OUR STAFF

Dr. Erika Wedel DVM

Dr. Erika Wedel is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been working as a veterinarian in San Diego County since 2006, and loves it here.  She is a part time researcher at the San Diego Zoo, observing the Giant Pandas. She has a special interest in animal dental health, and believes keeping a pet's mouth healthy is one of the most important things a pet parent can do to ensure good health and longevity for their dogs and cats. Dr. Wedel and her husband Wassem, live in San Diego with their young son Casen, and enjoy all it has to offer!  

 

Kathy Klein, Dental Hygienist

Kathy Klein founded Smilepet over 18 years ago, with one goal in mind - to help her animal friends and reduce the number of times they had to go under anesthesia for routine cleaning. She grew very proficient at handling dogs as a young adult, and was responsible for the health and well being of a world class show kennel in the Midwest. Kathy studied human dental hygiene 18 years ago, and used those skills along with her gift of communicating with animals, to create a less stressful way for your animal companions to maintain their oral health. She has provided her service to many small animal veterinary practices in Southern CA. Kathy is also an accomplished artist and dog trainer, showing both her art and her dogs to the highest level of competition. She lives in rural San Diego County with her husband Eric, and their two golden retrievers, two rescue cats, two Nigerian dwarf goats, and her beloved Arabian horse.