Get to know our veterinary team!
We have dedicated our lives to caring for pets in Temecula! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us better, too. Let’s work together to give your pet a long, happy life with your family.
Client Service Representative / Veterinary Assistant
Janene has on-the-job training/experience in the Veterinary field. She went to Mira Costa College, majoring in Business and Business Law, and San Jacinto for Criminal Justice and Drug Recognition.
She prides herself in developing good relationships with the clients and getting to know their animals and is always open to learning new techniques and procedures for the animals. This helps her in her personal life with her farm and animals at home too. She loves working with different doctors and seeing how each handles patients and procedures. She believes you can always learn something new, or a new way to handle the situation.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids and granddaughter. She and her husband enjoy the wineries and running their farm raising horses, Nubian Goats, chickens, quail, and more. She teaches/hosts paint and sips, farm tours, and classes on different aspects of raising animals and farming. She loves making goat milk soaps and selling what they produce from their farm.
With 18 years of expertise in the veterinary industry, John is dedicated to providing exceptional animal care, prioritizing their safety, and creating strong client relationships. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family and pets.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Lauren is a highly skilled and compassionate veterinary technician at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. With 4 years of experience in the veterinary field, Lauren takes pride in offering the best experience possible to her clients. She attended Platt College. Lauren enjoys raising and training horses in her free time and competing in rodeos and barrel races.
Angel Kelley is a highly skilled and compassionate veterinary technician at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. With 18 years of experience in the veterinary field, Angel has honed her skills in providing the best care possible to her patients. She received her animal care and veterinary assistant certificate from Southern California Occupational Center in Torrance, CA, and takes pride in her compassionate approach and interaction with clients. When Angel is not at work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, camping, visiting the beach, taking trips, and playing with her furry pets.
Aubree has been in the Veterinary field for over 15 years. She has a passion for developing meaningful relationships with both our clients and our patients. She strongly believes providing exceptional customer service is what builds a successful veterinary practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, 3 Persian cats, gecko, rescued bunny, and caring for her saltwater tank.
Dr. Robert Totman
Owner, Medical Director
Dr. Totman was raised in Wichita, Kansas, the eldest of three children. He started his veterinary career in Costa Mesa, California. He was the Medical Director at a satellite hospital for one of the first referral practices in Southern California. He eventually opened his first practice in Laguna Niguel, where he practiced for 20 years! In January 2003, he purchased Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, where he currently practices as Medical Director.
Dr. Totman has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He also likes seeing young puppies grow into healthy adults and working with geriatric patients to deliver the best quality of life possible.
Dr. Totman lives with his wife Joan, the practice manager at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, and their four dogs: Sully, Sophie, and Rylee. Dr. Totman enjoys woodworking, cooking, and wine tasting when not practicing veterinary care.
Joan is the Practice Manager at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital and spends her day caring for pets and their owners. Prior to becoming the practice manager, she worked on Wall Street for many years. Looking for a change, she applied for an Office Manager position at a local veterinary hospital. She was hired and 19 years later is still going strong in the profession. Now, as Practice Manager of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, she gets to work alongside her husband, Dr. Totman. She makes sure the hospital has everything it needs for the team to do the best possible job and really takes pride in making sure the clients have an exceptional experience with every visit.
In her spare time, Joan likes to paint and garden. She also likes to cook and enjoy good wine with her husband.
Dr. Oren Drelich
Dr. Drelich was raised in South Florida and completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. He earned a master’s degree in wildlife health at the University of Sydney before completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 2010. After veterinary school, he completed a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. Since then, he’s worked exclusively with small animals in Temecula and San Diego for the last 11 years.
His professional interests include radiology, surgery, and internal medicine. He enjoys outdoor sports and traveling to national parks with his wife and three daughters. He shares a house with three devoted dogs and a loving cat.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Hannah graduated with honors in December 2015 at Montana State University (Go Bobcats!). She received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science. Six months later she enrolled in an online veterinary technician program and graduated in May 2019 from San Juan College and passed her national exam in August 2019. She’s been in the veterinary field now for the past 12 years.
Hannah prides herself on passion. She loves anesthesia (especially dentistry) and in that field, she is constantly assessing the situation and the patient. Her goal is to maintain a safe anesthetic experience and a smooth recovery for patients. In her free time, she likes to go hiking with her dogs, ride her horse, watch every sports game she can find, and drink lots of coffee!
Jim grew up on a farm in California where he helped care for every animal, from dogs, cats, and goats to turkeys, cows, pigs, and donkeys. He started his career working as a coffee shop manager for 20 years but decided it was time for a change. He signed up for a course in veterinary technology at his local community college and never looked back. He’s been in the veterinary field now for the past 12 years.
Jim has been a part of the Vineyard Veterinary Hospital family since May of 2018. He feels grateful to work with a talented team of animal lovers, and he also enjoys continuing to learn new things every day. When not helping to care for pets, Jim can work on home improvements or tend to his own small farm. He has two dogs, five indoor cats and five outdoor cats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, peafowl, emus, and a pair of three-legged rabbits!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Marc is a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. He attended Penn Foster College and has been in the field for five years. He prides himself in helping his patients grow and thrive, which makes his job worth it for him. In his free time, he enjoys running, watching movies, and practicing the art of origami.
Area Hospital Manager
Lacie is the Area Hospital Manager at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. She has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Originally, she was hired as a kennel technician and was quickly promoted to veterinary technician. She worked directly with an exceptionally knowledgeable, highly experienced veterinarian who was her mentor and teacher through the years. She is well educated with national and international pet travel after working in conjunction with a USDA Veterinarian. Lacie has been in veterinary management for over 9 years and has a passion for leadership, mentoring and creating a positive culture and work environment. Her professional interests focus on practice management, customer service, patient care, and continuing education. Her idea of success in veterinary medicine is creating empowered employees through support, opportunity, and education. Because of her experience as a veterinary technician, she is able to work side-by-side with her team to assist and train. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling, hiking, riding her spirited Quarter Horse, Willow, and hanging out with her Anatolian Shepherd, Maggie.
Connie went to Western Career College and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 30 years!
She prides herself on excellent patient care, ensuring all pets have a positive visit anytime they come to our hospital. Connie is exceptional in dentistry and enjoys sharing her skills with co-workers.
Connie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and learning new skills in her free time.
Customer Service Representative
Adrianna has been working in the veterinary field since 2012 and prides herself on having excellent customer service and being sure to hear the needs of her clients.
In her free time, Adri enjoys traveling, both domestically and abroad. She also likes going to fairs and festivals. She likes staying in and watching Netflix with her two dogs when she wants a quiet weekend.
Customer Service Representative
Kathi has been in the veterinary field since 1994 and prides herself on providing quality care to clients and pets. Being a pet owner herself, Kathi is compassionate towards clients when their pet is ill and is attentive to client and pet needs.
In her free time, Kathi enjoys relaxing, Netflix, and going to the dog park with “Maurice,” her Frenchie. She enjoys visiting family and friends and seeing live bands at Pubs, especially Irish music.