Our Team

Dr. Carolyn Foster

Veterinarian

Dr. Foster graduated in 2008 from Western University of Health Sciences. Her interests include small animals and some exotics. Dr. Foster enjoys being a general practitioner because of the diverse cases, you get to see a little of everything. Dr. Foster has lived in the area since 1990 and has a son and daughter which keep her busy when not working. Pets in the Foster family include Mr. Bends, a cat, and Gumball the guinea pig.

Dr. Nicole Fitzgerald

Veterinarian

Nicole Fitzgerald grew up in Roseville and went to college at UC Santa Barbara followed by UC Davis Veterinary School. She enjoys educating clients on preventative care for their furry family members to ensure they live long healthy happy lives. Being a general practitioner allows her the joy of caring for pets spanning their entire lifetime with your family and seeing diverse cases from dermatology to internal medicine. She finds it very rewarding tailoring care for geriatric patients to improve their quality of life as they age. She moved to Cameron Park 4 years ago with her husband, their 2 children, and her mother all of which have enjoyed becoming a part of this great community. She has 2 cats Daisy and Missy and 2 dogs Teddy- Spaghetti and Ozzie that also fill her home with plenty of love and excitement. When not at the clinic she enjoys traveling with her family camping and fishing.

Dr. Andrew Connors

Veterinarian

Raised in an Air Force Family, Dr. Connors was born in Japan and grew up in Texas and Utah, before attending veterinary school at Washington State University. After vet school, Dr. Connors practiced in SE Florida for 18 years before moving to Folsom, Ca.

Dr. Connors lives with his spouse Tammy and they have 2 beloved cats, Remi and Kitten Pants. In his off time he enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, wildlife viewing and international travel.

Dr. Lori Siemens

Veterinarian

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – University of California, Davis – 1992
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine – Michigan State University – 1992-1993
  • Residency in Veterinary Cardiology – University of California, Davis – 1993-1995
  • Board certified veterinary cardiologist – 1996
  • Self-employed veterinary cardiologist – 1997 to present

In addition to providing mobile cardiology services, Dr. Siemens was a consulting cardiologist for Guide Dogs for the Blind for over 10 years and screens breeding cats and dogs for heart disease at various health clinics and dog shows.

Dr. Jennifer Wang

Veterinarian

  • Education: Graduated form UC Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology and Integrative Biology. Graduated from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, clinical year at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Internship and Residency at VCA Encina Veterinary Medical Center.
  • Professional Interests: Gastrointestinal disease, renal and liver disease.
  • Personal Interests: Hiking, mountain biking, cooking, and exploring the world.
  • Professional Organizations: AVMA, CCVMA

Veterinary medicine is a field that has always interested me. Even though it can be very challenging and complex, the ultimate reward is the satisfaction of helping the animals as well as their people.

Dr. Justin Uhl, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Veterinarian/Surgeon

Dr. Justin Uhl graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in comparative pathology with emphasis in bone biomechanics in 2008 and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2010.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Uhl pursued a rotating internship followed by a surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. During his residency he served for two years as chief resident and sat on the medical review board at the hospital. He finished his residency in July of 2014 and worked in private practice in Sacramento before starting Summit Veterinary Surgery Service in May of 2018. Dr. Uhl is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Justin Uhl has multiple publications in bone plate research, bladder stone trends, temporal lobe epilepsy and osteosarcoma chemotherapy. He has also done research in the areas of interlocking nails and cranial cruciate ligament disease. He has spoken at many continuing education events and is a reviewer for the Veterinary Surgery journal and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. He sits on the ACVS continuing education committee. He is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and Veterinary Society of Surgical Onocology.

When not in the hospital Dr. Uhl enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy and daughters Haley and Madison. He also enjoys spending time running, biking, and swimming and has three dogs and one cat at home.

Dr. Terri Burley (retired)

Veterinarian

Dr. Burley is the previous owner of APC and has been with the clinic since November of 1990. She is a Navy Graduate and retired in California. She went to college at a local college and then to UC Davis to finish her undergrad and veterinary school. She worked in SoCal for 10 years and then moved away from smog to gold country.

Her desire from childhood was to be in the veterinary industry. Between pet sitting, farm work with research animals while working at a research facility, she knew this was the right place for her. Her favorite part about being in the veterinary industry is that veterinarians are the guardians of animals, as well as the animal’s unquestionable love.

She has 4 Great Danes, Rushmore, Franki, Orville and Natalie. She also co-owns many others as well. In her free time she does dog shows to ultimately have a home bred top 20 dog.

Celeste

Registered Veterinary Technician

Celeste has been a veterinary technician with Airport Veterinary Clinic since 1997. She graduated from Yuba College in 1996 and has been in the veterinary industry since 1994. Celeste has always loved animals and she considers them to be her passion – they make this world a better place to be in.

She knew that she was in the right profession the first time she was able to help an animal. Animals depend on us to take care of them, and she hopes that someday she can be as great as her dog thinks she is.

All of her pets have been rescues and have brought great joy to her and her family.

Being at Airport Pet Clinic for 22 years, her focus has always been on the animals, however she knows that the owners need help, too. She thinks that pet owners need help with being educated on how to properly care for their pets.

