La Mesa: Call us at 619-462-4800 | Directions

South County: Call us at 619-462-4802 | Directions

DEDICATED, CARING DOCTORS

We are proud of the doctors we have assembled to provide the highest level of care for you and your pet. Each member of our team has completed a rigorous academic program, including years of advanced study, in his or her area of expertise.


 

ADMINISTRATION + SERVICE MANAGERS

Mike Gazza

Hospital Director

Mike Gazza serves as the Hospital Director for the PESC, overseeing many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the practice.
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Stephanie Leone

RVT, Emergency Services Manager

Stephanie Leone graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 1999.
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Debra Marshall

Specialty Services Manager

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Virginia Estrella

Client Services Manager

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Sarah Haidley

Client Services Manager

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Beth Thurman

Veterinarian Relations

Beth Thurman, a third-generation San Diego native, has been with PESC since 2002. Her knowledge of the community makes her the perfect person to handle our veterinarian relations.
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Avian + Exotic Medicine

Chelsea Dillon

BVSc, Resident, Avian & Exotics

Dr. Dillon is originally from Canada and began her veterinary career in an avian specialty practice in Vancouver, BC.
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Todd R. Cecil

DVM, DABVP-Avian, Cert AqV, Board Certified Avian Medicine Specialist Certified Aquatic Veterinarian

Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Cecil worked as a zookeeper at the San Francisco Zoological Society where he developed a keen interest in exotic species.
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Dermatology

Jennifer Aniya

DVM, DACVD, Board Certified Dermatology Specialist

Dr. Aniya obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2003.
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Emergency Medicine

Monika Kaelble

DVM, DACVECC, Medical Director, Board Certified Emergency & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Kaelble attended veterinary school at U.C. Davis. After graduation, she was selected for an internship at Purdue University.
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Jennifer Willey

DVM, DACVECC, Board Certified Emergency & Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Willey received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to complete a residency and board certification in emergency and critical care medicine.
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IRA FEINSWOG

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Feinswog grew up in San Diego and attended San Diego State before transferring to U.C. Davis to complete his undergraduate education.
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Trevor Garb

DVM, Emergency Clinician

While attending veterinary school at Texas A&M University, Dr. Garb completed a summer externship program here at the PESC.
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Nirit Rosenberg

VMD, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Rosenberg completed veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
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Melissa Cody

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Cody was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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CARRIE DEATON

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Carrie Deaton originally grew up in Kentucky before heading to the nicer climate of San Diego in 2000.
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Nicole Svehla

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Svehla received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and went on to receive her veterinary degree at Kansas State University.
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MARGARET WYPART

DVM, DACVAA, Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Wypart grew up in Warsaw, Poland where she started her veterinary training. After graduation from veterinary school she worked in a large specialty referral hospital as an emergency clinician and anesthesiologist.
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Erica Rodriguez

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Rodriguez is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her veterinary training at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to San Diego for an internship focusing on emergency medicine and critical care.
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Chris Micheletti

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Micheletti grew up in San Diego, working at the San Diego Zoo through high school and college. He attended undergraduate and veterinary school at UC Davis.
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Kelly Morello

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Morello was raised in both northern California and Oregon. She attended Cal Poly SLO for her undergraduate degree and UC Davis for her doctorate of veterinary medicine.
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Megan Richman

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Richman was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree and was a college athlete at Claremont McKenna College.
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Laura Sanabria-Ojeda

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Sanabria completed her Bachelor’s degree at the State University of Puerto Rico, where she was born and raised.
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Barbara Korten

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Korten was born in Argentina, then lived in Europe briefly before moving to the United States. She spent most of her childhood in Kansas.
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Erin Mortimer

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Originally from Illinois, Dr. Mortimer grew up in the Chicagoland area. She completed veterinary school at the University of Illinois.
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Amanda Campbell

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Campbell was born and raised in San Diego where she worked as a veterinary technician and an immunology researcher prior to veterinary school.
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Anjali Shrestha

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Shrestha grew up in Orlando, Florida, and earned her DVM degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
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Melodie Messer

DVM, Emergency Clinician

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Taylor Stephens

DVM, Emergency Clinician

Dr. Stephens grew up in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. He studied biology at the University of Virginia and then went on to veterinary school at Virginia Tech.
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Internal Medicine

ALEXANDRA CHISHOLM

VMD, DACVIM, Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Chisholm earned her veterinary degree from University of Pennsylvania and her residency in Internal Medicine from Auburn University.
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Oncology

MELANIE BENZ

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Board Certified Medical Oncology Specialist

Originally from Florida, Dr. Benz received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from University of Florida.
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Opthalmology

Reuben Merideth

DVM, DACVO, Board Certified Ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Merideth has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists since 1981.
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Francesca Venturi

DVM, DACVO, Board Certified Ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Venturi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia where she was very active in the Pre-Veterinary Club including participation in mission work to provide veterinary services to underserved areas abroad.
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Surgery

MIKE SERDY

MS, DVM, DACVS, Board Certified Surgical Specialist

Dr. Serdy is a native Australian receiving his veterinary degree with first class honors from the University of Sydney in 1992.
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Contact Us

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

La Mesa

5232 Jackson Drive, Suite 105 Jackson Square Center La Mesa, CA 91942

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

South County

885 Canarios Court, Suite 108 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week