Shane Miller, DVM, DIPL. ACVS
Dr. Shane Miller is a native of Minden, NV. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he received his undergraduate degree. Dr. Miller received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1992. Following an 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. Since moving back to Nevada in 2009, Dr. Miller is the surgeon and shareholder of Comstock Equine Hospital and now Great Basin Equine Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Miller's professional interests lie in orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries with an emphasis in arthroscopy, laparoscopy and regenerative medicine. He also has a large clinical interest in lameness and performance horse medicine. Dr. Miller travels internationally performing surgeries and pre-purchase 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. Dr. Miller lives in Gardnerville with his wife Kristin and their three children Peyton, Camden, and Landin. When he is not practicing, Dr. Miller spends time with his family. His hobbies include anything with his kids, triathlons, cycling, and golfing.
Brian Peck, DVM
Dr. Peck moved to Gardnerville and began working at Great Basin Equine in April 1999. A big move because both he and wife Holly were born and raised in Montana, and were firmly grounded in the area. Brian did his undergraduate work at Montana State University in Bozeman. He attended Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his DVM in 1994. Following graduation, he became an associate veterinarian with All West Veterinary Hospital in Bozeman, Montana before moving to Nevada to practice.
Brian and wife Holly stay busy with their children, Cole and Casey. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching local youth baseball, softball, and basketball. He loves outdoor activities, especially fly fishing, and he has four horses and a dog, Jack . Professionally, he enjoys the diversity and challenge of all aspects of equine practice.
Kelsey Tanner, DVM
Dr. Kelsey Tanner is a native of Murphys, California and she obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of California at Davis in 2016. After graduation she completed a year long surgery and medicine internship in Reno. She joined us as an associate veterinarian at Great Basin Equine Hospital in May of 2017.
Dr. Tanner’s professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery, lameness, ophthalmology, and reproduction. When she isn’t working, you can find her exploring Nevada’s beautiful outdoors while hiking and camping with her husband, Nick, and dog, Sam, or snuggling her cat, Trout. She also enjoys drinking wine in her parents’ tasting room at Tanner Vineyards in Murphys, California.
Amanda Plunkett, DVM
Dr. Amanda Plunkett is returning to Northern Nevada after finishing her equine surgery residency at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Plunkett is a native of Vacaville, California. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis and completed an equine medicine and surgery internship with us. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, non-invasive surgery, critical care, lameness, and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her boyfriend, spending time with her family at their ranch, cooking, snuggling her dachshund, Yogi, and watching the San Francisco Giants!