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At Fillmore Animal Hospital, we treat you and your pets like our family.
Kerri Anderson, DVM
Hospital Owner and Veterinarian
Kerri Anderson grew up on a sprawling farm in the Midwest and has spent her life around animals since she was a young girl. Her family farmed in various parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, and Kansas, and young Kerri started helping out on the farm early on. While driving the tractor one day when she was 15, Kerri decided she’d become a veterinarian. “Baby cows are the cutest and agriculture people are the salt of the earth. I knew I’d go into mixed practice because I wanted to stay involved with animals, but I also wanted to be able to help farmers like my own family who needed help every day with their livestock”, she says.
Always a hard worker, Kerri left the farm and went to veterinary school at the University of Missouri, moved to California, and did dairy practice for 10 years in the Chino and Central Valleys. After more than 20 years spent in veterinary medicine, she is a seasoned diagnostician and expert surgeon. Eventually, Dr. Anderson came to Ventura County, and “I felt like this valley was my home the very first time”, she says. When Dr. Anderson moved to the Santa Clara Valley she also started performing spay/neuter surgeries. “The more I learned about the homeless pet population in California the more I became passionate about playing a role in fewer animals being euthanized”, says Dr. Anderson. In the 10 years since she made the move and started to help pets and reduce overpopulation she has done over 80,000 surgeries, and she continues to be committed to helping the pets of our region through this simple and safe procedure.
She lives with her husband Andy, son Jack, and Cleko the kitty, loves day hikes, camping in the family van, flying airplanes, working on home improvement projects, sewing, and visiting her family in Missouri when she has the time.
Now, in the spring of 2021, Dr. Anderson opens a new chapter and becomes the new owner and operator of the Fillmore Animal Hospital. She is taking over the beloved local hospital from the Lidikay family who provided excellent and compassionate veterinary care to the animals of Fillmore and the Santa Clara Valley for many years. “I am excited and honored to start writing a new chapter for our community. My team and I can’t wait to be of service to the pets of the Santa Clara Valley, and their families”, Dr. Anderson says.
Antes Snyder, DVM
Pepsi is our vet tech soon to be RVT. She is a Karen Pryor clicker Academy professional dog trainer graduate, an AKC Evaluator (American Kennel Club) , member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), and working towards receiving her CCPDT certification as well. She currently resides in Ventura County with her husband Joe, their five dogs, a yellow sided green cheek conure, 2 cats and 2 horses. She is extremely passionate when it comes to working with animals, especially dogs. Growing up she always sought out animals and all animals seem to have found her.
Mayra is our Lead Veterinary Assistant whom joined the FAH team in 2014. She loves seeing her patients’ health improve with treatment and preventive care and is convinced that all the hugs and kisses she lavishes upon them are an important part of the process as well! She loves animals and is in heaven working with different species here. Her favorite part of working at Fillmore Animal Hospital is the unpredictability of never knowing what emergency is going to come through the door. She has a son and daughter that are her world and, of course, some fur children as well. Mayra is a mom to several silly Frenchies, Tiki the cat and little Spike the terrier mix. Outside of work, she loves family time, going to the beach, soccer and anything adventurous.
Jamie is our fantastic veterinary assistant who keeps our hospital clean and all those endless tasks like laundry done! Her favorite part of working at FAH is being with her co-workers and all the animals. When she’s not working she enjoys playing guitar and riding her bike.
Breanna is one of our veterinary assistants whom joined the FAH team in September 2021. Since she was a little girl she has always owned many pets in her lifetime ranging from rabbits, birds, hamsters, cats, chickens, and dogs. Currently she has 3 dogs whose names are Oliver, Rhea, and Katalina. She strides to make connections with her patients to make sure they have a memorable experience at their visit. Her passion for caring for animals is seen in her work approach. She loves getting piercings on her ears and is always wanting to add to the collection. When she’s not at work she out on hikes with her pets or exploring new places that she hasn’t been to before.
Natalia joined the FAH team in 2021 as a veterinary assistant. Her love for all animals brought her into this field and has always been passionate about animals and knew she wanted to work with them ever since she was young. She believes that kindness and patience is key to making vet visits a positive experience for everybody. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the movies and visiting local restaurants. She is a proud owner of two senior fur babies, Paco and Gigi.
Tracy Stewart joined FAH’s reception team in 2021. She and her family moved to Fillmore in 1997, so she is still a newcomer. Tracy was raised having a variety of animals from dogs to cats, ducks to goats, and even a mountain lion cub for a short time (very illegal, she does not recommend). She and her husband are the parents of Nikko and Lucy, a pug and a poodle respectively. The dogs keep them in line, now that their grown daughters have relocated to the big city, Los Angeles. When not here at the hospital you can find her doing yoga, paddleboarding at the beach, sailing around the Channel Islands, or at a country music concert.
Estela is our Hospital Manager who joined right before the change of ownership. She strives to help her team accomplish great care for your fur family members and hopes to continue to learn to improve herself and her team. She spent years working with stray and abandoned dogs and cats at SPARC shelter, learning new skills in the kennel area, main office, and the medical field as well as helping transport animals across state lines to find their forever homes. She hopes to soon adopt another fur baby into her family. Outside of work, you can find her relaxing in her backyard with her significant other, hiking the trails or volunteering at nearby pet shelters.