Estrella Veterinary Hospital

Estrella Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Capistrano Beach, CA. The professional and courteous staff at Estrella Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Estrella Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Capistrano Beach, CA and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Estrella Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

 

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26925 Camino De Estrella
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

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Mon-Fri:
7:30am-6:00pm

Sat & Sunday:
8:00am-5:00pm

Phone: (949) 496-6661
Fax: (949) 661-2603

After Hours: AUC: 
(949) 364-6228
After Hours: VMSG
(949)201-4100

Our Veterinarians

Mike Ontiveros, DVM, Owner

Dr. Mike Ontiveros joined our professional staff in 1997.  Dr. Ontiveros grew up in La Habra Heights, California and attended veterinary school at Washington State University.  After veterinary school Mike was selected for a rigorous internship program at a large specialty hospital in Santa Cruz, California. In 2001 Dr. Ontiveros became an owner of Estrella Veterinary Hospital. He dedicates his life to the wellbeing of all pets; however Dr. Mike does have a special place in his heart for senior pets. If your dog or cat is over 7 years old, ask Dr. Mike to develop a lifestyle plan to help your senior pet live a healthy and comfortable life. 
What we love about Dr. Mike:  His ability to make you and your pet feel that you are the most important thing in the world!! You'd be hard-pressed to find a more caring or skilled Veterinarian in all of Southern California!!

Ryan Bloeser, DVM, Owner

Dr. Bloeser graduated from The Royal School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh in June of 2000. He spent the following year conducting an internship in equine medicine and surgery in Palo Alto, Ca. His interests in small animal medicine prevailed however, and in October of 2001, he accepted an associate position in Golden Colorado where he practiced for four years. Dr. Ryan's love for his family and life near the ocean prompted his return home to sunny Southern California in November of 2004, when he joined the team at Estrella. His special interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
What we love about Dr. Ryan:  No one will go the extra mile for you like Dr. Ryan. He creates the environment to make us all want to give 110%!

Laura Searle Barnes, DVM

 Born and raised in the UK, Dr. Laura Searle Barnes always knew she wanted to work with animals. She attended the Royal Veterinary College of London and went to work in Seattle, WA. Upon returning to the UK, Dr. Laura did relief work for one of the UK's largest Animal Charities where she practiced emergency medicine and surgical case loads. in 2008, Laura moved to California. She now lives in sunny California with her husband and their beautiful daughter, Lily. Their furry family consists of 3 horses, 4 dogs, and 4 cats. Dr. Laura specializes in emergency medicine and has a true passion for dentistry. What we love about Dr. Laura: Her passion for veterinary medicine is an inspiration to our Estrella Family. She brings energy and compassion to each and every case.

Wendi Browne, DVM

Wendi was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Ohio University with her Bachelors of Science degree.  She then attended Western University where she graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007.  Wendi then completed a successful one year internship at Advanced Veterinary Care Center. Dr. Wendi joined our Estrella family in 2008. She donates a lot of her time to the San Clemente Shelter and finds time to enjoy friends and family. What we love about Dr. Wendi: She is our resident champion of the "under dog". Her care for her patients and compassion for her clients goes unmatched.

Liz Ortega, Technician

Liz Ortega was born and raised in Capistrano Beach, CA. She has worked with animals for over 10 years. Liz is currently working on obtaining her registered veterinary technician license. When Liz has free time, she like to hike the hills of San Clemente, fish and spoil her pug named Dixie.What we love about Liz: She works hard and can complete any task! Her compassion goes beyond the job, she truly loves all her patients.

Melissa Neale, Technician

Melissa is a life long resident of California, having been born and raised in Dana Point.  She has worked in veterinary medicine for 19 years and has worked at Estrella since 2003. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her sons Mason and Myles, her husband, Chad their 3 dogs and opossum.
What we love about Melissa: Her quick wit and positive attitude.  If you're picking teams...she'd be your first pick! TEAM PLAYER!

