Our Staff

  • Laura Searle-Barnes, BVetMed
    Laura Searle-Barnes BVetMed MRCVS
    Medical Director

    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.

  • Lindsey Adriance
    Lindsey Adriance DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    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 married to Ian. 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).

  • Sasha Caudle
    Sasha Caudle DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Sasha Caudle is a Southern California Native and 2001 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in Southern California for over 20 years. Dr. Caudle has spent the majority of her career working in shelter medicine. She is highly trained in soft-tissue surgery and has performed over 60,000 spays and neuters (and counting!). She has served as the lead veterinarian and expert witness on hundreds of animal cruelty and hoarding cases throughout Southern California. She is the Past-President and board member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, served in the House of Delegates and held the position of House Speaker for the California Veterinary Medical Association, and served for 9 years as the private-practice representative for the nation on the Council of Research for the American Veterinary Medical Association.  

    Dr. Caudle lives in Orange County with her husband and 5 children, 2 rescue Shih Tzus (Mamas and Fluffles), 1 rescue miniature Aussie (Luca) and a handful of tortoises and box turtles. Dr. Caudle and her family are avid soccer fans and can be frequently found waking up at the crack of dawn to watch their favorite team play! She also loves to sportfish, read books and cook in her spare time. 

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    Sally Huang DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Huang was born in Taiwan and moved to Southern California in 2007. Her childhood beagle, Fancy, who had multiple illnesses (torn ACL, eye cancer, herniated disc, heart disease, allergy), inspired her to become a veterinarian. Since then, she decided to dedicate her life in helping animals and their owners during difficult times. She volunteered at local animal shelter, wildlife rescue, and worked as pet sitter for physically impaired animals. 

    In 2014, she completed her undergraduate study at UC San Diego. She then obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating in 2019, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Blue Pearl Pet Hospital in Irvine - where she worked closely with critical patient in the ICU. Dr. Huang has a special interest in emergency and critical care and ophthalmology. She is hoping to further her education in ultrasound in the future. 

    Dr. Huang recently moved to Murrieta with her partner and is looking to adopt a new fur baby. During her free time, Dr. Huang enjoys yoga, baking, and hiking. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

  • Seth-Ganz
    Seth Ganz DVM DACVS
    Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

    Seth Mathus Ganz was born and raised in central New Jersey. He attended Lakewood High School, then went to Boston University and completed a B.S. in Biology. He spent a year after undergraduate in Boston as a Surgery Technician at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. Seth completed consecutive one-year rotating and surgical specialty internships at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. He completed a three-year Surgical Residency at Animal Referral Center Fox Valley in Appleton WI. He sat for his board examination in January 2011 and was Board-certified March 2011. Seth stayed on in Appleton as a staff surgeon for a year, followed by a year on staff at California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, CA. He was chief surgeon at Veterinary Specialty Hospital North County in San Marcos, CA from July 2012 until 2020.
    Seth has performed thousands of surgeries, mentored over one hundred trainees, and lectured regularly to the referring veterinarian community. He has done locum work in Iowa, Colorado, Hawaii, and Los Angeles.


  • Stephen Douglas
    Stephen Douglas
    Chief Operations Officer

    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-Williams
    Crista Williams
    Hospital Manager

    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-Paradis
    Rosemary Paradis
    Practice Administrator

    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 clients.

    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-Davis
    Melinda Davis
    Lead Customer Service Representative

    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.  

  • Brandi-Shepperd
    Brandi Shepperd RVT
    Technician Lead

    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. 

  • Krista
    Krista Meza
    Lead Veterinary Assistant

    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. 

  • Alyssa
    Alyssa Gamwell
    Vet assistant Lead/Trainer.

    Alyssa Gamwell started with NJ4P in September of 2021 as a Veterinary Assistant. Alyssa was born and
    raised in Riverside, California. She has done some schooling at Carrington College. Her favorite types of
    patients are felines, and she loves to help the kittens that come in. She has a special interest in
    phlebotomy. She has a ragdoll named Aubrey and in her free time she loves to hike, bake, and paint.

