Four Paws Veterinary Center

4524 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568



 Our Staff Members


Lenna Engel, RVT

Lenna gained her interest in veterinary medicine during high school when she pursued an internship at a local animal hospital in Brentwood, California. Lenna attended Western Career College in Sacramento, CA where she earned her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She is licensed in the state of California as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has over 15 years of clinical experience! She is currently in the Academy for Veterinary Dental Technicians and is working towards obtaining a specialty in veterinary dentistry.

Lenna has raised many species of pets throughout her life including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, mice, fish, aquatic turtles, lizards, and even some insects! She currently has a dog named Petrie, an adorable Chihuahua and several Betta fish. 

Lenna spends her free time outdoors as much as possible. She is always looking for a new adventure!



Jen Southard

Jen has worked in the veterinary field since 2004. Throughout her life, she has raised many different species of animals including rabbits, swine, horses, and cows. Jennifer currently enjoys the company of her four dogs, Kallie, a Border Collie mix, Davis, a Jack Russell, Emma, a Formosan Mountain dog and Beanz, a Border Collie mix. She also has an orphaned cat named Pickles which she cared for and bottle-fed since birth, and a second cat named Mikey. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, day trips to the beach with her dogs, spending time with her family, and reading.



Alison Fleckner, CVA

Alison received her BS degree in Animal Science at UC Davis. She later was certified through the CVMA as a Veterinary Assistant.

She enjoys spending time with her pets: Ty and Trixi the Flat-coated retrievers, Dottie her cat, and Haus her Rabbit. She also enjoys riding her horse Sadi and competing in hunter jumper shows.



Emily Lindgren

Emily has always had an interest in helping animals and has always had a few furry friends around the house. Her first job was at a horse stable in the Saratoga hills where she led trail rides, took kids around the property on pony rides, and practiced barrel racing. Emily has always worked around animals and is currently training to become a veterinary assistant. In her spare time Emily enjoys fishing, camping, off roading, and relaxing with her tri-pawed dog, America.



Sarah Lawrence, CVA

Sarah grew up locally in San Ramon where she has always had a love for animals, especially her childhood dog Trixie, a Labrador mix. She worked at Dublin Creek Kennels since 2010 where she is responsible for the care of the boarding and rescue cats.

She lives in Tracy with her fiance, Tanner, where she enjoys spending time with the family dogs, Carmen and Izzy, who are sister Rhodesian Ridgeback mixes. In her spare time she enjoys watching Bay Area sports and goes to Tahoe as often as she can.

Madison Smyrni, CVA

Madison is currently attending High School while gaining experience at Four Paws. She's always enjoyed being around animals and she's been surrounded by dogs her whole life. She has a Belgian Malinois Shepherd named Bindi and a Shih Tzu mix named Paisley at home. She grew up with many different types of animals such as dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, turtles, geckos, guinea pigs, and birds. In her free time, she enjoys being around friends and family and caring for her dogs. 

In her free time, she enjoys being around friends and family and caring for her dogs.

Kareen Miller

It was because of a homeless kitty that brought Kareen to Four Paws. Chica, the homeless kitty, wandered into Kareen's yard sickly, thin and hungry for a new and loving home. With the help of a local rescue organization, Four Paws and a place to call home, Chica made a full recovery. Kareen was so impressed by the kindness that was practiced at Four Paws that she needed to be a part of our team.

Kareen grew up in Redondo Beach, has a B.S. in Health Science Administration and is currently living in Livermore with her husband, Bill, and their four cats: Gemma, Penny, Baby and Chica.

Michelle Fry

Michelle has always had a love for animals. She grew up next to a veterinary school student which inspired her passion to work with animals. Previously, she has worked at a Wyoming ranch driving a two horse drawn wagon and caring for pets at a boarding/daycare facility.

When Michelle is not working, she is pampering for her two cats Maui and Heather, biking and traveling.

Jenny Bruner

Jenny was raised in the Micronesian islands with no knowledge of what a veterinarian was, but always had a love and urge to care for animals. She grew up around dogs, cats, pigs and even fruit bats. Growing up, Jenny had no idea veterinary medicine could be a career, but she knew caring for animals made her happy. She was so passionate about animals, she would sneak them her food, gain their trust, play with them and love them.

In her free time, Jenny loves camping, spending time outdoors with her dog Loki and spending quality time with her family.

Sophia Garner

Sophia is currently attending school for her medical administration degree. She hopes to persue her dream of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Sophia is a dog mom to a German Shepherd, Bear, who loves to play ball.

In her free time, Sophia enjoys attending sporting events of her favorites teams, San Francisco 49ers and Giants, with her Grandpa. She also enjoys dancing and spending time with her boyfriend.

Kari Davis

Kari has always had a passion for animals, but never had the opportunity to work in the field before now. She has adapted quickly to the change of profession and is happier than ever. Kari hopes to continue to grow and learn at Four Paws.

Kari spends her free time with her family and playing with her new tri-pawed puppy, Karl.

Julia Edelhaus

Julia is currently in high school and is enjoying gaining experience at Four Paws. She has always loved caring for animals and has had cats since her childhood. She currently has three rescue cats named Goldie, Elsa and Cookie. She has found it very rewarding to be able to provide a loving home to rescue animals in need. 

When Julia is not working or studying, she enjoys reading, biking, traveling, cooking and spending time with her friends and family and felines too.

Akamai Wong

Akamai is currently attending Dublin High School and is gaining experience by working at Four Paws. She has always loved animals, and started fostering dogs when she was twelve. She is a foster parent for multiple local animal shelters, including East Bay SPCA. Akamai also volunteers for Valley Humane Society. Her household pets consist of six koi fish.

In her free time, Akamai enjoys watching Korean dramas and traveling with friends and family.

Tiffani Warner

Tiffani has always had a passion for animals. Her interest began at a very early age due to her father breeding Brittany Spaniels. When Tiffani was old enough, she began working as a volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation center, caring for wild animals. Then she found her niche working with canines, where she gained experience grooming, handling and medicating. Tiffani is commonly know by her peers as an animal enthusiast and is always happy and willing to help others with their animal concerns and questions.

Rachel Miller

Rachel grew up locally in Dublin and has always had a love for animals. She grew up with Cooper, a miniature poodle, and at age, Rachel rescued her own dog, Sulley. She is currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician and loves working with animals.

In her free time, Rachel loves to spend time with her family and her dogs. She also enjoys baking and watching Disney movies.