Rei Tanaka, D.V.MVeterinarian/Owner
A Graduate of UC Davis.
Dr. Tanaka practiced Veterinary medicine in the Bay area for 5 years at a multi-doctor practice, while also working at the Oakland Animal Shelter. He then moved to San Diego from the Bay area & traveled weekly to L.A. to complete his surgical residency. Missing San Diego he continued to commute until he finally decided to settle in Encinitas and start a family.
Jennifer B.Practice Manager
Jenny is very recent 'implant' to San Diego. She moved here from Indiana to be with her husband, who is in the U.S. Navy. She has always loved animals, with previous work experience at both animal shelters and veterinary hospitals. She has two large breed dogs, both of which are her most adored fur babies! Jenny B. has an affinity for penguins, tigers and dolphins to name a few. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, reading, exploring SoCal, and spending time with her husband.
Jennifer P.Veterinary Technician
Jennifer has moved back to Southern California from Indiana. She has been working in the veterinary field for about 10 years. Prior to working in animal health, Jennifer was in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed on Camp Pendleton. Jennifer still likes to be physically active, so you may see her running down the road.
Boris A.Veterinary Assistant
Boris has worked at Santa Fe Animal Clinic since he was 16 years old. He is wonderful with the animals, and is our go to guy when something needs fixing! He is currently attending college working on his general education, hoping to have a career in computers. He loves to go hiking and camping. He is also an awesome big brother to his two younger sisters and 3 dogs.
Alexis H.Veterinary Assistant
Alexis was born and raised in SoCal, and has always had a passion for animals ever since she was little. One of her earliest memories was being called into the principal's office in preschool to catch an alligator lizard that all the boys were afraid of. She grew up with a house full of animals, including snakes, bunnies, hedgehogs, rats, frogs, lizards, saltwater fish, and of course cats and dogs. She has done everything from bathing dogs, to snake handling, and has been a veterinary assistant since 2016. In her spare time she loves to BBQ for friends and family, gardening, and exploring San Diego - always down for a road trip.
Stephen Poleshuk,D.V.MStaff Veterinarian
Dr. Poleshuk was the long time owner of the well respected Keahou Veterinary Clinic in Kona, Hawaii, and has been a consistent relief Vet for Dr. Tanaka. He has practiced emergency medicine and surgery, and was also an Anatomy Professor. He and his wife, Lori, live in beautiful Del Mar where they occasionally see their son and daughter who attend college in Los Angeles.
Heather is the definition of a feisty redhead and is someone who enjoys talking to people and strives to make everyone happy. She was born and raised in SoCal and joins us with over 20 years of receptionist experience. She loves all animals and currently has a chihuahua, boxer, 2 goldfish, 1 beta, and a husband at home.
Breanne W.Veterinary Assistant
Bree is a delight to have around, she loves animals and is a great customer service representative. She has 3 children ranging from 3-17 years. She also has two fur babies, a spunky kitty and wild pup Joker.