Meet Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic in Jackson! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (209) 223-3504 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Bob Yack, DVM

Veterinarian/Medical Director

Hi there! I’m Dr. Bob! I am the head veterinarian here at JCVC.

I attended Southern Illinois University, and received my Bachelors of Science in 1988, and then my Master’s in Animal Science in 1989. I graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine with my doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1993.

After I graduated as a doctor, I continued my education and received my post degree Certifications in External fixation and Internal fixations specializing in plate reconstructions in 1994, Stifle reconstruction in 1995, Cosmetic plate reconstruction in 1996, and my Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy certification in 2002. If you can’t tell, I really enjoy the orthopedics!

I performed emergency medicine at Champaign Urbana Emergency Clinic in Illinois and Mueller Animal Hospital in Sacramento until my wife Lisa (who is also a veterinary internist and oncologist) and I purchased Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1996.  We wanted to do the best medicine we could and treat every patient as if they were our own. Our original clinic was on Jackson Gate Road next to Teresa’s restaurant and it quickly grew. We built our current location in 2000.

I was honored by the Morris Animal Foundation & Hills Pet Nutrition in 2010 as one of the top five veterinarians in the nation, taking first place for the western region, and am incredibly humbled that my clients nominated me for such an honor.

We have 2 children, Michaela and Dylan. There is a multitude of dogs, cats, and chickens. Some of my passions are flying Remote Controlled planes with my son, Miniature Armour modeling, weight lifting, and being with my family.

Dr. Stacy Pettigrew, DVM


Hi, I’m Dr. Stacy! I received my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 2002, and have been with JCVC ever since I graduated! I love reproduction and enjoy performing artificial inseminations, breedings, and cesarean sections.

I have French Bulldogs that I enjoy showing at conformation shows and Labrador Retrievers, a couple of cats, and a pig named Rosie. We also have a lot of chickens! My husband and our two daughters help collect eggs every day. As a family, we enjoy gardening and farming on our land, Prospect Farms.

Dr. Alli Duff, DVM


Hi, I’m Dr. Alli! I received my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2015, and have been JCVC since I graduated. I love caring for all animals for any reason, but I really enjoy dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and surgery. I am also passionate about caring for pet owners, so please do not hesitate to voice any questions or concerns that you may have while you’re here.

I spend most of my spare time with family – my husband and my three daughters, 3 Chihuahuas, one Coonhound, and a cat. We like to go camping together, watch movies, and eat ice cream!

Dr. Matthew Garvin, DVM


Hi, I’m Dr. Matt! My love for animals originated while volunteering at animal shelters in high school. During college, I worked part-time at a veterinary hospital. The work done at this veterinary hospital inspired me to want to become a veterinarian. I attended the University of California at Davis for veterinary school and completed a 13-month internship at PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA.

For fun, I like to go to the beach, go hiking, spend time with friends, and relax with my cat Chester.

Dr. Jules Wurzler, DVM


Hi! I’m Dr. Jules!  I am a 2016 graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I did my undergraduate at Albion College in Michigan, graduating with a BA in BioChemistry. I moved west to avoid the freezing winters. I started my career as a mixed animal veterinarian but have decided to continue with small animals only during this stage in my life. My special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and pain management. I am pursuing a certification in veterinary acupuncture which I will complete in June 2019.

My partner and I live on an olive ranch and we have many animals of various shapes and sizes – all furry. In my free time, I enjoy working around the ranch, riding horses, spending time with family, exploring the foothills and biking.

Dr. Mark Madden, DVM


Hi! I’m Dr. Mark. I received my DVM degree from the University of California, Davis, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I had a small animal clinic, with a specialty in treating reptiles, exotic animals and pocket pets in the Bay Area for 20 years, before moving to the Sierra Foothills and joining JCVC in 2001.

I enjoy doing chores around our property and caring for our many pets. My wife Fran and I volunteer with Golden Gate Basset Rescue in our spare time. We have two adopted Basset Hounds, plus a foster dog, or two. In addition, we have four cats, 10 chickens, a few finches, and two nearly 100-year-old California desert tortoises. The male tortoise, Neb, was found as an adult on a street in San Francisco in 1952.


Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Jeanette. I have worked with animals for over 30 years, and have been with JCVC for the past 15 years. My love for all animals is what made me want to work in the veterinary field. My favorite part of working here is helping and educating clients to care for their pets.

I had a Golden Retriever named Chico (pictured to the left).


