Meet Our Staff
Primary Care Veterinarians
Dr. Waterhouse DVM, Owner
Dr. Waterhouse founded Waterhouse Animal Hospital in 1995 with the goal of developing an animal hospital with state-of-the-art diagnostic services, high standards for patient care, and compassionate, friendly service.
I love making people happy when their pets improve and get well. I also love animals and I love detective novels, so I combined them!! I grew up on a farm in Iowa where we had a whole menagerie of animals. I always loved watching the veterinarian when he came to visit, whether it was a cow, pig, horse, or dog. I also love reading detective books and trying to figure out the mystery early. Working on dogs and cats (and especially exotic animals), you really have to use all your detective skills: asking the right questions, determine what additional information you need ( physical exam and medical tests), add logic in order to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan.
My goal is to get a thorough history , perform a thorough physical exam, and end with a healthy and happy pet with an owner who understands all aspects of their pets health
My mantra is to ALWAYS do the best job that is possible. Always do it right.
Who makes up your family?
Husband Ralph, past director of the Chaffee Zoo
Daughter Lauren, who is now also a veterinarian at our hospital
Son Brian, photo major in college
Cavaliers Finn and Milo
Cats Indy, Junior, and Leo
My pets are my fur babies. They each have their own personalities: Finn has always been a gentle old man. Milo, who I adopted, is hilarious. He is always ready to play. Junior is our " special" cat. Indy was named after Indiana Jones because he was the most adventurous kitten I’d ever seen. My cat Brown has just passed away from lymphoma. Brown was also adopted years ago- the grocery store staff found him behind Save Mart as a sickly kitten in early winter. When I wanted to treat him, I’d ask staff to bring me that brown cat. Soon he became Brown. At Christmas time I took him home because we were going to be closed for two days straight. My husband said, "Well, how long is he going to be here?" I said, "About 18 years."
Dr. Page DVM
Dr. Page grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Fresno County since she graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Prior to veterinary school she attended California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo and graduated with a B.S. degree in animal science. Dr. Page enjoys working with all animals from guinea pigs to cattle and everything in between. She is married and has one child. She and her husband also have five dogs - Paige, Jake, Ranger, Muskogee, and Tessa.
Dr. Ravinsky DVM
Dr. Ravinsky was born in the Bay Area of California. She acquired her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Management from UC Davis. After school, she remained in the Bay Area and gave horseback riding lessons and as a certified trainer, trained horses in three-day eventing. After working with an equine veterinarian as a veterinary technician for three and a half years, she decided she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She graduated from UC Davis in 2014 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. During school, she found that she enjoyed small animal medicine so she happily accepted a position at Waterhouse Animal Hospital. She enjoys living in Fresno with her two cats, Buster and Charlie.
Dr. Thiels DVM
Dr. Thiels was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his degree in Animal Science from Louisiana Tech University. He graduated with honors from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After graduation, he completed a Small Animal Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, running, drawing, and playing the guitar.
Dr. Ferretti DVM
Dr. Ferretti grew up in Madera and has been in the veterinary field since 1976. She was an RVT and managed an emergency clinic in Fresno until 1988. She attended Kansas State University - College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1994. She completed an internship in internal medicine and surgery at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. In 1995 she began as a staff veterinarian at an emergency clinic in Fresno. In 1997 she began a radiology residency at University of Florida - College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her residency, she was on the faculty at Kansas State Veterinary University - College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2002 she returned to Fresno and began an imaging practice in the San Joaquin Valley. Dr. Ferretti travels to veterinary hospitals within the San Joaquin Valley performing ultrasounds, advanced radiologic procedures, and interpretation of radiographs. She is a cat person and enjoys fishing, scuba diving and hopes to find time soon to use her pottery wheel and kiln.
Dr. Stopinski DVM
Graduate of University of Illinois I have always had an affinity and connection to animals when I was a child. Biology was my favorite subject in school...add the two together and you have “Vet”. I try to make every patient visit as stress free as possible for the patient as well as for the pet owner. My goal is to make the pet’s life as happy and healthy as possible. My credo is to “Always do your best for those that you take care of and for yourself.” I am happily married to my husband Rick we have two boys, Dylan and Eric. We have two dogs, three cats and a Bearded Dragon. Our pets are a big part of our family life.
Dr. Williams DVM
I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be a veterinarian. The bond that we share with animals is remarkable and I love that I get to strengthen that bond by caring for our four-legged family members and keeping them happy and healthy.
My professional interests include dermatology, surgery, and proactive wellness care. Outside of work I enjoy spending time reading, cooking, or adventuring outdoors with my husband. Our family includes our dog, Penny, and two cats.
