Dr. Simon Yen, Veterinarian/Owner
Dr. Simon Yen received his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, after pursuing his undergraduate studies at UC Davis, CA. Dr. Yen acquired special interest in small animal medicine, dentistry and surgery; Dr. Yen lives in Berkeley with his family, including his dogs (Stuart and Nellie); his cats (Shiro and Penelope); a Cockatoo named Royce and a salt water fish tank housing many colorful fish. Dr. Yen’s enjoys gardening, golfing and attending cultural events.
Dr. Margo Reid, Veterinarian
Dr. Margo Reid was raised in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and grew up knowing veterinary medicine was her calling. Since she was 14, all of Dr. Reid’s jobs involved working with animals in veterinary hospitals. After high school, Dr. Reid moved to Berkeley to obtain a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology from UC Berkeley. Aside from completing her undergraduate degree, she also learned to surf and snowboard. Dr. Reid then went on to earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the UC Davis Veterinary School of Medicine. Dr. Reid’s off-time pleasures include camping, snowboarding, road biking, music and gardening.
Dr. Ruthie Parsley, Veterinarian
Dr. Parsley received undergraduate degrees in Avian Sciences and English at UC Davis. She went on to work with wildlife, banding and tracking birds ranging from eastern songbirds to migrating birds of prey and threatened Spotted Owls. Missing medicine, she returned to school to earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr. Parsley grew up in Berkeley and happily returned to the Bay Area after graduating. Dr. Parsley loves dog and cat general surgery, and has a special interest in avian, rabbit, and small rodent medicine. In her free time Dr. Parsley enjoys bird watching, reading novels, hiking along the coast and gardening. She currently resides in Oakland with her dachshund mix Monty. She shares her home with two other humans, two cats, one dog, and four chickens.
Eray Honeycutt, Owner
Eray joined Dr. Yen with the purchase of Campus Veterinary Clinic in 2003. He now handles the administrative duties at the clinic. His experience has been diverse, from restaurant entrepreneur, licensed private yacht captain, marine repair business, interior decorator, residential apartment district manager, to veterinary hospital administrator. Eray wrote a book and was published in August 2006, which is currently selling in 31 countries.
Holly Ross, Veterinary Technician
Holly is an Oakland, California native. Her career in veterinary medicine began at the tender age of twelve. She volunteered at a local veterinary clinic assisting with the care of the patients by walking dogs and feeding the other resident patients. After graduating from high school in Berkeley, Holly began to consider a career. Working with animals seemed a natural choice given her background. Holly enrolled at Western Career College in Pleasant Hill to obtain a veterinary technician degree. Now that she’s working in the veterinary field she enjoys the challenge of staying on top of new medical innovations and techniques. In her spare time she enjoys socializing with family and friends as well as discovering the beauty of the California coastline.
Kristin Klubben, Veterinary Technician
Kristin is a local Bay Area native from Pinole, Ca. She has been in the veterinary field for six years. Kristin is a mother of two girls, and she also has a few furry children: two cats, Venus and Serena; and two dogs, Niner and Frankie. When she is not spending her spare time with her children, Kristin can be found out riding her horse, Paddy.
Richard Placencia, Practice Manager
Richard comes to us from sunny Southern California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Richard moved north to Santa Barbara to complete a Bachelors degree in Literature at UCSB. After college, Richard moved to Arizona where he lived and worked for close to three years. It was in the desert that Richard adopted a Beagle-Lab mix he named Carmelo. Nowadays, Richard and Melo enjoy frequenting the local dog parks, hiking at Redwood Regional, and living an easy hound life full of good books, good food, and great friends!
S.J., Lead Receptionist
S.J. is our lead receptionist. She can often be found house and pet sitting for our clients. S. J. has one pet, Margarita (Rita), a sassy Chihuahua that she rescued. Her free time interests include shooting pool, reggae music, fashion design, and dance.
Kim Cripe, Veterinary Technician
Kim recently returned to the Bay Area after a decade long adventure with her husband Ralph, which led them from San Francisco to Hawaii to New Hampshire to Pennsylvania to Montana and back again. Originally from Illinois, where she earned a degree in Zoology, Kim has always considered San Francisco her home and is very happy to be back for good. She began her career as a vet tech 10 years ago on the big island of Hawaii where the majority of patients were large dogs and feral cats. In her free time Kim likes to hang out with friends, ride her bike around the city and cuddle with her three kitties; “Zipper”, “Brad” and “Big Puffy.”
Rachel Brownell, Veterinary Technician
Rachel is a local to the Bay Area, born and raised in San Leandro. Her house was known as the “zoo on the block”. She was raised with everything from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and even rats! At age 19, Rachel joined and served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the service she spent 2 years living in Japan, and spent her last 2 years down in Southern California at Camp Pendleton. Rachel was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in May, 2008. By July, she was enrolled full time in college working on her Associates degree in science. After graduation, Rachel started working with animals at a doggy day care and began rekindling her passion and love for animals. In April 2011, Rachel enrolled with Carrington College of California in the Veterinary Technology Program working her way towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Rachel truly feels she has finally found her calling! When Rachel is not at work, school or spending many hours a week studying she enjoys spending time with her 2 beloved dogs Roxy and Roscoe, spending as much time outside as possible, reading and making time with her family who still reside in her childhood home in San Leandro.
Debbie Dorney, Receptionist
Debbie, one of the most recent addition to our reception staff, is a longtime resident of the Bay Area. Born and raised in Georgia, animals have long since been her passion. As a little girl, Debbie always had a pet, including a turtle and even an alligator! She’s worked in the veterinary field for almost 20 years. When she’s not working Debbie enjoys cooking, gardening, photographing sunsets and camping with her schnauzer “Bear.”
Rosa Enriquez, Veterinary Assistant
Rosa has always known she would work with animals. Growing up her home was filled with cats, dogs, and bunnies. A native of Santa Cruz, California Rosa moved to Berkeley in 2012 to pursue her career in the animal welfare field. She worked at a rescue organization where she was the Community and Foster Programs Coordinator. Now, her focus is on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Rosa enjoys drawing, reading, hiking and traveling. She shares her home with two rescued kitties: a sassy Siamese named Fatty and a little Munchkin named Mr. LeatherReno.