, martial arts, and video games. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying a good book, cheering for the Auburn Tigers, or exploring nearby attractions.

Lauren Shamkhalov, DVM

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Dr. Shamkhalov graduated from veterinary school at the University of Missouri. She was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and moved to Las Vegas after completion of her degree. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, canine reproductive medicine, and small mammal exotic medicine.

Dr. Shamkhalov realized the importance of the human animal bond at a very young age and has since worked toward strengthening that bond between people and their animal companions. She and her husband, Eduard, have three schnauzers; Scruffers, Smore, and Shadow; and a ferret named Slinky. In her free time she loves to travel, hike, visit wineries, and try new restaurants.