Meet Our Team

Our Outstanding Staff!

Dr. Susan Murphy - Graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 with honors. Dr. Murphy has a son, daughter-in-law and 3 Grandchildren in Georgia (she started young!), her dog, Jenna and cat, Curly. Her hobbies include kayaking, snorkeling (nice photo!), sculpture, mosaics, and Taiko drumming. 

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Our other great doctor, Dr. Sue Lester, came to us from Animal Medical Center in Auburn. She is a long time Nevada City resident, and brings her knowledge and compassion, as well as a profound caring for your pet.  Our outstanding receptionist, Shelby, spends her off hours playing with her sweet son, Sawyer, and continuing to further her education. Her friendly smile and poise are a welcome addition! Jessica is back to work part time after having her second lovely baby girl, joining her first daughter, Aubrey. Amanda, is our hospital manager who has more qualities than I can list. I could NEVER do with out her!

Amanda and Jessica have been best friends since kindergarten! I was fortunate enough have them as employees at my old clinic, and thrilled that they wanted to work here at Four Paws Animal Clinic. While they keep putting off have recent pictures taken, I'm sure those of you who have been in will recognize them from their lovely smiling faces.

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Amanda has been in the field since 2002 and started with me as an ROP student. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and the proud mom of 2 boys,. She loves to take the "guys" camping and exploring outdoor activities, baking (good mom), reading and trying to find a moment or two for some yoga.

 Jessica is an RVT who also started as an ROP student with me at Best friends. Actually she started hanging around my clinic after school at about age 8!. She is also married (she met her future husband the same day Amanda did!) . She loves outdoor activities, gardening and especially spending time near the ocean. She is an accomplished artist as well. Here are members of the dream team at an earlier time, proudly displaying their good citizenship awards!

Audrey is also an RVT, working full time and a welcome addition to our team!. She has been a licensed technician since 2010, formerly worked at clinics in the Bay Area.  We are so happy to have her with us! enjoys biking and is an accomplished actress as well! 

Danielle is our assistant extraordinaire!  Fairly new to the field, she h=is an amazingly quick learner and has made herself indispensable since she joined us! She's a brilliant young lady and I hope to keep her for as long as possible.

Karrie is our newest addition. She has returned to the veterinary field after taking time to explore other field, including event planning. Her love for animals happily has brought her back to us!

If you are lucky you will come on one of the days our wonderful Lexee is here. She has been working her way through school, focusing on special education. A former rodeo queen, she has been with us, off and on, since 2012. She just can't stay away and we are very happy about it!

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  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Fabio wasn’t eating the food I was giving him and I didn’t feel he was getting the nutrition he needed. Thanks to Dr. Anderson, he evaluated Fabio and his current diet to make some recommendations and now Fabio has gone from barely eating to finishing his meals and he looks healthier than ever. You clearly are an expert in your field...thanks so much!"
    Tara Brown / Kansas City, MO

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