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Veterinary TeamMeet Our Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Team

Veterinary TeamMeet Our Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

Our team is dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

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Dr. Nicole Zaranek

Dr. Nicole Zaranek

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Fear Free Certified
Dr. Zaranek is from British Columbia, Canada, and has always had a passion for animals. She cultivated her animal-loving nature by immersing herself in the world of veterinary medicine at a young age by volunteering at farms, wildlife centers, and small animal clinics. She then transformed her childhood fascination into a lifelong passion by earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is helping patients recover from their illnesses and forming lasting relationships with pets and clients. Dr. Zaranek especially enjoys treating allergy cases and working with senior pets. She is currently pursuing advanced certification in veterinary acupuncture.

Dr. Zaranek lives in San Diego with her husband, son, and black Labrador, Kaia. She enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with friends and family.

Dr. Margaret Christensen

Dr. Margaret Christensen

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Christensen was born in Florida and raised in Houston, Texas. She earned her veterinarian degree at Texas A&M University. Dr. Christensen completed her 4th-year externship here at ABC in 1998😊.

Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is working with Puppies and kittens (obvs)! But she is particularly interested in dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Christensen enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, and she loves going to Pilates! Dr. Christensen has a full house! She has two dogs named Petunia/aka Turdand Brick, a cat named Fungus, and she has a gecko named Stubs, and a fish named Sushi.

Dr. Robin Sayres

Dr. Robin Sayres

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sayres is originally from Miami, Florida. She earned her Veterinary Degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and finished her clinical year at Texas A&M. She then completed a small animal rotating internship in Denver, Colorado, and continued practicing for 3 more years there. She moved to San Diego a year ago with her cat, Thiago.

Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is helping animals (of course) and working with animals of all sizes. Her special interests are wildlife/conservation medicine, internal medicine, and neurology. In her free time, she loves to travel as much as possible. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the beach, hiking, or camping.

Dr. Nichole Svehla

Dr. Nichole Svehla

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Fear Free Certified
Dr. Svehla is originally from Nebraska and earned her veterinary degree at Kansas State University. Dr. Svehla worked as an emergency veterinarian in Arizona, the Bay Area, and San Diego before shifting to general practice.

Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is improving the quality of life for pets and educating clients. She is particularly interested in the care of geriatric animals, internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Svehla loves the ocean, yoga, and horseback riding. She has a Golden Retriever named Darby and two Persian cats, Devereux and Aloysius.

Alyssa Fadich

Alyssa Fadich

Practice Manager

Fear Free Certified
Alyssa is a born and raised San Diegan, and has been around animals her whole life (owning pigs, chickens and horses). She went to college at Sonoma State University, where she spent her time working with large animals and exploring the wine country. Alyssa has worked in all departments and specialties of the veterinary field; from Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine, to Orthopedics and General Practice, from a Receptionist to a Technician, falling in love with Managing a clinic. She strives to provide the best client and patient experience, as well as educate and invest in her staff.

Alyssa, along with her husband and two dogs, Sadie and the newest addition, Jaxson, enjoys spending her time camping in the desert, experiencing nature, cooking new recipes and spending time with her family. She looks forward to building relationships with clients and patients, and is so incredibly proud of the team of Veterinarians and support staff she has.

Carlos Floriano

Carlos Floriano

Registered Veterinary Technician

Fear Free Certified
Carlos has been a loyal and integral member of the ABC Veterinary Team for many years.

Carlos graduated from Baja California Autonomous University (UABC) and studied Veterinary Medicine. He is a certified veterinarian in Mexico.

Carlos really enjoys every aspect of his job. He is especially fantastic at handling all our behind the scenes needs.

Carlos loves listening to music, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. He shares his home with three dogs. A basset hound named Lucy and two Yorkies named Sophie and Phoebe.

Reva Raymond

Reva Raymond

Veterinary Technician

Fear Free Certified
Reva was born and raised in San Diego. She studied at Grossmont Health Occupation Center and is a fantastic technician.

She loves seeing her patients going home healthy and certainly does a huge part in keeping them healthy.

Reva enjoys spending quality time with her family. She shares her home with seven furry family members. It’s a farm with Pickles, Archer, Charlie, Alfred, Missa, Destiny, and Kevin.

Olga Booth

Olga Booth

Veterinary Technician

Fear Free Certified
Olga was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, traveling all over the world with her Navy husband Arty and her clan of animals. She has two dogs, Gizmo, Manny and her cat Binx. Olga is an amazing technician, working in the Veterinary field for 11 years, and advanced in sonography and Fear Free Medicine.

Outside of work Olga enjoys cuddling up with her husband and animals to watch scary movies with a nice glass of wine. Her favorite thing about the vet field is helping diagnose complicated cases, and seeing her patients fully recover.

Matt Bohamed

Matt Bohamed

Veterinary Technician

Matt was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, wanting to come down to sunny San Diego for the “big city” in “small city” feel, he pursued a bachelors in Biology at University of San Diego. His love and passion for animals and animal care has helped him determine he wants to go even further than being a technician, and actually becoming a Veterinarian.

Matt has one furchild, Maui the cat. Outside of work he likes to be outdoors, hiking and running, as well as visiting beaches. His favorite thing in the field is growing his technical skills, and learning more about diagnostics to help with patient recovery.

Charla Lowe-Valdez

Charla Lowe-Valdez

Veterinary Assistant

Charla has lived in San Diego since she was 4 years old.

She has been working with animals for 17-plus years. Charla studied at Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista.

Charla loves giving the best customer service possible, and she succeeds at it! Her favorite part of her job is when she gets to see a patient recover from illness or injury.

In her spare time, she makes succulent arrangements for friends and family. Charla shares her home with three cats and one dog, Taylor, Bootsee, Spookie, and Latte.

Gabby

Gabby

Veterinary Assistant

Gabby was born in Tijuana, Mexico. After working towards her degree in Veterinary Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico, she moved to San Diego to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field. She has worked at a Zoo and other Veterinary hospitals in Tijuana, MX, and brings her knowledge and experience to our clinic. She is always eager to learn more about how the US Veterinary Field operates. Her passion for animals has kept her wanting to grow more in the field. Gabby loves working in General Practice because she loves getting to know her patients and their families. Outside of work, Gabby enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing watching her favorite TV Shows.
Karen Harrison

Karen Harrison

Customer Service Representative

Karen originates from Bakersfield, but has lived in San Diego almost her entire life. She first started in the veterinary field 8 years ago, and has grown to love it more and more. Her favorite part of her job is being able to greet all of our furry friends when they arrive for their appointments, and getting to know their humans. She strives to be able to provide a stress-free environment, no matter the reason for the visit.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner Christopher and their 2 dogs; Tillie the Chihuahua and Bali the Husky/Pittie mix, as well as her Maincoon Mix, Charlotte.
Deja Brown

Deja Brown

Customer Service Representative

Deja was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Her passion for animals was sparked at a young age, wanting to play with stuffed animals. She got into the veterinary field at 18, and continues to love it. She loves working in the veterinary field as a Customer Service Representative because she loves developing relationships with our patients and their parents, and seeing them when they first walk through the door. Deja has such a sunshine energy about her, we love seeing her share that with our clients! 

Deja spends her days off at the beach, going dancing and hiking throughout San Diego with her boyfriend and two American Bullies named, Beretta and Fetty. Fun fact, Fetty is actually Beretta’s mom!