Our caring and compassionate Westlake Village veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Anza Animal Clinic in Westlake Village! We are pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (805) 495-1059 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Melanie Spadaro-Goldstein, DVM


Dr. Melanie Spadaro-Goldstein, DVM Westlake village veterinarianHaving grown up in Westlake Village, Dr. Melanie Spadaro-Goldstein is thrilled to return home to serve her local community. She received a BS in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley in 2010 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Zeta, two prestigious academic honor societies. Dr. Spadaro-Goldstein then went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura prior to accepting a position at the Anza Animal Clinic.

Dr. Spadaro-Goldstein shares a home with her husband, Evan and their cattle dog mix, Mango. When not at work, Dr. Spadaro-Goldstein enjoys bird watching, trying new cuisines, international travel, community, and professional theater. Her professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, and dentistry.

Dr. Stephen Watase, DVM


Dr. Stephen Watase has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1988. He and his wife Alison moved from St. Paul, Minnesota where Dr. Watase completed his Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Watase received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with High Honors from the UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.

Dr. Watase purchased the Anza Animal Clinic in 1993 from Dr. Michael Gordon.

He and Alison have a son, Danny, and daughter, Coco. He has three dogs, two cats, several turtles, and Koi. Away from the office, he is often on the golf course.

Our Staff

Victoria Plambek


Victoria one of our bubbly receptionist.

She has the most adorable little girl that is very social – like her momma!

Victoria has a great attitude and loves our clients.

We are thankful to have her on our team!

Ashlyn “Len” Ellen

Kennel Assistant
Len is one of our hard-working kennel assistants.

She is very artistic and always loves our clients’ fur babies.

Len makes her own jewelry for fun and is currently in school for Nutritional Science.

Sarah Jesson

Kennel Assistant

Sarah is one of our outstanding kennel assistants.

She has a huge heart for our animals and owns two of her own.

She always loves all the sweet fur babies that are staying with us while their parents are away.

Her favorite animal is a leopard.

Shelby Balcezak

Hospital Supervisor

Shelby is our Hospital Supervisor.

She spends her free time with her three kids – Jackson, Leo & Thea.

When she isn’t being a super-mom, she is constantly volunteering through the shelter and rescuing/fostering animals.

Shelby has a big heart and has several critters of her own.

Samantha McCullough

Room Tech

Samantha is our fantastic room tech.

She was born and raised in the heart of Texas.

She has dozens of critters of her own.

On the weekends she helps her mom make delicious bread for her company.

She is so calm and collective at all times and so down to earth.

Laura Marnghitr

Kennel Assistant

Laura is one of our sweet Kennel Assistants.

She is currently in school to become an RVT.

She owns three animals and loves what she does.

She moved to California from Maryland four years ago.

Her favorite animal if a wolf.

Ashlyn Lewis


Ashlyn is cross-trained to be one of our compassionate receptionist and hard-working assistants.

She is currently getting her Bachelors degree in Animal Science and hopes to go to Vet School.

Ashlyn has a huge heart and owns five cats – each of them has special needs.

Alexa “Lex” Kernan


Alexa is one of our technicians and is a recent graduate from California Lutheran University with a BS degree in Biology.

Her goal is to become a wildlife veterinarian specializing in conservation efforts.

She has two cats and two dogs.

Random facts: goes to Disneyland every weekend, never leaves her home without a book, teaches dance including ballet – and is a dancer herself.

Nicole Turco

Receptionist/Room Tech

Nicole is one of our veteran receptionist and room tech.

She has been with us for over 10 years!

When she isn’t at work, she is out having a great time with Cade (her son) and Will (her fiance’).

She has a kitty named Parker that she rescued.

Bri Galindo-Price

Veterinary Nurse

Bri is one of our amazing vet techs who has been here since 2015.

She has her associates in Animal Science and is currently in school to become an RVT.

When she isn’t being a superstar at work, she is hanging out with her son August.

Bri likes to spend her spare time at the gym or surfing.

She has three dogs, a cat, and four snakes.

Abbie Roman

Veterinary Nurse

Abbie has been our lead nurse since June 2018.

She got her Bachelors degree in Animal Science from West Virginia University and her RVT license in the state of Hawaii.

Her husband is currently serving in the United States Navy.

She currently has 12 animals and her favorite animals are cows.