Laura Fontana, DVM
After graduating from VMRCVM in 2009, Dr Laura completed an internship at Fairfield Equine Associates, a sport horse referral practice, in Newtown, CT. Following her internship, Dr Laura moved to Northern Virginia and worked part-time for 2 equine practices. In April 2011, she accepted an Associate position with Home Veterinary Care, a full service, ambulatory small animal practice, where she greatly expanded her medical, surgical, and management experience. To fulfill a long-term dream, in 2013, Dr Laura relocated to Southern California, where she has continued to provide veterinary care to dogs, cats, and horses. Because Dr Laura deeply values the individualized patient care and customer service that mobile practice affords, she established Signature Veterinary Services, a small animal house call practice, in March 2014. Special areas of interest include medicine, imaging, and hospice/palliative care. Outside of work, Dr Laura enjoys running, hiking, weightlifting, horseback riding, snowboarding, traveling, watching NFL games, and spending time with family and friends. She shares her home with husband Chris, daughter, 2 sons, and 2 dogs (Sugoi and Auggie). She also still has and rides her childhood horse Paint, who is now in his 30s.
We Have a Fear Free® Certified Veterinarian
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!
Certified Veterinary Assistant/ Administrative Assistant / Client Care Representative
licensed veterinary technician / Social Media Manager
veterinary technician / Office Manager
Kat has been in the veterinary field since 2013. Since she was little, like many of her colleagues, she felt a very strong love for and connection with animals. Providing animals with a voice and advocating for them as well as educating pet owners are her mission. To continue fulfilling her passion in a more personalized setting, Kat joined the Signature Veterinary Services team in 2021.
Sylvia, Kat’s wonderful dog-ter, is a beautiful, senior Beagle/Basset Hound mix. She is the love of Kat’s life and to whom most of her free time is dedicated. They love being outside and exploring as much as they can. In addition to spending time with Sylvia, Kat also enjoys exercise, nutrition, and traveling.
certified veterinary assistant / client Care representative
Though Southern California is growing on her, you won’t catch Lauren, a SF Giants fan, in Padres gear any time soon. And though she still does prefer the Northern California mountains to the San Diego beaches, that doesn’t keep her from enjoying the SoCal weather! In her free time, she enjoys exercising, hiking, and paddle boarding, as well as reading and drawing. But chances are, on her days off, you’ll most likely find her at home on the couch with her husband Brett and their rescue dog Jack binging their favorite Netflix shows.