Allyn

Registered Veterinary Technician

Allyn has been with Airport Pet Clinic for 6 years and is currently a RVT at the clinic. She went to school at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA. Her career in the veterinary industry started in a small animal practice, and then moved into research for 10 years and then went back to a small animal clinic. She ended up at Airport Pet Clinic due to her wanting to move closer to the mountains.

She always felt like she knew that she would want to work with animals in some way. Vet Tech school was a good option at the time and ended up being a good choice for her. She knew that this was the profession for her when she realized the impact she could have on the health and well-being of patients.

When she’s not at the clinic, she can be found biking, skiing, cooking or gardening.

Manda

Registered Veterinary Technician

Manda started working with the clinic 3 years ago. She attended Foothill College and completed the veterinary technician program at that school, acquiring an associate’s degree.

She began working in the veterinary industry because of her love of animals. She also enjoys the challenge each day brings and being able to help the pets and their owners. She knew that she was in the right profession when she was volunteering at a shelter and realized how hard and emotional the job can be. People would come and work 4 hours and never come back, but she never wanted to quit.

Her furry family consists of 4 dogs: Gretschen, Penny-Lane, Fiona, and Matilda, 1 rabbit Fishwick, 1 snake named Charlie and a bunch of sheep and chickens.

In her free time, Manda enjoys spending time in her little farm and gardening.

Felisa “Flea” Bement

Hospital Director

Flea has been with Airport Pet Clinic since February of 2016 and started out in the Veterinary field in 2014 assisting doctors with appointments, monitoring surgeries and doing reception work. She was raised in Georgia where she rode horses and fished a lot with her dad. Flea is an avid animal lover and has always had an interest in the veterinary field growing up. She has always had a passion for helping others in need and loves the satisfaction she feels when a client is thankful for the services.

Flea’s family consists of her Bichon Frise Tuffy, Pit Bull Winifred, and Red Labrador Ruger. When she’s not at the clinic, Flea loves taking her dogs hiking, to the river, and also enjoys archery and snowboarding.

Victoria

Receptionist

Victoria has been a Kennel Assistant with the clinic since February of 2019. She graduated from Vista Del Lago High School and went to Folsom Lake College from there.

She has always loved being around animals and all of their different personalities. She knew it was the right profession for her because of her love with animals and being able to help and care for them.

Her professional interests are horse training and barrel racing, as well as equine veterinary care and volunteering with All About Equine.

Her family consists of 22 pets at her house, 4 horses, 6 chickens, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 mini pigs, a goose and 4 birds.

Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is a veterinary assistant at Airport Pet Clinic. She completed an internship at Three Bell’s boarding horse ranch and El Dorado County Animal Shelter. She was originally drawn to the veterinary industry due to her passion in providing quality animal care as well as doing what is best for each and every animal.

Ashley aspires to learn dog grooming, as well as make her way to becoming a registered veterinary technician.

She has 2 dogs, Abby & Jazmine, as well as 2 cats, Dink & Tom.

When she’s not at the clinic Ashley enjoys practicing dog grooming and going to the lake.

Amanda

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda is a California native and has lived in the area for her entire life. Veterinary medicine has always been a passion of hers for as far back as she can remember. Amanda has an interest specifically in working in emergency medicine.

Her personal interests are staying active and being outdoors as much as she can.

Kaylie Rose

Veterinary Assistant

Kaylie Rose joined the APC family in June of 2019 as a Kennel Assistant. She was born in the area and graduated from Union Mine High School.

She enjoys working with animals because their behavior is so fascinating. Animals don’t take their life serious and Kaylie Rose admires that. She knew that she was in the right industry when she began looking forward to going to work to see and help new dogs every day.

Kaylie Rose has a husky named Kane and has aspirations to become a dog trainer.

Jelena

Veterinary Assistant

Jelena was raised in the Bay Area ,she attended St Mary’s College of California, her passion for animals is the motivation of her life, and being in the veterinary industry has always been her goal.She moved to the gold country 10 years ago to get away from the Hustle and bustle of the city where now she is blessed to have an area to take care of all the animals that she can. Her fur babies include Cleo, Diesel,Bubba, General Mow Ophelia and her 35 year old sulcata tortoise.

Haylee

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Haylee Dales. Since I was 15 years old I have been working in the veterinarian field. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience starting  as a kennel assistant and moved to working side by side with the Veterinarians.

I graduated from Union Mine high school and have had the opportunity to be included in animal classes at UC Davis. I also participated in the El  Dorado county 4H program for 6 years learning and raising swine. I have moved on now to attending college classes to further my education.

My love of all animals has started at a young age of 5. My love of helping and nurturing them has only increased over the years. I currently am the proud owner to 3 German Shepherds, cats, birds, chickens, and even koi fish.

Addie

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Addie! I’ve been drawn to working with animals my entire life, fostering and volunteering every chance I have had!

My career in animals began around 16 years old, working at local horse facilities training, giving lessons, and managing care of the horses. In 2020 I graduated with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and am working towards acquiring my RVT license. I love this field as I’m always learning!

In my free time, I enjoy working with my horses, hiking, and raising cleft pallet puppies!

My fur family includes my two horses, Hope and Lo, my chihuahua mix Jackson, and my cats Zombie and Ella!