The Animal Doctor

10195 Telephone Road
Ventura, CA 93004


Our Mission:

 In a unique and tranquil setting, with kindness & empathy, we offer superior medical treatment & preventive health care for our patients, while honoring the principles of Compassion, Integrity, Quality and Service.

We're so proud of our Team!

Our Team


Shelly E. Wilson, DVM & Owner

"I can't remember ever not wanting to be a veterinarian! My wonderful Uncle George said racehorse jockey was my first choice, but after advising me I might grow too tall, I chose animal doctor!" Of course, when Dr. Wilson established her own practice here in Ventura  in 1995, she named it The Animal Doctor!

Dr. Wilson is one of the few veterinarians in our area to treat bunnies & pocket pets, as well as dogs, cats, puppies, & kittens! "I feel so lucky to have a career that I love. My patients bring unique & special relationships  to our lives, & sharing them with their people is the best!"

Dr. Wilson's passion is competitive horse jumping! You'll also find her at Mammoth skiing, or on a lake wake-boarding just to keep things interesting!


Dr. Stephanie Pinkerton, DVM 

Bio to come!


KaLee Pasek,DVM & Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian

Dr. Pasek has been a part of The Animal Doctor team for many years as a relief doctor. We are so happy to have her as a part of our permanent staff. 

Dr. KaLee Pasek, a graduate of Colorado State University, is a practitioner, educator, writer and consultant serving Ventura County for over 15 years. She has been an active educator since 1999 teaching at LA Pierce College RVT School, Professional Veterinary Assistant School, and the University of Davis Community Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Her patients enjoy seeing her in their own homes through Dr. Pasek’s house call practice, In-Home Care and consultation Services.

Dr. KaLee Pasek has a large scope of practice, which includes an In Home Veterinary Care Practice focusing on Geriatric Medicine, Quality of Life Concerns and End of Life Care. She is an international speaker and consultant teaching to community groups, veterinary professionals and private industry.

Dr. Pasek has written a Pet Loss Support Book entitled Honoring the Journey: A Guided Path Through Pet Loss © 2008.This 150-page gift book captures the reader with powerful illustrations and raw emotion to assist the healing process one must face when a pet has died.  The book is unique in its symbolism and style offering affirmations to replace the pain that one feels while still honoring the path of grief and healing. 


Trisha, Patient Care Coordinator & Fear Free Certified 

Trisha has been a part of The Animal Doctor family since 2004. As Lead Veterinary Assistant, Trisha is responsible for the overall nursing care of our patients, as well as providing direction and mentorship to our dedicated patient care team. Her mantra is: "Patient care comes first." Trisha has exemplary veterinary knowledge and skills and successfully completed an 8 month rotation at a specialty hospital in Nevada to further refine her surgical & nursing skills.

Trisha is crazy about her daughter, chihuahuas and bunnies. She has so many pets that even her family is surprised by who they might find cruising down the hallway..."Was that a chicken that just walked by?" In fact, it was.


Michaela, Client Care Coordinator

Michaela first started with our practice when she was in high school as a kennel attendant & veterinary assistant aide! After leaving us for a few years to pursue a college degree in Agriculture Science & Environmental Horticulture (she was ranked third in the nation at the National Flower Judging Competition & led her team to a first place!) & then marry her high school sweetheart, she returned & whipped us all into shape! Her special relationships with our clients and their pets, & her genuine concern for them really shows!

Michaela also enjoys spending time with her beautiful children & family. A huge arts & crafts enthusiast, she is also an aspiring pastry chef (we are grateful taste-testers!), & collector of Disney pins!


Stacy, Hospital & Safety Coordinator

Stacy joined our team in July of 2012 & has spent her entire working life (which is more years than she likes to admit!) working in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant, receptionist, and manager. She brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to our hospital!

Stacy enjoys bike riding, restoring old bicycles, spending time with her girlfriend, and having long philosophical discussions with her Amazon parrot named "Zack." 


Kelsey, RVT & Fear Free Certified 

 Kelsey joined our team in July of 2014. She has been very involved with many local animal rescues. She became so passionate about helping animals that she joined the veterinary field in 2013. We are so lucky to have her as a member of our team and she is so compassionate with each and every one of her patients.

In 2016 after completing an intense technicians education program Kelsey sat for her state exam, and then her Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). In January of 2017 she received her license and then continued on to receive a Certification in Fear Free Education.

One of her biggest goals is to help her patients have a positive experience every time they visit the hospital.

Kelsey has a menagerie of pets! Two dogs and one cat. When she is not at the hospital, you can find her: hiking with her dogs, clog dancing (she's amazing!!!), or riding horses.

 Hannah, Veterinary Assistant

 Bio  to come!

Carrie, Receptionist 

Carrie came all the way from Southern Maryland to join The Animal Doctor team.  She comes to us with 14 years of veterinary front office experience.  Carrie has an infectious smile and is passionate to help clients and their furry family members.  

Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay Carrie certainly knows what good Maryland Blue Crab is, and though she will miss this tasty treat, she looks forward to finding out what the west coast can offer.  Carrie loves to travel and can’t wait to start exploring all of our great California landmarks. Carrie also loves the outdoors and being on the water having fun with friends.

Alex, Assistant Aid 

Bio to come!