Jen Paterson RVT
Jen Paterson is a registered veterinary technician (RVT) and has been at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital since 2002.
Jen is an animal lover, growing up around horses, they have always been a big influence in her life. She started out competing at small horse shows, to showing on the jumper circuit, and currently team ropes with her horse Elliott. When she is not working or riding horses, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog Billie Jean.
Jen first came across SLREH through the foal sitting program and has been here ever since.
Jen's specialty is imaging, especially radiology, nuclear scintigraphy and CT, although she is involved in all aspects of the hospital. She was also involved in the development of myelographic techniques with Dr. Grant for neurological cases.
She has been dedicated to SLREH and its patients as her own family. She continues to strive to broaden her knowledge and skills to provide the best possible service to all of our clients and patients.
Westly Oberman grew up in California spending all his free time working with and riding horses at a cross-country ranch. His passion for horses led him to pursue a a degree in Equine Science at Colorado State University. While at Colorado State University, he had the opportunity to take an internship as a veterinary technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, where he learned how amazing the medical side of the equine industry is. Westly enjoys building his horse knowledge every day, whether it be while working as vet tech at SLREH, or while training on weekends.
Born in San Jose, CA. and raised in the Bay Area, Careena has been obsessed with horses for as long as she can remember. She took her first Western riding lessons at Garrod Farms in Saratoga. Young Careena eventually got her own horse and lessons were replaced by trail riding and galloping through hay fields. Much later she would acquire ex-racehorses needing a job and take up polo. Careena credits her training and experience as an EMT for making her transition from the corporate world to equine medicine virtually seamless. Careena prides herself on seeing the big picture, making sure that everyone gets started off in the right direction in the morning, and achieves all of his or her goals during the day. Careena attributes the love of animals and the people she works with for her longevity in equine medicine. She is a huge asset to the team at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital and we're lucky to have her here! Something surprising about Careena: She has been a Mounted Deputy Sheriff for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office, owned Portola Valley Horse Transportation, and credits Jan Peterson for getting her hooked on her current discipline, reining. Careena still has her all of her pleasure horses, her Thoroughbreds and a collection of adoptees from the clinics she's worked at.
Kayla is a life long animal lover starting with livestock in 4-H and FFA. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2015 after pursuing dairy and equine classes. Her favorite part was the time she spent with the Quarter Horse and Foaling Enterprise. In her free time she enjoys riding her horses and doing sports with her dogs.