Meet Our Team

dogOur Doctors

  • 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 Staff

  • Michael Kirchhof
    Kennel Tech

    Michael Kirchhof is the Kennel Tech and aspiring veterinarian technician here at American Veterinary Hospital. I have just recently transitioned from working with the homeless to now assisting the doctor and techs with caring for your fur babies. I’ve always had a love for animals as well as helping others and find no greater joy then helping a animal in their time of need. When I’m not helping take care of your fur baby’s I’m taking care of my own beautiful little poodle named Bella.

  • Shalyn Glasper
    Veterinary Assistant

    Shalyn Glasper is a Veterinary Assistant/Front Office Assistant here at American Veterinary Hospital. Shalyn was born and raised in San Jose CA,  growing up with two siblings and a family cat. She attended Gavilan College in 2016 for Veterinary Assistant, and has volunteered at animal shelters. When Shalyn is not attending to your fur babies she is caring for her two beautiful daughter's and her dog named Diamond. She looks forward to working with you here at American Veterinary hospital. 


  • Melissa Alhark
    Veterinary Technician

    Melissa Alhark is a Veterinary Assistant / Office Assistant here at American Veterinary Hospital. She has been with us since December of 2017. Melissa has recently gone back to school to become a Veterinary Technician and her long term goal is to work with large zoo animals! When she isn’t here taking care of your fur babies, she is at home taking care of her 4 year old human boy and her 1 year old cat. “Animals have done a lot for me over the years. It’s time that I do something for them in return.” Melissa looks forward to meeting you and helping you, as well as your furry friend, in any way that she can!   

  • 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)

  • Vanessa Granera
    Veterinary Technician

    Vanessa Granera was raised in Stockton, CA and brought her childhood dogs, Jade, Onyx, and Cleo to be cared for at American Veterinary Hospital for 12 years. The care that was shown to her and her family is what inspired her to dive into the veterinary field. After high school she went on to take classes at Carrington College where she earned an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in March of 2018. She came back to the place where it all started and now, not only helps care for all the fur babies that come through the hospital but gets to experience first hand, the love and care the whole team puts into their work. One of the most surprising things she has learned is that she is not the only one who see’s her pets as family, so do all of you! She has a 4 year old dog of her own named Simba who is the king of the show and a red eared slider turtle simply named “T” that she has had since she was seven and loves them dearly. She can’t wait to meet you and help care for your fur babies. 

  • 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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