Acorn Veterinary Clinic

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



Acorn Veterinary Clinic Staff



Alicia Navarro, Clinic Coordinator

Alicia Navarro, Practice Manager

Alicia joined the Acorn team in 2015, starting as an intern receptionist. Always having a love for animals and passion connecting with people, she worked her way up to practice manager. She hopes to continue growing with Acorn and expanding her skills. In her down time Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and fur babies. She loves the outdoors, exploring nature, walks, painting and reading.



Pam Buckman, RVT holding 2 cats

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 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 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 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.



Joseph Booker, Assistant

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.



Hannah Garcia, Reception Placeholder Image

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 holding a black cat

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.

Veronica Padilla

Veronica Padilla


Veronica joined the Acorn Team in 2023 and strives to provide great care to your beloved pets with dedication and compassion. She previously graduated with a bachelor's in animal science from UC Davis with the goal of becoming a veterinarian in the future. When not at Acorn, Veronica enjoys keeping herself busy; therefore, you may find her reading, cooking, volunteering, or binge watching a new show!


Abby Reina-Guerra


Abby grew up in Davis California and graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2022. Since then she has worked in the animal medicine field in both the United States and Spain. In her free time she enjoys anything that involves being outdoors with her dog.


Sharon Guzman


Sharon Joined the Acorn team in 2024 and is excited to help you and your pets! She graduated with a B.S. in Animal Biology from UC Davis and aspires to be a veterinarian in the near future. Prior to joining Acorn she worked at a Veterinary pathology company and therefore holds special interest in the field. During her spare time, you can either catch her throwing punches and roundhouse kicks at the dojo, or plie-ing and jete-ing in the dance studio.


Courtney Landon


Courtney recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and is set to begin her first year as a veterinary student at UCD. Her veterinary career has afforded her the opportunity to work with a diverse range of species, including raptors and Tasmanian devils.

Courtney has special interests in mixed animal practice, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, and client education. She believes in a holistic approach to veterinary care, aiming to provide comprehensive treatment plans and empower pet owners through education.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, horseback riding, and playing video games, activities that offer her relaxation and a balanced lifestyle.

Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas


Anthony has been working at Acorn since 2022 but has 5 years’ experience in the veterinary field. He is currently attending school for his RVT and is concurrently working towards a bachelor’s degree. During his spare time Anthony enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, going to concerts, and watching football matches of his favorite team: Liverpool. Anthony has 2 cats, 2 dogs, a Bearded dragon, and a beta fish. Additionally, Anthony and his girlfriend also run a non-profit rescue helping as many animals as they can to find forever homes.



Sebastian grew up in a small town along the Santa Clara River. Raised in a veterinary family and exposed to the various wildlife around town, they were enamored with the field from a young age and have found themself working in veterinary hospitals ever since high school. They graduated with a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from CSUN with honors in 2023 and now attend UC Davis as a veterinary student. Sebastian is passionate about animal welfare and exotic/ wild animal medicine. In their spare time they love to play guitar, hike (while looking for cool critters of course), and hang out with friends!



Thanusha is a pre-vet student at UC Davis. She has been a part of the veterinary field since 2019 and has been continuing her journey through it as a part of the Acorn team since 2023. In her free time, you can find Thanusha playing board games, thrifting, going on hikes, binge-watching TV shows, and spending time with her friends and family.


Margaret McCarron


I became a licensed vet tech in 1994. I started my career in specialty medicine at The Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Carmichael, CA. Then for 17years I worked as a small animal anesthetist at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. I started at Acorn vet clinic in 2022. Me and my boyfriend have 2 dogs, 4 cats, chickens, ducks, geese and a turkey.