Monika Kaelble DVM, DACVECC
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. Upon completion, she relocated to San Diego and joined the Pet Emergency & Specialty Center (PESC) in 1993. Monika become board-certified in emergency and critical care medicine in 2000. As a partner in the Pet Emergency & Specialty Centers, Dr. Kaelble serves as Medical Director of the emergency and critical care service. Monika enjoys the challenges and rewards of helping pets and their owners in their time of need.
Jennifer WilleyDVM, 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. Jennifer is passionate about working with the rest of our specialty team, emergency doctors and referring veterinarians and clients to care for our most critically ill patients.
Ira Feinswog DVM
Dr. Feinswog grew up in San Diego and attended San Diego State before transferring to U.C. Davis to complete his undergraduate education. After completing veterinary school at U.C. Davis in 1986, Ira worked in several small animal and emergency practices before opening his own small animal practice in Vista. In 1993, he sold this practice and co-founded the PESC. His special interests include emergency medicine, surgery, and practice management.
While attending veterinary school at Texas A&M University, Dr. Garb completed a summer externship program here at the PESC. Upon graduating with his DVM degree he sought advanced training and was selected for a prestigious internship in emergency and critical care medicine at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Oregon. Trevor joined our team at the PESC in 2000. His interests include emergency medicine, trauma and surgery.
Nirit Rosenberg VMD
Dr. Rosenberg completed veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She then relocated to San Diego and worked in general practice for one year before joining the PESC in 1998. Nirit has served as a staff clinician on our emergency service since this time. Her interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and surgery.
Dr. Cody was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended undergraduate and veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduating, Dr. Cody sought advanced training and relocated to San Diego for a one year rotating medical and surgical internship. After completing her internship, she joined the PESC as an emergency and critical care clinician. Her medical interests include trauma and the treatment of toxicities. As a hobby, she enjoys cake decorating.
Dr. Carrie Deaton originally grew up in Kentucky before heading to the nicer climate of San Diego in 2000. She worked as a veterinary nurse for many years, including several years at the PESC. In 2009, she graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Carrie was then accepted into the PESC’s demanding internship for advanced training in emergency and critical care. After completion of this program, she joined our team as a staff emergency and critical care clinician. Her special interests include pain management, trauma, toxicities and anesthesia.
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. Nicole worked as an emergency clinician in Phoenix and the Bay Area before moving to San Diego upon accepting a position at the PESC. Dr. Svehla’s professional interests include critical care, pain management, and trauma. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, hiking, and reading.
Margaret WypartDVM, DACVAA
Board Certified Anesthesiologist
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. She then completed a residency in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Dr. Wypart relocated to San Diego and joined the PESC team. Her professional interests include pain management, cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology especially as they pertain to anesthetized patients.
Erica Rodriguez DVM
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. After completing her internship, Dr. Rodriguez joined the PESC team as an emergency clinician. In addition to emergency care Erica has a special interest in soft tissue surgery. When away from the clinic, she enjoys hiking, traveling abroad, crocheting and spending time at home with her cats and dog.
Chris Micheletti DVM
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. He then returned to San Diego and completed a one year rotating internship with a focus on emergency and critical care medicine. His interests at work include emergency medicine, avian and exotic medicine, and pathology. Outside of his time at the hospital, Chris enjoys road cycling, running, playing piano and guitar, and seeing live music.
Taylor Stephens DVM
Dr. Taylor Stephens grew up in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. He studied biology at the University of Virginia and then went to veterinary school at Virginia Tech. Dr. Stephens began to develop his passion for emergency medicine as an intern at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle and has been working as an ER doctor ever since. Dr. Stephens is very excited to be a part of the team at PESC! Outside of work he's looking forward to exploring everything that the San Diego area has to offer. Taylor enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and playing with his dog, Friday, a tripod Golden Retriever.
Anjali Shrestha DVM
Anjali Shrestha grew up in Orlando, Florida and earned her DVM degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduating, she moved to San Diego and completed a rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center. Dr. Anjali is now joining the PESC team to focus on emergency medicine. When not working, Anjali enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and hanging out with her dog, Nova.
Amanda Campbell DVM
Amanda Campbell grew up in Escondido and completed both her undergraduate and veterinary schooling at UC Davis. Prior to joining the PESC, Dr. Campbell completed a rotating internship at a veterinary specialty veterinary hospital, where she was recognized as “Intern of the Year”. In her free time, Amanda prioritizes listening to live music, exercise, cooking, gardening, catching up with friends and being outside. Up until this point, Dr. Campbell has lived with and fostered numerous dogs and cats but has yet to adopt one of her own. It is her goal to change that this year.
Melodie Messer DVM
Dr. Melodie Messer grew up in Orlando, Florida before moving to Virginia where she received her undergraduate degree in animal science at Virginia Tech. Her love for ER started as a vet assistant working overnight in ER prior to starting veterinary school at Michigan State. She ended up on the west coast for her rotating internship at a veterinary specialty hospital after which she joined the PESC as an emergency clinician. Outside of veterinary medicine Melodie’s hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, going to the beach, reading and going to Disney. She also spends a lot of time with her dog, an Australian Shepherd named Lucky and her bird (a green cheek conure) named Winston.
Erin Mortimer DVM
Originally from Illinois, Dr. Mortimer grew up in the Chicagoland area and completed veterinary school at the University of Illinois. After graduating, Erin was accepted into the PESC’s demanding internship for advanced training in emergency and critical care. Upon completion of this program she joined our team as a staff emergency and critical care clinician. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of the clinic, Erin enjoys spending time with her partner and two dogs, Moose and Bento.
Sarah Roberts DVM
Bio to come soon