Our Doctors

Our Doctors 2018-03-05T21:04:46+00:00

Dr. Peter Hanna

Growing up in Simi Valley, veterinary medicine has always been a huge part of Dr. Peter Hanna’s life. Following in his father’s footsteps, veterinary medicine came naturally to him. After graduating from Simi High, he completed his undergraduate studies from University of California, Irvine and received his veterinary degree from Ross University, while completing his clinical training from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Hanna has a diverse knowledge in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. He has been specialty trained at the highly acclaimed Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles. In his free time, Dr. Hanna enjoys hiking, cycling, training, and spending time with his English bulldog, Cash.

Dr. Karalyn Kane

Dr. Kane’s love for helping animals started early in life, as she volunteered  for local animal rescue groups, did pet sitting and dog walking, and worked at veterinary clinics. She was born and raised in Ventura County. Her undergraduate Animal Science degree was completed at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she then pursued her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne, Australia. After studying abroad, she returned to southern California and completed a small animal internship at Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center.

Her professional interests include: emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Kane loves that she has a career where she can help animals and people and continue to learn new things every day. In her spare time, she enjoys going hiking, camping/back-packing, spending time with family, friends, and her 2 dogs, as well as playing basketball.

Dr. Cris Fontes

Raised and educated in Alabama, Dr. Fontes obtained both his undergraduate and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Auburn University. Upon graduating in 2007, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and practiced for six years in a general veterinary hospital. While in Nevada, Dr. Fontes met his wife and started raising his two kids.

With an unquenched interest in emergency medicine, Dr. Fontes moved to Southern California in 2013 and began working as an emergency veterinary doctor. Dr. Fontes greatly enjoys the challenges presented in emergency veterinary medicine.

Dr. Mckenzie Rasmussen

Dr. Rasmussen, a native of Santa Barbara, California, has been working in veterinary hospitals since she was 16. She attended UC Santa Barbara where she majored in Biology and then went on to St. Georges University where she successfully completed her veterinary studies in 2005. After the great opportunity of living abroad, Dr. Rasmussen returned home to Santa Barbara to practice veterinary medicine in 2006.

 She has recently relocated to the community to join her fiancé. She looks forward to getting to know all of the practice’s wonderful pets and their people. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Rasmussen enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading, and spending lots of time with her family, furry and otherwise.

Dr. Brandon Heikes

Dr. Brandon Heikes is originally from Huntington Beach, but left southern California to attend U.C. Berkeley for his undergraduate studies.  He continued moving north to spend time in the pacific northwest where he attended Oregon State University for his D.V.M.  After graduating he remained on for a small animal rotating internship at Oregon State University.

After a few years in Columbia and St. Louis Missouri practicing medicine he is excited to once again call California home.  His family includes two cats (Brutus and Katticus Finch), his two dogs (Jane and Carl), an American mini pig named Indiana Jim, and his wife (also a veterinarian) Dr. Elise LaFevre.  His interests include feline medicine, endocrinology, immune-mediated diseases, soft tissue surgery, pain management, and dentistry.

Dr. Lindsay Hynek

Bio coming soon!