Dr. Joni is originally from the Midwest but has lived in the Santa Ynez Valley since 1979. She is a 1977 graduate of Michigan State University. She founded Buellton Veterinary Clinic in 1981 with just one part time employee and has watched it grow into the full service hospital it is today. Although she remains the business manager of the clinic, Dr. Joni is looking at “semi-retirement” and works only 1-2 days a week, mostly in the business office. She is eternally grateful to all the clients over the last 38 years who have entrusted her and the clinic staff with their pet’s well-being.
Dr. Gross graduated from the University of Minesotta's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After practicing for 22 years in Las Vegas, she is happy to join the BVC family in 2019. She strives to continue to expand her knowledge and understanding of veterinary medicine, including alternative approaches. She feels comfortable in either the exam room or surgery room. Outside the office, she enjoys doing sports with her dog, 'Justy', reading, hiking and watching movies.
Beronica joined Buellton Veterinary Clinic in March 2016. She comes to us with 11 years of veterinary technician experience. She did take a couple of years off to raise her son, but you would have never known it. She is hard-working and likes to keep things tidy. Beronica studied Biology at UCSB. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family, her dogs “Grady”, “Optimo” and her rabbit “Roscoe”.
Tayler joined Buellton Vet in June 2017. She has her vet tech certification and is currently working on her RVT. She spends her spare time with her husband and four legged kids. Tayler loves to bake and fortunately for the BVC gang we get to be her guinea pigs!!
Rayna joined Buellton Vet in January 2018. Grooming is her passion, she has been doing this for over 3 years. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, music and cuddling with her cat 'Milo'.
Daniela joined Buellton Vet in June 2018. She has completed the Veterinary Technician program at Allan Hancock College and would like to reach her goal of getting her RVT license. Her time away from the clinic is spent with her husband and her dog, 'Roxy', She enjoys reading and travel.
Araceli joined Buellton Veterinary Clinic in August 2018. Araceli is working on obtaining all her pre-requisites to transfer to a university in hopes of someday applying to veterinary school. Her time off is spent with her boyfriend, twin daughters, and dog named 'Koko'.
Shelby joined Buellton Veterinary Clinic in 2018. Because of her love for animals, Shelby would like to obtain a degree in Biology and someday be a fish and wildlife officer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, 'Cinderella' and 'Cali', and cat, 'Esmae'. She also enjoys horse back riding, running, hiking and yoga.
Sandra joined Buellton Veterinary Clinic in December 2018. She comes to us with 12 years of veterinary technician experience. Sandra completed the alternate route program at Allan Hancock and in 2017 she passed her board exam to become a licensed RVT. In her spare time she enjoys being active with her husband, two daughters and three dogs, 'Oz' 'Lucy', and 'Roscoe'.