Our Doctors

Our Doctors 2018-10-02T03:07:32+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. 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. Lindsay Hynek

Dr. Lindsay Hynek is an associate veterinarian at Park Animal Hospital, working primarily with dogs and cats. She hails from the east coast where she discovered her passion for caring for those that cannot care for themselves. Dr. Hynek has been involved with wildlife rehabilitation, horse care, and equine competitions since she could walk and talk. It was her love of animals and the sciences that inspired her to pursue her calling as a veterinarian. Dr. Hynek earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine in the great white north of Canada at Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island. She is also internship-trained in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from Michigan Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Hynek is USDA certified.

Dr. Hynek has a passion for diagnostic imaging, emergency and internal medicine, nutrition and hospice care, with plans to expand her training into canine physical therapy, rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture. Diagnostic imaging’s non-invasive modalities can shed so much light on the health and wellbeing of our pets. Physical therapy and acupuncture can fill in the gaps sometimes left by western medicine.

Dr. Hynek has volunteered at the California Wildlife Center as well as the Oakland zoo. She was even a nest guarder for the California Condor. She loves hiking with her husband Justin, her daughter Ella and their German Shepherd, Duke. While in the wilderness she strives to live by the mantra of “leave no trace.”  It reminds her of the interconnectedness of all living things and how we all have to take care of each other.