Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Tustin Santa Ana Veterinary Hospital in Tustin! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 714-544-3124 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Laura Weatherford, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Laura (as she prefers to be called) graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1994 and practiced for the first 3 years in a busy 24 hour hospital. For the next 8 years she worked as a relief vet giving other doctors days off. She joined Tustin Santa Ana Vet Hospital in January 2005. She is active in the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is currently in her second 3 year term on the Board of Trustees and will be President of the board in 2018. She attends many continuing education events to keep current on veterinary medicine. Dr. Laura has way to many cats and has recently adopted a Jack Russell – Flyn. Her beloved office fixtures of Chloe (16 1/2 years old) and Sherlock (23 1/4 years old) have both crossed the rainbow bridge. Her favorite past times are reading, travel and photography.

Leslie Healis, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Leslie Healis is a 2015 Western University Health Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate. With a love of animals, passion for science and conservation, Dr. Leslie’s career in veterinary medicine seemed to come naturally. She attended California State University Long Beach achieving both a B.A. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Biology, option; Zoology. While attending CSULB, Dr. Leslie started work at the Tustin Santa Ana Veterinary Hospital in the beginning of 2008; she began working as a receptionist, then a technician, as a Lead Technician, and Office Manager and has since been added to the team as an Associate in June 2015. Her Psychology degree from CSULB and her education from WesternU have furthered her belief in the importance of client education through effective communication. Dr. Leslie was the first SCVMA representative to WesternU in her third year of veterinary school. She is currently working on her ABVP (American Board Veterinary Practitioners) specialty in feline medicine. Her interests include feline medicine, internal medicine of all species, education, exotics/zoo/wildlife, and surgery. In her free time, Dr. Leslie enjoys spending time with her pets; dogs Omni, Butters, Gus, and her two cats Oli, and Tink; family and friends, as well as hiking, painting, reading, and spending time at the beach.

Allyne
Registered Veterinary Technician

Allyne has been working in veterinary medicine since 1992. She received her LVT license from the State of Alaska in 2003, and her Californian RVT license in 2004 and is an Expert Witness for the State of California and is a former VMB Hospital Inspector. As a result of a continued interest in improving the veterinary community, she lectures nationally and locally on a variety of subjects including: veterinary forensics, shelter medicine, radiation safety, compassion fatigue, and veterinary law. Allyne’s love for animals led her to work for an open-admission municipal animal shelter in Southern California, treating a wide variety of animals and conditions ranging from upper respiratory infections to gunshot wounds and vehicular trauma. In her “spare time,” Allyne volunteers at veterinary free clinics run by Downtown Dog Rescue (South Central LA) and Amanda Foundation (Watts). She is also heavily involved in veterinary professional organizations, to include having served as the chair of the Para-Professional Chapter of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (2009-2015), and currently serving on the SCVMA Wellness Task Force, on the advisory board of Cal Poly Pomona and Stanbridge University’s RVT programs, as secretary of the SCVMA Educational Grant Board, President of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association, and is the first non-DVM to be appointed to the SCVMA Board of Trustees. These groups enable Allyne to help assistants and RVT’s continue to move ahead in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

Jesus
Veterinary Assistant

Jesus has been part of our team for 7 years now. Graduated from Heritage Collage in March 2015 and is currently getting ready to take the VTN Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician; he plans on specializing in dentistry. When not at the hospital he spends time with his dog Cookie and 4 cats (!!). His hobbies include working out and collecting movies.

Ligia
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Ligia has been a part of our team for 8 years now. Graduated from Heritage Collage in March 2015 and recently passed the VTN Exam; currently awaiting licensing from the Veterinary Medical Board to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, and going to the dog beach with her Labradoodle Arya.

Lisa
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Lisa has been a part of our team for 2 years. Graduated from Stanbridge College in July 2016 with a degree in Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking and working out. Like to spend her spare time with family, cuddling her 3 cats and taking her 2 dogs to the beach.

Leatha
Kennel Assistant

Rachael
Kennel Assistant

Rachael is a fairly new addition to our team; she has been with us for only a year. Rachael is currently attending Platt College to attain her degree in Veterinary Technology and will be graduating in early 2018. Rachael spends her spare time with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Stephanie
Head Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie has been a part of our team for 7 years. When she’s not working, Steph loves to go on hikes, go to the beach with her 2 dogs and spending time with her cat Thor.

Hospital Cats

Igor

Our Ambassador. Igor came to us when he was 2 weeks old. He had an abscessed eye. Our employees took care of him – taking him home and feeding and treating him until he grew up and got healthy. We had to remove his eye when we neutered him. We couldn’t bear to give him away. He has known no other home. He loves everyone – kids, dogs, cats and all people.

Tarzan

Was dumped at TSAVH as a kitten. When we went to neuter him and find him a home we discovered that he has a hole in his heart. Diagnosed with a Ventricular Septal Defect we didn’t know how long he would live. So we kept him – and he and Igor are best friends!

Scarlet

The first kitten / cat that Static accepted and let share his food / cage in the hospital. She’s sweet and quiet. Not as outgoing as some of the others. Loves her Catnip though! Don’t leave your cat carrier open – she will walk right in and settle down for a nap!

Monty

Was a foster kitten of Dr Laura’s. His owner’s were unable to take him to their new home out of state. Dr Laura took him in again and he has become a fixture on the Front counter. He’s not a lap cat but loves all the love he gets from our clients!

Purrelli

Was brought to TSAVH as a kitten. A client found her in the wheel well of her car. Her name is a play on the Pirelli Tire brand, she is a living testament to microchips though. She somehow got out in September 19th, 2010, we got her back August 4, 2011! Thanks to her microchip! This is one reason why we recommend all pets be microchipped!

Static

Our old Mascot. He was he hospital cat before Dr Laura started working here. He ruled the back. He loved to hunt – the only hospital cat allowed to go outside. He came down with cancer. We did surgery and radiation therapy and chemo. He did well but the cancer won in the end. This pic of him was shortly before we had to say goodbye. Even though he had cancer he still was proud of his hunting skills!

Mocha

She wasn’t not a “real” hospital cat. She actually belonged to Stephanie. She was diagnosed with cancer June 2015. She had surgery to remove it and underwent chemo. Sadly she lost her battle and is missed.