I am a California native, living in Southern California before moving and graduating from Fresno Christian High School. I graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in Animal Science before receiving my Doctorate from Western University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Engel DVM
Dr. Engel grew up in Eastern Washington and after graduating from Washington State University practiced small animal medicine in Pullman for about four years before moving to Western Washington. She practiced for a decade in the greater Seattle area before her husbands’ position at Fresno State University brought them to sunny California. She has always had a firm belief in the human-animal bond and that our pets add a great deal to our lives, finding it a privilege to give something back to them. Her goal has always been to provide personalized compassionate and quality vet care to all her patients. Dr. Engel shares her home with her wonderful husband and two genuinely terrific kids. They have been blessed with multiple four-legged family members over the years including their most recent covid kitty, Rick.
Dr. Bradhurst DVM
I was raised in Fresno, and always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. During high school and undergrad, I worked at Waterhouse Animal Hospital while raising three Guide Dogs for the Blind - Michael, Edgar and Robbie. I graduated from Fresno State with a biology degree and veterinary school from Western University of Health Sciences in southern California. I then completed an emergency and critical care internship at DoveLewis Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. I have a special interest in dermatology and emergency medicine. I love being a veterinarian because I can help support the human animal bond. I am especially appreciative when I can help service and working dogs. My goal is to make your pet feel as stress free as possible during hospital visits. I love using treats to encourage nervous pets to come out of their shell and gain confidence while in hospital. My husband Lance and I have two dogs - Duce, a yellow Labrador and Hank, a German Shepherd-Pitbull mix. In our spare time, we like to spend time in the mountains, hiking and kayaking.
Dr. Siemens DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Siemens regularly sees patients in our hospital. She performs cardiac ultrasounds and diagnoses heart disease. She also consults with us on heart-related treatment protocols. Dr. Siemens is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in cardiology. She graduated from University of California - Davis Veterinary School in 1992 and became board certified in cardiology in 1996. She has a son, Erik. Her family also includes two cats, Mini Mittens and Floppy McFluff.
Dr. Russell DACVIM
Dr. Russell is a board-certified veterinary cardiologist that graduated from the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science in 1998. He went on to complete a master degree and residency in small animal medicine at Murdoch University, Australia. He then moved to the USA and completed a residency in veterinary cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he achieved both Fellowships of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), chapter of small animal medicine; and gained Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), in the specialty of cardiology. Dr. Russell’s cardiology expertise includes assessment, diagnosis and advanced treatment of all cardiovascular diseases in animals. His extensive broad training in multiple specialties enables an integrated approach to patient’s cardiovascular disease in light of the rest of their body systems. Dr. Russell has performed hundreds of interventional cardiac catheterization and surgical procedures, including pacemaker implantation, pantent ductus arteriosus (PDA) embolization, and balloon valvuloplasty. Dr. Russell aims to provide specialty and compassionate care to animals and helping owners maintain optimal quality of life for their pets.
Dr. Vida DVM, DACVS
Dr. Vida received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California - Davis in 2001. He then completed a rotating small animal medical and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, California. Following his internship, Dr. Vida returned to Davis to complete a residency in small animal surgery (2005) attaining board certification with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006. He then became a clinical instructor in both orthopedics and surgical oncology at University of California Davis until 2007.
Dr. Bradbury DVM, MS, DACVIM
Growing up on the coast in beautiful Northern California, Dr. Bradbury’s love for nature and animals started early in her childhood. Following this love, she pursued an undergraduate degree at UC Davis in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and went on to obtain a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2006. After an internship at Texas A&M University, she continued her veterinary training at Colorado State University, completing a combined residency and Master’s of Science program. In 2010, she was board-certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
After her residency, Dr. Bradbury returned to Northern California and settled in the Sierra Foothills. She worked in private practice in the Sacramento area for over a decade, and started her mobile practice, Sierra Mobile Veterinary Specialists, in 2020. She now travels throughout the Central Valley, Sierra Foothills and Tahoe region, providing minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, laparoscopic liver biopsies, and ultrasound to veterinarians and their patients.
In her free time, Dr. Bradbury enjoys adventuring outdoors and spending time with her husband and all of their animals – two very rambunctious Labradors, a very sweet (but neurotic) German Shepherd, three cats and a rescued Thoroughbred.
Practice Limited to Dentistry
Dr. Hobson BVetMed, MRCVS
Dr. Hobson is a 1981 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He spent 20 years in general small animal practice, owning three hospitals before increasing interest in dentistry led him to practice exclusively in this area of veterinary dentistry. He has worked exclusively in veterinary dentistry for 15 years. During that time he moved from the UK to Los Angeles and now sees cases both in California and in the UK. He provides a comprehensive service in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery.
