Dr. Michael Dearmin is board certified in small animal surgery.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-SA
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M, College Station
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Master of Arts, Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Dearmin is married with two boys. He has three dogs, two horses, five chickens and a cat. He enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting the beach, attending sporting events with his kids, playing games and relaxing at home with his family.
Dr. Jonathan Fradkin served in the United States Army Veterinary Corps. During his duty at Great Lakes Navel Training Center, he built and managed a small animal clinic and ran the veterinary regional branch. He also served in the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. After becoming board certified in small animal internal medicine, he became the chief of medicine and special projects at the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Center. Upon retiring from the Army, he ran his own specialty practice before moving to California.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
Master of Science, Veterinary Physiology, Texas A&M University, College Station
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Fradkin and his wife founded a non-profit organization in honor of their beloved pet named Maximillian.
Dr. Michael Lesser’s special interests include non-invasive techniques like echocardiography, color flow doppler ultrasound, electrocardiography, and blood pressure monitoring. He finds cases involving pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, angiography, and transcatheter occlusion for patent ductus arteriosus particularly gratifying.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Residency, Cardiology, The Animal Medical Center, New York City, NY
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York City, NY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy of Science, State University of New York, Binghamton
In his free time, Dr. Lesser enjoys working on his family’s ranch which includes dogs, cats, donkeys, alpacas and tortoises.
Dr. Gregory Marsolais is an experienced, board-certified veterinary surgeon.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons–Small Animal
Residency, Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Internship, Small Animal Rotating Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
In his spare time, Dr. Marsolais enjoys traveling, fishing and making his own fishing lures to catch marlin and tuna. If he hadn’t pursued veterinary medicine, he would have loved to become a deck hand on a fishing boat in Kona, Hawaii.
Dr. Stephanie Paclot’s wide-ranging experience treating multiple species gives her a broader approach to diagnosing and treating her patients. She practices medicine with an open mind and focus on her patients’ quality of life. Her special interests include toxicities, emergency surgery, and critical care for hospitalized patients.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Loomis Basin, CA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Outside of work, Dr. Paclot enjoys hiking with her husband and Siberian husky, taking long walks on the beautiful beach, traveling the world and discovering new cultures, practicing yoga and ballroom dancing, sewing, cooking, and surfing.
Dr. Debra Rackear has been in practice in all aspects of internal medicine for over 36 years, including treating blood disorders, endocrine abnormalities and renal and hepatic dysfunctions. She finds it gratifying to work with clients to see the big picture of all the patient’s medical issues and how she can proceed treatment for that individual. Dr. Rackear believes every patient and client creates a unique situation that requires an individualized approach.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City, NY
Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Rackear spends her free time with her German shepherds and her husband. She enjoys singing, growing orchids, champagne tastings and photographing nature during her hikes.
MS, DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care, Interventional Radiology
MS, DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care and Interventional Radiology Fellow
As a veterinary critical care specialist and interventional radiology fellow, Dr. Jonathan Schaefer’s clinical interests include ultrasound, sepsis, shock resuscitation, emergency procedures, critical care anesthesia, mechanical ventilation and clinical teaching.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
Master of Science, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Schaefer’s hobbies include mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, reminiscing about playing rugby and attempting to find his ball on the golf course. He has one small chihuahua mix from the streets of Philly that is both a great dog and a terrible dog.
Dr. Bill Sullenberger thrives on the variability of emergency cases, including trauma, toxicities, soft tissue surgeries, and the management of acute and chronic illnesses. He has a special interest for avian and exotic animals.
Dr. Sullenberger is the son of an emergency veterinarian and husband to a veterinary rehabilitation therapist. He is a dedicated emergency clinician who helped open and build our BluePearl Pet Hospital in Monterey.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
Bachelor of Science, Evolution and Ecology Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Outside of work, Dr. Sullenberger is an avid board sports enthusiast. He spends his free time with his two children, two dogs, three cats, and bird.