Our Veterinarians

Dr. Oceane Aubry is board certified in veterinary oncology. Here she is with a black dog.
Oceane Aubry
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Oceane Aubry
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Interested in all aspects of oncology, Dr. Oceane Aubry’s particular clinical interests include lymphoma and mast cell tumors.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Residency, Small Animal Medical Oncology, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Oncology, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca
Dr. Aubry loves to travel and scuba dive around the world. She has a dog named Claude.
Dr. Sasha Baybordy is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Sasha Baybordy
DVM
Intern
Sasha Baybordy
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sasha Baybordy is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in neurology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Associate of Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pierce College, Woodland Hills CA
Dr. Baybordy enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife.
Dr. Wayne Berry is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Wayne Berry
BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Wayne Berry
BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Wayne Berry is internationally revered in the field of veterinary neurology-neurosurgery, expertise gained from restricting surgery to exclusively spinal and brain surgery. Although respected as an authority on a range of procedures, he is especially recognized for his expertise on the following:
• Spinal decompressive surgery for both neck and back disc ruptures.
• Atlanto-axial luxation reduction-stabilization, a procedure to restore dislocation between the first and second neck vertebrae in mostly toy breeds.
• Lumbosacral distraction-stabilization-fusion to alleviate discomfort and debilitation of sciatic and cauda equine compression, more commonly in large breed dogs.
• Spinal fracture reduction/stabilization, a procedure in which spinal fractures are reduced and repaired using orthopedic implants.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Neurology-Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Master of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Away from the hospital, Dr. Berry is an olive farmer. He and his wife have two adult sons.
Dr. Lana Bordcosh is an emergency medicine veterinarian. Here she is with a tan dog.
Lana Bordcosh
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lana Bordcosh
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Photo coming soon.
Allison Brown
DVM
Intern
Allison Brown
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Allison Brown is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with an interest in ophthalmology.
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Health Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA
Dr. Brown enjoys traveling and relaxing with her five cats.
Dr. Vivian Chiang is board certified in critical care veterinary medicine.
Vivian Chiang
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Vivian Chiang
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexa Danner is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Alexa Danner
MS, DVM
Intern
Alexa Danner
MS, DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexa Danner is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Science, Animal Biology, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Danner loves swimming and spending time with her dog Petunia and her cats.
Dr. Gayle Donner is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Gayle Donner
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Gayle Donner
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Gayle Donner specializes in surgical oncology (the surgical treatment of cancers and tumors) and general soft tissue surgery. Her particular areas of interest include head and neck cancer surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. The first veterinary surgeon to specialize in surgical oncology in a private practice referral setting, she pioneered the surgical technique that combines the removal of tumors with the implantation of chemotherapy beads in dogs and cats eliminating the need for postoperative radiation in many cases.