  • Candy-Estevez
    Candy Estevez RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    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.

  • Cameo
    Cameo Varnam RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Cameo joined the NJ4P team in June of 2023.  She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Platt College. Her favorite skills to utilize are placing bandages and monitoring pets under anesthesia.   She also loves working with our feline patients.  She tries to make their visits as calming as possible.  Her other area of interest is dentistry. In her free time she enjoys reading, painting, playing video games, and snuggling with her two felines, Castiel and Bagheera.

  • Joshua
    Joshua Kozarek RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Joshua, “Josh”, joined the NJ4P team in July of 2023.  Josh was born and raised in New Jersey.  He attended Mt. San Antonio College.  He loves working with larger breeds, more specifically, German Shepherds.  His areas of interest are dentistry and pathology.  Outside of NJ4P Josh enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time and playing fetch with his husky mix, Growler.

  • Amber Pacheco
    Amber Pacheco
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amber joined the NJ4P team in February of 2024. Amber was born and raised in Southern California and attended Platt College.  Amber enjoys doing surgeries and loves working with the hospitalized and critical patients.  Her special interests are anything surgical and dentistry. In her free time she likes listening to music and riding her bike.

  • Allison
    Allison Wilcczynski
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    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.

  • Makayla-Jones
    Makayla Jones
    Veterinary Assistant

    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.

  • Maryssa
    Maryssa Larson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Maryssa originally joined the NJ4P team in October of 2019 and left us for a brief time, eventually returning in May of 2023.  She was born in Southern California but grew up abroad. She loves working with felines and enjoys performing blood draws and educating our clients on Heartworm prevention.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son and watching movies.

  • Traci
    Traci Brugger
    Veterinary Assistant

    Traci joined the NJ4P team in April of 2023.  Traci was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Mt. San Jacinto College.  She enjoys working with exotic pets, including pocket pets.   Traci does have a special interest in large animals as well.  Traci has 2 guinea pigs, 2 felines, and 1 ferret at home.  When Traci is not at work she shows and rides horses, and loves spending time with her family.

  • Danyelle
    Danyelle Gutierrez
    Veterinary Assistant

    Danyelle joined the NJ4p team in May of 2023. She was born and raised in Southern California. Danyelle enjoys working with larger breed canines but does have a soft spot for puppies and senior pets. Danyelle has 4 fur babies at home, 2 German Shepherds, a Sheperd/Husky mix, and a Beagle.  Outside of NJ4P she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and also loves to draw  and have movie nights.

  • Cassidy
    Cassidy Briggs
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cassidy joined the NJ4P team in June of 2023.  She was born and raised in Southern California. Cassidy enjoys working with larger breed dogs, especially Dobermans. She has a Doberman named Duke at home. Cassidy also takes a special interest in our puppy clients. She loves the puppy breath. When outside of work she spends most of her free time with her friends and family, but also likes to go bowling and line dancing.

  • Cody Payne
    Cody Payne
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cody joined the NJ4P team in February of 2024.  Cody was born and raised in Southern California .  Cody loves treating all of our clients, whether they are 4 legged or have no legs with scales. His special interests are doing Cytologies and working with our I/H Imagyst.  Cody has four pets at home, Sophie, Medusa, Opal, and Marley.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his son, playing video games, shooting, and fishing.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Mungia
    Customer Service Representative

    Rebecca joined the NJ4P team in January of 2023.  She was born in Nebraska but raise in Southern California. Rebecca attended Wagner Training Institute for Phlebotomy.  She is a mother of three and has three wonderful grandchildren, as well as 4 fur babies.  Her favorite part of her job is connecting with our patients and their owners.  When she is not working, she enjoys going to the desert and river.

  • Ofelia
    Ofelia Quintero
    Customer Service Representative

    Ofelia joined the NJ4P team in January of 2024.  She was born and raised in California.  Ofelia likes getting to know the owners of our patients as well as educating our new pet parents.  Outside of work she enjoys going hiking.

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