Medical Director

Dr. Elise Brandwajn
Dr. Elise Brandwajn (“Dr. B”), is honored to have graduated from the number one veterinary school in the world, U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She was offered membership into the prestigious Phi Zeta academic achievement society as well.

Dr. B is of French heritage and was lucky enough to have grown up in a bi-cultural home in the middle of Silicon Valley in San Jose. She has been active in the veterinary community since age 15, knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian since age 3!

Dr. B has always worked at larger fast-paced progressive practices, which has allowed her to learn many new and advanced therapies. She loves to continually learn. She has extensive emergency and critical care experience, and truly enjoys advanced medical and surgical case management. Her special interests include chemotherapy, ultrasound, internal medicine, surgery, geriatric medicine, multi-modal pain relief, and recently has discovered how amazing the class iv cold laser is.

Dr. B has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a medical director and a practitioner for the past 10 years. She worked most recently as medical director of Sunset Animal Hospital in Fairfield, and truly enjoys seeing her devoted clients from Fairfield and the Bay Area. She feels extremely lucky to be reunited with her two best technicians from the Fairfield area in her new hospital. Dr. B is very excited to be working with local rescue groups, as a way of giving back to the supportive local communities!

When not at work, Dr. B lives in Woodland with her oldest son, and twin younger sons, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 2 turtles. ​​


Veterinary Nurses

Kimi Ralston
My name is Kimi Ralston and I am a registered veterinary technician here at All 4 Paws. I attended the veterinary technology program at Carrington College in Sacramento from October 2015 to August of 2017. I graduated with an Associate in science and with the requirements to apply for an RVT license. I took both of the required tests and was able to obtain my RVT license in March of 2018. I started here at All 4 Paws at the end of March 2018. I grew up with animals and I currently have 3 dogs at home that I love with all my heart. I decided to go into the veterinary field after visiting Carrington College to look into another program. I have always wanted to go into the field but I always thought I wouldn’t be able to handle it and I wasn’t sure where my place would be. After visiting Carrington College and learning a little bit about all of the programs I decided that veterinary technology would be perfect for me and I am so glad I finally made the decision to do what I always knew I wanted to do. Since being here at All 4 Paws I have already learned so much and I have already met amazing clients and patients. I truly care for all the patients and the clients that I have already met and will meet in my future here. I look forward to providing my love and care to all the patients and clients I meet.


Candace
My name’s Candace and I’m an incoming third year veterinary student. I’m 25 years old I’ve been studying veterinary medicine for the past 7 years. I graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona and I just finished my second year of vet school at UC Davis. I have worked as a part time veterinary assistant for several clinics and upon completion of my second year in vet school, I am now the equivalent to an RVT. I’ll be with All 4 Paws for the summer until I return to school in August! I spent last summer here and I just had to come back. The staff have been some of the most welcoming and compassionate individuals I’ve had the pleasure to work with and Dr. B offers the highest level of medical care I have seen throughout my endeavors – I hope to one day offer the same care to my patients and this is definitely where I’m going to learn how to do that!

I have two adorable fur babies – Mercy, a dilute calico that I adopted from the UC Davis Orphan Kitten Project when she was three months old, and Winston, a polydactyl tuxedo cat that I was fostering and inevitably fell in love with; they’re both around two years old now. In my free time, I enjoy cuddling with said fur babies, baking, hiking, video gaming, and changing up my hair color as much as possible!


Client Service Representatives

Alicia (Receptionist)
My name is Alicia, I have worked in the veterinary field for 6 years. I started working as a kennel tech and quickly learned I absolutely love working with animals, I then moved up as a veterinary Assistant and found my passion for helping animals in need. I have a son named Benjamin and a Siberian husky named Jade. I love spending my free time with family and I enjoy cooking, being outdoors, watching sports and working with animals.