Acorn Veterinary Clinic

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

(530)753-7580

www.acornvetclinic.com

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.


Jennifer Stinson, RVT

Jennifer has been coming to Acorn with her pets since she was a child and officially joined the Acorn Team in 2016. She has two cats and enjoys spending time with family and friends on the weekends.

Christopher "Jake" Mai

Jake has been at Acorn Veterinary Clinic since 2014 and he has been working in the veterinary

field since 2008. He shares his life with his beautiful wife, 3 mini schnauzers, 2 kitties, and 2 fancy

guppies. His favorite part of being in the veterinary field is having the ability to help those in need and of course

all the adorable puppies and kittens.

Michelle Burke, Assistant

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

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

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.