Meet Our Staff


Meet Our Staff!

  • Justine Merrill
    Office Manager

    Justine Merrill- Office Manager.:  Justine has been an outstanding team member with Clearlake Veterinary Clinic since 2004. She has achieved her high school diploma and has taken college courses as a Veterinary Technician. She is especially interested in education and knowledge about overall animal health and maintenance. Justine shares her life with her husband, 1 dog, 4 cats, and a tarantula that are considered her kids. Her hobbies include photography and attending and producing local live band shows.

  • Claudine Thaxton

    Claudine Thaxton- Receptionist:   A member of the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic team since 2003, Claudine grew up in Marin County and moved to Lake County about 20 years ago.  Wildlife is a special interest for Claudine and she fostered her first orphaned chipmunk in 2011.  She is really looking forward to assisting more orphans as the need arises.  The 4 family cats share the house with her and her Husband, Jamie. The home and family security are entrusted to Kita, the best guard dog ever!

  • Christina Flaherty

    Christina Flaherty- Receptionist: Christina rejoined the Clearlake Vet Clinic team in 2013. She grew up in Clearlake, graduating from LLHS, and was a Kennel Assistant here at CVC from 2001-2005. She has an Associates Degree in Medical Transcript that helps a great deal with chart keeping. She speaks some Spanish and plans to further her knowledge of the language. Christina has 3 cats, 2 dogs, one fiance, and 3 human children. Christina enjoys barbecuing with friends and family, taking day trips with her family, and cooking; including homemade fudge. 

  • Karen Dann

    Karen Dann- Receptionist: Karen joined Clearlake Vet Clinic in 2016. Karen came to us after she was living in Sebastopol and worked with a veterinary hospital for 13 years. She also volunteered with the Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa handling raptors as well as educating the public/school children on birds. Karen married a Lake County man in 2008 and moved to Lower Lake 7 years later. Her interests include birdwatching, gardening, road trips and reading. Karen and her husband live on 8 acres with 2 dogs & 4 cats. They have planted hundreds of trees and shrubs and have sheep to keep the grass trimmed!

  • Tiffany Robinson
    Vet. Asst

    Tiffany Robinson- Vet Asst.:  Joining the team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic in 2007 Tiffany's special interest is training and working with horses. Her particular interest is assisting mares when they are foaling. With a love of the outdoors Tiffany loves to hike, fish, shoot and trail ride. When she isn't enjoying the outdoors she loves to sketch/draw.

  • Alanna Bobbitt
    Lead Kennel Assistant/ Vet Asst

    Alanna Bobbitt- Lead Kennel Assistant/ Vet Asst:  Alanna joined the team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She graduated from Lower Lake High School.  With a broad interest in animals, Alanna brings passion to the team of dedicated professionals.  Among her many interests she especially enjoys scrapbooking, walks with Dexter & Buddy and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Natalie Ramsey
    Kennel Asst./Vet Asst.

    Natalie has been part of the Clearlake Veterinary Team since September 2018. She enrolled in classes to become an Registered Veterinary Technician. Natalie has an overall love for the veterinary field and looks forward to continuing her education and knowledge with Clearlake Vet Clinic. She shares her life with her dog, two cats, and a horse. On her days off her interests include horseback riding, hiking, camping, and knitting. 

  • Elizabeth Correa
    Kennel Assistant

    Elizabeth has been working with the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic since November of 2018. She will be graduating soon with an Associates in Natural Science and an Associates in Mathematics. Her future education goals will be in radiology. Her hobbies include enjoying the weather hiking and photography. She shares her home life with her 2 dogs.

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