Meet Our Best Care Anywhere Team of Doctors

Dr. Alcyen Silva
Medical Director

Dr. Alcyen Silva graduated from Ross University in 2016. Her clinical interests include imaging, emergency surgery, and ophthalmology but most importantly she loves forming trusting and supportive relationships with owners in order to make the best treatment plans for their animals.

Dr. Chanel Redden

Dr. Redden grew up in Battle, Michigan, also known as Cereal City. She has always loved animals and grew up with dogs in her home. She was inspired to become a veterinarian after her family’s Rottweiler, Peddie, passed away from lymphoma despite having chemotherapy at the age of three.

Dr. Ryan Bear

Dr. Bear graduated from veterinary school at Mississippi State University in 2014 and worked in mixed animal practice for nine years before becoming a member of Freddie’s team. Having grown up in a rural farming community in central Missouri, Dr. Ryan Bear developed an early appreciation for animals.

Dr. Jessica Laemmle

Dr. Jessica Laemmle grew up a horse crazy kid and worked as a groom throughout high school.  She got her Bachelor of Animal Science degree from University of California of Davis.

Meet our best care anywhere team…

Hello there! I’m Kilistina, a true Oceanside, CA native through and through. Ever since I can recall, I’ve had an innate passion for rescuing and nurturing animals back to health. Whether it was tending to birds fallen from nests or befriending stray cats in the neighborhood, I was that kid who always wanted to bring them all home. My journey into animal care officially began fresh out of high school when I landed a job at Mission Animal Bird Hospital as a kennel attendant. That experience sparked a profound realization within me – I wanted to do more for these creatures I cherished.
This lifelong passion for animals fueled my ambition to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. From starting as a Kennel Attendant, I worked my way up, eventually earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology from Broadview University in Layton, Utah. My journey led me to Emergency Critical Care, where I’ve thrived in various roles, refining my technical skills and managerial abilities along the way.
At home, my husband and I share our space with Theodore and Pepe, a dynamic feline duo who reign supreme in our household. When I’m not dedicating my time to the care of animals, which is a rare occurrence, you’ll likely find me soaking up the energy of concerts, exploring cozy local eateries, cherishing moments with extended family, experimenting with cooking, and satisfying my wanderlust by exploring different parts of the world.

Hello! I’ve been in the veterinary industry for 10+ years, starting as a kennel assistant and working my way to being a veterinary nurse. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Zoology, and also a Minor in Environmental Studies. While going through the competitive application process for veterinary school, I felt that the hands-on connection to veterinary medicine was, for me, the most rewarding as a technician. Switching gears in 2019, I passed the VTNE and officially became a Registered Veterinary Technician. I enjoy the rush of assisting with surgeries, routine or emergency; and on the calmer side of things, I enjoy providing families with the education and materials to give their fur babies the best possible care. I’m very passionate about dental/oral health and take pride in my dental extraction skills. I have a soft spot for “spicier” patients and I’m comfortable with doing whatever I can to ease their stress in a hospital setting. I’m grateful to be a part of the Freddie’s Place team!

In my (rare) down time, I enjoy being outdoors, exploring new food spots, and attending music festivals or concerts. If I decide on a “lazy” day, I’ll be cuddling up with my two fur babies — Sir Oliver Garfield Chesterton III and Panda Roo Moo Cow!

Hello! I was born and raised in East Los Angeles until I turned 18 and joined the Marine Corps for 5 years. After ending my contract honorably, I always knew my true passion and dream was to work with animals. I get to do this as a career now and I couldn’t be happier with my choice! I’m currently furthering my studies in the veterinary field and hope to be able to help you and your fur babies.

Hello, my name is Paige and this is my cat boo boo. I first started working in the veterinary field in high school, starting off as a kennel assistant. Over 7 years later I am now a technician in the field and I love what I do. When I’m not at work, I enjoy getting outdoors.

Hey everyone, my name is Ileana and this is Waldomir James, otherwise know as Waldo. He is a covid rescue, mastiff mix.  We’ve both been in the field for quite some time now, myself being a veterinary assistant for about 6 years and him being an avid blood donor for the past 2 years. When not at work you can find us at the gym or the park playing with his favorite purple ball. With a passion for helping animals and educating clients on pet care, we are ready and excited to be a part of Freddie’s team.

