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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.


Lacey Scroggins

Lacey has been with us since summer of 2018! She is our office manager and 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, rabbit, snake, and birds! 

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! 

Anna Braniff

Anna started at Laguna in November 2014 as a volunteer, and was hired in April 2015 as a vet assistant and receptionist. She also lives on a ten acre farm with 3 goats, 30 chickens, 6 horses and much more! She also likes to spend time in her garden growing all sorts of vegetables with her gardening assistant Gus the Pug!

About Me

When I'm not working at Laguna, I am taking classes for a degree in nursing.


I also spend hours riding my horses each week!

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!

Fiona Pearlstein

I'm in the JC Vet Tech Program, I have always had a great love for all animals, and I have worked with neonates and service dogs for years. I hope to work with marine mammals after I get my vet tech license since marine life is my passion!


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Fiona has a passion for photograping nature.

Her household consits of 1 cat and 2 beautiful Beta fish!

Kate Pearlstein

Kate is someone you will see behind the front desk, and who's voice you will hear on the phone when calling in to book an appointment or fill a perscription! She has a bubbly energetic personality and is always a pleasure to work with! She is currently going to school at SRJC with the end goal of graduating from UC Berkley. 

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Hunter Cassatt

Hunter is our youngest member of the team, and is in school full time! He helps out mostly on the weekends when he isn't in class, but comes in to assist when he is on a break from school! Hunter has a love for animals and dirt biking (anything outdoors and sports realted!!). We are glad he's able to come in and lend a helping hand.

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