Welcome to NotJust4Paws, I am Dr. Laura Searle-Barnes and I grew up in a small rural village just North of London, United Kingdom, with my parents and younger brother. For me, it was less of a decision to become a veterinarian and more of a vocation, knowing from the age of 4, I wanted to be a veterinarian and was lucky to receive a place at the Royal Veterinary College, London, where I trained in both small and large animals and graduated in 2006.
I moved to the USA in 2006 where I worked in Seattle for 6 months and then back to the UK whilst waiting for a more permanent visa to return to California in 2008. In that time, I worked for the UKs largest charity (PDSA), helping families in need with their pets health concerns at the same time as gaining a wide range of surgical and emergency experience.
In my lifetime I have had quite the collection of pets: Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, Guinea pigs, chinchillas, chickens, ducks and a tortoise. I truly love all creatures great and small. I am lucky enough to now live on a ranch with my husband, Stephen, who has a degree in kinesiology and specializes in sports therapy massage (humans and horses), my daughter Lilly and sons Logan and Louie. We have plenty going on to keep us busy!
Although I practice both medicine and surgery I do have a special interest in dentistry and attend as many outside classes on this topic as I can find! I also love working with rabbits, as growing up with them and coming from a country where they are the second most popular household pet, I miss seeing them, but am glad they are becoming more popular here in the United States.
Practice ownership has been a dream of mine for quite some time, though it has had its challenges due to the overwhelming corporate takeover in this profession. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Not Just 4 Paws. I intend for it to remain a family run, friendly practice for years to come, and look forward to meeting each client and patient.
Your pet is a part of our family. Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital is a family owned business and it is important that you know we are committed to providing your pet with the absolute best in veterinary care.
Not Just 4 Paws has some exciting news… Please help us welcome our new associate Dr Lindsay Adriance! Dr Adriance is a California native and grew up in Northern San Diego County. Like most veterinarians, she knew that she wanted to help advocate for our furry family members from as far back as she can remember. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. John’s University in New York, and then went on to attend veterinary school at UC Davis (frequently deemed the worlds number one veterinary school), where she specialized in Equine and Companion animal medicine. Upon graduating in 2016, she went on to work at a mixed practice where she developed a soft spot for small ruminant medicine (goats, alpacas, and other camelids) as well as growing her interest in wellness and preventative care and caring for senior pets. She has worked on some interesting animals including Zebras!
Dr Adriance has her own family of pets including Bolt – a 9 year old Pittie mix, Peanut – a 3 year old Calico cat, Asia- an adult Siamese and Sebastian – a 6 year old Thoroughbred gelding and she recently got engaged to her fiancé Ian, and is working in her spare time to organize their wedding in January 2022. She has two brothers and her immediate family lives in San Diego.
Dr Adriance is an avid horse rider and competes with Sebastian in the hunter/jumper circuit when able. She also coaches soccer goalkeepers at the high school level using her goalkeeping experience from when she played division 1 college soccer in undergrad.
Here at NJ4P we are so excited to bring her on board as she brings an entirely new and exciting dynamic to the clinic, enabling us to now not only help our cats and dogs, but also take care of some of our client’s small ruminants (goats etc).
Stephen works in the back office and from remote locations. He can occasionally be spotted out front or helping with larger breed dogs. If you ever want to say hi, he will make time for anyone. Born in Laguna Niguel, he is a 3rd generation Californian with deep roots in the USA. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BSc in Kinesiology in 2006 and has extensive training in massage therapy with a specialty in Equine Massage. As an animal lover and devoted father of 3 beautiful children, he spends his free time caring for his menagerie of animals - horses, dogs, cats, saltwater reef, chickens, and a turkey. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and loves to surf, Snowboard, and do anything in nature. As a stay at home father, he had the opportunity to watch the children grow and change, for which he is very grateful and proud.
Crista is our NJ4P Hospital Manager. She came onboard our team in January of 2021. She enjoys working with the staff and clients to ensure everyone is treated courteously and receives the highest level of professionalism and care. With over 20 years of managerial experience, she hopes to assist with growing NJ4P into newer heights. She has 6 fur babies at home, 2 pit bulls (Chaz and Ryder) and 4 cats (Duke, Chappy, Whiskers, and Cheetah) as well as 6 children. When she isn’t working, she enjoys her family time and trips to Lake Havasu (her happy place).
Rosemary joined NJ4P in 2019. She has worked in
the veterinary field for 30+ years. In that time, she
has worked as a CSR getting to know clients and
their pet’s. Pharmacy and Inventory Management
growing her understanding of what is needed to
keep a hospital flowing with essentially needed
daily supplies. Staff Management / Supervisor,
working closely with staff to be able to better serve
both staff, and management on what is needed to
succeed for each individual member and the
hospital. Practice Manager, putting together all the
knowledge and experience she has learned
through her career to best serve the patients,
clients, staff, management and practice owners to
help build a practice that offers the best to their
Rosemary moved out of State in early 2019 but
continues to work for NJ4P remotely as our
Practice Administrator. As the Practice
Administrator she advises and supports
Management and staff on need hospital projects
and issues. Rosemary deeply enjoys Inventory
Management and all that it involves, therefor she
also continues to do the purchasing for NJ4P.
