OUR TEAM

Four Paws Veterinary Center Team

Meet the veterinary staff of Four Paws Veterinary Center who will take care of your pet’s essential health needs.

Our Team

Our Veterinary Team

It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. We treat your pet as we would our own.

Christopher Tripi, DVM

Dr. Tripi is a Veterinarian at Four Paws Veterinary Center. He has been a practicing veterinarian since 2002 and has been with Four Paws since it opened in 2011.

Dr. Christopher Tripi attended the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island. After he graduated, he took part in an internal medicine / critical care internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Later he took part in a surgical internship at Sage Centers. Dr. Tripi’s medical interests include surgery, dentistry and informative communication with his patients and clients.

Dr. Tripi’s personal interests include: snowboarding, biking, camping and the outdoors.

Education: Atlantic Veterinary College

Keri Smyrni, DVM

Dr. Smyrni is a Veterinarian at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been a practicing veterinarian since 2002 and has been with Four Paws since it opened in 2011.

Dr. Keri Smyrni attended the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island. After she graduated she returned to the Bay Area and received additional training in internal and emergency medicine at Dublin’s own Iron Horse Vetcare.

Keri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as swimming and skiing.

Education: Atlantic Veterinary College

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Jen, Practice Manager

Jen is the Practice Manager at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2011.

Jen was raised on a small ranch with horses, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs. She grew up participating in 4-H and FFA and raised both swine and rabbits. Jen has been in the veterinary field since 2004 and enjoys that every day is different and that she is constantly learning.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs; Emma and Beanz. She also loves to go on hikes, read and relax on the beach.

Kareen, CSR

Kareen is a Customer Service Representative at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2018.

It was because of a homeless kitty that brought Kareen to Four Paws. Chica, the homeless kitty, wandered into Kareen’s yard sickly, thin and hungry for a new and loving home. With the help of a local rescue organization, Four Paws and a place to call home, Chica made a full recovery. Kareen was so impressed by the kindness that was practiced at Four Paws that she needed to be a part of our team.

Kareen enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and her fur babies.

Madison, Veterinary Assistant

Madison is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2018.

Madison always enjoyed being around animals. She grew up with many different types of animals such as dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, turtles, geckos, guinea pigs and birds. She currently has a very energetic golden retriever named Champ.

Madison enjoys being around friends, going to Disneyland and spending time with her boy, Champ.

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Michelle, Veterinary Assistant

Michelle is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2019.

Michelle has always had a love for animals. Growing up, living next door to a veterinary student inspired her passion to work with animals. Previously, Michelle has worked at a ranch driving a two-horse-drawn wagon and caring for pets at a boarding/daycare facility.

When Michelle is not working, she is pampering her two cats, Maui and Heather, biking and traveling.

Jenny, Veterinary Assistant

Jenny is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2020.

Jenny was raised in the Micronesian islands with no knowledge of what a veterinarian was, but always had a love and urge to care for animals. She grew up around dogs, cats, pigs and even fruit bats. Growing up, Jenny had no idea veterinary medicine could be a career, but she knew caring for animals made her happy. She was so passionate about animals, she would sneak them her food, gain their trust, play with them and love them.

In her free time, Jenny loves camping, spending time outdoors with her dog Loki and spending quality time with her family.

Rachel, Veterinary Assistant

Rachel is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2020.

Rachel has always had a love for animals. She grew up with Cooper, a miniature poodle, and rescued her own dog, Sulley. She is currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician and loves working with animals.

In her free time, Rachel loves to spend time with her family and her dogs. She also enjoys baking and watching Disney movies.

Terilyn, Veterinary Assistant

Terilyn is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2021.

Terilyn grew up in Dublin surrounded by dogs and small mammals. From her Shar-pei Yoshi to her guinea pig named Butterscotch, she has loved furry friends of all shapes and sizes. You will recognize Terilyn by her beautiful pink and purple hair. She is more then thrilled to be a part of team dedicated to the health and happiness of your four-legged kids.

In her free time, Terilyn enjoys being around vibrant people, hanging outside with friends, snuggling her pups and dancing around.

Lauren, Veterinary Assistant

Lauren is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2021.

Lauren loves being a part of the Four Paws team and growing and learning with us. Her interests include nutrition, toxicology, and large animal.

Lauren’s personal interests include running, hiking, baking, the outdoors, and spending time with her golden retriever Auggie. She also likes to dress Auggie up for special occasions and holidays and have a photo shoot.

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Amber, Veterinary Assistant
Amber is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws. She has been with the practice since 2023.

Amber’s love for animals started at a young age, growing up with dogs, cats, rabbits, lizards & birds. She has recently made a career change & is studying to become an RVT at Carrington College.

In her free time, Amber enjoys anything outdoors in the sun, working out, traveling & snuggling up watching horror movies with her Pitbull William & two sphinx cats, Zelda & Goji.

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Sophia, Veterinary Assistant
Sophia started at Four Paws as a CSR and was quickly promoted to a Veterinary Assistant. She has been with the practice since 2023.

Sophia is a recent graduate from UC Davis where she studied animal biology. While she has always had a love for animals, it was her love for her childhood dog named Hazel that inspired her to work in the field. She is excited to learn and grow with the Four Paws team.

In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her loved ones and relaxing at home with her dog Tachi.

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Lauren M., Veterinary Assistant

Lauren is a Veterinary Assistant at Four Paws. She has been with the practice since 2023.

Since she was very young, Lauren has had a love of animals and an interest in working closely with them. Growing up, she was unable to have pets of her own, so she took small pet sitting jobs around her neighborhood and found that she felt her most happy and fulfilled when caring for them. After working in customer service and retail for over ten years and establishing a life and family, Lauren was recently able to pursue her dream of working with animals. She took the opportunity to change her career path in 2023, get a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant, and join the Four Paws team.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys studying philosophy, gardening, cooking/grilling, spending time outdoors, caring for/playing with her two dogs (Molly & Buster), playing video/board games with her husband, daughter, and friends, creating/editing videos, and trying to add a little kindness into the world.

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Jaylenne, CSR

Jaylenne is a Customer Service Representative at Four Paws. She has been with the practice since 2023.

Jaylenne grew up around all sorts of animals including hamsters, birds, dogs, cats, lizards, and even horses. Growing up around animals large and small, she decided her love and passion for them would make a fitting career. She is currently studying to become an RVT at Modesto Junior College where she will receive her large and small animal veterinary technician certificates.

In her free time, Jaylenne enjoys going to the gym, traveling, and spending time with her dogs Precious and Gizmo. You may even find her with her horse Centenaria.

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Lili, CSR
Lili is a CSR at Four Paws Veterinary Center. She has been with the practice since 2024.

Lili has a certification in veterinary assistance and hopes to continue her education in animal behavior and medicine. She is very excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow with the Four Paws team.

In her free time you can find her cuddling up on the couch with her three fur babies and a good book. She also enjoys video games, taking naps, and trying new foods.

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Julie, RVT

Julie is an RVT here at Four Paws.

She went to Carrington College in 2013 and has been in small animal practices since then. She loves all animals big and small but her heart will always be with our furry feline friends and has a special love for geriatric dogs. She has lived in the bay area her whole life but loves escaping to the woods for hiking and camping with her husband & 2 kids any chance she can.

She currently has 1 cat & 1 rat, and is hoping to welcome a new golden retriever puppy to the family soon.