His commitments to veterinary dental education include teaching at the Royal Veterinary College as a guest lecturer, presenting at conferences and local meetings and authoring articles for veterinary books, journals, and newsletters.
Dental disease is extremely common in pets. It causes immense pain and suffering, but our pets are not good at telling us about it. It is my mission to bring the best in veterinary dentistry to all pets by both providing dental care on a referral basis and by better-educating vets in general practice on dental issues.
He has a wife, three adult children, and a young child. He also enjoys triathlete competition.
Denise Practice Manager, Registered Veterinary Technician
Denise was a Registered Veterinary Technician for many years at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo before becoming our Practice manager two years ago. Overall, Denise has been in the veterinary field for 25 years! Denise has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a degree in Veterinary Technology from San Joaquin Valley College. As a child, she knew she wanted to help animals and have the opportunity to show compassion and kindness during the most stressful moments of an animal’s life. Denise’s passion is her 10 horses, 4 dogs, 7 cats and 13 chickens.
Client Service Representatives
Rebecca Client Service Representative
Rebecca has been with Waterhouse Animal Hospital since February 2009. She is part of our outstanding customer service team. Rebecca and her husband are raising three sons, a dog and two cats.
Hailey Client Care Representative
An employee at Waterhouse for 8 years, Hailey chose the veterinary field because of her love of and passion for animals. Hailey has an AS in Life Science from Fresno City College and is proud knowing that we give the best possible care to our patients and their owners, and, of course, loves seeing all the cute puppies and kittens that come in. Hailey loves spending time with her family, watching movies, swimming, camping, and going to the pet store. Hailey is currently studying to become a Respiratory Therapist.
Marissa Client Service Representative
Marissa joined our team in June 2011. Currently she is in the nursing program at Fresno City College. She has two dogs, Weaver and Kramer, and 2 cats, River and Behr. Marissa enjoys reading, running and traveling with her Fiancé.
Sarah Front Office Supervisor
Sarah has been in the veterinary field for 9 years and at Waterhouse for almost 5. Sarah grew up on a small farm where she acquired her love and passion for animals. Sarah has an AA in Animal Science from Reedley college. Sarah enjoys spending time with her dog and two cats, Vinny and Sir Paws A Lot, her family and friends and right now is getting ready for Baby #1.
Destiny Client Service Representative
Destiny joined our team in May 2015. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her favorite vacation destination is Disneyland. She has two German shepherds, Max and Ruby.
Christine Scribe/Client Support
Christine has been in the veterinary field, and at Waterhouse for 5 years because of her love for animals. She adores the unconditional love that pets can give, especially her four dogs - Pixie, Dante, Lex, and Petri. Christine loves the opportunity to help sick and injured animals and clients. Christine is currently studying to become an RN and would spend all her time at Disneyland if she could.
Alyssa Client Service Representative
Bio coming soon!
Maggie Veterinary Assistant, Client Care Representative
Maggie felt a “calling” to enter the veterinary field and since then graduated with an AS in Veterinary Technology from San Joaquin Valley College. Maggie is currently studying for the National Board Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Maggie has a Boston Terrier named Grimes, and 2 cats — Rikku and Drake. In her free time Maggie is both a dog-walker and comic book collector.
Heather Client Care Representative, Scribe
Heather has been in the veterinary field for 5 years and at Waterhouse for 2 years. She shares our love and compassion for animals. Currently studying for a degree in Business Management, Heather enjoys spending time with her son, going to the gym, reading and caring for Max, Winter, Yara, and Charlie -her dogs, and her cat Maurice.
Sharon Client Care Representative
Sharon is a relatively new addition to the Waterhouse family. Sharon graduated from the Animal Behavior College in 2015 and has been in the veterinary field for 9 years due to her passion for animals. Sharon enjoys everything about working with animals. She has two dogs, Mama and Mia and in her free time likes water skiing, camping, hiking, kayaking, boating and traveling.
Monique Veterinary Assistant/Client Support
Monique wanted a career where she could share her love and compassion for animals. She has been in the veterinary field for five months, after completing training at the Animal Behavior College. Monique has 3 cats and a dog named Holiday and says "coffee is life".
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Christine Treatment Team Supervisor, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and Registered Veterinary Technician
Christine is one of our most respected team members, having been here almost 15 years and in the veterinary field for 23 years. Christine is the coordinator of our animal rehabilitation program. Christine graduated from Hartnell college in 1997 and has always loved animals and the medical field. Christine has 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. She loves being a mom, riding horses, Disneyland, church and working on her property.
