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

Miguel Zarpate

Practice Manager

Miguel was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, and then he moved to the Thousand Oaks area 5 years ago. He received his Veterinary Practice Management Undergraduate Certificate from Penn Foster. He is in his final stages of receiving his Certified Veterinary Practice Management Certificate (CVPM). Active in the veterinarian community, Miguel joined the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s group in the San Fernando Valley with the anticipations to help the community with empowerment and emotional Intelligence

Miguel is a busy father of three. He enjoys spending time with his family; his wife Cherise, and three beautiful children; daughter Celeste 8 years, son Ayden 5 years, and youngest son Jaxson 2 years. They love to go camping and hiking with their beloved Labrador, Dakota.

Shelby Balcezak

Veterinary Nurse

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.

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.

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.

Jessica Rogers

Veterinary Assistants

Jess is one of our veterinary assistants.

She has a passion for animals both large and small.

She is a recent graduate from CSU Channel Islands with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Her goal is to become a small animal veterinarian.

She loves to ride horses and competes in local shows in her free time.

Lisa Toepel

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Emily Rivera


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Robyn Canada


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Alex Keipinger


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