At All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center, our goal is train Veterinary Technicians to become highly skilled RVTs while  continuously improving the quality of life of our patients and the well-being of our community. We pride ourselves in providing high quality, cost effective veterinary health care that exceeds our clients’ expectations.  Our staff is devoted to providing the best medical, surgical, and emergency veterinary care available.

Founded in 2022 by Dr. Richard Johnson, All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center will grow with a mission of providing the finest medical care available for your pet.  All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center combines a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital with medical and surgical expertise to optimize the treatment options for your pet.  We believe that medical care does not end with a doctor’s visit, but also includes preventive health and hygiene. We are excited to provide this type of learning environment to our students. This teaching model is recognized  for  producing highly skilled and motivated Registered Veterinary Technicians. 

We believe that our most valuable assets are the relationships we build with our clients, staff, students and the fostered trust of our patients. We welcome new patients and look forward to continuing to provide our existing clients with the quality veterinary care they have come to expect.  

We strive to be San Diego’s first choice in veterinary care and look forward to the opportunity to serve your needs.


Our team is fully dedicated to the health and happiness of your pets!


Richard Johnson, DVM

Chief Executive Officer/Veterinarian

Dr. Johnson has had a rich and full life deeply involved in Veterinary Medicine! Due to his passion to help others he created and founded All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital and Surgery Center and Vet Tech Nursing Academy.

Dr. Johnson’s vision is to become a preferred veterinary technician education source for the community who has the heart and soul for this profession. He is committed to improving the lives of all animals through personal experience cultivating in the program with compassion, integrity, and quality care.

His educational and working background include:

*Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis
*West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group: Internship
*Animal Medical Center, New York, New York: Surgical Residency
*University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine:  Assistant Professor in Surgery
*Broadway Animal Hospital: Owner and Medical Director
*Animal Medical Center of East County: Founder and creator

He has been active in many professional organizations always with the desire to improve our profession with an emphasis on teaching and advancement of the veterinary technician community.
* American Association of Veterinary State Boards: committee member
*Veterinary Medical Board State of California: member
*Veterinary Medical Board, California Registered Veterinary Technician Committee
*California Veterinary Medical Association: California Registered Veterinary Technicians Outstanding Doctor of Veterinary Medicine of the Year 2011 Recipient
* Norden Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
*San Diego Mesa College Animal Health Technology Program: Adjunct professor-Advisory Committee
*National PetCare Centers: Founder and Director of Medical and Surgical Quality

He is involved in our profession locally and nationwide:
*Veterinary Study Groups, VSG, the largest privately owned groups of veterinary hospitals in the United States: Original member/founder
*Sand Diego Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA): Past President

His current exciting projects include:
*All God’s Creatures Animal Hospital, a small animal practice teaching hospital, CEO and Hospital Director
*Vet Tech Nursing Academy, an education center for the development of the veterinary technician community: Founder and Senior Instructor
*IVHI: Institute for Veterinary Healthcare improvement, a non-profit organization for the development of service dogs for our PTS service members, law enforcement, and first responders: Creator/founder
Dr. Johnson has a passion for education especially in the field of Veterinary Technology. The Vet Tech Nursing Academy is the culmination of his efforts to improve and develop the Veterinary profession.

He lives in El Cajon with his wife, Nancy, and their three Boston Terriers

Christopher George, DVM

Associate Veterinarian 

Dr. Christopher George was raised in Northern California. He was fortunate to be able to work with horses and cattle when he was young which led to an interest in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. George graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He completed his internship in equine surgery at UC Davis the following year. Dr. George has been practicing large animal medicine, small animal general and emergency medicine for over 40 years. When Dr. George is caring for your pet, there is no question, you will feel his kindness and compassion that will create an enduring and trusting relationship.