Reception Manager

Hi! My name is Aimee, and I started with JCVC in July 2018. I’ve had animals of all shapes and sizes and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them every day. My favorite part of working here is getting to know all of our clients and their furry, feathered, and scaly kids.

I have a Siberian Husky named Jasper, a German Shepherd named Buddy, and a cat named Beavis. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my family and take my dogs on hikes.



Hi, my name is Sue! I started working here in October of 1990 for Dr. Toman after he first opened JCVC, so I’m celebrating 28 years here! It’s a fun place to work at, it’s always different every day!

I have 1 inside cat at home named Quinn (also known as the JCVC cat), 2 outside mouse hunters, Piggy and Skinny, and a Boston Terrier named Missy.



Hey there, my name is Morgan and I’ve been with the JCVC family since July 2018. Growing up, I’ve always had a passion to help and care for animals. What better way to fuel that passion than to work for Jackson Creek Veterinary Clinic!

I have a dog named Kimber, a cat named Angus, a salmon red-tailed boa Hercules, a savannah monitor named Rex.

In my free time, I love spending quality time with my family. I have three handsome boys that share my love for animals. I also enjoy going to the beach, fishing, riding quads and dirtbikes, and BBQing. I look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!



Hey, my name is Brittany! I started originally on the boarding side in May of 2019, but I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to transfer over to the vet side and become a receptionist. I have been around animals my whole life and I have always wanted to work around them, and now I am!

I have two dogs, Cali and Forest (in my picture). I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!



Hi, I’m Lindsay and I’ve been with JCVC since November of 2019! I moved to the area a couple of years ago from Colorado and have been bringing my fur babies to Jackson Creek ever since. I’ve always enjoyed learning about caring for animals of all kinds and am lucky enough to learn more every day by working here.

My other half and I live in a log cabin in the woods with a German Shepherd named Samantha, a Siberian Husky named Sierra, a Pitbull named Moose, and a Belgian Malinois named Bella. In my free time, I enjoy photographing wildlife, cooking, reading, and going on road trips as well as taking my dogs hiking and swimming.


Room Assistant

Hi! My name is Tanya. I grew up in Oregon, and worked for an Oregon humane society for 8 years, as well as volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and working with fish habitats and Bald Eagle nests. I relocated down to Amador and became a part of the JCVC family in 2005.

I am a huge German Shepherd lover, with two of my own named Echo (in the picture to the left) and Brinks, as well as a Queensland Heeler named Zip.


Room Assistant

Hey, I’m Erica! I completed a Medical Assisting program at Carrington College & worked in that field for about 5 years. I started working at JCVC in 2017 & it has been a huge change of pace, for the better, from human medical care. I love coming to work every day to see the animals; it always puts a smile on my face.

I currently have two Alaskan Klee Kai dogs named Kiba & Kiana. I also had a Red Eared Slider named Thrash & a Bearded Dragon named Spyro. My main hobby is dancing; I have been in tap since I was 4 years old & am now teaching! We look forward to seeing you & your family soon!


Room Assistant

Hi there, I’m Siena! I joined the JCVC family in June 2017, after moving back to Amador County from Washington. I have always had a love for animals, having grown up in a family-owned pet store and I am so happy to be working with them again. I can’t wait to meet you and your fur-baby at your next visit!

I have a border Collie named Avery and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with her and experimenting with all things nail and makeup related.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hey, my name is Jennifer. I joined the JCVC family in 2005, and have been working with animals for 26 years. My favorite part of working here is helping animals.

I have three dogs, Teva, Brizzie, and Aspen, and two cats, Raven and Hemi. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and hiking with my dogs, as well as cooking and just relaxing at home.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Eileen. I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 41 years. My specialty is dentistry and I became a Veterinary Dental Technician in 1994. I have done all the dental procedures here at JCVC since I became a part of the family in 1998.

I have a yellow Labrador Retriever named Usher, and a Shih Tzu therapy dog named Lucas. I have three cats: Tigerhawk, Holly Michelle, and Lynx. I also have a horse named Lou McGregor.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Megan, I started at JCVC in April 2018. I wanted to work in veterinary medicine because I love helping animals – that’s my favorite part of working here! I look forward to seeing you!


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hey, my name is Sarah. I joined the JCVC family in 2006, but I’ve been working with animals for most of my life. I graduated from Hartnell College in Salinas in 2004 and obtained my veterinary technician license in 2005. My favorite part about working here is helping pet owners provide for their pets. I have a special interest in orthopedics and enjoy being the Training Coordinator for our staff.

