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  • Judith McClure

    Judith McClure graduated with an Honors Degree in Biology from Trent University in Ontario, Canada.  She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  She started her veterinary career in Chicago and spent much of her time working as an emergency veterinarian at a 24 hour critical care facility on the north shore of Chicago.  She also enjoyed part time general practice relief work and feline house call practice.  She moved to San Diego in 2004 and continued to work as an emergency veterinarian.  When she was not doing emergency work she enjoyed contract surgery work for the San Diego Humane Society in addition to relief general practice.  She hopes that Sandy Paws Animal Clinic will allow her to foster longterm relationships with clients and their animal family members by providing advanced and affordable wellness care for a lifetime and emergency care when necessary.

  • Jaclyn Gosliga

    (Bio Coming Soon!)

  • Dona Bruening
    Licensed Registered Veterinary Technician

    Dona graduated San Diego Mesa College in May 2010 with an Associates Degree in Animal Health Technology. After completing the program, she sat for her boards and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. Dona has been part of the Sandy Paws team since we opened our doors July 2010. She loves working with both dogs and cats. She has had multiple cats throughout her life. She enjoys spending time road tripping with her husband, Antonni, and her  son, Jeremiah, while enjoying the great outdoors in their Jeep Wrangler.

  • Hilarie Morales
    Licensed Registered Veterinary Technician

    Hilarie has been a member of the Sandy Paws Team since December 2016. She started as a Veterinary Assistant then she completed the Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program through Penn Foster Fall of 2018. She passed the national board exam in Dec 2018 and became licensed in May 2019. Hilarie is a busy mom of 3 beautiful girls and enjoys her free time with them at the pool. 

  • Rachel Gemmell
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Rachel is a current student at Pima Medical Institute and is set to graduate in November 2021 as a registered veterinary technician. She has three dogs and two cats of her own, and enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family. Rachel's passion for animals shines through in her work.  

  • Ashley Pease
    Veterinary Technician Student

    (Bio coming soon!)

  • Vicki Paprzycki
    Receptionist / Office Administrative Assistant

    (Bio coming soon!)

  • Karen Brewer
    Registered Veterinary Technologist

    Karin Brewer is an RVTg (Registered Veterinary Technologist) who has recently earned her BAS from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She earned her AS in Animal Health from San Diego Mesa College in 1994. She has been active in the San Diego veterinary community for nearly 35 years. She currently teaches in a RVT program at Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista. Working with both animals and people is a passion of hers.  Karin is a San Diego native but has most recently relocated to Carlsbad. She is a proud mom of Owen, sphynx cat mom of 'Creature' and husband Chris. She enjoys beach life, drinking craft beer and going to heavy metal concerts!

  • Leisl Alden
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Leisl has been working in veterinary medicine since 1999,  shortly after graduating from San Diego Mesa College with an associates degree in animal health technology and RVT.  Later attended Cal poly Pomona and graduated with a bachelors degree in zoology. During this time completed extensive hour and courses in veterinary dentistry.   She has worked with exotics, large animals and domesticated animals.  She's worked in private practice and for nonprofit organizations.  She enjoys traveling the beach and exercising. Also spending time with her husband Steve and son Beau.