Amy Taylor, Technician

Amy joined our team in October of 2012. With a special place in her heart for pit bulls, she has two of her own, "Ema" and "Lily", as well as a shar pei named "Bodhi". Amy hopes to some day start a pit bull rescue of her own. She currently owns her own dog training company in orange county. What we love about Amy: She is always willing to jump in and help! Amy will go to any length to ensure comfort of her patients.

Bree Taylor, Technician

Bree comes from a big loving family. She has 7 siblings, 3 dogs and 2 cats. She has always had a passion for animals which led her into the veterinary field. She has been working in the industry for 6 plus years now and plans to get her RVT license and one day work at a wildlife animal rehab facility.What we love about Bree: She is a super spunky girl who loves to smile and laugh. She has great leadership skills and brings a lot of positive energy into the hospital

Ruby Cook, Technician

Ruby was born and raised in Orange County. She graduated from Stanbridge College. She plans to obtain her Bachelor's degree and become a Technologist. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the beach, playing with her dogs and taking care of her horse.What we love about Ruby: She has a great sense of humor and always knows how to put everyone in a great mood. Whenever you need a laugh, she's your go to girl!

Katie Vellucci, Tech Assistant

Katie is from Sunny So-Cal. Her furry family consists of 3 pugs named: Frankie, Cassie and Goo. She attended Saddleback College for 3 years and plans to stay working as a Technician with us long term. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with family and watch sports. Go L.A Clippers! What we love about Katie: She has a very outgoing personality and shows each and every animal in the back with kidness.

Dana Bonilla, Technician

Dana is a Southern California native. She and her husband recently moved to Dana Point and are now a "stones throw" to the beach where they like to spend time together. Dana joined the Estrella Family in August 2014. She has over three years and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. What we love about Dana: She is a quick learner with a quick wit. She is as sweet as she is smart.

Samone Boyce, Office Manager

Samone was born in Germany and moved to Laguna Niguel at the age of 7. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 5 years. When she is not working or going to school, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling and spending time with her husband, John. Their furry family consists of two dogs and two cats. What we love about Samone: Samone is our superstar! She shines at our front desk. Her charm and soft demeanor makes clients and their pets feel at home.

Mandalyn Tiedeman, Receptionist

Mandy Tiedeman joined our team in 2008, right out of high school. She started in our kennel and has worked her way up to technician assistant. She has been a resident of Southern California her whole life.  As an animal enthusiast one of her favorite things to do is to spend time with her cat "Kloe Kardashian". Mandalyn is the sunshine of our office and her enthusiasm and laughter is infectious.
What we love about Mandy:  Her "whatever it takes" attitude!

Stephanie Swaving, Receptionist

Stephanie lives in sunny SO Cal with her Fiance and two chihuahua's Daisy and Ivey. She has a strong passion for animals which led her to work in the veterinary field. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, watching movies at home and going shopping.What we love about Stephanie: She has a sweet personality and is a hardworker. Her sweet demeanor makes every single person that walks through the door feel welcomed and cared about.

Sarah Mendez, Receptionist

Sarah grew up right here in the heart of Capistrano Beach. Before she came to work with us, she worked at a doggy day care for 3 years. She has always had a passion for working with animals and is thinking about maybe going to school one day to become a Veterinary Technician. When Sarah is not working, she enjoys camping, taking her dog Noah out for runs and hanging out with her family and friends. What we love about Sarah: She is a very quick learner and has a really sweet personality. Her smile is contagious and she always makes clients feel welcome.

Chondrell Wilkerson, Receptionist

Chondrell is from Selma, Alabama. Her husband Brandan is active military and was stationed to Southern California in 2015. Her love for animals is what brought her into the Veterinary field. When she is not working, she likes to read books, go to the beach and hangout with her husband and dog named Jett.What we love about Chondrell: She is super friendly with everyone and has a very outgoing personality. She always knows how to put a smile on your face!