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Meet Our Team

  • Judith McClure
    Veterinarian

    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.

  • Phil Ahn
    Veterinarian

    (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.

  • Joan Yatsko
    Receptionist

    Joan moved to California from New Jersey in October 2016. She previously worked a 24hr emergency facility where there was over 60 veterinarian on staff. During her free time, she explores sunny California with her daughter Jill. 

  • Sergio Camarena
    Unlicensed Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sergio graduated from Pima Medical Institute with an Associates Degree of Animal Science in September 2017 and started working at Sandy Paws shortly after. He loves all different kinds of dogs especially his own little sidekick named Chappie. He also has a passion for arts and animation. 

  • 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. 

  • Becca Korycki
    Veterinary Assistant

    Becca attended Pima Medical Institute and completed the Veterinary Assistant course in November 2017. She started working at Sandy Paws Animal Clinic in March 2018. She enjoys spending her time off going on adventures with her lovebug Haley. 

  • Darien Lewellen
    Registered Veterinary Technician Student

    Darien graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Veterinary assisting in May of 2019, and started at Sandy Paws shortly after.  She is going back to Pima to become a Registered Veterinary technician and should graduate around July 2020. In her free time she loves playing with her dog Patches, and watching and playing soccer.