Meet Our Team

Lesli A. Hewitt-Spears


Hey there! I am Dr. Hewitt and I have been working with animals of all kinds for more than 25 years. I started out as a kennel assistant, worked as a veterinary technician and eventually held externships during veterinary school at the San Francisco Zoo and The Avian and Exotics Clinic in Monterey, California. Since I graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, I have strived to understand and treat canine, feline and exotic species’ ailments and diseases with the utmost care and concern. I love all the fuzzy, furry, feathery, and scaly creatures that you consider as part of your family. I have recently been given the honor of becoming the veterinarian for Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Imlay, NV. My family consists of my wonderful Husband, Lee, our awesome children – Hunter and Emma, two dogs, two cats, one bird, a guinea pig, 6 chickens, and a fresh water community fish tank. It has been my life-long dream to practice quality, caring medicine for all of my animal friends. Livin’ the Dream…

Dr. Linda Miner

P/T Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Olivia Colella

Surgical Assistant / Kennel Assistant

Hello, I’m Olivia and I am a Kennel Assistant at Quail Ridge Animal Hospital and I plan to continue to work with animals for a very long time. Animals are a priority in my life and their comfort is extremely important to me, I do everything within my power to create a peaceful caring environment when they are under my care. I particularly enjoy shelter work, giving them extra love and compassion that they need. They all have a special place in my heart.

Alli Embury

Front Desk Receptionist

Hello, I’m Alli Embury, one of the receptionists at the front desk. My love of animals started when i was very young,so I feel so blessed to be able to help them everyday! I am very family oriented and between my husband and I we have 6 children and 2 Fur-babies! When not working, I Enjoy photography and traveling to new places.

Tessa Marshall

Certified Veterinary Technician

My name is Tessa. I have just moved up here to the Bay Area. I have a real passion for working with animals. I have been working with animals for the last eight years. I am super excited to be working with such a great team at Quail Ridge!

Ariel Williams


Hello, my name is Ariel. I recently started at Quail Ridge with the love of helping people and animals. I came from a background in customer service and human medicine. I have a zoo for pets. This includes Cookie, Lucky, Sparky, Charlotte and Yoshi. I love animals and being able to help even in the hardest of times. In my spare time, you will usually find me attending various vendor events and assisting in planning different fundraiser events for the community.

Elaya Pineda

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Jasmine Boucher

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Crystal Bennett

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Halie Thoreson

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Marion Haffy


Veterinary Assistant / Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon!

Kate Read

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon!