MEET

OUR TEAM

When looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on excellent care and service for you furry friends and family. We at Judy Veterinary Clinic have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible care for your pets.

Dr. Jessica Eiri

Dr. Eiri has been a part of the JVC family since 2015 after graduating from Dr. Judy’s alma mater, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. A Southern California native, having grown up in Diamond Bar and completing her bachelor’s at UCSD, Dr. Eiri was excited to welcome back warm winters and find a privately owned animal practice that offered her the ability to continually learn and grow her knowledge and skills, while working alongside a seasoned professional. Although we didn’t harbor any doubts, Dr. Eiri has blossomed into a talented and compassionate veterinarian in her own right and we are extremely fortunate to have found a practitioner of Dr. Eiri’s caliber that wanted to join the team. In these last few years, Dr. Judy has been so impressed with Dr. Eiri, that in the summer of 2018, he offered her the option of purchasing the practice from him so he could retire and spend time with his wife and their many pets at their second home in Nevada. Dr. Eiri continues to carry on Dr. Judy’s legacy and ethos within the San Diego community. In her spare time, she likes to catch up on her favorite reality shows, visit her family in LA, travel, check out the many small town neighborhoods San Diego has to offer with her husband, and spend time with their Great Pyrenees, Charlie and cat, Trigger.   

DVM, Owner

Dr. Nicole Marinelli

N.E. Nicole Marinelli DVM- Graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine and started her career as an equine veterinarian.  After 11 mos. as an large animal veterinarian, Dr. Marinelli switch to small animal medicine where she developed a strong interest in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging.

 

While living in Santa Barbara, Dr. Marinelli was commissioned in the development and implementation of the new shelter facility for the County of Santa Barbara and continue her work in shelter medicine for 7 years until returning to school at Washington State University to work on her Master’s degree, with a focus on the neuroanatomy of the Grizzly Bear.

 

Once her studies were finished, homesick for the weather of Southern California, she moved her 38’ Sailboat down to San Diego and is happy to be back in the sun and warmth.  On her days off, Dr. Marinelli enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Craig; sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, martial arts, motorcycling, waterfowl/turkey hunting and hiking/camping.

DVM

Dr. David Judy

It is with great sadness that we announce Dr. Judy's retirement at the beginning of July 2018. He leaves behind a legacy that spans more than three decades within the San Diego community and his associates, staff, and loyal clients will miss him dearly. Beginning his career in veterinary medicine in 1979 upon graduation from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, he ventured to Southern California to begin his practice which included companion animals in addition to exotic and equine medicine, although he eventually served companion animals exclusively. During this time, he held membership to a few professional organizations including the CVMA, AVMA, and SDCVMA. He also served as Chair on the Board of Directors for Lions, Tigers, and Bears - a local non-profit serving neglected and abandoned exotics. 

 

The JVC family wishes Dr. Judy the best in his retirement. At present, his plans include relishing in some much earned and needed relaxation time when he's not taking guitar, bass, and vocal lessons in anticipation of becoming a rock star god. In addition, he will be enjoying more time with his wife, their cat Skunk, and four dogs, two Golden Doodles, Bugs and Lola, a Pom-Tzu, Georgie, and a Terrier mix, Tinkerbell, at their home near Lake Tahoe. 

DVM, Founder & Former Owner

Charlene

Charlene started her career at Judy Veterinary Clinic in 1987 as a kennel assistant and has worked every job in between until becoming our Practice Manager in 2010. As a child, Charlene knew she wanted a career involving animals. Ever the creative one, she would often get into trouble for using the first aid kit on her dolls, horses, and other animals. She even made her own bandages and casts if she didn’t have the materials she needed. At the age of fourteen, she went to every clinic within biking distance from her home in Lakeside offering to volunteer in exchange for experience. Luckily for us, none of the practitioners at the clinics she visited before meeting Dr. Judy took her up on her offer. In addition to years of on the job experience, she is also an ROP Certified Veterinary Assistant and has attended countless continuing education seminars. Charlene juggles multiple jobs beyond management, ranging from minor construction to IT services to foster mom to the many abandoned kittens that are brought into the clinic. Charlene has hand raised many kittens that have gone on to become companions to several clients over the years. In her spare time, Charlene enjoys home projects with her husband, weekend camping trips to the desert with their family and friends, and vintage vehicles. She has several animals that she has rescued throughout the years - two rambunctious Pugs, Pearl and Barbosa, three cats, Wyland, Bootstrap Bill, and Wilson and a Tortoise, Stanley.

