Dr. Gary Latos, DVM:
Dr. Latos has practiced in the community for over 30 years. He brings years of experience and expertise to the clinic. He has a special interest in surgery, cardiology, endocrinology, and all aspects of internal medicine. He has given back to the community by working with wildlife rescue and has helped reduce pet overpopulation by participating in spay and neuter for rescues and feral cats.
From a very young age, Dr. Latos knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. Seeing family pets fall ill and age over the years he knew his purpose was to someday be able to help them. A passionate and caring veterinarian he answered the question, “Why did you become a veterinarian?” the answer was easy, “It’s in my blood.”
Dr. Latos shares his life with an Italian Greyhound named Lorenzo. In his spare time he travels and considers himself a “foodie.”
Dr. Kelly Watrobski, DVM
Dr. Watrobski’s knack for math and science and natural love of animals were a perfect match for someone who ultimately pursued a career in veterinary medicine. This veterinarian “can’t imagine doing anything else.” Through school she worked as a veterinary nurse, caring for the hospitalized animals. After veterinary school she completed an internship and naturally settled in the area to be close to her family.
Dr. Watrobski’s special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology, wound management and pain management. She is working towards acupuncture certification and is looking forward to integrating holistic medicine in to her treatment plans.
Outside of work Dr. Watrobski’s participates in an outreach program called Wings of Discovery as one of her special interests is wildlife and conservation medicine. Some day she would like to work the Iditarod as a vet. Seems like she has landed at the right spot as we do treat a lot of animal athletes in our practice! She shares her home with a feline geriatric wonder named Leland. In her spare time she enjoys reading and doing jigsaw puzzles with Leland by her side.
Dr. Jim Wright, DVM
Dr. Wright had a childhood dream to become a veterinarian. He remembers the essay written in the fourth grade where he indicated veterinary medicine was his chosen profession. A focused and intelligent young man, he attended Cornell University on a fast track program and achieved his Bachelor of Science and DVM degree in only 7 years. We joke that he is our “prodigy”. He is smart, compassionate and experienced.
After practice ownership in Northern California and raising his son and daughter, Dr. Wright relocated to Southern California. We are so glad he has returned to Calabasas Animal Clinic where he had been previously employed for 14 years.
In his spare time he enjoys refurbishing his 32’ sailboat, gourmet cooking, tennis, golf, writing, and basic dressage riding.
Dr. Dody Tyneway, DVM, CVA, CAVCA, CCRT
Dr. Dody Tyneway holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Postgraduate studies include an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the world renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. She became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, is a certified Tuina practitioner and has studied classical acupuncture and herbal medicine with Dr. Xie at the Chi Institute. Dr. Tyneway is a veterinarian certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. She has practiced rehabilitation over 12 years and is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Additionally, Dr. Tyneway is certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through both the Chi Institute and the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr. Tyneway’s family consists of a husband, two sons, three dogs and three cats. She is actively involved in dog sports having participated in numerous AKC and USDAA agility championships and her dogs also compete in nose work.
Dr. Linda Mackinnon, DVM, CVA, CTCVMP
Dr. MacKinnon graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with the President’s Award as the outstanding graduate of her class. In 1996, she completed the IVAS acupuncture course and began her journey into holistic veterinary medicine. In 2002, Dr. MacKinnon completed the Options for Animals animal chiropractic course and five years later completed the University of Tennessee rehabilitation course. In 2015, Dr. MacKinnon was certified by the Chi Institute as a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner. Her hobbies are playing music with friends and riding her Quarter Horse, Tucker, on the 7000-acre ranch where he boards
Dr. Jennifer Conrad, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Jennifer Conrad is a native Californian who loves animals. Dr. Conrad went to vet school at UC Davis (1994) after attending UC Berkeley for undergrad. She feels that alleviating animal pain is her greatest goal and that her greatest happiness comes from making animals happy. In her free time, Dr. Conrad enjoys swimming in the ocean, traveling, drawing, and reading classic fiction.
Dr. Sabine Buerchler, DVM
A native of Switzerland, Dr. Sabine Buerchler graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Zurich in 2005. She subsequently spent two years in the UK working at a large Equine practice, before relocating to California where she spent a year at UC Davis performing stem cell research. Since then, Dr. Buerchler has spent several years practicing equine and small animal veterinary medicine in the greater Los Angeles area, while also practicing for two winters in Dubai, UAE.
Dr. Buerchler has always had an interest in complementary medicine. She completed the Options for Animals Course in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractics), is certified by the IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society), and in 2016 completed the Pitcairn course in Veterinary Homeopathy. Most recently Sabine enrolled in the CCRP (Canine Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner) course at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Buerchler is excited to put all of these pieces together, along with her continuing practical veterinary experience, in order to help her patients live long and healthy lives.
Outside of work, Dr. Buerchler can be found at the Santa Anita or schooling one of her off the track thoroughbreds to prepare them for a career in eventing or show-jumping.