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  • Dr.
    Kamaljit Singh Brar
    Dr. Brar is one of the associated veterinarians here at American Veterinary Hospital. Born and raised in Punjab, India he graduated in 1994 from veterinary school at Punjab Agricultural University, India. After graduating, he entered into the residency program at Mississippi State University. Shortly after completing his coursework in 2000, he came to Stockton to work alongside Dr. Gurpreet Singh. Dr. Brar is a member of the CVMA and AVMA. He married his beautiful wife, Sukh, in 1998 and they have two wonderful kids. In his free time he enjoys tennis, basketball, and working out. Helping pets is his passion and Dr. Brar looks forward to meeting you.

  • Dr.
    Gurpreet Singh
    Dr. Gurpreet Singh is one of the Associate Veterinarians at American Veterinary Hospital. He studied veterinary medicine and graduated from Punjab Agricultural University, India. He has been practicing in Stockton since 1999 and is a member of the CVMA, AVMA, and NSJVMA. His special interests include small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as internal medicine. He has been married to his beautiful wife for 20 years and they have three brilliant children. He also has a very protective German shepherd named Renee. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, being a father, running, and gardening. When he gets a chance, Dr. Singh takes off to Lake Tahoe with his family to enjoy a weekend of kayaking and paddle boarding. Dr. Singh takes great pride in what he does and looks forward to meeting you and helping your four legged family members.

Our Staffs

  • Deeanna Foster
    Veterinary Assistant

    Deeanna Foster has been in the vet field for over 20 years and is a Jill of all trades. She also does wildlife rehab in her spare time. She love helping fur babies and their owners. Deeanna has 2 fur babies of her own. Foxy and Bambino (they rule the house). She enjoys spending time with family, wildlife rehab and camping. She looks forward to helping you and your fur family here at American Veterinary Hospital.       

  • ​Vanessa D. Valencia
    Veterinary Technician

     Vanessa got her start in the Emergency Veterinary Medicine as intern while taking a work experience class at Modesto Jr. Collage.  After that summer she quickly realized what she was most passionate about. Wanting to make a career out of her passion she enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Modesto Junior College and finished in April 2016. Vanessa is aspiring to become an RVT and has been working as a Veterinary Technician since May 2014. Vanessa, “I have always been passionate about the well-being and health of animals ever since I was a child. It wasn't till I was in my mid 20's that I realized that caring for animals was what really fulfilled me.  It is my pleasure to be able to care for your furry family”. 

  • Lina Ramirez
    Veterinary Technician

    Lina Ramirez is Veterinary Technician-Front Office Assistant here at American Veterinary Hospital since 2011. She was born and raised in Stockton Ca. When she is not caring for you furry little ones she is a full time wife and mother of two. She has always had a passion & love for animals. 'There is nothing more rewarding then to treat and care for helpless fur babies' She looks forward to meeting you and assisting you and your beloved family members.        (SI HABLO ESPANOL)

  • Mandeep S. Gurm (Mike)
    Our Office Manager
    Mike Gurm is the Office Manager at American Veterinary Hospital. Mike graduated from MJC with an Associated Science Degree and has a background in Pharmacy Technology. He has had the pleasure to work alongside with both Dr. Brar and with Dr. Singh since 1999. Mike is married to his beautiful wife ,Rupi, since 2002 and they have three daughters, and a son with two lovely pets Cheetah and Laddoo. With a house full of wonderful kids his honey-do list gets longer and longer. So keeping busy around the house is what Mike does on his free time. If Mike gets lucky and finishes his list he really enjoys cooking; what a great way to end the day, with food! Mike loves what he does and looks forward to meeting you with your beloved companions.

  • Thalia Braxton
    Our Technician / Groomer
    Thalia Braxton is a Technician/Groomer here at American Veterinary Hospital. She has been with us since 1999. She is pretty busy around here working as the main groomer and also as a technician. At home she takes care of her two children and her dog Luke and cat Kitty Soft Paws. So she knows how it is to run a full house. She looks forward to pampering your pets that are grooming with us, or may need a caring technicians hand.

  • Raja

    is our resident cat who loves to be the center of attention! He is a 9 years old orange tabby who is the king around here. He has been with American Veterinary Hospital since he was just a couple months old. Raja loves to be brushed out regularly but he absolutely hates to be bathed. He loves to sit in your lap and he just loves to sun bathe! Believe it or not he also loves puppies and kittens. He often visits with the boarding kitties and hospitalized patients during their stay. Raja looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members!


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