9728 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite E • San Diego • CA • 92129

Our Staff


Debbie Kirkpatrick

Practice Manager

Debbie has been with our clinic since January of 1989. She attends many Practice Management meetings in order to offer the best customer service to our clients. She is married to her perfect man, Glen and had 3 wonderful sons, Russell, Trevor and Terrence and one amazing daughter-in-law, Carmen. she is very active in her church and a HUGE football fan! Go Chargers!! Debbie is dedicated to helping all our clients and patients have a great experience at our clinic.

Tina James

Lead Technician

Tina has been caring for our clients and our patients since September of 1997. She schedules and supervises all of our surgeries, acting as the second in command to our doctors. She keeps our clinic well organized and well supplied and she keeps our day to day operations running smoothly. Tina is the owner of our part-time clinic cat Ziggy-Schmutz who goes home with her every night to join his four feline companions, Toad, Elliot, Maddie and Nino.

Lisa Brightbill

Staff Supervisor

Lisa has been with our clinic since 2001. She worked part time from 2006-2010 as a receptionist while she earned her degree in Communications from Cal State San Marco. Now, as staff supervisor, she is also assisting the technicians as well as training new employees. She has two beautiful cats, Thomas and Stell that she loves to spoil.


Tori Kane

Administrative Assistant

A Poway resident since 1989, Tori came on board as a "perfect fit" for our clinic back in early 2008. She enjoys time with her two sons, Ronnie and Kevin. Tori is also "Mom" to her 4 dogs, Duger, Jaxson, Willow and Orca. Tori offers an extra special service for our clients and patients...she offers pet sitting for our clients who would prefer to have their beloved pets stay at home rather than be boarded in a kennel.

Bob Iddings

Veterinary Assistant

Bob joined our clinic in July of 2011 after graduating from SDSU with a degree in Biology. He has a calm demeanour that both our clients and our patients appreciate. His calm ways help our patients relax when they come in to see us. Bob is aiming for Medical School in the future. We will really miss him when he goes but we know he has a bright future ahead of him.

Ashley Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley joined our clinic after relocating to San Diego from Texas with her husband and her two dogs, Gator and Ali, in May of 2102. Her southern charm and hospitality make you feel like a welcome guest at the Penasquitos Pet Clinic. Ashley brings a wealth of experience to our clinic as she has been working in the field of Veterinary Medicine for 9 years.

Lauran McClellan

Veterinary Assistant

Lauran joined our team in October of 2012. She has a Great Dane named Drake, a yellow lab named Gandalf and a cat named Cleopartra. Lauran moved from Ireland to Florida when she was 15. She brings a delightful mix of southern manners and Irish humor to our hospital. Lauran also brings 10 years of veterinary medical experience to our team.

Caitlin Misner

Our dog and cat Groomer

Caitie brought her talented grooming skills to our hospital in August of 2012. She has over seven years of experience in the grooming field. She is also the proud owner of three black pugs, a kitty and a snake. Caitie has a flare and a passion for her grooming work as well as a huge love for animals. Our clients appreciate the love and exuberance Caitie brings to her work and the wonderful way she treats each pet with great care and patience. We are very happy and grateful to have her as part of our team!


Hospital Cat and Greeter

We adopted Mittens in 2006 while recovering from the loss of our two beloved cats, Chloe and Puffy who both passed away in 2005. Like all good cat greeters she hangs out near our "dog lobby". She comes down off her perch on a regular basis to annoy the reception staff. Her main goal in life is to lie on her perch in the sun or watch the birds that play outside our big picture window.