Dr. Lethicia Lepera
Dr. Lethicia Lepera graduated veterinary school in March 2003. She has been working at veterinary hospitals in California since and takes special interest in dermatology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Lepera enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery, especially with a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to improve their clinical knowledge and skills.
Dr. Lepera decided to have her own pet hospital in 2011 and in 2012 she bought Mesa West Pet Hospital. She works closely with the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a wide range of rescue groups such as German Shepard Rescue of Orange County, Second Chance Pet Adoptions, MeoowzResQ, Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends, and many more.
Dr. Lepera has a lovely German shepherd that she rescued from German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and a beautiful Catahula that she rescued from the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. When she is not working she is playing with her 2 daughters Gabriella and Louisa, or playing with her two dogs, Emma and Cesare.
Dr. Randall Fitch
Veterinarian – Boarded Certified Surgeon
Dr. Randall Fitch became a Board Certified Member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995. He went on to a successful career in academia in small animal veterinary orthopedics as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University and Colorado State University, where he led surgery programs including training of eight residents and graduate students. During this time, he was responsible for more than 35 publications, lead multiple research projects; including the funding of eight research grants, multiple publications, and research awards, and is the author of numerous scientific articles.
Following 13 years of work in teaching hospitals, he joined a large multi-specialty referral hospital in Loveland, Colorado where he developed a thriving and highly-sought after surgery and sports medicine service. There, he had the great honor of helping many top-ranked canine athletes. He further developed and perfected diagnostic and treatment techniques related to conditions of the canine stifle, shoulder, elbow, as well as conditions of the spine that affect mobility including lumbosacral disease and disk degeneration. His team also integrated cutting edge surgical procedures with physiotherapy, including new approaches to fracture repair and treatment of joint and tendon conditions.
Nationally recognized as a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions, Dr. Fitch is the current president of the American Canine Sports Medicine Association and serves as Chairman to multiple national surgery committees.
After his successes with developing thriving surgical services in university corporate-owned settings, Dr. Fitch founded Pacific Veterinary Sports Medicine & Surgery in 2013, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County, CA. Dr. Fitch’s interests include the canine stifle (knee), juvenile bone and joint diseases, arthroscopic diagnosis and treatment, muscle and tendon injury, shoulder instability, hip dysplasia, pelvic injury, angular limb deformities, intervertebral disk disease, and fracture fixation.
Fred C. Brewer
Veterinarian – Cardiology
Dr. Fred Brewer is an independent outside cardiologist serving Mesa West Pet Hospital on the most cardiology cases. He is a board certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. He is a native of southern California, growing up in Long Beach where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. Later, he received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. Following the 4 years at Cornell University, he completed a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger.
This was followed by a 3-year Cardiology residency at Cornell University, where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasties, and PDA occlusions. He has a keen interest in electrophysiology, has extensively studied the canine sinus node, and has published in veterinary medical journals. Additionally, he is experienced in the management of complex arrhythmias and the treatment of refractory heart failure.
In addition to providing the best quality of care for his patients, Dr. Brewer is an avid surfer and enjoys playing water polo, traveling, and photography.
Dr. Ann Reed
Veterinarian – Radiology
Graduated from Kansas State University in 1991 with DVM and practiced 1 year in private small animal practice in Henderson, Nevada. Dr. Ann Reed completed her Veterinary Radiology Residency and became a board certified Veterinary Radiologist in 1995. She has been in Southern California since 1999 in private Veterinary radiology and ultrasound practice.