Office Manager

Rebecca

Rebecca, or Becca as we call her, joined the Judy Vet team in 2013 having five years of experience under her belt. Becca graduated from San Diego State in 2007 with a BA in Classics and had initially planned on obtaining a law degree, but her desire to fully immerse herself in animal care led her to become a fully licensed Veterinary Technician in 2013, after graduating from San Juan Community College’s Veterinary Technology program. Her skill level and knowledge are indispensable and she is always willing to take on any project to help streamline efficiency at the clinic. Her hobbies include shopping, especially for designer purses, as well as biking, day trips to Disneyland, catching up on her favorite shows, and traveling with her husband and very spoiled Pomeranian, Cody. Becca is also our resident “crazy” cat lady, often fostering (see: adopting) special needs kitties to accompany her current cat’s (much to their chagrin), Emma, Oliver, and Smokey, the tripod.

Registered Veterinary Technician, Floor Manager

MariCarmen

MariCarmen, affectionately known as MC, came to us in 2007 after graduating from Pima’s Veterinary Assistant program. MC can always be counted on for a good time, often making everyone laugh with her jokes and stories, but her dedication for her job extends beyond the clinic. She often rescues newborn puppies and young dogs that were not weaned properly or abandoned and would have an otherwise unknown fate. She has bottle fed several puppies, ensuring they are of age and healthy enough before finding them permanent homes. MC has saved countless puppies that have grown to become healthy, sweet companions, including her own dogs. On her days off, you will often find MC helping out at her family’s bakery, traveling, enjoying the great outdoors with her family, and spending time with her husband, their four kids, and three dogs, two Poodles, Tutti and Ken, and Schutzen, a German Shepherd.

Veterinary Technician

Gayle

Gayle started out like her predecessors before her as a kennel assistant in 2011, going on to become a technician in 2014. Although she’s currently studying for her bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, she has a passion for small animals. Her easy going attitude and laid back, playful personality makes her a joy to work with even when things get stressful. You can always count on Gayle for a smile on her face and a witty remark to lighten things up. However, despite her laid back approach, Gayle manages the controlled substances log that Judy Vet is required by law to keep, maintaining meticulous records in the event of an inspection. An avid reader, Gayle spends her free time reading novels off the most current book lists, baking (which we especially appreciate), enjoying time with her husband, son, their cat Jesse, and Golden Retriever, Leo,

Veterinary Technician

Brian

Brian came to us in 2015, having graduated the Veterinary Technology program at Mesa Community College in 2012. Brian has proven himself not only as a technician, but by pitching in at the front desk when needed and oftentimes providing client education. He also manages the pharmacy compounds for the clinic and our clients. While many human medications can be safely used in pets, compounded medications allow for greater use and customization down to flavor. For this reason, compounded medications require time and attention to detail, of which Brian is dedicated. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling, hiking, and watching anything having to do with sports, particularly the Broncos, and chillin’ with his pet’s, Logan, a Daschund mix, and Rogue (aka Chubby Kiki, aka Rick), a full figured tuxedo feline. Brian also enjoys movies and has an extensive film collection, which he doesn’t mind sharing with others, making his collection the clinic’s personal Blockbuster. Friday nights have never been better!

Veterinary Technician

Norma

Norma joined the clinic family in 2013, shortly before graduating from San Diego State with a BA in Biology, wanting to be part of a field where she could continue working with companion animals, making a difference in the life of not only the pets, but their two legged companions as well. During college, she was a member of the pre-vet club and spent time volunteering at a local veterinary clinic in order to gain hands on experience. Having previously worked at Petco, Norma started as a technician, which paired well with her experience handling and managing care for many of the pocket pets and exotics that Petco features. You’ll find Norma juggling many hats in the clinic aside from vet tech - sometimes you’ll find her behind the front desk, decorating the clinic, or keeping us organized (a job in and of itself!). In her free time, Norma enjoys crafting, decorating, singing in the praise band at her church, spoiling her menagerie of pets - two itty bitty Chihuahuas, Kringle and Daisy, an orange tabby, Sawyer, and spending time with her husband, sons, and daughter.

