Acorn Veterinary Clinic

1340 East Covell Blvd., Suite 101
Davis, CA 95616


Our Staff


Pam Buckman, RVT


Pam has been with Acorn since 1997.  She earned her degree, as a Veterinary Technician from Western Career College and passed the board exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Pam and her husband Jack live with their two cats, Pam also has a horse. In her spare time, she is at the barn riding and hanging out with her horse.



Kristi Klinger, RVT.


Kristi has been at Acorn since 2004.  She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2012. 

She has 1 cat and 2 dogs.  In her spare time, she enjoys doing agility with her 2 Shelties.



Barbara Barajas, RVT


Barbara has been a licensed Veterinary Technician since 1982. She worked at Woodland Veterinary Hospital for 18 years after which she spent 19 years working in shelter medicine. Through the combination of both “worlds” She has gained a lot of experience handling dogs and cats of all temperaments. She is excited to be part of the team at Acorn Veterinary Clinic and feels privileged to assist in the rehab center to improve the lives of our “senior” fur kids.



Michelle "Mitch" Burke, Assistant


Mitch has had animals all her life and has always had an interest in veterinary medicine. With two senior dogs at home, physical rehabilitation holds a dear place in her heart. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and playing rugby.



Zoe Muehlenweg, Assistant


Zoe joined Acorn as a vet assistant in 2019. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis in 2018, where she specialized in companion animals. She has a cat, Kiwi, and enjoys spending her free time painting, sewing, and spending time with her friends and family.



Ophir Sayfan, Assistant


Ophir started at Acorn in 2015 as an intern while she was in high school, then was offered a position as a veterinary assistant. She continued working until she graduated and went off to study Animal Science at Cal Poly in preparation for going to vet school. When she is at Cal Poly, she works on campus at the Meat Processing Center. Ophir continues to come back to work at Acorn whenever she is home in Davis on her breaks. In her free time, Ophir enjoys spending time with friends and family, relaxing, and snuggling up with her cat, Otter



Rachel Plasterer, Assistant


Rachel has always loved animals and been in the veterinary field since 2015, when her first hospital internship kicked off her journey towards becoming a doctor herself! She is currently a third year veterinary student at UC Davis with a passion for avian/exotic and wildlife rehabilitation medicine - but still has a big soft spot for a cute puppy (dogs of any age are "puppies" in her mind). When she's not studying or working (though these moments are now few and far between), she loves birdwatching, longboarding, skiing, and hanging out with her energetic pup, Rex (he makes the birdwatching part a bit more difficult).



Karin Adriani, Assistant


Karin joined Acorn in 2020 after graduating at UC Davis with a degree in animal science, where she specialized in animal behavior. She has two cats and a dog at home and loves to teach them all new tricks. In her spare time, Karin likes hiking, camping and cooking.



Rachel Nakano, Assistant


Rachel grew up in Davis and joined the Acorn team in 2020. She has been working with animals in a variety of settings since 2014. She is currently in school working toward her degree in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, ukulele, baking, and spending time with her two dogs.



Joseph Booker, Assistant


Joseph has been working in the Veterinary field since 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant. Joseph has a passion and desire to learn about integrative medicine.



Kendra Wiliams


Kendra joined Acorn in 2017. She has an MS in Plant Physiology, and worked in the plant sciences for many years before joining Acorn.

Kendra grew up surrounded by animals of all kinds. She currently shares her home with a variety of housemates including cats, koi, hens, and a house rabbit. Nieces and nephews along with their dogs and ducks often visit. Kendra is crazy about plants and gardening, and enjoys a variety of other activities including singing, sewing, genealogy, and teaching yoga.



Alicia Navarro, Receptionist


Alicia has been at Acorn since 2015. In addition to her husband and two children she has two cats and two dogs. She enjoys spending time outdoors barbequing with friends and family.



Ruth Herrmann, RVT, Receptionist


Bio Coming Soon



Larissa Abildgaard, Receptionist


Larissa Joined the Acorn reception team in 2019. She enjoys visiting with her three grown children, going on long walks with her three dogs, and paddle boarding.



Nataly Cervantes, Receptionist


Nataly is a recent UC Davis graduate, with a degree in animal science. When she’s not working, she likes to cook, watch movies, go on hikes and take naps with her two dogs named Tofu and Beans.