Meet the Team


Doctors

  • Dr. Payvand Parvizi
    Dr. Payvand Parvizi, D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Parvizi received his DVM in 1998. He has worked both as a veterinary practitioner as well as a researcher ever since. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in California in past seven years. Dr. Parvizi finds soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries fascinating. He particularly likes to help patients with autoimmune, skin, renal and endocrine disorders. Dr. Parvizi also holds a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in immunology and immunogenetics from Canada which come in handy when dealing with different disorders in companion animals. He enjoys swimming, going for a walk, watching movies and reading in his spare time.

  • Dr. Imani
    Dr. Nasser Imani, D.V.M., Ph.D.
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Imani has received his DVM in 1988. He has a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from Germany. He has worked in different capacities in veterinary industry in California in past twenty years. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in Dublin and Sacramento in past three years. Dr. Imani is interested in companion animal internal medicine and surgery as well as preventive care. He strives to provide high-quality veterinary care for all companion animals. In his spare time, he likes to cook, read and go for a hike.


Customer Service Coordinators (Receptionists)

  • Clara with pet dog
    Clara Avalos
    Receptionist / Veterinary assistant

    Clara is a California native who has been working in the veterinary industry since 2013. She is an experienced veterinary assistant and very skilled customer service coordinator. When she is not at work, she spends time with her beautiful children, Jasmine and Angel. She also has a cute husky called Layla.

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    Kelsie Dreyer
    Receptionist

    Kelsie, a Texas native, moved to Santa Cruz at the age of 18. She joined
    the Summit Vet team in 2014 as a kennel attendant, worked her way up to
    Kennel Manager, and is now settled in to the front desk.

    When Kelsie isn’t at work, she enjoys spending her time with her sweet
    Golden Retriever Aspen. You will often hear her say “If my dog can’t go,
    then I don’t want to go”. Their hobbies include hiking, stand up paddle
    boarding, fetch at the beach, road tripping and photography (yes, her dog
    has her own Instagram page, lol)!

    Kelsie loves working with all of our patients/clients and looks forward to
    continuing her career in the Veterinary field.


Registered Technicians

  • Sierra Scott, RVT
    Sierra Scott, RVT
    Registered Technician

    Sierra has been a part of the Summit Vet team since April 2017. She came on as a technician assistant while she finished her veterinary technician degree through carrington college. She passed her vigorous national veterinary technician board exams in 2019 and is now one of our main Veterinary technicians.

    She is usually in the surgery rooms with the doctors and is often busy doing dental procedures, however you have probably seen her out and about for appointments, or helping at the front desk as well!

    If she’s not working, she enjoys taking her rescue shepherd mix Rose for a run alongside her horses on trail rides!

    She is currently out on maternity leave with her first child on the way, but will be back with us in a few months!

  • Salguero
    Catherine Salguero
    Registered Technician

    Bio coming soon...


Veterinarian Assistant

  • Clara with pet dog
    Clara Avalos
    Receptionist / Veterinary assistant

    Clara is a California native who has been working in the veterinary industry since 2013. She is an experienced veterinary assistant and very skilled customer service coordinator. When she is not at work, she spends time with her beautiful children, Jasmine and Angel. She also has a cute husky called Layla.

  • Veterinary assistant
    Amanda Casey
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Veterinary assistant
    Kirsten Sadell
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Hedrick
    Marcos Hedrick
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon...


Kennel Attendants

  • Kennel attendant
    Everret Tanksley
    Kennel Attendant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Kennel attendants
    Becky Crill
    Kennel Attendant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Kennel Attendant
    Ally Avalos
    Kennel Attendant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Hutchinson
    Russel Hutchinson
    Kennel Attendant

    Bio coming soon...


Groomer

  • Pencer
    Lindsay Pencer
    Groomer

    Bio coming soon...

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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