Dr. Impett was born in San Francisco, CA. She knew since the age of 5 yrs she wanted to be a veterinarian. She has spent the last 30 years working with animals. During her pre vet studies at the University of Washington, she began volunteering at the Seattle Humane Society to gain experience in the field. After college she earned her RVT license and worked and the SF SPCA and again at Seattle Humane, this time as the Medical Services Supervisor. After years in small animal medicine, Dr. Impett was encouraged to go back to school to be a veterinarian. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010, she completed a rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. Dr. Impett then went into private practice before going back to shelter medicine at the City of Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center from July 2014-2020. During covid she began her own house call practice and began helping various local hospitals and emergency clinics who were short staffed. She joined Animals Care Services as the principal veterinarian in April 2022. In her free time, Dr. Impett enjoys spending time with her two daughters and many pets. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, sunshine and spending time in the water, regardless of whether it's the beach, the river, or the pool, she is happy.
Dr. Simpson is a Southern California native. She has always had a passion for animals and grew up with 4 dogs, most of which came home because of her begging her parents for another one or foster fails. Dr. Simpson completed her undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona and went on to Mississippi State University to complete her DVM degree. After graduation, she moved back to Southern California to be close to family and has been here since. Her professional interests include surgery and ophthalmology. Outside of work, Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys cycling, line dancing and reading. Dr. Simpson is excited to meet you and your fur babies!
Dr. Silverman was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bakersfield, Ca. Although no one in his family had a medical background or much interest in animals, he was interested in becoming a veterinarian since the age of twelve. After high school, Dr. Silverman attended UCLA before transferring to UC Davis to pursue his dream of attending vet school. While at Davis, he completed a BS in Animal Science, a MS in Animal Science/Nutrition and then graduated from vet school with his DVM degree. He took the equine track his senior year in vet school and moved to Norco following graduation, and accepted a position with Norco Equine Hospital. After several years Dr. Silverman went out on his own and established Silverman Equine Veterinary Service which he worked full time for 30 years. Although he still practices in the equine field on a limited basis, fifteen years ago he became a staff veterinarian for Avid microchip company, a position he holds to this day. He looks forward to growing more as the Medical Director of Animal Care Services.
While the past years saw Dr. Silverman riding and showing horses and mules and packing into wilderness environments, fly fishing, sailing and rebuilding sailboats takes up what free time he may have now. He currently lives in Riverside with his wife, Robin.
Director of Operations
Emma always knew she wanted to work with animals from the tender age of 8yrs after reading the hilarious stories of a veterinarian from the British Yorkshire Dales (James Herriot) in his book All Creatures Great and Small. Now with over 30 years of nursing and leadership experience in the veterinary industry, in areas of general practice, emergency and critical care, avian and exotics, surgery, dentistry, equine and large animal, shelter medicine, and as a director and instructor in a veterinary technology program, Emma understands that education, communication, professionalism, compassion, empathy and the culture of community are the hallmarks of what makes a veterinary practice great and is dedicated to ensuring her team work together for the same goal of improving the lives of humans through the well care of their beloved pets. Emma loves being in nature, so in her spare time, Emma can be seen escorting her floofs Dougall and Orla on a hike, or being directed to fill his food bowl by her 11yr old cat Kannon. Emma lives in Mission Viejo with her husband Keith, and daughter Bridget. Emma's spirit animal is a Meerkat, as similar to her, they like to take moments observing their surroundings!
Front Office Supervisor
When clients walk through the front door, Jennifer is often the first team member they will see ready with a warm smile to greet them in. Jennifer enjoys her role managing the day to day tasks associated with the front desk, and looks forward to each opportunity where she can best help a client navigate through their visit with us. During downtime, Jennifer enjoys hiking, camping and playing with her two Shepherds, Sandy and Daisy, her cat called Six and Crazy her 36 yr old lilac crowned Amazon.
