Santa Monica Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Frank Lavac

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University
    Graduate School: Colorado State University

    Our Medical Director is Dr. Frank Lavac. He has over 30 years experience in Avian Medicine and Surgery and leads our team of veterinarians and staff. While Dr. Lavac has a special interest and

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  • Pernilla Edstrom

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Pernilla Edstrom was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and moved to Los Angeles when she was 15 years old.

    While she always knew she had a passion for animals, growing up

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  • Ashley Mustakas

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Ashley Mustakas recently joined the VCA Wilshire team! Dr. Mustakas is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary

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  • James Schulke

    Associate Veterinarian
    Board Certification: DABVP/Feline
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Jim Schulke is board certified in Feline Medicine. He also sees lots of dogs, as well as other species.

    A native of Oregon, he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree

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  • Greg Scott

    Associate Veterinarian

    Bio and picture to come soon!


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