Support Staff

Crystal Kieley, RVT

Program Director/Chief Operating Officer

Crystal has worked in general practice, emergency, and specialty medicine, specifically in surgery and internal medicine. She has a strong interest in anesthesiology and critical care. In 2021, she became a Program Director and an Instructor at Vet Tech Nursing Academy. Passionate about expanding her veterinary knowledge, Crystal is delighted to be part of a wonderful veterinary technician program and committed to helping those working in a veterinary hospital to further their knowledge and skills.  She is married to her husband Marc and together they have three precious daughters along with two chihuahuas and a bearded dragon to complete their family. 

Lisa Cabot, RVT

Front Desk Operations Manager 

Hi, my name is Lisa! I was born on the east coast in Connecticut, lived in Michigan for a couple of years, headed west to San Diego and have lived here ever since I was 4 years old. I have always loved animals, so I furthered my education at SDSU and received a B.S in Biology in hopes of working at a zoo. Well, that didn’t pan out after I started working in a veterinary hospital. In 2001, I went to work for Drs. Johnson & Hampel and have been with them ever since. My husband and I share our home with two 4-legged children, both Bernese Mountain Dogs, one of which is still trying to grow up. In my spare time I enjoy traveling and attending and watching pretty much all sporting events, even a little curling in Canada. One of the most important things to me is client and patient care so I strive to provide the Best!

Kim Jones, RVT

Program Coordinator/Senior Instructor

I grew up here in San Diego and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. I discovered at a very young age my love for animals and was always bringing animals home. My parents never knew what to expect next but supported my ambition to pursue my passion of animals. This love eventually brought me to enroll at Mesa College where I received my Associate Science and Animal Health technology degrees. I have been a registered Veterinary Technician since 1985 and have been blessed to have worked with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Hampel for the past 38 years. I love all aspects of veterinary nursing but find myself particularly drawn to surgery and dentistry. I enjoy sharing my experiences and knowledge with others that is why I’m so excited to be a part of the Vet Tech Nursing Academy preparing the next generations of technicians.  

     I consider myself a country girl and have been fortunate enough along with my husband to raise our two sons in the wonderful community of Ramona. In my spare time you can find me getting my “equine therapy” with my horse Peanut riding the trails and participating in gymkhana and cowboy challenges. I also enjoy hanging out with our cat Trico who keeps us entertained with his antics.  

     I look forward to continuing serving our community as we start our new adventure. 

Bethany Keeble, RVT

Clinical Operations Manager 

Bethany has worked in general practice, emergency and specialty medicine. She has been practicing as an RVT for many years.
She has a passion for emergency & critical care medicine. She also enjoys working with neonates and on the other end of the spectrum geriatrics but loves them all. Excellent patient care is what she strives for daily. When she’s not working she dedicates a lot of her time working with a rescue group called The Frosted Faces Foundation. She also has an interest in animal physical rehabilitation. Bethany is married and has two beautiful little girls along with her two dogs, a cat and two chickens.

Jamie Lillard, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician  

Hi, I’m Jamie!  I was born and raised in a very small rural town in Central Oregon!  It was there that I developed a love for wildlife and was fortunate to enjoy many outdoor activities, but my best memories were family camping trips and hitting the ski slopes with my dad.  In 2000 I married and moved to San Diego to pursue a teaching degree at San Diego State University.  I started working with Drs. Johnson & Hampel in 2003 and the rest is history.  My hobbies include cooking, spending time at the beach and cheering on the Padres with my husband and my two boys!  At home, I have a 3 year old Bulldog mix named Mack who has insured no other animal friends can come to live with me.  My passions are service and client education and I promise to leave you feeling prepared and at-ease no matter what you need to come in for!  

Kalani Reid

Sterilization Technician/Inventory Specialist  

Hi! My name is Kalani and I’m a sterilization technician. I’ve been in the veterinary field for over 10 years, and I am very passionate about the health and care of animals. Outside of the veterinary world I have  two dogs named Pickles and Zoey, together we enjoy the beach and visiting farmers markets. I’m blessed to be a part of a wonderful team here at All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center. 

