Dr. Jamie Augenstein, Medical Director

Dr. Augenstein grew up in Oklahoma from the age of 6.  She knew from a very young age that she wanted to either be a veterinarian or a singer.  The animals won out.  She attended Oklahoma State University and received her B.S. in Zoology in 1988 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  With her sister living in Las Vegas, it seemed the right thing to move out here to join her and her family.  It was the best thing!  Dr. Auggie has two cats, Panther Roo and Tamish Monkey, that are her shadows when she is home.  She met her husband, Robert, and married in 2016.  Together, they have a chihuahua-terrier mix, T'La Louise.  They also have a pug, Remi Nell, who lives with her in-laws that recently moved here from Florida.  All of her pets were adopted from her previous hospital where she practiced for over 24 years.  She is excited to join the wonderful staff of Oasis Animal Hospital.  While she loves medicine, dentistry has become an important part her practice.  She does not do orthopedic surgeries and will happily refer to a local surgeon if the needs arises.  Her husband is extremely understanding of her willingness to spend the time researching a case or reaching out to the specialists when needed.  She loves meeting new people and hopes to make some exciting changes at Oasis Animal Hospital.

Support Staff:
                                                               Jennifer Bottita, LVT, pictured with "The Dude"
                                                               I am a licensed Veterinary Technician here at Oasis, I have been part of the Oasis Family since 2004. My love for animals started when I was a child. I always seemed to bond with every animal I came into contact with. While growing up, my mother tried to push me to go to Vet School, but I never thought I was smart enough and I most certainly didn't think I would be able to handle dealing with the physical and emotional part of healing animals. After having my own child when I was 28 years old, I found there was a side to me I never knew I had. I was able to handle so much more then I ever gave myself credit for. So I decided to go to CSN and pursue a career in Veterinary Technology. There were many, many times my instructor, Dr. Olsen, had to push me to be strong. I didn't want to do things like draw blood, place IV catheters, draw urine from a bladder or poke an animal at all. I was always afraid of hurting them. He explained to me that because of my loving, caring nature "you are exactly what this profession needs." I am so very thakful for Dr. Olsen for showing me my true potential. I graduated and got my LVT license in 2004. I was hired here at Oasis later in 2004. Dr. Fisher has been so amazing and has taught me to be the fabulous technician I am today. At Oasis, I am so lucky to to be able to spend a lot of time with patients and clients, getting to know them very well. Helping them get through difficult situations is a huge part of my job. I try to help owners stay strong and make the right decisions for their pets. I have cried and laughed a lot over the years of caring for pets at Oasis. I now have very close relationships with many of our clients and always close relationships with all of my patients. My goal is to keep all of our pets happy and healthy. I am always happy to educate clients so they can take the best care of their pets that they can. I am so very blessed to be part of the Oasis Family for so many years! I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart. We have a beautiful, talented daughter and a houseful of spoiled cats and dogs. Getting my LVT was a huge accomplishment in my life. Realizing how well I can handle sad and emotional situations is a huge accomplishment as well. I am very interested in helping care for anyone that I can make their life better. I always try to see the positive side of things, even when it seems there is nothing positive about the situation. God has blessed me with an open mind and a giant heart. I am always happy to share the love in my heart with everyone I meet.


                                                Paul Taylor, LVT
                                                I was raised in the town of Payson, UT. I have always loved animals and grew up with various pets. Where I grew up the only viable career in animal health was working with livestock, however that held no interest for me. So, I pursued other interests, got married and eventually ended up working in retail. After working retail for 8 years, I had moved to Las Vegas to take a management position, but found retail unstatisfying and found myself looking to change my career. I found out about the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institue and decided to attend. I graduated from PMI in January 2010, and have been employed at Oasis since March 2010. I have two beautiful daughters, two pugs, an adorable Boston Terrier and a little grey cat.
             As an LVT, I get to help keep your furry companions healthy and help educate you on how to better care for them. Working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician has been very rewarding, I could think of nothing else I would rather do as a career and no two days are ever the same. I really enjoy the technical side of my job such as drawing blood samples, placing IV cateters, taking radiographs, and dental cleanings. 

                                                        Kathryn Marker, Kennel Tech (Pictured with [a grumpy] Solly)

                                                        I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and attend Coral Academy. In                                                                the hospital, I help assist with holding and restraining animals, and I                                                          also help out with cleaning the hospital (and the animals!) as well. I've  wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 4 years old. I've always loved animals! I started working at Oasis Animal Hospital after meeting Jen at Cafe Rio (where dreams come true ☺️), where she told me to "Come on down!" When I graduate from high school, I'd like to study             Veterinary Medicine at either Kansas State or UC Davis. I am also an  excellent volleyball player, and I live at home with my mom and dad, and my two pups Yogi and Chewbacca. My other hobbies include art, watching anime, and eating sushi (yum!)


Client Relations Specialists​​

                                                      Linda Carter (Pictured with Mumble)

                                                      I am one of the Client Relation Specialists here at Oasis. I was born at Wilmington, Delaware. I moved to Las Vegas in 1982 and attended Eldorado High Scool & then UNLV. My life growing up, I always wanted to work with animals, rescued wild life & injured critters when I was younger. I love nursing animals back to health, then adopting them to forever homes. Growing up every summer, we would travel the states, meeting many wonderful people. I knew I would love to work with the public and all animals. I enjoy cooking at home, crafting is a hobby that I also enjoy. I could also say I'm a sports fan! Swimming, diving, NFL ( GO EAGLES!), NCAA Basketball (Duke Blue Devils), NBA (Go Celtis!). I do pet sitting & pet transportation as well. In my down time, I take Cane, my big loveable 9 year old Pit Bull for his walks, enjoy poetry, reading & listening to music. My husband and I enjoy going on weekend outings to the Springs Preserve, Mt. Charlestion, and Sunset Park for strolls. Family means the world to me.

Joanie Slater

Joanie Slater left a 30 year career in advertising to pursue her passion, working with animals.  She currently lives in Henderson with her husband, a published author, and their three rescue dogs.  She loves helping people and smooching on the animals.