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Dr. Sue Boynton

Dr. Sue has been with Laguna Veterinary Hospital since 2000, assuming ownership in 2005.  She graduated from UC Davis in 1992, then pursued training in internal medicine & cardiology.  Her compassion and love for animals has given many pets a second chance, including many here at Laguna.  This includes 'Zippy', 'Dude', "Moe" and 'Mochi'. Her own home houses 3 dogs, 4 cats, 1 snake, in addition to 2 quickly growing sons!


University of California, Davis

BS, Veterinary science 1989

DVM, 1992

My special interests include internal medicine, cardiology and endocrinology.


Monika Herbst

Monika joined our team spring of 2018. She is our part-time senior technician on staff with 30+ years of experince! Not only does she work here on our surgery days, but she also works for a local traveling orthopedic surgeon. We are happy to have her on board! 

About me!

Monika is a HUGE fan of the San Jose Sharks! 


She is also the mother of 1 cat, 1 dog, a bunch of fish, and 1 son! 

Lacey Scroggins

Lacey has been with us since summer of 2018! She is our full time technician who has years of experience caring for animals. We are lucky she chose to join our Laguna Vet team!

Fun Fact!

Lacey has 15 animals! These range from dogs, cats, rabit, snake, and birds! 

Lena Short

Lena is one of our lovely receptionists. Lena and her husband, Josh, have quite the lineup of pets.  This includes 4 cats, 2 dogs, 6 chickens, and 2 goats.  Still room for more!  When not at Laguna she works with horses and paints.  She has been a great addition to our Laguna team.

My education

I graduated from Pima Medical Institute in San Diego, CA as a Veterinary Technician.

Anna Braniff

Anna started at Laguna in November 2014 as a volunteer, and was hired in April 2015 as a kennel assistant and receptionist. She lives with her dad, who just happens to be Laguna's senior technician Jim, on their ranch in Sebastopol. 

About Me

When I'm not working at Laguna, I enjoy spending my weekends at horse shows, showing in Hunter Jumpers and equitation. I am currently studying biochemistry at the Santa Rosa Junior College and UC Davis.

Cami Rothmuller

Cami joined Laguna in October of 2015. She works as a receptionist and a kennel assistant and has a huge soft spot for senior pets. She loves creatures of all shapes, sizes, and families, and aside from a short list of insects and arachnids, finds the charm in any living thing. She has two western hognose snakes named 'Sooey' and 'Wilbur'.


About Me

I enjoy driving my '89 BMW, making costumes, and watching Mad Max: Fury Road.


Katie Gilbertson

Katie started working at Laguna Vet in August of 2016 as a kennel assistant. She is currently taking classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College to become a Veterinary Technician. Katie has three of her own animals at home, a Jack Russel named Louie, and two snakes named Nessy and Red. 

I Love Animals!

I love all animals, the only creatures I won't pick up are spiders, centipedes and scorpions! No thank you! 

When I'm not working at Laguna I am studying at SRJC to become a Veterinary Technician.

Karina Valencia

Karina is one of our lovely full-time receptionists who you can find at the front desk; she has been with us since early 2017. 

I pet sit!

When Karina is not at work she has her own petting sitting business! She watches animals ranging from dogs and cats to even rabbits and reptile! If you see her at the front desk ask her about it! 

Lauren Salamanca

Lauren started working at Laguna in August of 2017 as a kennel tech assistant, but you can also find her smiling face behind the front desk as a part time receptionist!

When not at Laguna, she enjoys walking her dogs, Ruby and Canelo, as well as playing piano.


"Working at Laguna led me to taking home the best kitty ever, Hobbes, a survivor of the Sonoma County fires"


Liz Hunchard

Liz has been working in the animal field for 10 plus years, thus she has a ton of experience when it comes to the safety and care for your animal! She is well on her way to becoming a Registered Vet Tech! We are super proud of her and exctied for her journey into a rewarding profession!

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Fun Fact!

Liz adopted her spoiled and beloved little kitty "Frida" from Laguna in the summer of 2018!

Mayra Cortes

You can find Mayra at our front desk when you walk in! She has been a part of our team since March of 2018! Not only does work here, but she is also a part of the Navy Reserves located in San Diego. 

About me

Mayra also has a passion for horses and rides for fun on the weekends! 

Melissa Criddle

Melissa has been working at Laguna since 2016! She was worked both as a kennel assistant and now is working behind our front desk. Not only does she work here, but she is also a full time student at Sonoma State studying Biology!

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