Welcome Dr. Diana Kushlan

Dr. Kushlan | Fairgrounds Animal Hospital


We are thrilled  welcome Dr. Diana Kushlan to Fairgrounds Animal Hospital and announce that our hospital has new hours including Saturdays!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Diana Kushlan to Fairgrounds Animal Hospital.  Dr. Kushlan comes from a Navy family and spent her early years moving around with her family. She received her BS in Chemistry, followed by her PhD in the same subject from Penn State University. After working in the academic field for over seven years, she headed to the University of IL and graduated with a DVM in 1999. From there94, Dr. Kushlan became the owner of Sierra View Animal Hospital until it closed in 2013. She then spent the next 5 years working at a small animal hospital and ER in Texas before joining our team at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. Dr. Kushlan currently lives in Carson City with her 3 dogs Kaci, Melvin and Molly.




With the addition of Dr. Kushlan, we are also excited to announce that we have new hours including Saturday scheduled, urgent care and walk-in appointments!

With Dr. Kushlan coming on board, we will now be able to extend hospital hours with Saturday urgent care, walk-in and scheduled appointments now available from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. starting November 2nd. Visit our website here: http://ow.ly/ODcg30mj56M or call our office at (775) 329-4106 to set up you Saturday appointment today!

Getting to know Dr. Kushlan:

  1. How long have you been a veterinarian? I have been a veterinarian for 19 years.
  1. What do you think it takes to be a good veterinarian? I believe that compassion, dedication and a love of animals are the qualities that make a reputable veterinarian.
  1. What do you think are the roles of a veterinarian in the community? I believe a veterinarian’s role is to advocate for pets as family members and to advocate for the general well-being of all animals.
  1. What part of your job do you enjoy the most? I enjoy interacting with pets and people and building a strong client-veterinarian relationship with my patient’s owners. I also enjoy internal medicine and preforming surgeries.
  1. How would you describe the staff at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital? My co-workers are supportive, caring and conscientious. They make it fun to come to work every day.
  1. What is the hardest part of your job? The hardest part of veterinary medicine is saying goodbye to my patients through the event of humane euthanasia. Even though it is the last kind thing you can do for your beloved pet, it is never an easy decision.
  1. What would people be surprised to learn about you? I was a chemist prior to going back to school to become a veterinarian. I have a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University.