Dr. Donner’s caseload also includes cancers of the limbs and trunk, chest, abdomen, and urogenital system, as well as other soft tissue disorders and injuries. She performs all of her surgeries using magnification and microsurgical instrumentation, for the utmost in precision to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
If not with patients, pets or family, Dr. Donner can be found at the stable on her horse.
Dr. Stephanie Dugas is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Stephanie Dugas
DVM, MSc, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Stephanie Dugas
DVM, MSc, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Dugas has a particular interest in epilepsy, vestibular diseases, neuromuscular diseases and all brain conditions.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Medical Neurology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Master of Science, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dr. Dugas’ favorite pastimes include beach time, swimming and triathlons. She has two daughters and three cats.
Dr. Christopher Eich is board certified in veterinary surgery. Here he is with a black puppy.
Christopher Eich
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Christopher Eich
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of surgery, Dr. Christopher Eich particularly enjoys orthopedic and wound construction cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Eich and his wife, a veterinary ophthalmologist, have two active boys. His hobbies include gardening, especially orchids and bonsai.
Dr. Adam Gassel is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Adam Gassel
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Adam Gassel
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of surgery, Dr. Adam Gassel’s particular clinical interests include TPLO, a knee-stabilizing surgery, portosystemic shunts, surgical oncology, and minimally invasive procedures, especially arthroscopy and laparoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Inc., Los Angeles CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Inc., Los Angeles CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine
Some of Dr. Gassel’s favorite pastimes include surfing, snowboarding and crossfit training. He and his wife have a son and two daughters, and the family pets include boxer mix Leroy and rabbit Roxy.
Dr. Shih-Han Huang is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Shih-Han Huang
DVM
Intern
Shih-Han Huang
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Shih-Han Huang is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is especially interested in emergency and critical care medicine, especially wound management.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, General Biology, University of California, Davis
Dr. Huang’s favorite pastimes include baking, hiking, playing piano and exploring new restaurants. She has a beagle.
Dr. Lauren Kramer is an emergency veterinarian.
Lauren Kramer
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lauren Kramer
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Kramer’s particular clinical interests include trauma, wound care and healing, and emergency surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, Columbia SC
  • Fellowship, Companion Animal Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, San Diego CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Specialty & Emergency Center, Los Angeles CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Kramer likes traveling, reading and culinary arts. She has two cats, Charlotte and Nicholas, and two dogs, Magnolia Jane and Boudreaux, all of whom are rescues.
Dr. Sarah Miller is board certified in veterinary cardiology.
Sarah Miller
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Sarah Miller
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Roger Pettigrew is board certified in veterinary neurology. Here he is with a brown dog.
Roger Pettigrew
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Roger Pettigrew
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Silvia Pryor is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. Here she is with a dog.
Silvia Pryor
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Silvia Pryor
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Silvia Pryor’s clinical interests include managing corneal diseases, cataract surgery and providing various medical and surgical options for clients and their pets.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
A fan of the outdoors, Dr. Pryor’s favorite pastimes include horseback riding, surfing, skiing, snowboarding and scuba diving. She lives with her husband, who is also a veterinarian, one dog, one horse and two cats.
Dr. Tracey Rossi is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. Here she is with a black and brown dog.
Tracey Rossi
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Tracey Rossi
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tracey Rossi likes treating patients with immune-mediated disorders. She has also taken a number of interventional radiology courses to be able to provide patients with lesser invasive methods for treating conditions like tracheal collapse and ectopic ureters. Another particular interest is treating dogs with aspergillosis, a fungal infection in the nasal sinuses.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Rossi enjoys boat time and time with her fur babies, Colton, Chicken, Jax and Reagan. She also likes traveling and has been to Kenya to help raise awareness for a school.
Dr. Stephen Simpson is board certified in emergency and critical care veterinary medicine.
Stephen Simpson
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Stephen Simpson
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Julie Stegeman is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. Here she is with a gray cat.
Julie Stegeman
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Julie Stegeman
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Within her specialty of internal medicine, Dr. Julie particularly enjoys treating endocrine disease, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disorders and infectious disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Stegeman likes hiking and traveling with her husband, snuggling with her cats and ballroom dancing.
Photo coming soon.
Colleen Tansey
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Colleen Tansey
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Uyehara is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Rachel Uyehara
MS, DVM
Intern
Rachel Uyehara
MS, DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Uyehara is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include oncology and cardiac diseases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Master of Science, Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dr. Uyehara enjoys yoga, jogging and hiking. She has three cats, Indy, Ratatouille and Sid Vicious, and two dogs, Bean and Billy Bob.
Dr. Amy Vail is an emergency medicine veterinarian. Here she is with a gray cat.
Amy Vail
BVMS, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Amy Vail
BVMS, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amy Vail worked as a veterinary technician for almost 20 years before attending vet school. She loves working in an emergency medicine service in a specialty hospital, and particularly enjoys surgery, both the technical aspects and the aftercare and healing process.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, La Jolla CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Dr. Vail married her Scottish vet school sweetheart who now loves living in the sunshine of California. They have a family of felines who provide them with an immense amount of love and loads of funny anecdotes.
Dr. Sara Zimmers is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a small white kitten in her arms.
Sara Zimmers
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sara Zimmers
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sara Zimmers enjoys soft tissue surgery and finds stabilizing a critical patient very gratifying.
Dr. Zimmers enjoys playing piano, horseback riding, hiking and traveling. She and her husband have one son and a variety of pets, including two parrots, two cats and three dogs

Technicians (VTS)

Photo coming soon.
Scarlette Donovan
VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Scarlette Donovan
VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Scarlette is passionate about continuing education and often lectures at local and national levels. Her clinical interests include her two specialties as well as advanced imaging and ventilator patient care, a subject in which she was published in the Veterinary Nursing Journal in 2017.
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