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. 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.

Lariann was born in Southern California, received her BS in Biology and Ecology from UC Irvine in 1991. She traveled extensively, working and exploring Alaska, the Western US and Central America before deciding to become a Veterinarian.

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Lariann is married to Bill, a wild life biologist, and lives in Paso Robles with their two standard poodles, Holly & Ajax. When she is away from the hospital she enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling.

Lariann is very excited to be living in Paso Robles and working at the North County Animal Hospital.

Dr. Julianne Hoult

Dr. Julianne Hoult is the newest addition to the team at North County Animal Hospital. She received her DVM with honors from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. In addition to her academic achievements, during veterinary school she spent her weekends and summers working as a veterinary technician, volunteering at animal shelters and caring for the pets of the homeless in Sacramento. Julianne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly SLO, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.

Julianne dreamed of becoming a veterinarian from a young age and grew up in rural Northern Arizona with a menagerie of exotic pets in addition to cats, dogs and horses. She has tremendous admiration and respect for the human animal bond and her goal is to work closely with clients to provide the highest level of personalized care to each and every pet. A few of her special interests include nutrition, senior care and wellness, surgery, dermatology, dentistry and oncology.

Julianne’s husband Kelsey teaches high school history and government. When they aren’t busy working, they enjoy long walks with their dog Izzy and spending time with family and friends as well as hiking, mountain biking and relaxing on the beautiful beaches of San Luis Obispo County.

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Ahsia
Lead Technician/Manager
Since 2015

Roma
Office Manager
Since 2010

Roberta
Registered Veterinary Technician
Lead Technician/Critical Care Technician
Since 2005

Michelle
Registered Veterinary Technician/Manager
Since 2005

Clarissa
Lead Receptionist
Since 2015

Linda
Veterinary Assistant
Since 2014

Noelle
Receptionist
Since 2017

Jessica
Veterinary Assistant
Since 2015

Ivy
Veterinary Assistant
Since 2014

Julie
Receptionist
Since 2017

Stephanie
Room Assistant
Since 2014

Katelynn
Kennel Assistant
Since 2016

Brooke
Receptionist
Since 2017

Jason
Kennel Assistant
Since 2017

Christine
Veterinary Technician
Since 2017


  • 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.