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Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of a number of compassionate, caring, and experienced veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, hospital management, and our veterinary doctor staff. EPIC Vets has assembled a great team to help take care of your sick and injured pets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr. Lonny Pace, DVM

Dr. Lonny Pace, DVM is the Medical Director and Staff Critical Care Specialist for EPIC Vets. Dr. Pace graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts: Human Biology and Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and where he also earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

He has published research including Brown Recluse Spider Envenomation in Small Animals and has volunteered as a veterinarian at the Dolphin Research Center, Marathon Wild Bird Center, and the Turtle Hospital. Dr. Pace believes that he and his fellow veterinarians have made a lifetime commitment to provide hope and care to those most precious family members who unquestioningly and unerringly love, and that is what makes it all worth it.

Dr. Matthew Owens, DVM

Dr. Matthew Owens, DVM graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from UC Davis. Dr. Owens loves emergency medicine and being able to help critically ill animals.

Dr. Christoff Saaiman, DVM

Dr. Saaiman completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California San Diego in 2009. After graduating, he worked with a wildlife veterinary team specializing in capturing and relocating Cape Buffalo in Thabazimbi, South Africa.  He earned a veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences in 2015.

His professional interests are in polytrauma and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Saaiman calls San Diego home, and outside the hospital, he pursues long-distance endurance training, open water ocean sports, and woodworking.

Dr. Randall Bryden, DVM

Dr. Randall Bryden earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Agriculture at Austin Peay State University and has enjoyed working as a veterinarian for the past five years. Dr. Bryden loves the challenge and evolving world of emergency veterinary care and the progress toward more advanced veterinary care.

Dr. Kathy Petrucci, DVM

Dr. Petrucci graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and has worked in both general practice/urgent care and emergency for many years. She also spent some time in research and has several patents and published research in regenerative medicine. She loves the fast pace and challenge of emergency medicine. During her free time, she enjoys astrophotography, horticulture, and hanging out with her four dogs.

Kristi Hundelt, RVT
Hospital Manager

Kristi has always had a passion for the welfare of animals. She is intrigued and fascinated by the science of medicine. She truly enjoys working with her medical team, patients, and clients. She hopes to have a positive influence within the community.

Alice DeJohn, RVT
Assistant Hospital Manager

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Courtney Pomeroy, SHRM-CP
HR Manager

Technicians

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  • Julianna

  • Kaylie, RVT

  • Angel

  • Alicia, RVT

  • Kathy

  • Sophia

  • Wendy

  • Arta, RVT

  • Crichelle

  • Ibeth

  • Barbara, RVT

  • Melissa

  • Gaby

  • Kaelene

Customer Service Representatives

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  • Jennifer, Supervisor

  • Tracy

  • Deseri

  • Michelle

  • Thomas

  • Marta

  • Lissa

  • Kayla

  • Daisy

  • Leslie

  • Olivia

  • Brenda

Financial Coordinators

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  • Jennifer, Supervisor

  • Gillian

  • Ibeth

  • Lynette E.

  • Austin

  • Kelli