Our Doctors

Dr. Aaron Bivens

dr aaron bivensDr. Aaron Bivens is originally from Riverside California. At six years old he decided to become a Veterinarian after losing his first childhood feline companion. It was then he knew he wanted to intervene when any pet is in need, and help bring them back to health. Dr. Bivens played Baseball and finished his undergraduate studies at Tuskegee University, and continued to graduate from Tuskegee School of Veterinarian Medicine in 2011 with ACVIM Clinical Excellence award and AAHA Small Animal Medicine Achievement award. Dr. Bivens took a special interest in Ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery while in Vet school and continues to practice these skills in his professional career. Dr. Bivens spends his days off with his two English Bulldogs Chubbs and Slim, and loves to BBQ, kayak, hike, and escape to beach any chance he gets. 

Dr. Lily Prado

pradoDr. Lily Prado was born and raised in Orange County California. She has been a part of the veterinary industry for nearly 10 years, working as a veterinary technician for 5 years while earning her bachelors in Animal and Veterinary Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Following her undergraduate studies she worked for one year as a customer service representative at Antech Diagnostics, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory. She then started veterinary school at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean and completed her clinical training at the University of Illinois. Dr. Prado joined the team at South Buffalo Springs Animal Hospital in February 2016 and is happy being back in the west near family and friends. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Prado is the proud mom of a senior pug named Goomba, two kitties named Pebbles and Luna and the most recent addition a French bulldog named Chewy. Dr. Prado holds the human animal bond in high regard and works hard to strengthen that bond among her clients and their pets. In her free time, Dr. Prado enjoys watching documentaries, music and exploring Las Vegas.

Dr. Brittany Anderson

anderson bDr. Brittany Anderson grew up in Saint Mary’s, Georgia. Veterinary medicine has been a lifelong passion for her and she has over 12 years of experience in the profession. Dr. Anderson obtained a bachelors of science degree in veterinary technology from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. She then completed internships as a veterinary technician at the University of Georgia and Michigan State University before completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tuskegee University. After graduating vet school Dr. Anderson completed an internship in veterinary clinical pathology, as she takes great interest in clinical diagnostics.

Dr. Anderson is the wife of another veterinarian, Andrew Anderson. She is also the mother of a daughter named London, as well as four dogs and one cat whose names are Optimus, Remy, Cheyanne, Mojave and Garland. In her spare time, Dr. Anderson enjoys the cinema, cooking and traveling. 

Dr. Matthew Allen

allen mDr. Matthew Allen is originally from Jefferson City, Missouri. While completing his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Missouri he worked as a veterinary technician at a local animal hospital. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, Matthew worked as a veterinary technician in laboratory animal medicine where he gained valuable medical experience treating everything from mice to monkeys. In 2013, he was admitted to the University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2017. Dr. Allen has a special interest in cardiology and reproductive medicine and is excited to be a part of the South Buffalo Springs team. 

Dr. Allen and his wife have 4 dogs, Charlie, Rusty, Rue, and Prim, and 3 cats Penelope, Elsie and Cooper. They also have an aquatic turtle named Squirtle. His wife works as a veterinarian in Henderson, NV and in their spare time they enjoy going to the dog park, watching movies, and being outdoors.

Dr. Matthew McCollum

mccollum mDr. Matthew McCollum is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana.  He completed his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University with a bachelor of science in Animal Sciences and then continued his education and graduated from Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  While completing his undergraduate degree he worked as a veterinary technician at his hometown clinic. His interest in Veterinary medicine includes Internal Medicine, Ultrasonography, and surgery. 

Dr. McCollum enjoys spending time with his fur family, Luna a Catahoula/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Tonks an orange tabby cat, Zoom Zoom a black cat, and two Fancy rats Basil and Professor Ratigan on his time off.  He loves spending time hiking, fishing, and being outdoors and is a true Louisiana Cajun that loves to cook.