Ginny Registered Veterinary Technician
Ginny has been in the veterinary field for 42, yes 42 years! If you’ve ever been to Waterhouse before, you have surely met her. Ginny became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1979 and has been at Waterhouse for 12 years. Ginny serves as Dr. Waterhouse’s pet handler and our primary “rooming” technician, preparing pets for their visit with the Veterinarian. Ginny is a TV addict alternating between Sci-Fi and Hallmark movies. She’s not that into technology but sure loves helping animals and chatting with their owners.
Amber Veterinarian Technician Specialist - Dentistry (VTS-D), Registered Veterinary Technician
Amber was the third person in California to have earned the title of VTS-D by completing a rigorous national program of apprenticeship and Board Exams. Only a handful of technicians in California can claim this degree of specialty. Amber graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with an AS degree in Veterinary Technology in 2004 and has been with our practice ever since. Amber loves her job, cleaning all 42 teeth of the dog, and all 30 of the feline mouth. Amber has 6 dogs and two tortoises - Sherlock and Carl.
Donna Registered Veterinary Technician
Donna joined our team in January 2001. She enjoys veterinary dentistry. She performs dental procedures including: periodontal treatment, dental x-rays, extractions, and assisting Dr. Hobson, with dental surgery. Donna worked at Veterinary Emergency Service for eight years and taught Veterinary Technology at San Joaquin Valley College for seven years. She has had an interest in dentistry for many years and is excited to be able to provide our patients with the highest level of dental care available. The Shepard family includes El Phaba, a terrier mix, and cats Billy, Bubba, and Bobbi. She is married and has a son.
Amy Dentistry Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician
Amy is a member of our outstanding Animal Dentistry team. Amy graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from San Joaquin Valley College in 2013, with the goal of being able to help those who cannot speak for themselves and help improve their quality of life. When she’s not on her Harley, Amy spends time with her 3 dogs and 3 cats and Arthur Pendragon, her Bearded Dragon.
Clancey Dentistry Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician
Clancey has been here at Waterhouse since she completed an AS Degree in Veterinary Technology at San Joaquin Valley College in 2013. Cleaning Fresno, one pet mouth at a time, Clancey reminds you that 85% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease, a “hidden” disease that makes dental radiographs extremely important. Clancey has two dogs, Rossi and Titan, and one Russian Tortoise and one Ornate Box Turtle.
Chad Veterinarian Technician Specialist - Dentistry (VTS-D), Registered Veterinary Technician
One of a handful of RVTs in California (and the first male RVT) to have passed the rigorous National Board Exam for a specialty in Dentistry, Chad is one of our amazing Dentistry Team. Chad aspires to become a Veterinarian and is working on earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Chad’s favorite thing about working with animals is the opportunity to be their advocate, improving their quality of life in any way possible. Cats, dogs, goats, cattle, horses, poultry and waterfowl are just a few of Chad’s many pets. Also, Chad is an AMAZING baker.
Jenna Surgical Coordinator, Registered Veterinary Technician
Jenna has been with Waterhouse since 2016, right after she graduate with an AS in Veterinary Technology from SJVC. She relates to, and has a huge passion for animals and feels called to help them. Currently, Jenna is our daily surgical supervisor, making sure that each spay, neuter, and all of our other surgery patients are monitored under anesthesia, recovered properly, and treated we’d want our own pets to be treated. Jenna is a photographer on the side, a huge Disney and movie fan, and enjoys whale watching, and traveling to the watersides, where she could swim all day.
Doreen Registered Veterinary Technician
She joined our team in 2015. We would like to congratulate her on becoming an RVT! Doreen has a special interest in animal rehabilitation and animal nutrition.
Ali Dentistry Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician
Ali has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and is also a graduate of San Joaquin Valley College AS program in Veterinary Technology, Ali has been in the veterinary field for 5 years and at Waterhouse for 3—driving more than an hour a day to get here. Ali entered the veterinary field to help animals in need and now does so as a member of our extraordinary Dentistry Team. Ali believes in maintaining a high standard of care and treating each pet as if it was one of her own (which includes 4 dogs and 2 cats). Ali would like to remind you that deer antlers, bully sticks, hooves and some Nylo bones will break your dogs teeth and urges you to talk to the Dentistry Team for alternatives.
Monica Registered Veterinary Technician
Monica can’t remember a time in her life where she didn’t love and own animals. Building trust and understanding between humans and animals, even though we don’t share the same language is her favorite thing about working with animals. A 2016 graduate with an AS in Veterinary Technology from SJVC, Monica is one of our newer team members. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and 2 daughters, listening to music and going to concerts.