Veternary Technician

Justin

Justin joined the squad in 2014 as our kennel aid. Since then, he has become a renaissance man of sorts, not only keeping things tidy and clean, but pitching in as a veterinary assistant when called upon, performing minor handyman duties, and providing much needed comic relief in times of stress. Justin aspires to work in law enforcement and is currently in the process of applying to local agencies, having served in the Border Patrol Explorer program gaining hands on experience for an eventual career. When he’s not at work or in class, Justin enjoys soccer and spending time with his girlfriend and their two (slightly chubby) Dachshunds, Rusty and Jax.

Veterinary Technician

Bea

Bea joined the team in 2016, bringing with her over a decade of experience ranging from kennel aid to management in various hospital settings. After graduating from Pima’s Veterinary Assistant program in 2003, she began her career in veterinary medicine. Bea’s love of animals and the passion she has for her job are obvious on a daily basis. From administering treatments, to dental prophylaxis, to patient care throughout the day, Bea always ensures that our furry patients are put first and that they each receive the personalized care and love they deserve. In her free time, Bea enjoys music, days at the beach, traveling with her husband, and spending time with their two dogs, a Boston Terrier named Benny, and a Poodle mix named Betsy, and their two naughty kittens (or “kittones!” as she refers to them), Bruno and Kirby.

Veterinary Technician

Maggie

Maggie joined the team in 2014 as a receptionist with over 14 years of experience, coming from another practice where she worked every job from reception to technician to manager. Although her background includes a BA from San Diego State in International Security and Conflict Resolution, Maggie has spent countless hours in the veterinary field. Initially working the front desk at a local clinic while in college, she went on to manage a new satellite location for several years. After a company reorganization, she took on the role of technician, which she excelled at. She was lured away a few years ago by a former (now current) co-worker to join the Judy Vet team. In that time, Maggie has become an asset to the clinic, becoming the go to gal for many clients and staff, redeveloping our website, and streamlining the front desk. Ever the foodie, in her spare time, Maggie enjoys trying new restaurants and dishes, catching up on her favorite shows, and camping with her husband and their German Shepherd, Roamie.

Veterinary Technician

Shannon

Shannon has been a familiar voice and face to many clients since joining the practice in 2006. She handles many tasks on a daily basis, including acting as a liaison between us and El Cajon Animal Control, who we provide many services for, and maintaining our extensive prescription food inventory. Having grown up in Jamul, she is an avid horsewoman, having ridden hunt seat, dressage, and western saddles, although now her interests lie with trail riding classes. In her free time, you will often find her at the barn, on trail rides, watching her kids ride, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their many pets - Gordon, a Terrier mix, Diva, a Chihuahua mix, Frances, a Poodle mix, Sunny, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, two one eyed felines, Edith and Margo, and four Guinea Pigs, Dolores Beaver, Violet, Harriett Marie, and Agnes Morgan.

Receptionist

Cassie

Cassie is a relative newcomer to the family, having started in August of 2018; however, she was a familiar face around here several years ago, working as a kennel assistant. A local to East County, Cassie graduated from El Capital High School with a passion for animals. Having relatives in the veterinary field and a house full of “fur babies” only fueled her desire to work in a way that gives back to the animal kingdom. Cassie spent some time working for a local pet memorial facility, where she was tasked with administrative responsibilities as well as caring for the remains of beloved pets. Wanting a change of pace, she came back to us at the perfect time. In her free time, Cassie can be found taking care of any number of her family’s pets, hiking, camping, treasure hunting at thrift stores, enjoying arts and crafts projects with her son, and enjoying her social, talkative Cockatiel, Fawkes and playful cat Binx.

Receptionist

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