Highlands ranch animal hospital

  • Dr. Kelly Myers
    Kelly Myers DVM

    Hometown: Syracuse, NY
    Pets: Dogs: Freckles, Calvin

    Dr. Myers was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to Southern California while still in high school and graduated in 1989. She did her undergraduate studies and played soccer at Cal Poly Pomona, graduated with BS in Animal Science in 1995. She then moved to Gainesville, FL and became an animal anesthetist at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Florida. Dr. Myers graduated from University of Florida with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2002.

    Upon graduation from Vet School, Dr. Myers moved to San Diego and practiced at a small animal hospital for 11 years where she treated cats, dogs, and occasional pocket pets. She opened Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital in Carmel Valley late July 2013.

    Dr. Myers has a special interest in dentistry, general/preventative and geriatric medicine. She resides with her husband, an 8-year-old 3rd grader and a 6-year-old kindergartner who keep them very busy year round! They have Luke, their 13-year-old lovable Border collie mix who is enjoying his golden years and loves to come to work with Dr. Myers.

    Dr. Myers grew up her entire life with 1 or more dogs. Her love and passion for caring for animals started when she was young and continues to this day. She enjoys most sports, with soccer being number one and is now enjoying them with her children. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending time with family at the park, at soccer tournaments, the beach or at home playing games!

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    Sulani Grindle DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Hometown: Poway, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Idaho, Bailey
             Cats: Polly, Ivy, Boots, Butterscotch, KC, Meowzers 

    Profile coming soon

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    Vivian Chang DVM

    Hometown: Cerritos, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Elvis
             Cats: Max, Izzy, Arthur

    Vivian Chang was born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Cerritos, CA. After graduating from high school she attended the University of California San Diego. She graduated in 2006 with a BS in Biology. She worked at a privately owned veterinary hospital in San Diego during and after college as a veterinary technician. Dr. Chang then moved back to LA to attend Western University College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. During her training she completed several externships in specialty hospitals in San Diego and Orange county.

    Dr. Chang moved back to San Diego where she worked at several small animal hospitals practicing on dogs, cats, and some pocket pets. Dr. Chang has special interests in dentistry, surgery, dermatology, and pain management. 

    She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and children. She and her husband currently have a full house with their two daughters Hana (6) and Zoey (3) as well as three cats (Max, Izzy, and Arthur) and their goofy Dalmatian (Elvis).

    Caring for animals has always been a passion for Dr. Chang. Growing up she had various pets including guinea pigs, turtles, cockatiels, hamsters, and a rabbit. She enjoys spending time with her two and four legged kids at home, but also loves to travel. Although traveling with two young children is very different now! She also loves hiking, going to the beach/pool, and eating yummy food!

  • Jessica Eastwood
    Jessica Eastwood
    Practice Manager

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Levi, Yasmine, Lucy

    Jessica has a degree in Wildlife Biology from U.C. Davis and has been part of our team since the Fall of 2018. Over the past decade she has worked for the World Famous San Diego Zoo as a tour guide, zoo keeper, and an animal trainer. She's been working in the veterinary field since 2006, where she first worked with Dr. Myers before she started her own practice. Jessica has 3 dogs at home and animals have been her passion since she was a child. On her days off she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, or hanging with her friends. She has traveled to 12 different countries in 12 years and loves learning new cultures and history around the world. She is currently the Practice Manager, but remains very much involved and enjoys the relationships she has with our patients and clients.

  • Sydney Yonekura
    Sydney Yonekura
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Rosie, Ollie

    Sydney was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 2015. After high school, she completed a course from Animal Behavior College to become a certified Veterinary Assistant in 2016-2017 and graduated with honors. Upon completion of her internship, she began working in a kennel environment and worked her way up to being a technician and has been one ever since. She loves working with pets and plans to return to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Sydney grew up with all kinds of animals, but her favorite has always been dogs. Her childhood miniature dachshund, Hazel, sparked her love for the breed, and now she will only own dachshunds for life. She currently resides with her boyfriend, Cedric, and two miniature dachshunds Rosie and Ollie. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home, eating out, and going to the beach with her dogs.

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    Erica Aguilar
    Lead Receptionist

    Hometown: El Centro, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Milo, Zeus
             Cat: Mori (also born in El Centro, CA), Benji

    Erica was born in El Centro, but moved to Lubbock, TX, prior to moving back to San Diego in 2000; where she currently resides in San Marcos. Erica attended University of SD high school and Cathedral Catholic prior to attending Palomar College, where she received her A.A. in Communications and Mass Media. She then went on to receive her B.A. in Comm and Mass Media at Cal State San Marcos. She has loved animals all her life and had previously been studying to become a technician before becoming a receptionist at HRAH. As a child, she would feed the cats in El Centro when she was visiting during the summers and grew up with cats, lab, and rottie mixes, as well as Boxers from Helen Woodward. She has also volunteered at the Birch Aquarium and Helen Woodward. When she isn’t here, you can find her hanging with her Bulldog, Milo, and husband, Derek at Burgeon Beer. 

