Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

Dr. Caroline Goulard, DVM

Caroline  Goulard

  • CCRT: Certified in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy (2010)
  • CVA: Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture (2006)
  • CVPP: Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (2012)

Dr. Goulard received her veterinary degree in 1988 from Montreal University in Canada, moving to California in 2000. She has over 25 years of experience including general small animal practice as well as emergency and critical care expertise. While Dr. Goulard has been an athlete throughout her life, she has also suffered from both minor and severe sports injuries. She has personally witnessed the healing power of physical therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, and massage therapy. This served as her inspiration to bring the same therapies to pets.

Following this path, Dr. Goulard became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA). She built on this foundation by attending advanced courses in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). She then completed certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy (CCRT) and as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP). When Dr. Goulard is not serving animals through her work, she is taking care of her own pets. She also enjoys cooking for her loved ones, both humans and animals. You might also spot her on a mountain bike, out for a leisure ride or a grueling race.

Doctor Katie Ellis
DVM, cVMA

Doctor Katie  Ellis

Dr. Ellis received her veterinary degree at Western University of Health Sciences and has always had a passion for sports medicine. She has experience caring for both athletic horses and small animals as she has continued her education in sports medicine and rehabilitation. After her own dog suffered a cranial cruciate tear, she decided to pursue alternative therapies such as acupuncture, physical therapy and laser therapy to give her dog the best outcome possible.

Dr. Ellis became certified in medical veterinary acupuncture (cVMA), and is currently completing her certification as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She loves using her training and passion to help animals have happy and healthy lives. When she’s not working, she is spoiling her two dogs, Kaiah and Keegan, a golden retriever mix and golden retriever. The rest of her free time is spent with her Arabian horse Sorcerer, her equine partner of 17 years who she loves to ride and show.

Dr. Stefanie Schwartz, DVM, MSc, Dip. ACVB

Stefanie Schwartz

Veterinarian and board-certified specialist by the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB), Dr. Stefanie Schwartz’s mission is to help misbehaving pets and their pet parents live happily ever after.

Veterinary behavior medicine is the parallel to human psychiatry. Many behavior problems have underlying medical conditions, but can also be psychosocial in origin. Misbehavior is the leading reason that otherwise healthy pets are euthanized, relinquished and abandoned everyday; the majority of their misbehavior is treatable.

Prior to relocating to California, Dr. Schwartz was on staff at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and clinical faculty at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia-Maryland’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She is the award-winning author of ten books, several book chapters, and many scientific journal articles.

Dr. Schwartz sees patients in the OC, and in San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Please visit her web site at www.petbehavior.org or call (949) 342-6644 for more details.

Dr Schwartz’ practice uses Paws On the Go’s facility.

Administrative

Kelsey McDonough, Ms.
CSR/Administrative Assistant

Kelsey McDonough

Kelsey McDonough is twenty-six years old and was born and raised in Orange County.  She has a passion for animals, dogs in particular, and spends her days off volunteering at the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter.  She studied at Chico State and Oregon State Universities majoring in Human Development and Family Services.  She is recently engaged and has a four year old German Shepherd named Lucy, who is her best friend.  She looks forward to helping and healing dogs who need help getting back on their paws.

Veterinary Technician

Lucy Nash
Registered Veterinary Technician

Lucy  Nash

Lucy moved to California from London, England in 2010. After volunteering with the Irvine Animal Care Center for over a year, she discovered a passion for veterinary medicine. Lucy graduated from Heritage College in 2015, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of California in 2016. After working in both general practice and emergency medicine, she discovered a love of rehabilitation and physical therapy, and is currently looking into becoming a Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse.

Outside of work, Lucy lives with her husband and 3 adopted cats, and enjoys getting out in to nature by hiking and distance running.

Jill Herzog
Registered Veterinary Technician

Jill  Herzog

Jill is originally from Michigan where she received a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. After graduating she moved to California where she worked at the Anaheim Ducks practice facility for almost 20 years. She then returned to school to pursue her passion of caring for animals at OC Veterinary Assistant School. She graduated in 2017 and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician License in 2018. She worked as a technician in general veterinary practice for 4 years before joining Paws on the Go where she is very excited to be working in canine rehabilitation. She looks forward to continuing her education and becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time she enjoys playing hockey with her husband and spending time with their 2 rescue dogs and bird. She also volunteers at Modjeska Ranch Rescue.

Veterinary Assistant

Ms. Tracey de Martini
Veterinary Assistant

Tracey  de Martini

Tracey is currently in school at Mt. San Antonio College pursing a degree as a Veterinarian Technician. Once she receives her degree, she plans to take the state and national exams to obtain her license and become a Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT). Tracey is a sucker for scruffy terriers and currently has three terrier mixes. She enjoys exercising her dogs with long walks and hiking, and wants to integrate her love of keeping pets active in her career choice. Upon graduation, she intends to continue her education and become certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse (CCRVN). Tracey is an active volunteer with a local terrier rescue group, enjoys photography as a hobby and loves being outdoors as much as possible.

Brenda Soto
Veterinary Assistant

Brenda Soto

Brenda is from Costa Mesa California.  She attended Stanbridge University and studied animal science in the veterinary technician program.  She graduated in May 2019 and passed her national licensing examination.  Before Paws on the Go, she worked at a veterinary general practice in Tustin for two years and Costco Wholesale.  Outside of work she likes to sketch and spend as much time as she can with her family and two dogs, Coco and Moose.