Staff
  • Diva Pines
    CAO - Chief Avian Officer

    Diva is our team mascot. Diva is an umbrella cockatoo, who is approximately 5 years old. She is known by her loud screeches or by her trademark phrase, 'Pretty Diva.' She loves to get cuddles, to ride on shoulders, and to eat her favorite crunchies. She does not like bathtime. 

  • Dr.
    Andrew McClellan
    DVM
    After 11 years at Pacific Petcare Veterinary Hospital both as an Associate Veterinarian and as Medical Director, Dr. McClellan is now an owner of Torrey Pines Animal Hospital.
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  • Dr.
    Brad Steele
    DVM, M.P.V.M.
    In 2012, Dr. Steele and his partners Dr. Andrew McClellan and Dr. Jon Reuter opened Torrey Pines Animal Hospital in Carmel Valley. Their goal is to offer the highest quality Veterinary care in a friendly, state of the art hospital. They hope to become a unique and one of a kind veterinary hospital in the San Diego community.
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  • Dr.
    Mumtaz Vora
    DVM, ABVP
    Her love and passion for her profession led to her pursuit and attainment of the specialty certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine and Feline Medicine .She is also certified by PennHip for hip dysplasia evaluation. Dr. Vora is interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery with a special interest in geriatric patients.
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  • Dr.
    Romy Boiskin
    DVM, MS

    Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Romy Boiskin grew up mostly in San Diego. Romy was inspired by her family’s involvement with wildlife growing up, and was interested in helping animals from a young age. She studied biology at UC San Diego and completed her Master's degree there, which focused on stranded whale and dolphin rehabilitation as well as on their communication. After graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and practicing in San Francisco, Romy is thrilled to have returned home and to be apart of the Torrey Pines Animal Hospital team. She is passionate about providing gentle care to pets through developing close relationships with them and their families.

    Romy's interests within the veterinary field include community wellness, animal behavior and exotics medicine. Dr. Boiskin is 'Fear-Free certified,' and cannot wait to meet you and your beloved companions!

    Romy shares her home with a recently adopted, elderly tuxedo kitty, a flock of animated rescue parrots and two retired horses. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, SCUBA diving and eco-tourism.

  • Dr.
    Shelly Adrian
    DVM

    Dr. Shelly Adrian is a San Diego native. After completing her DVM at Kansas State University, Dr. Adrian completed a rigorous private practice internship. She was an emergency veterinarian for a few years, and then started focusing on general practice in 2010. Dr. Adrian's special areas of interest are pet nutrition and internal medicine.. In her free time, Dr. Adrian enjoys spending time her with husband and dogs, visiting the San Diego Zoo, and is a certified Zumba instructor!

  • Dr.
    Avi Shaprut
    DVM
    Dr. Shaprut enjoys the challenges of small animal practice. His special interests are nutrition, cardiology, and internal medicine. He also has a long history of experience with dentistry. Dr. Shaprut believes strongly that good client communication is the key to a successful outcome in both the experience and the medical outcome of every veterinary visit.
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  • Shell Radclyffe
    Registered Veterinary Technician
    A Registered Veterinary Technician since 1982, Shell is the “Mom” of all things that meow, purr and go bump in the night. Even though she is the resident “cat person” she does really like dogs. She has been a member of the Torrey Pines family since 2014. She enjoys sleeping, reading, sewing and knitting/crochet.
  • Bruce Lim
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Bruce has been a vet tech for 8 years.  Graduated from Mesa College Animal Health program.  He enjoys going to Disneyland, hiking, mountain biking, eating good food, watching anime, playing video games, table top games and trading card games.  He also enjoys playing tennis.  He  currently has a schnoodle named Pocky, and 6 snakes.

  • Heather
    Registered Veterinary Technician, OSHA Lead

    Heather started her career in the veterinary field over 20 years ago, volunteering as a kennel assistant. She proceeded to move up quickly as a treatment assistant, and decided to pursue a degree in Animal Health. Heather acquired her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 1998, after graduating from Mesa College. She has had the privilege of working with wildlife at the San Diego Safari Park, caring for animals in a research setting, and has a passion for cats, and worked in 2 feline only practices. She has worked at TPAH since 2016 and love working with cats, dogs, and a variety of exotic creatures. Heather spends her free time with my teenager daughter and my 2 beloved dogs, Brownie and Olaf.

