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Our Veterinarians

PESCM's Team of Veterinarians

We have a deep well of talent, experience and expertise to draw from within our group of emergency, critical care and specialty doctors.

Each of our doctors is recruited and hand-selected for their education, years in practice and philosophical alignment with PESCM’s founding mission: that pets are a part of our family, and deserve not only the highest level of medical care, but the compassion and common sense application that should come along with it.

Read more about our doctors by clicking on their bios below.
Sabrina Barry, DVM, DACVS

Sabrina Barry, DVM, DACVS

Surgeon

Dr. Sabrina Barry is a Marin County native who grew up in the arms of Mount Tamalpais. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience at U.C.…

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Celine Feibleman, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Celine Feibleman grew up in Southern California and earned her undergraduate degree in animal science from UC Davis. While completing her undergraduate degree, she spent a summer in Glasgow,…

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Marcella Harb-Hauser, DVM, DACVIM

Marcella Harb-Hauser, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Internist

Dr. Marcella Harb-Hauser was born in Northern California and has spent most of her life in this area. She earned a B.S. in Animal Physiology in 1988 and received her…

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Jennifer Kaae, VMD, DACVIM

Jennifer Kaae, VMD, DACVIM

Veterinary Internist

Dr. Jennifer Kaae completed her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She then pursued a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Cornell University and…

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Dr. Kayla Kleve

Kayla Kleve, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Kayla Kleve grew up in Phoenix, Arizona with a lifelong dream of helping pets in need. She escaped the Arizona heat and earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from…

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Leah Kramer, DVM

Leah Kramer, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian, Specializing in Critical Care

Dr. Leah Kramer is a Boston native who made a few stops before finally discovering Marin County. She received her Bachelor of Science from Tulane University with a double major…

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Geena Ng, DVM

Geena Ng, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian & Senior Veterinary Associate

Dr. Geena Ng is a California native who received both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at University of California, Davis. Following veterinary school, she completed a rigorous rotating internship with an…

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Susan Ostapak, DVM

Susan Ostapak, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Susan Ostapak is an experienced and caring veterinarian who is truly humbled to help humans take care of those who have no voice. She was born, raised and educated in…

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Ben Otten, DVM, ABVP-Avian

Ben Otten, DVM

Exotics & Urgent Care Veterinarian

Dr. Benjamin Otten  grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York and knew from the first baby bird he saved, he wanted to be an exotic animal veterinarian.…

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Karen Park, DVM

Karen Park, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Karen Park is a graduate of UC Davis class of 2007. She is trained in both equine medicine, small animal emergency medicine, and acupuncture. On her off days, she…

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Audra Pompeani, VMD, PhD

Audra Pompeani, VMD, PhD

Emergency Veterinarian & Senior Veterinary Associate

Dr. Audra Pompeani is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up without ever having a pet. After college, she enrolled in graduate school, studying molecular biology with the expectation…

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Carla Robin, DVM

Carla Robin, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Carla Robin earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from U.C. Davis in 2006 after completing undergraduate studies at both U.C. Riverside and U.C. Davis. Carla has a strong and…

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Leigh Salge, DVM

Leigh Salge, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Leigh Salge's bio coming soon. 

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Elyse Salpeter, DVM; Ophthalmology

Elyse Salpeter, DVM

Doctor in Ophthalmology

Dr. Elyse Salpeter is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship followed…

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Erin Smythe-Morey, DVM

Erin Smythe-Morey, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian, Medical Director

Dr. Erin Smythe-Morey received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and earned a minor in US history from UC Davis. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in…

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Stacey Sonnenshein, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Stacey Sonnenshein received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University.  She later completed a Master's degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.…

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Heather Spain, DVM, DACVR

Heather Spain, DVM, DACVR

Veterinary Radiology

Dr. Heather Spain is an East Bay native having grown up in El Cerrito. She earned her undergraduate degree from Barnard College at Columbia University in Neuroscience & Behavior in…

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Krupa Swaminathan, DVM

Krupa Swaminathan, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Krupa Swaminathan was born and raised in Massachusetts and earned his bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of Illinois. He then went on to earn his doctorate in veterinary…

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Alexander Tun, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)

Alexander Tun, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)

Veterinary Neurologist

Dr. Alexander Tun received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College with a music major. He went on to earn his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary…

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Blaise Waniewski, DVM

Blaise Waniewski, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian, Senior Veterinary Associate

Dr. Blaise Waniewski studied zoology at San Francisco State University and immediately went on to earn his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis. While in veterinary…

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Mari Waterman,

Mari Waterman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Veterinary Cardiologist

Dr. Mari Waterman is a board-certified cardiologist. She received her veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, she completed two consecutive internships: a rotating…

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Shanel Xian, DVM

Shanel Xian, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Shanel Xian grew up in the East Bay and earned her undergraduate degree in biology from UC San Diego. She spent a semester abroad at Lund University in Sweden…

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Kelley Zimmerman, BVetMed, DACVIM (Oncology)

Kelley Zimmerman, BVetMed, DACVIM (Oncology)

Veterinary Oncologist

Dr. Kelley Zimmerman is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College. Upon graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotation at the Louisiana State University, followed by a…

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