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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 vet assistant and receptionist. 

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.

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! 

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!

Picture coming soon, she is camera shy!

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! 


Julia is one of our newest employees; she was hired June of 2019! She has experience in the veterinary world through working at VIP petcare. Her goal is to become a Registered Veterinary Techician, and she is currently taking classes to do so! 

Fun Facts

Julia has three cats and one dogs!


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