Rosemary enjoys spending time with her family
and their pets in their home in Mississippi, and
everything volleyball. She says it is green, green,
green there, and many places to hike.
Melinda joined NJ4P in 2019 as our Lead CSR, and we are delighted to have her. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA and began working in the veterinary field by volunteering her time at a local Humane Society in Glendale, CA in 1998, which is when she decided Veterinary medicine was where she wanted to remain. She has developed her skills as an Assistant Manager and CSR for the Humane Society, with a little technician work along the way. Melinda has three cats, Bighead, Lucy, and Lily, and a little Chihuahua Challa, and a fish. All of which are rescues and have found their forever home with her and her family. Melinda likes spending time with her children, grandbaby and animals. She enjoys hiking, sketching, reading and watching documentaries.
Candy is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined our team in October 2020. She was born and raised in Southern California. Candy is currently pursuing her BS in Zoology and working with exotics and neonates are her specialty. She is her happiest when a reptile or chicken is brought into NJ4P. She has 3 fur babies at home, Taco, Bell, and Kitty. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys playing video games, writing, cross stitching, and watching documentaries.
Sarah is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who joined our team in October 2019. She was born and raised in Canyon Lake, CA. She attended Platt College where she received her Certification and when asked what her favorite part of her job was, she said “seeing all the patients and building a bond with them and their families.” Sarah also loves being a part of the surgical team. Sarah has one dog named Kalani, who she rescued from the shelter. When Sarah is not at NJ4P she is actively off-roading in her Jeep and riding horses.
Sara is one of our Customer Service Representatives that joined the NJ4P team in August of 2021. She was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has traveled all over the United States with her husband who proudly served in the Coast Guard. Sara has always wanted to become a veterinary technician and will be looking into going back to school in 2022. She enjoys interacting with our clients and their fur babies. It makes her happy to know that she works for a hospital that does cares for each and everyone of their patients. Sara has an adorable black and white cat named moo cow and a sweet puppy, Cutter, who recently crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Outside of work she spends time with her daughter and husband and loves to play video games. She says “ I am a big nerd when it comes to my favorite movies.”.
Krista is one of our veterinary assistant’s that joined the NJ4P team in August of 2021. She was born and raised in Menifee, California. She is currently studying at Platt College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She loves working with puppies and assisting the RVT’s and Doctor’s with procedures. Her favorite thing to do is assist with our critical patients and give them love and attention. She has a one year old German Shepherd Mix names Rowan. Outside of work she likes to go to the gym, go hiking, hang out with friends, eat, and sleep.
Makayla Jones started with NJ4P in September of 2021 as a Customer Service Representative. Makayla
was born and raised in Southern California. She has done some schooling at MSJC for veterinary
assistant. She loves to work with all animals but she has a favorite place in her heart for dogs (especially
the squishy face bulldogs and the not so squishy face dachshunds) She has always wanted to help
animals as far back as she can remember. She has two children that are her world, Reagan her daughter
and Reid her son. She has 4 fur pups, Reese, Roo, Patches, Chala and 1 fur kitty, Winston. Outside of
work she enjoys time with the family and having BBQ’s, playing games, and going to the river. She is
always on the go.
Brandi is a Registered Veterinary Technician that joined our team in June of 2022. She was born and raised in Southern California, attending Carrington College in Pomona, CA. She loves working with all clients and their fur babies, helping to build that special feeling here at NJ4P. She has 4 cats at home, Tinkerbell, Nightfury, Kreacher, Meowdith, and 1 dog Bandit. Outside of work she loves going on outdoor adventures with her husband and 2 kids.
Allison joined the NJ4P team in August of 2022. She was born in Ohio but was raised in Murrieta, California. She received her certification from MSJC. She loves helping animals especially stray and homeless animals. She does have 3 fur babies at home, Lucky, Sidney, and Walter. When she isn't at NJ4P she enjoys rescuing animals, running, and bass fishing.
Cassidy joined the NJ4P team in August of 2022. She was born and raised in Orange County, California until she moved to Wildomar to start barrel racing with her mom. She would love to go back to school and get her license to become an RVT. Although she favors large breed dogs she loves taking care of all size pets. She does have special interests in dentistry and surgery. When she is not at work she likes to spend time with her daughter, husband, and her two dogs (Beans and Cora). She also loves the outdoors and loves to be on the river or near a pool.
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