Our Careteam

Joan Totman
Practice Manager
Growing up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Joan loved the dogs her father would bring home. Because of her asthma, Joan couldn’t keep dogs around very long—that is, until she adopted Peggy, a Skye terrier whose long hair didn’t affect Joan in the least! Now Joan cares for pets and their owners regularly as the Practice Manager of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Joan has a strong background in finance, having worked on Wall Street for many years. Wanting a change, she applied for an Office Manager position at a local veterinary clinic. She was hired, and twelve years later she’s still involved in the profession! Now she works alongside her husband, Owner and Medical Director Robert Totman. She makes sure the hospital has everything it needs in order for the team to do the best possible job. She especially enjoys making the client’s experience as pleasant as possible.

Joan owns four dogs: and their four dogs: Jimmy, a poodle; Sully, whose favorite pastime is eating; Sophie, who sees Robert off to work every morning, and Rylee, the baby Bichon.

In her spare time, Joan likes to be creative with painting and gardening. She also likes to cook and enjoy good wine with her husband.
Danielle
Client Services Representative
Although Danielle fell into the veterinary field by chance, she knew it was the perfect fit for her from the moment she first stepped into a pet clinic. For her, it’s truly an honor to help the area’s pets and animal owners live happier, healthier lives. Danielle is a proud member of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital’s front-desk team!

Danielle was born in Hawaii and grew up there and in California. She first started here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital several years ago, then took time off to stay at home with her new daughter. Now, Danielle is thrilled to be a part of the clinic family once again! She wears many hats here at the hospital and loves the variety that each day offers; she especially loves meeting new animal owners and their furry companions.

Danielle spends most of her free time enjoying the company of her family. She and her husband, Jonathon, have a young daughter named Clarity and also share their lives with Remmie, a loveable dog who Danielle adopted from right here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital after Dr. Totman nursed her back to full health.
Jessica
Veterinary Technician
Jessica was born and raised in Texas, where she grew up surrounded by seven siblings, horses, dogs, cats, and plenty of other animal companions. For her, it wasn’t difficult to develop an innate passion for the earth’s creatures early on in life! Jessica is proud to now help pets on a daily basis—she’s a Veterinary Technician here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Jessica was still in high school when she first signed on as a Veterinary Assistant at a local animal clinic. She’s been in the animal-care field ever since! Jessica moved to this area from North Carolina in the late summer of 2018, and it wasn’t long before she had signed on here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. She loves continuing to learn more every day, and her favorite part of every shift is getting to enjoy the company of the clinic’s furry visitors.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys training horses, drawing with charcoal, and being a proud mother. She and her husband, a retired Marine, have a beautiful daughter and also share their lives with a number of animal friends. The family has six dogs, four cats, a pair of tortoises, and four horses!
Jim
Veterinary Technician
Jim grew up on a small farm in Southern California, surrounded by everything from dogs, cats, and goats to turkeys, cows, pigs, and donkeys. His innate love for animals has been a part of him ever since his earliest days! Jim always knew that he would love to one day work hands-on with the earth’s creatures—he gets to live his dream as a Veterinary Technician.

After working as a coffee-shop manager for 20 years, Jim knew that it was time for a change. He signed up for a course in veterinary technology at his local community college, and completed his externship at another veterinary clinic after finishing his coursework. It wasn’t long before Jim was offered a job—he’s been in the veterinary field ever since, and has now been helping animals hands-on as a Veterinary Technician for more than eight years!

When a friend told him that Vineyard Veterinary Hospital was looking to fill an open Technician position, Jim jumped at the chance to join the clinic team. He’s been a member of the family since May of 2018—his favorite part of the job is working alongside a talented team of animal-lovers just like himself, and he also enjoys continuing to learn new things on a daily basis.

Most of Jim’s free time away from the office is spent working on home improvements or tending to his own small farm, as well as its many animal inhabitants. He has a dog, five indoor cats and five outdoor cats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, peafowl, emus, and a pair of three-legged rabbits that Jim adopted from his previous place of employment.
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    • B Mac WinB Mac Win

      Thank you so much for seeing my boy Chief. Our vets office was closed and my boy needed to be seen immediately. Not only did they fit us in, they stayed late, after closing, to ensure my boy was taken care of and I was put at ease. I can't thank you all enough

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    • Bradley HymanBradley Hyman

      We lost our Koufax today, after losing Sandi in March. They both lived 16 wonderful years and were a part of our family almost from the time Ellen and I got married.
      The house seems empty and it will be a long while before the sadness wanes, but their memories will always bring smiles to us.

      Sandi and Koufax were both taken care of until their last day by the amazingly compassionate staff at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. Even at their passing, Ellen and I and our dogs felt that we could not have been in better hands.
      If in need of someone to care for your dog or cat, I highly recommend Dr. Totman, Joan, Verenice, Ashley and the rest of the staff at Vineyard.

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    • Dawnellen HicksDawnellen Hicks

      Excellent quality medicine, loving caring Dr’s and techs!

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    • Willy KelleyWilly Kelley

      Love Suki's new Vet in Temecula. Lot's of good advice and answered all my questions.

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    • Marianne AndreazzaMarianne Andreazza

      In the last 10 years Dr. Totman has cared for all of my fur babies with expertise and compassion that is unparalleled in Temecula. The happiest day is when you get your pet, the saddest day is when you say goodbye to your pet. And with all the things that happen to your pet then and in between, you want expert care in a family-owned environment vs. a corporate sales-oriented one. No one wants to think of that worst day. When that day comes though, as it did for me this week, you want a vet and staff who is sensitive to your pet's needs, comfort, and your grief. You want a vet who loves his patient, and you get that with Dr. Totman and his staff.

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    • Jane Giavelli LauhonJane Giavelli Lauhon

      We have been taking our yellow lab, Sadie, there for almost nine years. We are very happy with their services!

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    • Bryna BundersonBryna Bunderson

      Dr. Totman and his staff are not only professional but caring passionate people. I’m so grateful to him and his entire staff for the consistent amazing care they provide my fur babies. It’s comforting knowing my babies have someone so special looking after them.

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