Dr. Caitlin Kelly:
Dr. Caitlin Kelly graduated from the undergraduate integrative biology department at the University of California at Berkeley (Go Bears!) and from the veterinary doctorate program at Oregon State University. Dr. Kelly had the drive and desire to become a veterinarian since she was a child, but the dream was cemented while volunteering at the humane society and working at a pet emergency clinic during undergrad. Dr. Kelly joined White's Pet Hospital in 2014 and is a great addition to our team.
Dr. Kelly and her husband, Michael, both native southern Californians are living their dream of residing on the rural coast of Santa Barbara county within the beauty of a traditionally run, free range cattle ranch. They are high school sweethearts who have two amazing nieces, but no children of their own at this time. Their fur family consists of two golden retrievers, Bentley and Winston, an indoor only Ragdoll cat named Claire (who is the best snuggler!), two Holland lops bunnies: Buzz and Blanc, and two superb mousers: Pepper, a petite tortoise shell cat, and Drake, a large brown tabby cat.
Dr. Kelly has special medical interests in surgery, dentistry, and preventive care medicine of dogs, cats, and rabbits. Outside of the veterinary practice, Dr. Kelly places the utmost importance on family life. She believes that people and loved ones (including fur babies) are what life is all about! She spends a lot of time at the beach with the family and dogs. She is an avid photographer and enjoys being active whether it is involves: hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, or exploring new places. She is always involved in some DIY project and working on learning something new.
Dr. Andrea Reid:
Dr. Reid attended veterinary school at UC Davis where she graduated in 2010 at the top of her class. Throughout her education, she was awarded several scholarships for academic excellence as well as interest in promotion of the human animal bond, interest in canine and feline medicine, and demonstrated interest in private practice.
Her undergraduate studies were completed at UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She credits her involvement with Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar during her senior year at UCLA for giving her the inspiration she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Reid gained invaluable experience working with stray, injured, and abandoned animals at the Central California SPCA in Fresno- one of the highest volume animal shelters in the country. Over the past several years, she has fostered more than fifty homeless dogs and cats and found permanent, loving homes for them all. Today Dr. Reid continues to participate in shelter medicine as the resident shelter veterinarian at the Santa Barbara Humane Society every Friday.
Before she joined White’s in 2015, she spent 2 years practicing emergency medicine at AVS, a 24 hour specialty and emergency hospital right here in Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she practiced both primary care and emergency medicine at a very busy 24 hour hospital in central California.
Dr. Reid has special interests in dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and oncology. She lives in Goleta with her husband whom she met as an undergraduate at UCLA. She has two amazing yellow Labradors, one moody cat, and a very cute Connemara pony. When not working, Dr. Reid enjoys playing with her dogs, gardening, and riding her pony.
Dr. Lauren LeFebre grew up in Ventura County, graduating from Thousand Oaks High School. She attended Los Angeles Pierce College and worked as a technician at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital before attending veterinary school. She earned her DVM from Kansas State University and is a devoted Wildcat fan, attending as many football games as she could while in Kansas. Along with her interest in small animal medicine and surgery, she also enjoys working with exotic animals and wildlife.
She lives with her dog Bombon, a playful American Bulldog and parakeet, Tipper, who spends her days talking to the birds outside. She enjoys reading, cooking, game nights, going to the movies, and traveling.