Dr. Jenny Schiebert, DVM
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, DVM
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 Leraas 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. Caroline Defresne
Dr. Caroline Defresne joins us from Europe to add an additional flair to our team. Born in Lanaken, Belgium, Dr. Defresne (pronounced De Fren), speaks Dutch, English, French, some Spanish and a little bit of Danish. She is from “Flanders” where the people speak Dutch but her grandfather was from the French speaking part of Belgium, hence the French sounding last name.
Dr. Defresne, or Dr. Caroline, graduated cum laude with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in June 2004, and then earned a Master in Lab Animal Science in 2006
From the University of Ghent, Belgium. The University of Ghent has ranked first place in Veterinary Science by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World University since 2017.
Dr. Defresne worked in vet hospitals in Belgium and The Netherlands with both companion and large animals in the Netherlands before moving to the United States several years ago. She met her husband, who is from Denmark, in Maastricht (The Netherlands) in our local softball club. Her husband was relocated to a biotech company in Carlsbad and they make their home here now.
Dr. Defresne volunteered and then worked at San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) as a vet tech while completing the program to obtain a USA / California DVM license. She has a special interest in care for very young kittens through this work and fostering for SDHS.
After completing NAVLE and ECFVG, Dr. Defresne earned her California license in April 2018. She then became an Associate Veterinarian at Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital where she brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Caroline and her husband have a four legged child named Abby, a 13 inch Beagle or “Pocket Beagle”, who is extremely loved and a tiny bit spoiled.
In her spare time, Dr. Defresne enjoys doing K9 nosework (“scentwork”) with Abby and competing in NCSAW nosework trials, traveling, exploring nature, wildlife photography, and reading.
She has developed a special Interest in positive reinforcement training through training my own puppy/ young dog.
On her Bucket list: visit every single US National Park.