Emaleigh Flores

Veterinary Technician  

Emaleigh moved to San Diego in 2012 from Washington state and has been in love with it ever since. She started her first vet job as a receptionist right out of high school and has learned valuable vet tech skills through experience and the teachings of her co-workers. Her favorite part about being a vet tech is bonding with each patient and their families and becoming a part of each patients life to help them be happy and healthy. She has one dog of her own named Midori. Together they like to travel and go sightseeing, the last place they explored was Zion national park. Emaleigh also likes to go to the beach, try new restaurants, and go to concerts in her free time.

Hannah Quinn

Veterinary Technician  

Hannah grew up in Joshua Tree, California and has always had a love for animals. She originally moved to San Diego in 2014 to help her grandparents while going to school. She graduated from Mesa College’s Animal Health Technology Program in 2017, and has been in the field for 6 years working primarily in the surgical department and general practice. At home she has two dogs, two cats, and two bearded dragons, who she loves with all her heart. When she’s not working, she enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and trying new foods.

Ali Bradford

Veterinary Technician  

Ali grew up on a farm in Northern California in a small town called Trinity County. Her love and fascination with all animals made veterinary medicine a perfect fit. Ali has a passion for emergency and critical care medicine. She has two dogs “The Pooh” and “Warren” and a black kitty named “Yuri Gagarin”. In her spare time, she enjoys reading classic literature, studies physics and loves the beach.


Veterinary Technician

Hello I am Lorraine! I was raised in the LA area. I grew up with many different animals, and always knew I wanted to work with and help animals in my professional life as well. I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in zoology. Most of my experience has been in general practice working and volunteering with domestic and exotic animals. I feel I communicate well with animals and am able to recognize and understand their signs of fear, anxiety and stress. I can usually calm them and approach them in a way that they overcome that fear and relax enough for our medical team to work with them productively. In my free time, I love to be with my family outdoors hiking, horseback and camping.

Victoria Walker

Veterinary Technician  

Hi, I’m Victoria! I was born and raised right here in San Diego. I have always loved animals and knew I wanted to pursue a career in helping them. I have been in the veterinary field for 8 years. I graduated and received my CVA from PIMA Medical Institute. I recently graduated from the VASE program so that I can take the national test to obtain my RVT license. I love emergency medicine and dentistry. During my off-time I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, 3 dogs (Willow, Tucker & Dodger) and my horse Little Man. I love going to the beach, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld and spending time with family and friends. 

Toni Loera

Veterinary Technician

Hello, My name is Toni and I have been in the veterinary field for about 5 years. As a young child I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up and that was to help all living creatures! I have worked in shelter medicine, emergency vet medicine, large animal medicine and general practice medicine; so I’ve dabbled in it all! I absolutely love all creatures big, small and in between. I’m very excited to be living out my dream and being able to be apart of an amazing team here at All God’s Creatures!

Monica Rathe

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon! 

Michelle Garcia-Crosswhite

Customer Service Specialist  

Hi my name is Michelle. I am from Vista CA, but recently moved to San Diego to begin my college career at San Diego Mesa College. I have a passion to work with animals and hope to further my education at a university and continue to learn more about veterinary medicine. Recently in my spare time I have taken up tennis, bowling, and working out at the gym as a hobby! I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, and we own our cat Mochi together. I am overjoyed to be a part of the All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center team. 

Briana Caswell

Customer Service Representative 

I have been in the veterinary field for 16 years and love working with animals. I love all aspects of veterinary nursing, but I have developed a passion for surgery and client education. At All God’s Creatures Teaching Hospital & Surgery Center is a place where I am able to utilize my skills and practice the very best level of medicine.  I also enjoy teaching my gentle handling techniques especially with patients that are fearful. I currently have a intelligent and very sweet little Boston Terrier named Rex.  On my time off from work I enjoy spending quality time with my family.


At All God’s Creatures Animal hospital, our goal is to continuously improve the quality of life of our patients and the well-being of our community by providing high quality, cost effective veterinary health care that exceeds our clients’ expectations.  Our staff is devoted to providing the best medical, surgical, and emergency veterinary care available.