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.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Seko received both her undergraduate degree in zoology and her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University. She moved to San Diego and joined the PESC as an emergency clinician after completing a one year rotating internship focusing on emergency and critical care medicine. Dr. Seko is a true animal lover who is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. She also enjoys surfing, running, biking and swimming. Dr. Seko has completed several marathons, triathlons and an ironman triathlon.
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.
Dr. Kato originally grew up in Orange County, CA before attending U.C. Berkeley to complete her undergraduate degree. After college, she worked as a veterinary nurse for several years in both general practice and at an emergency clinic. It was during this time she developed a passion for emergency and critical care. In 2011, she graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. After completing a one year rotating internship with a focus on emergency and critical care medicine, Dr. Kato joined the PESC team as an emergency clinician. In addition to emergency and critical care, Kari has a special interest in behavior medicine. During her time away from the clinic she enjoys camping and hiking.
Dr. Katherine Sanui grew up in Sacramento, CA and attended U.C. Davis for undergraduate and veterinary school. She completed a prestigious one year internship focused on emergency, critical care, and specialty medicine and then joined the PESC as an emergency clinician. Katherine’s medical interests include emergency trauma, critical care, and surgery. During her time away from the hospital she enjoys outdoor adventures, ethnic foods, and taking her dogs to the beach.
A Wisconsin Native, Dr. Kaiser completed both her undergraduate and veterinary degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She moved to San Diego and joined the PESC as an emergency clinician after completing a one-year emergency and critical care internship. Dr. Kaiser loves the fast pace of emergency medicine and caring for furry critters and their owners in their time of need. When she’s not working, you can probably find her trail running, relaxing at the beach, cooking, or hanging out with her two cats Mira and Malbec.
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.
Virginia Fritsch DVM
Dr. Virginia Fritsch grew up in northern California. She earned her B.A. at University of San Diego and then joined SeaWorld where she was involved in researching the harbor seals at La Jolla Children’s Pool. She completed her M.S. in biochemistry at UC Riverside and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. After completing a prestigious one-year post-doctoral internship with an emphasis in emergency medicine and critical care she joined the PESC team as an emergency clinician. Dr. Fritsch enjoys running, biking, cooking and baking. In her free time she camps, hikes and backpacks with her two amazing dogs, Jade and Deacon.
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.