Meet our Doctors

Our Doctors

MEET THE DOCTORS AT PACIFIC ANIMAL HOSPITAL LOCATED IN OCEANSIDE, CA

Dr. Travis Robertson-Howell, DVM
Medical Director

Travis Robertson-Howell

Dr. Robertson-Howell graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He practiced for 11 years in Seattle before moving to North County San Diego. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, and the San Diego Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Robertson-Howell is certified in veterinary acupuncture and also enjoys soft tissue surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and internal medicine.

In his spare time he can be found outdoors swimming, hiking, biking, running, or attending his children's sporting activities.

His personal pets include two boxers named Bella and Rigby, a Chihuahua mix named Dobby and his cat, Nala.

 

Dr. Colleen Geertsema, DVM

Dr. Colleen Geertsema, DVM

Dr. Colleen Geertsema attended UC Davis for her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Behavior before going on to graduate with honors from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is happy to have returned home to San Diego to care for your dogs and cats. After graduation, Dr. Geertsema became certified in veterinary acupuncture and especially enjoys this addition to daily practice. Dr. Geertsema’s professional interests include internal medicine and caring for geriatric pets. Dr. Geertsema and her husband share their home with a Poodle-Mix, Doogie; a crazy kitty, Charlie; a Quarter horse, Xander; a miniature donkey, Georgia; and numerous chickens.

Dr. Jennifer Gustafson, DVM

Jennifer Gustafson

Dr. Gustafson earned a BS in biology with an emphasis in zoology from San Diego State University before graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Connecticut for four years prior to returning to San Diego in 2013.

Dr. Gustafson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and Veterinary Information Network. Her special interests include canine and feline internal medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Gustafson and her husband have a wire-haired terrier mix, Lady, a rabbit, Humphrey, and two cats, Zoie and Misty. In her free time, she enjoys taking pictures of wildlife around San Diego, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Rebecca Nostrand, DVM

Rebecca Nostrand

Dr. Nostrand earned both her BS (biology) in 1997 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she completed an internship in emergency and critical care medicine in Massachusetts. She then moved to northern Virginia where she transitioned from emergency to day practice. She and her husband moved to southern California in 2007. In 2009, she became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture through Colorado State University.

Dr. Nostrand is a member of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and Veterinary Information Network. She maintains an interest in emergency/urgent care as well as dentistry and acupuncture. While away from the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, dogs, gardening, jogging, and playing at the beach.

Dr. Meghan Theman, DVM

Dr. Meghan Theman, DVM

Dr. Theman is originally from the east coast, where she studied Animal Science at The University of Vermont. She then moved to Australia to attain her Veterinary degree from The University of Sydney.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Theman moved to San Diego in 2008 and enjoys the beach, crossfit, travelling, and cooking.

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