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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Michael Dearmin is board certified in small animal surgery.
Michael Dearmin
MA, DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Michael Dearmin
MA, DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery - Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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 is board certified in small animal internal medicine.
Jonathan Fradkin
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Jonathan Fradkin
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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 is board certified in veterinary cardiology.
Michael Lesser
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Michael Lesser
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
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.
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Anne-Marie Lewis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Anne-Marie Lewis
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Anne-Marie Lewis is a dedicated emergency clinician who is particularly interested in emergency surgery and pain management.
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & International Relations, Durham NC
Dr. Lewis is an outdoorsy person who enjoys exploring the greater Monterey area and spending time with family.
Dr. Greg Morasolais is board certified in small animal surgery.
Greg Marsolais
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Greg Marsolais
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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 is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Stephanie Paclot
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Paclot
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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. Kathryn Paskoff is a surgery resident at our Monterey hospital.
Kathryn Paskoff
MVB
Surgery
Kathryn Paskoff
MVB
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
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Dr. Kathryn Paskoff is a resident in our surgery service. She is most interested in surgical oncology, wound management, cardiothoracic surgery, fracture management and minimally invasive procedures.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Pet Specialists of Monterey, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Mission Vet Specialty & Emergency, San Antonio, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Advanced Veterinary Care, Fishers, IN
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Paskoff enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Finnegan. Family favorite pastimes include beach walks, travel, hiking, gourmet dining and relaxing at home together.
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Taina Power
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Taina Power
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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Debra Rackear
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Debra Rackear
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Heather Spain is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Heather Spain
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Heather Spain
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Heather Spain leads the radiology department at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Monterey. Her special interests include feline hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal disease, as well as exotics medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience & Behavior, Columbia University, New York NY
Dr. Spain enjoys traveling, wine tasting, baking, playing racquetball and practicing hot yoga. She has an adopted cat named Bellevedere.
Dr. Bill Sullenberger is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Bill Sullenberger
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Bill Sullenberger
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
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Leslie Takesaka
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Leslie Takesaka
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Leslie Takesaka finds emergency cases the most gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology, Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Dr. Takesaka enjoys hiking, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
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Audrey Tinsman
MS, DVM
Critical Care
Audrey Tinsman
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Audrey Tinsman is passionate about providing remarkable care to pets.
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA West Los Angeles, CA
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Tinsman enjoys SCUBA and free diving and is an avid sketch artist. She is fluent in English, French, German and Swiss German with a basic understanding of Italian.