Acorn Veterinary Clinic

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



Acorn Veterinary Clinic Staff



Kendra Williams, Practice Manager

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, Clinic Coordinator

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.



Pam Buckman, RVT 

Pam has been with Acorn since 1997. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology and passed the board exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Pam has two cats and two horses. On her off time she will be found hanging out with her horses.



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.



Rachel Nakano, RVT 

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 graduated from Cosumnes River College with a degree in veterinary technology in the spring of 2022. She passed the boards to become a registered veterinary technician in the summer of 2022.  In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, ukulele, baking, and spending time with her two dogs.



Ophir Sayfan, Assistant

Ophir started at Acorn in 2015 as an intern while she was still in high school, then was offered a position as a veterinary assistant until she graduated in 2017. She continues to come back to Acorn on her breaks while finishing her bachelor's degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly. Ophir plans to be a registered veterinary technician and in her free time enjoys spending time with family and her cat, Otter.



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.



Ruth Herrmann, RVT, Receptionist

Ruth spent 18 years in private practice and 15 years in the shelter environment before returning to private practice in 2020 when she joined the Acorn team. She has always been surrounded by animals. She currently lives with and shows Borzoi, has cats and a bird. She enjoys spending time with her pets, friends and in the garden.



Sasha Mayton, Receptionist

Introduced to the veterinary field in 5th grade where she watched her first surgery. Continued working with a variety of animals throughout her life as a volunteer at animal shelters, an emergency intern, and an avian research participant where she obtained various skill sets. Graduated UCD with her service dog in 2019 with a degree in Companion Animal Science. Finished her Associate’s Degree in Chemistry in 2020 at Sacramento City College. Currently spends her free time volunteering at the animal shelter’s spay and neuter center, fostering birds, working with anxious and shut down dogs pulled from the shelter into rescue, aquascaping, reading, drawing, bike-joring, hiking, playing games, and watching crime shows. Not counting fosters her family currently consists of her other half, three dogs, four birds, two snake fish, and a lot more fish.



Lisa Pacumio, Assistant

Lisa has been with Acorn since the spring of 2022. She is currently a second year veterinary student at UC Davis, where she is exploring her interests in exotic animal medicine as well as shelter medicine. In her free time, she loves to spend time playing clarinet, taking care of her houseplant addiction, and hanging out with her menagerie of pets which currently includes toads, rats, a beardie, and whatever foster cats and dogs come her way.


Ivanna Rabii, Reception

Ivanna joined Acorn in 2021. She recently graduated from UC Davis with an Animal Science degree, specializing in Equine Science in 2022. In her free time, she loves to spoil her dog & cat, Tiny  & Pearl. They live their best lives as the queens of the household. When she can, she takes both of her furbabies on hikes so that they can all explore the world together. 


Hannah Garcia, Reception

Hannah received a B.S. in Animal Science from UC Davis after moving to the area from Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys a cup of cocoa and spending time with her many animals. Dogs, cats, reptiles, birds—you name it she has it or has had one as part of the menagerie of animals whilst growing up. She is very enthusiastic to be a part of the team at Acorn Veterinary Clinic to help take care of you and your animal friends. 


Everardo Sanchez (Eevee), Assistant

Everardo recently graduated with a Bachelors in Animal Science and is aiming to attend Veterinary School in the future. His personal interests include playing tennis, cycling, watching anime, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. Everardo is also a huge Pokémon fan which is where he got his nickname from.


Daniel Ribal, Assistant

Daniel grew up in San Diego and now attends veterinary school at UC Davis. He credits chihuahuas and guinea pigs for his love of veterinary medicine. When he is not studying, he can be found relaxing with his cat Bruno, swimming, and exploring all that Northern California has to offer. 


Megan Wells, Assistant

Megan is currently a third year vet student at UC Davis. She grew up in the Central Valley and hopefully plans to return as an E.R. vet with a specialty in soft tissue surgery. She has two “nieces”, Sage and Binky, photographed below whom she loves dearly. In the years to come she hopes to own a draft horse and live on a ranch somewhere in wine country.