This is a team of animal lovers. And this is a team of people lovers, too. We don’t come in to work to punch a clock. To us, caring for your pet the way we would care for our own is a calling. Now it’s time to meat the people by your side.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Vineyard left the Midwest and moved to San Diego to pursue her career in Veterinary Medicine.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Vineyard left the Midwest and moved to San Diego to pursue her career in Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in several small animal practices in the San Diego area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology as well as Animal Science at MSU. Dr. Vineyard is an active member of the American, California, and San Diego Veterinary Medical Associations as well as one of the very few Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists practicing in the San Diego area. She has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, integrative medicine, chronic pain management and acupuncture.
Her passions include cooking, walking her energetic pups, and rooting for MSU sports teams. In her downtime, you can find her attending as many Bruce Springsteen concerts as possible!
She shares her household with her loving husband, Ben. The house is ruled by Mony (the wise springer/border collie mix), Wiggles (the always in motion Labrador… her name is very fitting), Skid Mark (a very sweet domestic shorthair), and Lucille Bald (a Sphynx that loves to cuddle, but also nibble on your ear).
When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she replied “Being able to share in the bond between pets and their people.”
Dr. Sarina Pacifici
Dr. Sarina Pacifici graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has had a passion for animals since she can remember, and made it her goal to become a veterinarian at an early age. She was drawn to general practice because of the diversity of cases with which she is presented, as well as the ability to build meaningful and lasting relationships with clients and patients. Dr. Pacifici was raised in Southern California, growing up alongside her family’s Boxer dogs. In her time off, she can be found spending time outdoors, cooking and enjoying yummy vegan food, and relaxing with Penny (her senior Boxer).
Practice Manager, RVT
Born and raised in Southern California, Lauren grew up on a small ranch- complete with horses, chickens, dogs, cats and lots of surrounding wildlife. At the age of 13, she got her very first job- pet sitting for a neighbor’s pets while out of town. Pet sitting then grew into a small side “business” for her for many years, but most importantly it ignited and solidified her love for animals.
Both of Lauren’s parents worked as medical professionals, so with a desire to follow in their footsteps and also fulfilling her destiny to care for animals, she started working at her first animal hospital in 2006. That same year, she enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at the Professional Veterinary Assistant School. While juggling four part time jobs and attending school, she received the only “Perfect Attendance” award of her class at her graduation in 2010. She immediately completed the state board exam and received her Registered Veterinary Technician license. Lauren worked several years as an RVT at many veterinary hospitals in Orange County, then eventually grew into the Practice Management position. In addition to veterinary nursing, Lauren truly enjoys her role in management supporting her team as well as communicating with pet owners.
In the fall of 2020, Lauren started a new chapter and relocated to the beautiful county of San Diego. In her free time, Lauren enjoys singing, traveling, cooking, shopping, laughing with loved ones and loving on her toy-obsessed “Cock-Pit” mut rescue dog named Koda.
Rose has been in a veterinary nurse for 8 years and began her career in shelter medicine. She is passionate about client education and patient care. She shares her home with 2 fur babies. She enjoys hiking, biking, and camping.
Lindsey has been in the veterinary field for 10 years. She loves all animals but is super passionate about the kitties. She has worked in Hawaii and North Carolina with numerous surgical specialists. You will often times find Lindsey in our surgical suite with your fur babies. When she is not working, Lindsey loves to travel with her family and spend time with her two Hawaii rescue kitties, Duke and Kismet.
Meg started as a volunteer with Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care of Richmond, Virginia in September of 2011. From there, she worked her way up the clinic ladder, and was accepted to the Veterinary Technology program at Northern Virginia Community College in Spring 2014. After 3 years getting her education, Meg was awarded an Associate’s of Applied Sciences degree in the field of Veterinary Technology. By August of 2017, Meg obtained her License to Practice as a Veterinary Technician after passing the Veterinary Technician’s National Board Exam (VTNE). After 10 years in practice, and 4 years of licensure, Meg still holds an intense passion and love for veterinary medicine. A recent life change brought Meg out to San Diego back in June of 2021. When not in the clinic, Meg spends time at home with her two kittens Pickles & Jack, enjoys going for trail rides with a shared horse named Fancy, and enjoys the perks of the beautiful weather in San Diego.
Beth graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program at PIMA Medical Institute. She cares deeply about the patients and clients at CVH and we think you will agree! She loves spending time with her two cats.
Brittany is originally from East Texas. She has been in the veterinary field for 4 years. She began her veterinary career as a kennel technician, while pursuing her veterinary assistant degree, then went on to work in a large animal practice in North Dakota before moving to San Diego. She has two dogs; Harper Quinn and Stella Marie, a cat named Aunt Jeanette and 5 fish. In her free time Brittany enjoys martial arts, she obtained her black belt in Taekwondo in 2012.
Quinn has been working in the Veterinary field for 2 years, and is currently in school with Palomar College for biology. Quinn loves watching comedians on tv and loves spending time in nature.
Client Care Representative
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Client Care Representative
Julianne grew up living out in the country, surrounded by farms and began working as a Kennel Technician in high school. She wants to have her own farm one day and provide care for all various types of animals. After realizing her true passion and spending most of her life away from her birth state of California, Jules quit her job as an accountant in Utah and moved to sunny San Diego about a year ago to begin her journey working in the veterinary field. Jules’ strives to continue to gain veterinary knowledge and growth through firsthand experiences. Julianne is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician school and has future aspirations to attend vet school to become a veterinarian.
When Jules isn’t working, you can find her at home cooking or baking a new recipe, watching Forensic Files, playing with her two cats Kibby-Wibby and Kosmo (Koz-mo-Trouble) and exploring new restaurants or the beach with her partner.
Julianne is a welcomed addition to our staff here at La Jolla Colony Vet, and looks forward to helping you & your loved ones live a happy healthy life!