I have two dogs named Shasta and Lobo, a cat named Flora, and two horses,  Bailey and Medicine Man. I spend my free time riding my horses, gardening, playing with my critters, and maintaining a blueberry grove.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi, I’m Courtney! I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician and have been working at JCVC since 2017. I started in the veterinary field in 2003 as a receptionist and loved the interaction with the pets and their humans so much that I knew I had found my passion. I decided to go to school to become an RVT in 2007 at Cosumnes River College and never looked back!

I volunteer at our local animal shelter helping pets find their forever homes.
I love helping all kinds of animals from furry to scaly!


Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Caitlin. I joined the JCVC team in August 2018. Growing up with dogs, cats, and horses, I was interested in animals at an early age. I decided early on I wanted to be in veterinary medicine. Originally I wanted to be a doctor but decided to become a technician instead.

I graduated from Cosumnes River College and got my veterinary technician license in 2003.  After a few years, I decided to take some time off to start a family. Returning to veterinary medicine has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited to be back. I love working at JCVC! Every day is something new and getting to see such a variety of animals is a joy for me.

I live in Amador County with my family and two crazy cats, Barley and Nellie.


Veterinary Assistant

Hi there, my name is Peggy! I started at JCVC in 2015. I’ve always been interested in animals. I’ve completed several terms at Carrington College, plus Penn Foster online. I love all the ladies I work with and all the doctors, too!

I have two kids, Cody and Baylee. We have 5 cats, 2 small dogs, and a ball python named Togo. I love to go camping, hiking, fishing, watch movies at home with family, and I also enjoy gardening.


Boarding Manager

Hello! My name is Frank. I started at the Jackson Creek Pet Bed & Breakfast in July of 2019. I came to this industry after 13 years in retail management. The transition has been exciting, to say the least. I am very eager to come to work every day and ensure that our clients and their pets receive the absolute best care available. My goal is for your pets to feel just as at home here as they do at their actual homes. My favorite part of working here is problem-solving to ensure the staff can deliver the best client experience possible.

In my spare time, my wife and I like to take our 3-year-old daughter on day trips to parks, museums, and picnics. I also am an avid woodworker, so I try to spend time out in my garage building projects around my house.

I have two pets: a Terrier mix named Vinny and a new kitten, Noodles (that’s the kind of name you get when you let a 3-year-old pick! 😉 )


Boarding Attendant

Hi, my name is Cyntia! I joined the Pet B&B family in August 2018. My favorite part about working here is getting to meet the new pets that come in and, of course, getting to see all my usual ones that come in regularly!

In my free time, I like to go on bike rides, runs or just relax at home with my 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix Gracie, and my 1-year-old kitty Cali.


Boarding Attendant

Hi, I’m Angelica! I started working at the Jackson Creek Pet Bed & Breakfast in February 2019. My love for animals started ever since I could remember. I am currently going to school to become a veterinarian. One thing I like about working here is I get to work with the dogs and cats and get to see each of their personalities come out.

I’m a mother to a two-year-old son, Karson, and have 2 dogs: a terrier mix named Athena and a Siberian Husky named Maia. I also have two cats, a Siamese named Apollo and a tortoise-shell calico named Rhea. In my spare time, I like to stay home and relax with all my kids, go to the ocean, or go on walks with my dogs.


Boarding Attendant

Hi! My name is Lindsey and I started working at the Jackson Creek Pet Bed & Breakfast in August of 2019. I’ve loved animals my entire life and I’ve always wanted to work with them, so I was beyond excited to start working here!

Growing up I owned cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and a turtle. Recently I have owned leopard geckos, crested geckos, a betta fish, and a lion head rabbit. I currently have a boxer mix named Mulligan who we adopted from the Jackson shelter a couple of years ago – and he’s been the perfect addition to our family! I enjoy spending time with my two kids, whether we are going out and catching insects or rescuing the spiders around the house.


Quinn is our clinic kitty! He has been with us since February 2014. He was brought to us by Amador County Animal Control for a hernia repair; he ended up having a rough recovery, and after staying with us for so long, we just decided to keep him! He lives in our breakroom/lounge area, with many comfy places to sleep, lots of people to love (and lots of lunch boxes that he tries to get in to).

Quinn is a Himalayan/Maine Coon mix (we suspect since he is rather hefty), and is the biggest lover, cuddler, and talker you’ve ever met! We’re lucky to have Quinn, and we’re sure he feels the same!