Our Team

Our Caring and Compassionate Veterinary Care Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of All About Pets Veterinary Hospital in Chico, California! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (530) 342-0725 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

 

Veterinarians

In Dedication to

Dawn Alves, DVM

 

Dawn was born on September 11th 1959 at Kingsburg Hospital to Don and Dorothy Anderson. She graduated from Orland High School in 1977 and went on to UC Davis where she graduated at the top of her class, completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1984. She moved home to the north valley where she started her career. In the midst of starting what would be her very successful career, she also started a family of three amazing sons. Many clients love to reminisce about Dr. Dawn showing up to farm calls with her boys in tow.  Then in 2003, Dr. Dawn started her own practice: All About Equine Veterinary Services.
From the ground up, Dawn built what would be and still is one of the most prestigious equine practices in northern California. 
We could go on all day and night about what a beautiful, impactful, powerhouse of a person she was. We all have an enormous empty spot in our souls where she beautifully occupied it, but one thing I do know is she will never be forgotten.  
​She will live on in all the hearts she so impact-fully touched.
She was a leader, teacher and inspiration to all of us. We hope to keep her name and life’s work thriving. We do want to ensure not only our clients, but also our friends, that we will be staying open to keep Dawn’s legacy alive. Maintaining the health and well-being of our patients is our number one priority. 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Hefner, DVM 

Dr. Hefner grew up in Merced, CA and completed her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She then earned her DVM at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year internship at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center following graduation. Dr. Hefner joined the All About Pets and All About Equine team in 2018 where she expanded to caring for dogs and cats, as well as helping with horse emergencies.  

Outside of the clinic, she enjoys reading, gardening, and trail riding, as well as spending time with her husband Ethan, three dogs, three cats, and horse Sandman!

 

 

 

Management/Supervisors

 

 

Laura – Practice Manager

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Michaella – Supervisor 

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Client Care Representatives

 

 

 

Ariel 

Ariel is one of our very dedicated and hard working receptionists, and has been an amazing member of our team since 2019! Ariel loves being able to greet and interact with all the adorable patients that come through our door every day, and also to greet the amazing owners that come with them. 
 
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys reading, gardening, and drawing as well as spending time with her fiancé Tyler, 3 daughters, 2 cats and her new puppy Hewie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

 

 

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  Lori 

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Technicians 

 


 

Shelby 

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Sancia 

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Tyler

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Madison 

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Daniel

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Wendy

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 Kylee

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Kennel Assistant

 

Fabiola

 

Fabiola’s’ passion is caring and loving animals. As a kennel assistant, she makes sure all animals have the best care. Her dream is to become a veterinarian in the future and help as many animals as possible.

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