Laura Fontana, DVM
Gloria Simons, DVM
Dr. Simons has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and has spent many years focusing her continuing education on being able to provide the gold standard of soft tissue surgical care.
Meghan Fowler, DVM
Dr. Meghan Fowler was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up with dogs, horses, and a menagerie of pocket pets, she knew from the get-go that becoming a veterinarian was what she wanted to do. She would accompany her father to their veterinarian, who was a dear family friend. For them, the clinic’s back door was always open and watching the behind the scenes operations was the norm. Dr Meghan was told from an early age that when she was old enough to drive, she could come work at the veterinary clinic. She started working at the clinic her sophomore year of high school and never looked back. Her experiences at that clinic, from high school, through college and veterinary school (when home on breaks) gave her well rounded and real world experiences, laying the foundation to becoming the veterinarian she is today.
Dr. Meghan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (GO BIG RED!!). She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation, she moved to San Diego to complete a one year rotating internship at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center. She rotated through emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery services. Dr Meghan became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2016 through CuraCore.
Because San Diego was such a great place to live, Dr. Meghan took a position as an associate veterinarian in North County after completing her internship. She has worked in large 24 hr care facilities, small day practices and now, visiting patients in their homes with the mobile practice. Dr. Meghan truly enjoys getting to know her patients and clients. By understanding who they are, she can make recommendations that will best benefit the pets she cares for.
She worked full time in North County until she took on her greatest role, motherhood! She now practices part-time and the rest of the time, she and her husband are raising their daughter and son. They have one dog, two chickens, and spend time at the ranch riding horses, camping, exercising, swimming and finding adventures as a family!
Stacy Baumann, DVM
Dr. Stacy Baumann was born in Massachusetts and moved to California when she was 10 years old. From an early age, she loved all animals and wanted to be around them as much as possible. Dr. Baumann grew up with many cats, birds, rabbits, rodents and her beloved first dog Sundae. As a pre-teen, she was active in 4H where she showed both rabbits and dogs.
Dr. Baumann attended UCLA and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her studies at UC Davis where she obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. Upon graduation from vet school, Dr. Baumann returned to Southern California and practiced in Irvine for 19 years. For 14 of those years, she co-owned a veterinary hospital. Since selling her share of her practice, Dr. Baumann has continued to work part-time.
Dr. Baumann’s special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and preventive medicine. She is still fascinated by the human-animal bond and cannot imagine life without pets!
Dr. Baumann lives in San Clemente with her husband, Khanh, her son Kai, and her daughter Kayla. She has a pony, a dog, 2 cats, and a guinea pig. When she’s not working, Dr. Baumann loves riding her pony, jazzercising, watching football (Go Bruins!!), mountain bike riding and traveling all over the world.