Customer Service Specialist/Front Office Lead
Anthony's compassion for animals led him to seek work in the veterinary industry, he loves being surrounded by animals and getting to know their human family members whenever they visit. Certified in customer service, Anthony's white glove standard provides an exceptional experience for our clients. When not supporting the front desk team, Anthony spends his downtime working out at the gym or watching sports. His spirit animal is the Sloth as they like to hang out all day, but Anthony prefers to hang with his 16yr old Maltese called Muneco
Customer Service Representative
Being mad about animals was the driving force that led Jamilet to her position as CSR. What she enjoys best though is her interactions with our clients, getting to know them and their four legged friends, and being able to help clients better understand the benefits of routine veterinary care for their pets. When not providing service, Jamilet splits her time between dancing, enjoying her favorite food, pasta, going to the beach to watch the sunset, cruising on late night drives, binge watching 'Friends', and cuddling her three Pomeranians Chanel, Luna and Tessa. Jamilet's spirit animal is the Wolf because like her, they value social connections and have an appetite for freedom.
Nursing Team Lead
Emily has been in the veterinary industry since she was 15yrs, her compassion for animals is what drives her, seeing patients go from super sick to healthy is what rewards her. Emily has always felt the need to be a voice for the voiceless and give peace to those that have always provided the same for her. She is also passionate about bringing awareness to dental health by providing education on why many illnesses and diseases can be prevented in pets if they are provided routine dental cleaning. When Emily is not on shift bringing a sparkle back to our dental patients teeth, she can be found either dancing a two-step, or west coast swing, going to the gym, working with her horses, reading, playing video games or painting. Emily is the best friend to her two Arabian horses, Taboo and Demon, an array of tortoises, a Juliana pig named Mr. Pigglesworth and enough dogs to start a sanctuary!
Nursing Team Lead
Vilma is a natural born communicator which becomes apparent when she is engaging with our clients. Vilma enjoys bringing awareness to the importance of good veterinary care and values the sense of community that is being built within our team and with our clientele. Vilma's background in shelter medicine is also evident as she is often witnessed bottle feeding an orphaned litter of kittens that somehow managed to find their way into her arms. During her time away from work, Vilma enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, giving her cats undivided (and demanded) attention, walking her dogs, cultivating her house plants and of course...fostering orphaned kittens! Vilma is owned by the following species, felines: Toma, Ginger, Chimichurri, Rupert and Mini and canines: Lumiere, Guinevere, Leo, Pugalyssa.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Suki enjoys providing care and comfort to clients and patients alike, she understands the meaning of the human-animal bond and strives to create a calm, fear free environment for each pet during their visit. Suki is quick to provide a peanut butter lick stick whenever a pet communicates that they are scared. In her spare time, Suki enjoys sketching, baking, spending time with friends and family and playing with her five cats; Kitty, Hari, Crico, Enano, Papi and dog Canala.
Yasmeen enjoys interacting and bonding with clients, and being able to help their fur babies whether by administering a vaccine to protect from disease, quickly collecting a specimen blood sample to aid in a diagnosis, or ensuring each pet is warm and safe when recovering from a procedure, this is what brings her satisfaction. In her spare time, Yasmeen likes to spend time with her family and friends, go on long trail rides with her horses Kahlua, Whiskey, Rum and El Coronel, and hang with her Border Collie Butch, Pot Belly pig Pork Chop, and Bonnie and Annie her fainting goats.
Kerissa was drawn to animals at a very early age, and she knew that she wanted to find a career where she could help pets and their owners at the same time. Knowing that she can provide a service where pets leave looking and smelling great and then seeing the satisfaction and appreciation on the clients face brings her the most joy. As an AKC S.A.F.E certified groomer, Kerissa understands the techniques necessary to provide the most effective results with the least stress for the pet and works hard to ensure that she completes the service as envisioned to the satisfaction of the client. When Kerissa is not floofing and fluffing, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, paddle boarding, off-roading and going to hot springs. Kerissa also enjoys spending time with her pups and her two sphynx hairless cats Coco and Sackary. Kerissa's spirit animal is a Butterly because like her, they are always on the go!