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Veterinary School: U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 1995
After graduating magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Schiebert earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Schiebert worked as an associate veterinarian in private practice before deciding to fulfill her lifelong dream and open her own hospital.
In April 1997, Dr. Schiebert became the chief of staff and owner of Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital, transforming the 1800 square foot clinic into a state of the art full service veterinary hospital. In May 1999, Dr. Schiebert expanded to create the unique Creature Comforts Pet Hotel, the first full service luxury cage free pet hotel in San Diego County.
Dr. Schiebert expanded the practice once again in 2003, moving the practice across the street to a 3600 square foot building with an enclosed 6000 square foot yard designed to accommodate all the state of the art equipment and special needs of the ever growing practice.
As the elected President of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association in 2005, Dr. Schiebert helped organize numerous continuing education conferences for local veterinarians. Dr. Schiebert has been elected to the board since 1996 and continues to strives to stay current with the latest advances in veterinary medicine and treatments. She currently serves as a Delegate in the California Veterinary Medical Association representing San Diego County in the House of Delegates.
When not helping patients, Dr. Schiebert spends her spare time with her husband Gene and their two daughters, Allyse and Jessica. Their "family" of pets includes 2 rescue Greyhounds, "Hycote" and "Daffodil", and an exuberant Chocolate Lab named "Denali", who can be seen some days at the office. In addition, four cats, "Mimzy", "Charlie Brown", "Marie" and " help to keep the bed warm at night. Their at home zoo also includes a 90# African Spurred Tortoise ( or sulcatta) named Frankie that roams their property in Fallbrook.
Together, the family enjoys watching movies, swimming, riding mountain bikes, traveling, SCUBA diving and water skiing!
Dr. LIsa Leraas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1996 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Art History.
She then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, graduating with honors.
"My favorite part about being a vet is that I am able to not only heal animals, but help the owners who love them to feel better as well. I am amazed every day by the strength, power and beauty of the human-animal bond," Dr Lerass reports.
Past Job Experience: small animal veterinarian at ABC Veterinary Hospital in San Marcos 2002-2012. I took 2 years off to raise my two beautiful daughters full time, then I joined the Shadowridge team in November 2015.
My pets: Daisy- 19 1/2 year old chihuahua, Oscar- 16 year old lab mix, Tink- 10 year old dachshund, Dixie- 6 year old chihuahua mix, Tigg- 8 year old Ragdoll cat, Darby- 8 year old brown tabby cat, 7 chickens: several of which were named after members of the Shadowridge team: Nikki, Betsy Ross, Becca, Lilac, Rue, Peppermint and Splash.
Hobbies: Spending time with my two amazing daughters, Julianne and Olivia, attending church, running, cooking, reading and traveling.
Medical interests: dermatology, cardiology, internal medicine and surgery
Dr. Cindy Sorrick received her B.A. of Biology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. During college, she spent a semester during undergrad studying wildlife while living in a tent in rural Tanzania and volunteered with an animal sanctuary in Colorado.
She attended veterinary school at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, graduating in May 2015. In addition to focusing in small animal medicine and surgery at ISU, Dr. Sorrick completed externships in shelter medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, and exotic animal medicine. After graduating, she moved back to California and completed an internship in general practice and emergency medicine at Mission Animal and Bird Hospital in Oceanside. Dr. Sorrick has a special interest in surgery, ultrasound, emergency care, preventative care, infectious disease, exotics and wildlife medicine.
When asked why she wanted to be a Veterinarian, Dr. Cindy replies "Veterinary medicine combines my interests in science and medicine in pursuit of alleviating suffering and improving animal health."
What does she like most about being a vet? "Having the ability to help improve the lives of people and their pets in ways I would not otherwise be able to. (And, getting to do some very cool things!)"
She shares her home with a chinchilla named "Gus Gus", a cat named "Oofta" and a dusky-headed conure who sometimes responds to "Popeye". In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, climbing, running, yoga, painting.
Dr. Ashley Young is a San Diego native and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied biology and psychology. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Young decided to become a veterinarian because she wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of both people and animals. At an early age, she developed a love for all animals and has shared her home with many species including dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, hamsters, and various reptiles.
Dr. Young has special interests in the areas of behavior and dermatology. She is also an avid feline enthusiast. In veterinary school, she was the president of the Feline Medicine Club and worked to arrange extra-curricular educational opportunities for its members. She has also fostered many litters of abandoned and orphaned neonatal kittens, and has worked with several feral trap-neuter/spay-release programs. Dr. Young utilizes gentle handling techniques to make veterinary visits less stressful for fearful feline patients.
Dr. Young lives in Carlsbad with an unspecified number of cats. In her spare time, Dr. Young likes to take advantage of the good weather and go kayaking and hiking. She also enjoys taking her cat, Pearl, on leashed walks and hikes.