  • Landy Lee
    Registered Veterinary Technician, Nursing Lead

    As a relatively recent transplant to southern California, Landy is so excited and grateful to live in this beautiful city!  She feels blessed to be part of Torrey Pines Animal Hospital where she can contribute the health and welfare of our 4-legged, furry, best friends, as she have done over the last 18 years. When Landy is not working, she spends time outside as much as possible, and delights in living by the ocean.  She also enjoys spending time with friends, exploring the natural world around us, watching movies, and eating.  She currently lives with Mr Kitty, one of the sweetest souls she has ever met.

  • Jessi Edmunds
    Veterinary Assistant, Radiology Lead

    An employee of Torrey Pines since 2013, Jessi is an aspiring Traditional Chinese veterinary and human medicine student, working full time on her undergraduate studies. She currently has an A.A. with an emphasis in Chinese language. She loves to learn, and attends continuing education seminars in her free time. She has many different animals, including snakes, spiders, scorpions a dog, and a cat. She has always had a love for animals, and continues to grow her knowledge about all walks of life.

  • Brigg Baldwin
    Veterinary Assistant

    Brigg was born and raised in Colorado but decided to move to San Diego after visiting friends and falling in love with the city and weather.  He went to school in Kentucky before transferring back to the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He has studied Theology, Psychology, International Affairs, and Linguistics before pursuing his passion for working with animals as a veterinary career. 

  • Lisa Moore
    Client Relations Lead

    Lisa started working with animals in a veterinary setting about 8 years ago. She started as a vet assistant and over time have had the pleasure of working in many positions in various animal hospitals. It is her passion to help people learn to care for their animals. She is also very passionate about nutrition and behavior. She spends most days with her two dogs, Penelope and Grace. They enjoy going to the beach, hiking, long walks, and dog park visits. She hopes to teach them both to paddle board with her this summer!

  • Emily Cervantes
    Client Relations, Veterinary Assistant

    Emily is a native San Diegan, graduated from University of Irvine in 2018 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She likes to stay active when she is not working by hiking, going to the beach, and playing with her black cat Basil. 

  • Ryan Hays
    Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Staff

    Hi, I'm Ryan :)  I love working at Torrey Pines Animal Hospital because I love all animals and taking care of them, even the feisty ones! In my spare time, I like going to the gym and playing basketball (Go Lakers!).  While at home, I enjoy playing video games, watching Game of Thrones, and anything Marvel, while cuddling with my cat and dog. 

  • David Roberts
    Veterinary Assistant

    David was originally born in Richmond Serry, England and moved to the US. When he is not working, he interacts with his 8 rescue dogs, all housed with him. He loves taking the time to give dogs the attention they deserve. He has been working in veterinary medicine for almost 20 years, and continues to learn every day. 

  • Simi Singh-Smith
    Client Relations

    Originally from Connecticut, Simi moved to San Diego in the fall of 2019. Simi received her b.S. in Animal Science from NC State University in 2017 and has a passion for canine nutrition and behavior. When not working, she can be found hiking, training, and competing in dog sports with her two dogs, Ruhn and Fenrir. 

  • Lauren Preski
    Veterinary Assistant, Boarding Lead

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  • Janice Howes
    Client Relations & Veterinary Assistant

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  • Dara Weeks
    Client Relations

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  • Krissy Hampton
    Boarding & Veterinary Assistant

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  • Alexis Romo
    Client Relations

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  • Sean Delaplain
    Veterinary Assistant

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  • Jennifer Culkin
    Client Relations

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

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Sunday:

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  • "Great experience. Everyone was very nice and friendly to not only my family but to my nervous pup as well. We've been to lots of vet offices over the years, and the overall energy of everyone we came in contact with was the best by far. Love Dr. Vora, we followed her here and will be back for sure!"
    Lisa G.
  • "I just took my 7 month old puppy for a check up and loved Dr. Steele. He answered all my questions and I never felt rushed at all. The vet tech even showed me how to trim my dog's nails. Definitely would recommend this place for anyone's pet."
    Julia B.
  • "I want to thank the staff at TPAH for being so considerate and kind during a very rough time for us and our doggy. I'm very happy knowing that in her last hours she was around a very loving staff that treated her like their own pet.
    Thank you guys for doing all that you could for her and for us."
    Shannyn B.

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