Our Team

We’re one big family.

APPOINTMENT

The House of Paws Crew

We are obsessed with pets! Our team is like family, and together, we have a common goal of keeping pets as healthy and happy as they can be. We value concise and effective communication, and we pride ourselves in our deep knowledge of animal health and our shared commitment to better care. Our hope is that our clients and patients recognize the House of Paws difference with each and every interaction.

Kim & Tracy

Kim & Tracy

Owners

We are definitely obsessed with pets! We have fostered and worked with local rescue organizations and have always had a houseful of our own pets. We also have a group of friends who are all very passionate about animals. One of the friends is a veterinarian, Dr. Carol Adams, and she started out as our vet almost 15 years ago. Many of us have always encouraged her to open her own clinic; however, she wanted nothing to do with “the business” of opening a business. In early 2019, we started to seriously discuss the possibility of collaboration. After many conversations and over many months we developed a solid business plan to open a clinic where Dr. Adams could focus exclusively on her position as medical director and concentrate on direct patient care, and we would handle the business end of running the clinic. We all envision a different sort of veterinary experience for clients and patients. Personally, we have drawn on our experiences as pet owners and clients, and our goal is to provide a modern clinic that is staffed with a compassionate team of individuals who share our passion for animals. Our team is like family—we all have a common goal of keeping pets as healthy and happy as they can be! We have signed a lease on the future brick-and-mortar House of Paws Veterinary Clinic, Inc. building, and in the interim, House of Paws Veterinary Clinic is operating out of a mobile unit (aka the fetch and heal mobile) to provide services until the brick-and-mortar renovation is complete. Overall, we want to provide personalized, integrative, and reliable veterinary care for pets while also providing a modern and convenient experience for pet parents.

Dr. Carol Adams

Dr. Carol Adams

Medical Director & Veterinarian

Dr. Adams graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. The first 15 years of her career were spent working with large animals, primarily dairy cattle. She was also an instructor at Clemson University and locally at College of the Sequoias. Since 2007, she has worked with small animals, mostly dogs and cats, but also some pocket pets, reptiles, and just about any animal that requires veterinary assistance. She has a special interest in the disorders and surgery of brachycephalic breeds and has been fortunate enough to have Bulldogs and French Bulldogs as part of her family for the last 20 years. Most of her free time is spent caring for her Bulldogs, a Chihuahua who thinks he’s a Bulldog, two cats, two box turtles, and two desert tortoises.

Jose Murillo

Jose Murillo

R.V.T.

As a new passionate and dedicated R.V.T. , I strive to provide the highest quality of care to all my patients. My goal is to ensure that every pet lives a healthy and happy life, and I am always eager to educate pet owners on the best practices for their furry loved ones. When I am not at the clinic, you will catch me trying to figure out ways to enhance my skills and knowledge, given that one of my goals is to become a veterinarian and eventually own a veterinary clinic. A fun fact about me is that I love being in the outdoors riding ATV’s and enjoying nature.

Andrea Kierce

Andrea Kierce

Veterinary Technician

Loving animals since she could walk, Andrea does not remember a time when she didn’t have a furbaby. Cats, dogs, rats, hamsters…even reptiles, she loves them all. Andres graduated in 2013 from the Veterinary Technician program at San Joaquin Valley College in Fresno and has worked for the past 8 years in the field as a Veterinary Technician. She has bottle-raised many orphaned kittens and during the past 8 years became a foster “failure” numerous times as well. Those who know her, know that her passion is to save and help as many animals as possible. Her goal is to pass the National Veterinary Technician Exam to become an RVT. In her spare time, she enjoys road trips, movie nights and mostly enjoys trips to her favorite place… Disneyland.
Elizabeth Sigman

Elizabeth Sigman

Veterinary Technician

Liz has been in the veterinary profession since 2012 and she knew from a very young age that her life would be devoted to taking care of animals of all species… she loves them all! She started out by learning how to take care of her own pets as a child. Her father had a small farm and they had cats, dogs, horses and chickens. When she was 13 years old, she started pet sitting and walking dogs. She also worked at horse stables throughout high school as a stable hand. Her first job in vet medicine was at the SPCA and that became her passion. She has also rescued many animals: chickens, horses, goats, dogs, cats, and turtles. Her passion is helping animals and improving their quality of life – whether she is working with a pet during a wellness visit and vaccines or whether it is an emergency. She is always increasing her knowledge and is currently studying fear free strategies. She cannot wait to meet all of the clients and patients who comes to House of Paws!