Hey everyone, my name is Miriam and this is Mila. I started working with animals when I got a job at Petco. I loved taking care all different types of animals. I decided I wanted to get more involved so I attended a vet assistant course. Now here I am 7 years later and loving it. At home I have a turtle and a dog who love to sunbathe together.

Hey, my name’s Izzy, and that’s my furbaby, Kio! I have been in the field for 3 years now and absolutely love learning about everything related to animal health care. I’m going to school to become a registered veterinary technician. My passion is urgent/emergency and surgeries because there is so much to learn within those cases. Freddie’s Place has such a fun, welcoming energy and I am excited to grow and further my career here!

Hi, my name is Adrianna. I have been a tech for about 5 years now. As a kid, I always had a passion for helping animals. My love for Veterinary Medicine grew working as a Technician at a mixed animal practice. When I’m not working, I love to hang out at the river, desert, and with my pets. I am so excited to be apart of the best care anywhere team here at Freddie’s Place!

Hi fur-friends, my name is Cassie❣️ I have 2 soul-dogs Tokyo and Topanga, who are the absolute loves of my life. My passion has always been emergency medicine and getting to connect with families because I believe passing knowledge onto owners is the best way for them to take charge in their pets health. My admiration for animals stemmed from my Mom who taught me a lot about how to care for and treat animals, and my Dad who never said no when I brought home random dogs. I will always care for your best friend the way I hope other people would care for mine beyond those hospital doors.
However, if i’m not working, I’m probably making someone take a picture of me wearing matching outfits with my dogs or drinking a martini with a view somewhere.

Hello everyone my name is Vanessa a little bit about me I have a cat named Zuko who enjoys cuddle time especially when he wants food & loves to make a ruckus at night to play, run around & knock things down but he’s my amazing emotional support animal! I attended Pima medical institute to be able to be in this amazing field and help your fur babies feel better!

Hello, my name is Amanda. I’ve been in the vet field since 2016 and have been a licensed technician since 2021. I’ve always had a love of animals since I was young; I was always the kid who brought home animals much to my parents dismay. I met the love of my life 10 years ago and we share our home with our beautiful baby boy, our 4 cats and our dog. It’s a busy home but full of love and warmth! I’m hopeful to pass the crazy love of all things furry, scaley, and feathery to my son.

Hello, my name is Shaida and I am a CSR at Freddie’s Place. My love for animals started when I was a little girl living in Hawaii and our neighbors had horses. I would head down to the stables early mornings and my mother would come looking for me and would be shocked to find me with the horses. Throughout my years I have had the pleasure of caring for many different rehomed pets thus broadening my love and care for animals.

While at Freddie’s Place I am determined to continue learning more and providing the best care to my ability for any and all of your pets needs.

Hello my name is Yvette and I have been a tech for about 8 years. I have worked in general practice hospitals but my true passion is in emergency medicine. I enjoy the fast pace work and nursing animals back to health. When I’m not at work I am a full-time mom to my two little boys, two dogs, two sulcata tortoises and my cat.

Hi, I’m Tanya. Ever since I was a little kid I knew that I wanted to work in animal care. I am proud to work here at Freddie’s where your little one’s care comes first!

Hi everyone!! My name is Candy and this is Precious. I always knew I had a love for animals for as long as I could remember. I started as a kennel technician while attending Pima Medical Institute to become a veterinary technician. Two years later, I’ve graduated and ready to grow into the veterinary field and become an RVT soon.

Hello, my name is Samira. I was born and raised here in Escondido. I’ve been a veterinary assistant for about 5+ years and have been capturing lovely memories with every client and their fur babies. I have had the pleasure of interacting with over the years. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my two beautiful children and going on fun adventures! I have 4 pets with different personalities: 3 cats and a Siberian husky. We are one big happy family!

Hello everyone, my name is Ivy and this is Gigi pug. I’ve had her for three years now, she is quite the fun. She loves to sleep in all day and play at night. I grew up with lots of animals from dogs to cattle. I always loved caring for them and as I grew older I knew I wanted to be able help give your fur babies the best life possible. I started with dog sitting during the summers, then I worked at a dog boarding facility while attending Pima Medical Institute, and now I am at Freddie’s Place which has been the best choice. It is a great place with great people and a great learning environment!

Hello, my name is Travis Bernard, and this is my baby girl Bonnie Bernard. She is 3 years old and is a rescue from the shelter. I was born and raised in San Diego. I grew up with animals and always took interest in working with them. I’m very happy to be apart of the Freddie’s team.