Dr. Barrett received his bachelors in Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1997. He then received his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2001 and has been working at Community Veterinary Clinic ever since.
He treats both small animals (dogs and cats) and exotic species (birds, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, rabbits, etc.) Dr. Barrett and his wife Tonia, a local photographer, are both from Turlock. They share their house with their son Grayson, their dog, two cats, two chinchillas, two birds, a bearded dragon, and several fish.
Dr. Barrett is involved with teaching Vet Club for local children along with Dr. Santos and is an instructor at MJC teaching, Surgical and Dental Procedures.
You can also visit Dr. Barrett at: www.turlockvet.com
Dr. Lee is a Central Valley native, born and raised in Stockton. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA and then graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been working at Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital with our dedicated and talented team ever since graduation.
From a young age, Dr. Lee has always had a passion for science and animals. She loves her calling and strives to improve her skills to help her patients live longer, happier lives. During vet school, she spent time doing cancer research, volunteering at low-income spay and neuter clinics, and had the opportunity to travel to Honduras to provide veterinary care to under-served areas. Dr. Lee has an interest in soft tissue surgery and also minimally invasive diagnostic tools, undergoing additional hands-on training in the use of the endoscope.
In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, and gardening. One of her favorite past times is walking with her Jack Russell Terrier, Wally, and his Chihuahua sidekick, Cookie.
Dr. Villegas was born and raised in a small farm town of Tanhuato, Michoacán, Mexico. His passion for animals began from his exposure helping his father care for the family farm.
Dr. Villegas left Tanhuato at a young age to pursue higher education, which led him to Mexico City. While there he attended College of Science and Humanities to obtain his bachelor’s degree in biology. He then went to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.) and completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Upon completion of his doctorate degree, Dr. Villegas moved to the state of Oaxaca to practice veterinary medicine and work for the federal government coordinating preventative care. Pursuing new opportunities lead him to the state of Chiapas where he worked in an animal diagnostics laboratory and taught microbiology, hygiene, and zootechnics at Autonomous University of Chiapas (U.N.A.C.H.). He obtained his license to practice in the United States through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates at Oklahoma State University.
Outside of work, Dr. Villegas enjoys spending time with family, running, gardening, and traveling.
Dr. Zack Snable was born and raised in Modesto, and his interest in veterinary medicine started when bringing family pets to Dr. Santos in the 1990’s. He left the Central Valley to attend college at Yale University, then Ross University for veterinary school and the University of Florida for clinical training.
After practicing in Ventura for the last 11 years, he returned to the Central Valley to work with Dr. Santos at MVSAH and raise his young family. His wife Andrea, daughter Emma, son Evan, and their 3 deaf Cavalier King Charles spaniels are happy to now call Turlock home.
When not working, his main passion is saltwater fishing- after living at the coast he is now excited to learn what the Central Valley has to offer for freshwater angling. He also enjoys gardening, fossil hunting and woodworking.
As Finance Manager, Nancy oversees all financial, bookkeeping, and payroll duties at MVSAH. She is also an assistant to the Hospital Director.
Nancy has 35 years of experience in bookkeeping and business managing. She worked for the family dairy for 16 years and has been working for Dr. Santos for the last 19 years. Her love for animals is a job bonus.
Nancy lives on her 22-acre farm with her 3 dogs – Fred (only 3 legs), Hot Wheels, and Little Guy – and her 3 cats – Six Toes, Lilly, and Poppy.
P.S. She was also the one who caused Dr. Santos to run away at the age of 6. His venture was short-lived; he had forgotten to say good-bye to his pet parakeet.
To contact Nancy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-634-0023.
Jeff was born and raised in Modesto where he graduated from Valley Charter High School as the Valedictorian in 2007, he immediately became a pharmacy technician. He started his career at Paradise Drugs and Walgreens before transitioning to MVSAH where he was hired as the Pharmacy Lead. He and his husband have two Chihuahuas, Piper and Leona, and two cats, Sabrina and Tofu. Jeff participates in a local vegan group, “So Easy, So Good,” that coordinates gatherings, activism, and events. He is an avid Britney Spears fan, and enjoys fashion, music, and politics. He is a dual citizen in the United States and Ireland.