  • Jaclyn Himmer
    Jaclyn Himmer
    Veterinary Technician/ IT Support

    Hometown: La Mesa, CA
    Pets: Dogs: Deku
              Horses: Chuckles (OTTB), Saharazaad (Friesian Sporthorse)

    Jaclyn has her Bachelor's of Science from U.C. Davis in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Science and minor in music. She has been a member of our team since 2019. While she started out in livestock and large animal, she has always grown up with a colorful array of animals ranging from bearded dragons to chickens to horses and cats and dogs. Her passion has always been animals and their welfare. After interning at the Center for Equine Health in Davis, being a hotwalker/groom at the Del Mar Racetrack for several race seasons, and working for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, she decided to move to the world of small animals and gain a new wealth of experience and knowledge. While not at work, she can usually be found riding either her OTTB or Friesian/Arab Cross in the dressage arena, training horses, or taking her chiweenie, Deku, on an adventure.

  • Beth Anderson
    Veterinary Technician/ Inventory Manager

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Pets: Cats: Gyzmo, Jax

    Beth was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She studied at PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Assistant before fulyl entering the world of veterinary medicine. Beth has been working in the field for close to ten years and enjoys the different challenges each day brings with it. In her time off, she likes to travel, bake, and work on various art projects. 

  • Eliza
    Eliza Dickson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Hometown: Macon, Georgia
    Pets: Cats: Nubbins McGee (aka Tripod), Kibby
              Dogs: Jambi

    From the same city as music legends Little Richard and The Allman Brothers, Eliza just moved from Macon, GA to pursue her passion of animal husbandry. She has always been avid lover of animals and rescuing those in need. Previous pets and fosters include dogs, cats, bunnies, a bearded dragon, pigeons, and more! At home, Eliza enjoyed spending time with her animals as well as eating at and managing her mother’s restaurant, Ingleside Village Pizza, which has been open almost 30 years. Some of Eliza’s favorite activities so far in San Diego have included Nate’s Point dog park in Balboa Park; the dog beach in OB with her corgi mix, Jambi; and discovering all the best foods the city has to offer! Eliza can’t wait to meet you and your best furry friends in our office!

  • Stephanie Fraga
    Stephanie Fraga
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Pets: Dogs: Electra
             Cats: Leonardo DiCatrio, Elizabeth, George

    Stephanie has been a helpful and compassionate part of our team since August 2019. She was born in the southern part of Brazil where she and her family took in various street dogs. These dogs were usually wounded or ill and she got them the medical care they needed. That's when she first found her passion for helping animals. Stephanie moved to San Diego when she was 8 years old and since then her love for animals has only grown. In 2017, she rescued her pittie Electra from Los Angeles, whose story was featured on the local news. In her free time, she enjoys painting, embroidering, and of course spending time with her pets. Stephanie's goal is to continue her education in the veterinary field and to help animals and those who love them.

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    Romy Gizicki
    Receptionist (Part-Time)

    Hometown: Battle Creek, MI                                                                                                                                                      Pets: Dogs: Tater (Doberman Pinscher)

    Romy grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan. She lived there until she met her husband & fell deeply in love with the California and Sunny San Diego. She permanently relocated the West Coast in 1991 after completing Cabott College & receiving her Pharmacy Technician license. She has always worked in the health field, but what entranced her most about the veterinary field was being able to work alongside animals on a daily basis. Romy currently has her beautiful Doberman Pincher, Tater, and has had various cats, dogs, and hamsters throughout her life. She is blessed by her two wonderful children and her husband/best friend, Roger. Romy looks forward to seeing everyone and welcoming you with a warm smile!

  • Verona Liu
    Receptionist (Part-Time)

    Hometown: Taiwan, Edinburgh, & Hong Kong
    Pets: Dogs: Mozart and Mojito (Mini Australian Shepherds) 

    Verona grew up in Hong Kong, and relocated to her father's hometown in Scotland, before finally moving to Taiwan for the duration of pre-school to high school. Verona has always been passionate about animals throughout her life & would come home to her dad with multiple parrots of different colors or cocker spaniels. 

  • Nikey & Peekaboo Myers
    Nikey & Peekaboo Myers
    Clinic Cats

    Nikey: Black and White Domestic Longhair

    Peekaboo: Gray and White Domestic Shorthair

    Nikey and Peekaboo joined our clinic in 2020 from a former client.  Peekaboo can often be seen sleeping in her box up front in the reception area or meandering around the clinic. She is extremely friendly and afraid of nothing. Clients often confuse her for a stuffed animal due to how still she sleeps in her box! 

    Nikey, on the other hand, prefers to hide in back treatment room. She has gotten more brave over the past few months and will occassionally venture to the front. Nikey loves to play with her ball and beg for food. She has even learned some tricks!

    Be sure to say 'hi' to our lovely clinic cats next time you stop in!

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