October 3, 2019
Nikolai Kolupaev, a third generation Nevadan and Carsonite, knew from the time he was 8 years old he wanted to work with animals. When he was 16, he applied to work at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Carson City. With no open positions available for two more years, he was finally hired at 18 in the boarding facility and quickly moved over to the hospital where he worked during his four years of pre-veterinary education, while also studying to become a veterinary technician in training prior to leaving for veterinary school. This month, he returned to Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital as Dr. Kolupaev, becoming the fourth veterinarian at the practice.