Doctors & Staff
A veterinarian is much more than your pet’s general physician. Your veterinarian is also your pet’s surgeon, radiologist, neurologist, dermatologist, pharmacist, pediatrician, anesthesiologist, obstetrician, nutritionist, and yes, even psychiatrist! At Pet Medical Center, we are able to take care of your pet’s needs for a full lifetime.
Isabelle A. Bach, DVM (Owner)
Dr. Bach was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Montreal in 1997. She then pursued her veterinary education with extended surgical training in Dallas, TX, before settling in California in 1998. Dr. Bach and her husband Christophe purchased the Pet Medical Center in August 2006 and decided to make it “their own”.
Dr. Bach strives on providing quality diagnostics, medicine, surgery and preventive care. She takes great pride in providing extraordinary medical care and services in a friendly and compassionate manner. Her communication skills bring all diseases to an understandable level. Her energetic personality flows throughout the practice and contributes to a warm family atmosphere.
Dr. Bach is the proud mother of 2 beautiful girls: Josephine (born in 2004) and Amelia (born in 2006). Josephine trains as a Level 4 Team gymnast 9 to 16 hours a week and strives to become a Cirque du Soleil performer when she grows up. As for Amelia, the verdict isn’t out yet, but her interests include arts & crafts and horseback riding!
The Bachs also have several family pets: Chinook (Golden Retriever mix), Mungkee & Doodle (Brussels Griffons), Jack & Kuddles (cats), Gus & Lily (pigmy goats), Romeo & Juliette (sheep), Kevin Bacon Hamlet Notorious P.I.G. aka Hammy (outdoor pot-bellied pig), Ophelia (indoor pot-bellied pig), and the beloved hospital mascot Zeus, the 18 pound ragdoll. With this newly acquired little “farm”, Dr. Bach has no choice but to stay in touch with all aspects of veterinary medicine!
The Bachs recently found residence in the Temecula Wine Country and are truly enjoying all that it has to offer…with the exception of the rattlesnakes, coyotes and bobcats! During her free time, Dr. Bach enjoys spending quality time with her family, experimenting new adventures all over the world and tasting / discovering fine wines amongst great friends. She recently became a scuba diving enthusiast, although still very particular about water conditions and temperature! As an Anaheim Ducks fan, Dr. Bach remains connected to her Canadian hockey roots by seldom missing a home game! Go Ducks!
Dr. Julia Howland
Dr. Howland grew up on the North Shore of Chicago, IL and attended college at the University of San Diego. After a year working in an emergency clinic and at the Lincoln Park Zoo back at home, she then returned to Southern California to attend veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences. Western U’s unique curriculum enabled her to work in hospitals throughout the country and, after graduation, allowed her to find a great fit as Associate Veterinarian at Pet Medical Center. She feels very strongly about quality and compassionate care for animals, which starts with wellness visits to a general practitioner.
While growing up in Chicago, her best friend and family dog, Baron (Shepherd/Border Collie mix), inspired her later career. During veterinary school she also adopted her cat, Dexter (black and white medium hair) who has been an amazing companion as Dr. Howland has traveled all over the U.S. for school and family trips. When she has free time, Dr. Howland enjoys traveling, surfing, cycling, SCUBA diving, and spending time with friends and family.
Christophe Bach (Practice Manager)
Bio to follow
Teryn Bronson (Assistant Practice Manager)
Teryn came to Pet Medical Center in February 2007 as a receptionist, and has since become the Assistant Practice Manager. She has loved animals all her life, and started her first veterinary job in 2002. She lives with her husband Adam, and 3 pets: Bosley (70lb Boxer Mix, 2009), Indy (10lb Patterdale Terrier, 2002) and Joon (Cat, 1998). She enjoys spending time with her family, loves being outdoors, and goes to the beach as much as possible!
Kaylan Slane (Receptionist)
Kaylan is a southern California native, and started working at Pet Medical Center in October 2011. She enjoys long walks with her 3 dogs: Brian, Cash and Charlie, and also loves taking them to dog beach!
James Golem (Technician)
James has been with Pet Medical Center since August of 2006. James started as a kennel assistant, however his interest in the veterinary field quickly transformed him to become the veterinary technician he is today. James has a dog named Buster Brown, a Labrador mix. James is a full time student as well, earning a degree in biology.
Kaylie Burger (Technician)
Kaylie started working at Pet Medical Center as a volunteer in high school in 2008 and has since become a Technician. She is currently a full time student at Palomar College, working towards her Bachelor’s degree in biology. During her free time she is inseparable from Daisy, her Pit Bull.
Melissa Silva (Technician)
Melissa has worked at Pet Medical Center since April 2011. She started as a volunteer for a veterinary assistant program, and was quickly hired after her internship was completed. She is the proud owner of 2 cats, 5 dogs, and a tortoise. In her time off, she enjoys being outdoors tending to her tortoise, named Flower. She loves cooking and spending time with her large family.
Adam Bronson (Technician)
Adam has worked in the veterinary field since 1998, and has had a passion for animals his entire life. He started working at Pet Medical Center in 2007, alongside his wife Teryn. Adam has 2 dogs and 1 cat, and spends his time outside work playing golf, shooting, and enjoys working in his yard.
Trish McCall (Kennel Assistant)
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Chanel Griego (Kennel Assistant)
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