Dr. Richard Glassberg

Being the kid every stray followed home and the magnet for injured wildlife, of course I wanted to be an animal doctor. Fortunately, I had parents who let me make the lost and orphaned part of our family. I majored in Animal Husbandry in college and attended the University of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine. I do my best to treat animals and people, as I would want to be treated. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association (Practitioner Affiliate), California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association. I have been a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees of the Animal Health Foundation since 1972. I enjoy walking our fifth “used racing dog”, Santiago, gardening, reading (mostly trying to keep up with the advances in medicine) and traveling when I can.

Dr. James Grimes (Retired)

I have worked as a veterinarian for over 35 years, 30 of them at Sunnycrest. I do a lot of the surgery at the hospital so if you have any surgical questions I would be glad to answer them. My undergraduate degree is in Ecology and I graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I have taken specialized courses in laser surgery, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. In my spare time, I enjoy running marathons, reading, and playing with my two cats. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, PETA, World Wildlife Fund, Wilderness Society, Nature Conservancy, Morris Animal Foundation, Marine Mammal Center, Rain Forest Action Network, American Birding Association, American Bird Conservancy, Sea Turtle Rescue Project, Ocean Conservancy, Greenpeace, and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. My wife and I love to spend our vacations birding and trekking in exotic places.

Dr. Boram Lee

I graduated from the University of California, Davis, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. After graduation, I worked in a small animal practice in the Bay Area before I moved to Fullerton, Orange County in 2019. My primary interests include preventative care, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.  I am originally from South Korea and fluent in Korean and English. During my downtime, I enjoy visiting nearby beaches, playing golf, and spending time with my husband, and our dog, Gorby.

I am excited to meet the Sunnycrest clients and their beloved pets and provide quality care.

Dr. Alice Gaertner

 I was raised in Missouri and my caring mother was the heart of my love for all animals and the outdoors. I did my undergraduate studies in Biology on an athletic scholarship in swimming at the University of Missouri. I graduated cum laude from the UMC College of Veterinary Medicine. I quickly accepted employment in Southern California at a mixed practice. After a few years I opened a second clinic and continued my career in small animal practice.

     My special interests are internal Medicine, preventative care and soft tissue surgery. I have a deep love for my profession and strive to do my best to assist my clients in keeping their fur babies to be happy and healthy.

     In my home life I enjoy horseback riding, gardening, camping and off road adventures. My husband and I are servants to our 2 horses, Ringo and Rocky, 2 dogs, Hunter and Brandi, and 3 former feral indoor cats,  Miranda,  Shelton and Clayton.

     I am excited to join the Sunnycrest team and meet all of you  I hope to see you soon!

Dr. Dimitra Evangelopoulos

Opa! Dimitra is a Greek Canadian from Calgary Alberta. If you’re wondering, yes, her life very much resembles the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. She knows how crucial family is, and she is here to cater to all your pets as they are part of your family. In her spare time Dimitra enjoys cooking and baking, I mean which Greek woman doesn’t? She also loves running on the beach with her two dogs Meelo (in Greek it means apple) and Meli (in Greek it means honey).

Dimitra graduated from the University of Calgary with two undergraduate degrees. First, a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and second, a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology. Dimitra received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Brittaney Blanco

Dr. Ariana Tomko