Dr. Swarnjit Singh
Dr. Swarnjit Singh has been involved in Veterinary medicine since he earned his Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc&AH), followed by his Masters in Veterinary Science (MVSc) majoring in Immunology with a minor in Biochemistry, from the College of Veterinary Science of Punjab Agricultural University, India.
When he came to the United States in 1994 it was with the intention of getting his PhD in Veterinary and Medical Entomology at Oklahoma State University. He particularly focused on immune mechanisms and effect of transmission of various diseases by insects and ticks to vertebrate hosts, with the focus on Lyme disease.
Once he finished his doctoral studies, he worked for a few years in academic research before returning to his true passion, which is as a small animal practitioner. He worked in Denver and Santa Rosa before opening his own practice, and American Canyon Veterinary Hospital was born. He recently completed his Fear Free certification, which brings us one step closer to becoming a Fear Free Hospital.
In his spare time, you can find Dr. Singh hanging out with his wife Katya and watching standup comedy specials. His gentle soothing presence can be felt not only with the animals he loves but throughout the practice and every person who works at ACVH feels so lucky to have Dr. Singh as their boss.
DVM, PhD, FFCP
Julie has been in the veterinary industry since the year 2000. She started her career as a receptionist in a small practice in Sacramento, CA in, and quickly moved into the Veterinary Technician position.
Over the years, Julie gained experience in general practice, emergency medicine, as well as specialty (reproductive) medicine. She worked as a Receptionist, Technician, Supervisor, and is now our Practice Manager.
Outside of work you can find Julie on the softball field watching her oldest daughter play or spending time with her youngest daughter and wife. Her Pitbull pup Olive loves to come to work with her and she has 2 German Shorthaired Pointers, Chuck and Gwen. Not to mention the 8 fixed feral cats who have adopted her and come knocking at the door demanding food every morning.
Julie has been with our hospital since the day we opened, and wears about a dozen hats throughout the day, whether it is Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager, pet cuddler or friend. Life at ACVH would grind to a halt without her so we are thankful that she is one of our fearless leaders.
Vanessa joined the ACVH family in September 2021. She grew up in Richmond, Ca. where she volunteered in a veterinary hospital that specialized in breeding during her high school years. She has a passion for caring for older and sick animals because there are so many out there that are living in shelters and need loving forever homes. Because these animals desperately need homes Vanessa makes it a point to always own a sick or senior pet, because they deserve loving homes just as much as young healthy pets! She currently owns 2 standard poodles, Delilah and Dakota, a troublemaker Pug named Bentley and a Maltese mix named Maggie that has a stage 6 heart murmur but doesn’t let that stop her from being sassy!
In her spare time, you can find Vanessa hanging out and watching True Crime Documentaries with her two teenagers and husband or knitting and quilting while watching trashy Reality TV.
Assistant to the Practice Manager, FFCP
Kelly joined ACVH in January of 2021 and has taken the practice by storm as our lead Veterinary Assistant. She started her career caring for animals at a young age. Her love for animals blossomed from owning a variety of her own pets growing up. Early on in her life she stumbled upon pet sitting, while working at a pet store. It wasn’t long before she found herself working at her first animal hospital. Her immediate curiosities for what was going on in those surgery rooms lead to her taking the next steps to becoming a Veterinary Technician. Over the last decade, out of a pure love for what she does, Kelly has continued to grow her knowledge and skills by continuing her education in veterinary medicine. Kelly’s real passion is volunteering at wildfire devastated areas to reunite pets with their owners. When wildfire season is over, Kelly can be found fostering litters of kittens and puppies.
Kelly’s commitment to your pet's comfort and happiness has led her to be the first member of our staff to complete her Certification as a Fear Free Professional. We are so lucky to have Kelly as our staff supervisor as well as our lead Veterinary Assistant.
Veterinary Assistant & Staff Supervisor, FFCP Katelyn Ornelas
Katelyn joined the ACVH family in April of 2021. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012 as a receptionist and technician. She loves all animals but has a special passion for horses. She owns 5 dogs, Sam, Dean, Bell, Lily and Dixie and one cat, Miles.
While Katelyn loves working in the veterinary industry, her favorite job of all is being a mom to her son. When she isn’t working, you will find her taking trips with her family, mostly local for now but once her son is older, she can’t wait to travel the world with him and her husband.
Customer Service Representative
Victoria started with ACVH in September of 2020. She is also a senior in high school and has grown up in Vallejo and American Canyon. Her career goal is to become a therapist, but she also wants to continue her education in Veterinary Medicine, as working with animals has become a passion of hers.
In her spare time, she loves to dance and watch TV. She has 5 pets, a St. Bernard who is 3 years old, a tabby cat who is also 3, a Turtle named Rocky and 2 goldfish. Her favorite thing about working with ACVH is working with the pets to gain their trust and being in a practice that puts such a large emphasis on teaching, because getting her co-workers encouragement and teaching makes it such a welcoming community. Victoria is one of our kennel assistants and is a hard-working fast learner and we are thrilled she works with us.