Karen Johnson, DVM, CCRP
Westside Pet Clinic proudly announces the addition of Dr. Karen Johnson to our staff! Dr. Karen is an experienced veterinarian relocating from northern California where she owned and operated her own multifaceted veterinary medical center for 13 years. Her experience is diverse and includes expertise in general diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, canine rehabilitation and most importantly, compassionate care of your pet.
A graduate of University of California, Dr. Karen holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine undergraduate degree. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the advanced program at University of Tennessee.
Dr. Karen is the former President of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and maintains membership in the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is accredited by the USDA and licensed by the California Veterinary Medical Board and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
Dr. Karen has 2 daughters, one living in Northern California, the other in central Wisconsin. Both are avid animal lovers participating in animal rescue and pet sitting. Dr. Karen shares her life with both dogs and cats whom you may get to meet as you frequent Westside Pet Clinic.
A beach lover, kayaking, swimming and sailing are a few of Dr. Karen’s part time hobbies. She also plays piano and is a former professional singer. Her clients speak highly of her dedication, devotion and love for her job and patients.
We invite you to schedule your next pet appointment with Karen Johnson, DVM, CCRP known by most as “Dr. Kare”.
OUR SUPPORT TEAM
Stuart Beckman, Veterinary Technician
Stuart comes to us from London, England although living in the U.S for over 28 years, he has been a technician for just about 28 yrs and also trained in Emergency medicine in New York City. Stuart has a very big interest in all aspects of Dentistry and Surgery. He has worked with all sorts of pets over his long career from small pocket pets, pigs to lions and tigers. When Stuart is not working he loves to spend as much time with his son Jake, watching movies, bowling and air soft shooting. In his younger days he was a highly ranked tournament 8 ball and 9 ball pool player on tour. He has a sweet collie dog named Callie.
Tracey Little, Veterinary Technician
Tracey is originally from Detroit, Michigan but gained all her experience from practicing in San Angelo, Texas and Midland, Texas working in both general and emergency settings. She relocated to Santa Monica, California in August 2015 to be near her fiancée, Marlon and started working for Westside Pet Clinic soon after her move. She has been a Veterinary Technician for 11 years and cannot imagine herself doing anything else. She is very passionate about her family and animals. She is currently a mother of three: Vernon 28, Jazmyn 26, Marc 14, and a fur baby, Gizmo. After marriage, she will have four stepchildren: Marlon Jr. 27, Dijon 26, Octavia 21, and Owen 15, one more than the Brady Bunch. While not at work, Tracey loves spending time with her fiancée and family. She also loves her time cuddling with her fur baby, Gizmo.
Whitney A. Legros, Veterinary Technician
Whitney was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent most of his teenage and adult years in Miami, Florida. He was inspired to be part of the veterinary medicine field after high school solely because of a close friend and mentor. He never had a pet growing up because of his Haitian upbringing, which made him very intrigued. He has over 15 years experience with considerable emergency and specialty medicine training. Whitney also attended Florida International University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate degree in science.
Throughout his career, he has cultivated a reputation of self -directed authority with superior problem solving, communication, and leadership skills. Successfully serving as a liaison between veterinarians and clients.
Whitney relocated to sunny California in the summer of 2014 with his boxer name Milo, mainly because of the amazing weather and a change in scenery. He is a major beach lover with a deep passion for acting and photography. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring Californias views riding his motorcycle. He has implemented a healthier lifestyle by being active outdoors, partaking in activities such as hiking, jogging, cycling and swimming.
Kathleen Kabzinski, Receptionist
Kathleen has been working as a Receptionist at Westside Pet Clinic since 2015. She loves working with animals and wonderful clients, so she finds Westside Pet Clinic the perfect place to be. Her love for animals began early when she had a family dog growing up. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys hiking, taking her pitbull, Astro to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.