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. Megan Johnston, DVM
Dr. Megan Johnston originally grew up in Brewster, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2001 to attend the University of Nebraska where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Science. She then attended the Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009. During her time in veterinary school Dr. Johnston completed externships at the San Francisco Humane Society and at the Refugio de Animales de Heredia, an animal shelter in Costa Rica.
Dr. Johnston is a proud United States Marine Corps wife and following veterinary school she has lived in California, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Germany.
When Dr. Johnston is not caring for your beloved pets she is relaxing at home with her husband-Ian, son-Owen, and two wonderful dogs-Penny and Lil’One. She loves traveling, hiking, and drawing.
Dr. Johnston’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include dermatology and soft tissue surgery cases. She strives to offer the best quality veterinary medicine to all of her patients and she is honored to care for your furry family members!
Dr. Ashley Young, DVM
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.