Linette Registered Veterinary Technician
Linette has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years and has just recently joined our Treatment Team here at Waterhouse and we are glad to have her. Linette’s experience includes professional dog training, exotic animal training for TV and film — she just loves animals. Linette is an award-winning equestrian who owns a hobby farm with too many pets to list. Did we say she loves animals?
Erica Registered Veterinary Technician
Erica joined our team in May 2014. She graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2014 with an associate degree of Science in Veterinary Technology. Erica is one of our surgery technicians. She loves spending time with her family and dog named Georgia.
Andrew Veterinary Assistant
Andrew joined our staff in 2006. He is attending Fresno City College and Fresno State to complete prerequisites to attend veterinary school.
Natalie Supervisor, Specialty Surgery Coordinator, and Inventory Manager
Employed by Waterhouse Animal Hospital for over 12 years, Natalie now has her hands full serving the hospital in many areas. When she’s not taking inventory, coordinating specialty surgeries or keeping the rest of us in line, Natalie loves spending time with her family and being a mom — especially if it’s going to the lake. Proud keeper of two dogs and two cats, Natalie will probably have more by the time you read this.
Lauryl Scribe, Veterinary Assistant, Cardiology Coordinator
Lauryl graduated from Chico State University with a BA in Animal Science and a minor in Agricultural Business. Lauryl has been in the veterinary field for 8 years and at Waterhouse for 6. Lauryl enjoys helping pets and educating clients to provide the best life for their pets. Lauryl loves spending time with her husband and two children, and their 2 cats and 2 dogs. Lauryl is currently studying to become and RN and in her free time she is an avid runner.
Yvette Veterinary Assistant
Yvette is a 2012 graduate of SJVC’s Veterinary Technology AA Degree Program and has been with Waterhouse since 2014. She loves working with animals and people, especially during the recovery process and being there to see injured, sick, or surgery patients feel better after the treatment we provide here at Waterhouse. Currently pursuing her Master of Arts in School Psychology, Yvette is a HUGE Disney fan, having visited the Magic Kingdom with her husband and two daughters a total of 160 times over the past 10 years!
Vienae Registered Veterinary Technician, Safety Coordinator
Since graduating with an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from SJVC in 2013, Vienae has worked here at Waterhouse as a Registered Veterinary Technician, Surgical Technician, and Safety Coordinator. Vienae is a Harry Potter fanatic and loves playing video games with her son. Vienae has 2 pugs, 1 German Shepherd, and 2 cats.
Tyler Medical Scribe
Tyler has been with Waterhouse Animal Hospital over 4 years and now serves as a scribe, taking down the Doctor’s notes during pet examinations. Tyler is currently studying Biology at Fresno State and in his free time he enjoys disc-golf and geo-caching. Tyler has 2 cats and 1 dog.
Ana Veterinary Assistant
Ana is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, while she studies for the National Board Exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Ana graduated from San. Joaquin Vally College in 2017 with the goal of helping as many animals as she can. Ana has 4 cats, Tigger, Dash, T’Challa, and Nova.
With four years of experience in the veterinary field, Autumn is one of the newest member to the Waterhouse team, serving as a scribe for our Veterinarians. Autumn grew up in the mountains where she had exposure to a wide variety of animals which led her to the veterinary field. Being able to make a difference for animals, and offering them a better life is Autumn’s favorite part of being in Veterinary medicine. An avid hiker and reader, Autumn can read Ancient Greek!
Julie Veterinary Assistant
Julie is a graduate of San Joaquin Valley College’s Veterinary Technology program. Animals have always played a big part in Julie’s life. When she lost her beloved Great Dane, and touched by the care he and she received by their vet she decided to pay it forward and help other animals and their people through similar hardships. Julie has three dogs, loves Scrabble, and is both an English and Western-style equestrian.
Lindsey Veterinary Assistant
A recent graduate of San Joaquin Valley College with an AS in Veterinary Technology, Lindsey has quickly made a name for herself here at the hospital with her cheerful and hard-working demeanor. Wanting to have a career that gave her the opportunity to care for animals and their people, she loves showing each animal that we are here to give them the love and care they need to stay happy and healthy. A transplant from Florida, Lindsey loves nature and travels every chance she gets.
Rachel Veterinary Assistant
Mitch Scribe, Hospital Attendant
Mitch works double-duty here at Waterhouse while studying to become a Veterinarian. He has always felt as drawn to animals as they are to him. Mitch loves the feeling of joy animals have when they realize that everything is going to be ok. Along with his 2 dogs Caramel and Wego and his snake, Xerxes, Mitch loves cars, the snow, and roller-blading.