Dr. Schneider

Cynthia K. Schneider, DVM, graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After a few years practicing in California, she relocated to Nevada. She spent many years in general small animal practice prior to joining the SVS Emergency Team in 2017.

When not working, Dr. Schneider spends her time horseback riding, hiking and enjoying fine food and wine with her husband. She shares her home with her dog, Tessa, two cats, Jules and Pinky and her horse, Bonita.


Dr. Rinehimer

Hope Rinehimer, VMD, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. She then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Hope and her husband, Colin, have 2 dogs, Mokelumne and Tumalo. She spends most of her free time in the outdoors, hiking, paragliding, skiing, kayaking and mountain biking. Dr. Rinehimer joined Sierra Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in 2017.


Dr. Phipps

Dr. Candice Phipps earned her veterinary degree from the University of the West Indies, School of Veterinary Medicine in Trinidad and Tobago. Upon graduation she served as a veterinarian at the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA).  She was then selected as the International Surgical Fellow to participate in Michigan State University’s small animal surgery internship program.

After the internship she returned to Jamaica and entered into private practice. Candice has also served as a veterinarian for the government of Jamaica where she gained a wealth of experience in public health and regulatory medicine.

Years later her passion for advancing her skills in veterinary surgery led her back to the world of academia. Dr. Phipps completed a rotating internship at Tuskegee University and a surgical internship at Sierra Veterinary Specialists.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, seeking out good food and going to the beach.