Staff


Dr. Timothy Bell

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Dr. Timothy Bell is a graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine earning his DVM in 1991. Since graduating he has practiced continuously in the State of California.

Dr. Bell was born in Africa and spent most of his early life in Zambia and England. He attended high school in Canada and the USA before obtaining a BA in Third World Politics at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

His passion for all animals was evident from an early age with childhood interests in African wildlife. This passion remains with him today. In addition to providing the highest level of services to his patients and clients, Dr. Bell assists local animal groups and is active in donating time to causes sponsoring sterilization of cats & dogs in North County.

Tim is married to Michelle, a Registered Veterinary Technician and is the proud father of three children, Josh, Kylie and Trevor. Dr. Bell and his family have three dogs, two cats, two parrots and a tortoise. His interests include photography, scuba diving and Triathlon/Ironman competitions.

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Dr. Meaghan Maurer

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Dr. Meaghan Maurer is one of the newest members of the North County Animal Hospital team. She received her DVM from St. George’s University in June of 2017, and she attended Oregon State University for her clinical year. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Davis. Dr. Maurer’s special interests include internal medicine, surgery, and physical therapy.

Meaghan grew up on the Central Coast, and lived for several years in San Luis Obispo prior to veterinary school. She has also lived in Massachusetts, Oregon, and the Caribbean. She knew that she wanted to work with animals since she was a child. She has been volunteering with animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation facilities since high school, and she is excited to be able to continue volunteering with local organizations.

Meaghan’s fiancé, Brandon, is a web designer for a local company. When she is not at the hospital, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling their cat, Nora.

Meaghan is excited to be back in San Luis Obispo County, and working at North County Animal Hospital.


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Dr. Serena Swan

Serena Swan grew up on the Central Coast of California and was very active in 4-H and FFA. This spurred her love of animals and ultimately led her to decide on veterinary medicine as a career. After high school, Serena took a silver engraving class in Texas and, after a lot of practice, blossomed into a silversmith making belt buckles, conchos, and jewelry. She worked on the Work Ranch in San Miguel, CA while attending Cuesta College and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. During that time she met her husband, Ted Swan and together they embarked on a journey to Saint George's University in Grenada, W.I. to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Serena is ecstatic to be able to call Paso Robles her home once again and to continue to get to enjoy the beautiful California coast. She looks forward to helping all of the wonderful pets in Paso Robles and the surrounding areas. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horses and getting to spend time with her loved ones.


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Michelle

Michelle
Registered Veterinary Technician/Manager







Ahsia

Ahsia
Lead Technician/Manager










Roma Roma
Office Manager










Roberta

Roberta
Registered Veterinary Technician
Lead Technician/Critical Care Technician











Christine

Christine
Veterinary Technician













Ivy

Ivy
Veterinary Assistant








Linda

Linda
Veterinary Assistant










Katelyn

Katelynn
Kennel Assistant

















Jason

Jason
Kennel Assistant













Clarissa

Clarissa
Lead Receptionist










Noelle

Noelle
Receptionist











Gina
Receptionist








Julie
Room Tech / Veterinary Assistant

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Mackenzie
Veterinary Assistant














Rachel
Veterinary Assistant













Courtney
Receptionist


  • Dr. Lariann Baretta

    Dr. Lariann Baretta, who recently joined the team in the fall of 2012, is a graduate of Colorado State University School of Medicine. She earned her DVM degree in 2003 followed by a small animal rotating internship in internal and emergency medicine in San Diego. Dr. Baretta has special interests in ultrasound, internal medicine, dermatology and physical therapy.

  • Dr. Timothy Bell

    Dr. Timothy Bell is a graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine earning his DVM in 1991. Since graduating he has practiced continuously in the State of California.