Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Caring and compassionate veterinary team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Melrose Veterinary Hospital in Vista, CA! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 760-727-5151 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians and Management

Dr. Paul Richieri <br/>DVM, MS, APC<br/>Practice Owner photo

Dr. Paul Richieri
Practice Owner

Dr. Richieri graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He also received a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association. He opened Melrose Veterinary hospital in 1990. Dr. Richieri regularly attends lectures and seminars on the latest veterinary medical advances.

Dr. Mary Gibbs<br/>DVM, MS photo

Dr. Mary Gibbs

Dr. Gibbs is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She has also received a Masters degree in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Gibbs joined our staff in 1999.

Dr. Puja Buch<br/>DVM photo

Dr. Puja Buch

Dr. Buch, originally from Mumbai, India, became a Cincinnati resident with her family as a young girl. Her family, being mostly medical professionals, helped pave the way for her love of medicine. Puja knew at a young age that her passion was animals. She attended Ohio State University where she obtained her B.S. in Biology & Psychology, and is currently in pursuit of her M.S. degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dr. Buch moved to Southern California to attend Western University of Health Sciences and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Danielle Roteliuk</br> DVM photo

Dr. Danielle Roteliuk

Dr. Roteliuk grew up in Southern California always knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in biomedical science from Colorado State University, and moved to the University of California, Davis to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Roteliuk enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.

Dr Lisa Leraas<br/> DVM photo

Dr Lisa Leraas

Dr. Lisa Leraas has 20 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian serving North County San Diego and is motivated by the strength, power, and beauty of the human-animal bond. She earned her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She pays homage to Southern California's Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and a minor in Art History in 1996. Dr. Leraas spends her free time with her cats & dogs, chickens, and her 2 daughters.

Lana Jackson<br/>Practice Manager photo

Lana Jackson
Practice Manager

Lana has been with Melrose Veterinary Hospital since 1994. She really enjoys interacting with the clients and caring for their pets. Lana loves all aspects of the veterinary field, but has a special interest in animal nutrition. She has completed the veterinary technical nutrition counselor program and continues to educate herself in this area. Lana’s philosophy is that excellent veterinary care is one of the best ways to keep pets healthy and happy.

Robin Reeh<br/>Asst. Manager  photo

Robin Reeh
Asst. Manager

Dr Sabrina Hirschi<br/> DVM  photo

Dr Sabrina Hirschi

Dr. Sabrina Hirschi has spent her entire life by the sea, mostly in Southern California, so it was no surprise she ended up serving the animals here in San Diego.  She was raised in Sherman Oaks before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara to earn her Bachelor's of Science in Biology. Dr. Hirschi headed to the Caribbean to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University in Saint Kitts. She then spent a year in Fort Collins, Colorado doing spay/neuter procedures and working alongside the Animal Friends Alliance. Now that she is back on the coast, she enjoys frequent trips to the beach with her dog. 

Our Staff

Debbie</BR> RVT  photo


Lindsay</b> Client Service Representative photo

Lindsay Client Service Representative

Brandy</br> RVT photo


Nicky<br/> Vet Tech photo

Vet Tech

Carina<br/>Vet Tech  photo

Vet Tech

Brianna<br>Vet Tech  photo

Vet Tech

Yasmin<br/> Client Service Representative photo

Client Service Representative

Hanna </br> Client Service Representative photo

Client Service Representative

Kailey</br> Client Service Representative photo

Client Service Representative

Erika</br> Client Service Representative photo

Client Service Representative

Melrose Veterinary Hospital

1680 South Melrose Dr. Suite 104
Vista, California 92081

Phone: 760-727-5151
Fax: 855-287-5760
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment a 24-hour notice is required. If less then 24 hours notice is given a nonrefundable deposit will be required to schedule future appointments.


Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 7:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sunday Closed