Kim Padilla, DVM – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Padilla is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and after receiving her DVM degree she completed a medical and surgical internship at California Veterinary Specialists in Southern California. Dr. Padilla is one of our emergency doctors at Northpointe. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Padilla loves spending time with her family and their pets Cheddar and Buster.
Carol Vetri, DVM
Dr. Vetri has been a vet at Northpointe since 2006. She is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to her busy clinical schedule at Northpointe, she is also involved in the care of the animals at the Sutter County Animal Control Facility. She is joined at home by Lola and April, just to name a few of her many furry friends.
Brittany Thompson, DVM
Dr. Thompson received her veterinary degree in 2007 from the St. George University School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from the Yuba-Sutter area, she joined our staff in 2011 after working in a busy practice in Syracuse, New York. When not practicing at Northpointe Dr. Thompson spends time at home with her family.
Masae Suda, DVM
Dr. Suda is one of our emergency clinicians at Northpointe. She is a 2005 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and worked professionally in the Sacramento area before coming to work with us. Dr. Suda has a special interest in veterinary ultrasonography (ultrasound). She is joined at home with her husband, son, and their pets Pumpkin, Ken and Rudolf.
R. Mariko Pillitteri, DVM
With an academic background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dr. Pillitteri attended the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following her graduation in 2013, she completed an internship at a regional veterinary specialty/emergency hospital in the Bay Area before coming to work with us Northpointe. Dr. Pillitteri has a special interest and experience in emergency medicine, surgery and ultrasound. When away from the hospital, Dr. Pillitteri spends much of her free time with her horse, Derby, and competes in 3-day eventing and dressage.
Chey Bernal, DVM
Dr. Bernal is a graduate of the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to Northpointe he completed and internship at a large specialty and emergency hospital in the Bay Area. Dr. Bernal has a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care, and serves as one of our overnight doctors.
Megan Dunbar, DVM
Dr. Dunbar received her degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She has been practicing in the Yuba-Sutter area for the past few years before joining us at Northpointe, where she now works as part of our daytime medical team. She has clinical experience not just with dogs and cats, but also with horses and ranch animals. Dr. Dunbar enjoys camping, fishing and the great outdoors.
Amanda Stuart, DVM
Dr. Amanda Stuart graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, and has been working since that time as a veterinarian in northern California. She is currently part of our daytime urgent care team at Northpointe. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, rock climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities, and spending quality time with her dogs Geo, Terra and Bug.
Holly Meltesen, DVM
Dr. Meltesen is a graduate of the University of Colorado College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been working as an emergency clinician for most of her career. At Northpointe she provides both overnight emergency services and daytime urgent care. In addition to her clinical background, Dr. Meltesen also has research and teaching experience.
“I love emergency medicine and all of its dynamic changes; no two days are ever the same. We get to see complicated medical cases as well as emergency surgery cases. Working as an emergency veterinarian I have had the chance to see some great cases and it is always gratifying to see them leave the hospital doing better.”
When away from the hospital, Dr. Meltesen also enjoys horseback riding. She has a border collie named “Rachel,” and a Bernese mountain dog named “Sienna”.
Dr. Kelsey Broadhead:
Dr. Broadhead is another one of our UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine graduates who studied Animal Science prior to obtaining her doctorate. Before working with Northpointe she gained experience as a technician at Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital and developed in interest in surgery and general practice. When not at the hospital, Dr. Broadhead enjoys spending time with her cat, dog, and rabbit, which she affectionately calls “her boys.” Her dog, Axel, accompanies her on many hikes as they try to get out an explore as much as possible.”