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Hayden Webster BVSc. 

I have been a member of the Lodi community since 2011.  I am a South African born Kiwi vet who has somehow ended up "Stuck in Lodi"!

After graduating in 2006 with a Veterinary Degree from Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand, I worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in New Zealand for 18 months and in 2008 moved to the US to be with my then fiance Alicia (Also Dr. Webster!).  I completed a 2-year Masters of Veterinary Science-focused on Animal Welfare-at the University of Illinois.

After a short stint in rural Montana, we moved to sunny California in early 2011 and have made Lodi our home ever since.  Our family has grown to include two little boys and a bunch of critters.

My background is as a mixed animal practitioner, experienced in both production and companion animal medicine and surgery.  Since 2011 I have focused on companion animal medicine and have a special interest in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic ultrasound.

From 2011 until now, I have worked in Lockeford, Lathrop and Elk Grove; I am ecstatic to finally be based at home in Lodi.  This hospital has such a dedicated, positive staff and Dr. Dornton has built a hospital with an outstanding reputation for quality medicine/surgery and compassionate care.

I am excited to re-connect with old clients and meet new faces-people and animals alike.  Providing quality medicine and a positive experience for all is something I am very excited about!

Come in for a check-up or just to say hi.  I look forward to meeting you all!


Elaine M. Dornton DVM

Dr. Elaine M. Dornton's educational background includes degrees from State University of New York, at Buffalo, Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine and University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing since 1981 and in the Lodi area since 1986. Since purchasing the Lodi Veterinary Hospital in 1999, she has developed a wonderful client base. In addition to treating small animals, she also has a miniature horse practice. Her personal interests are long distance horseback riding and recreational soccer. She currently has 6 dogs ( all rescues ), 2 cats, 3 horses, a chicken and a pigeon on a small ranch in Acampo.


Erin Paster, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Erin Paster graduated from the University of Minnesota, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists, and a surgical internship at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, in New York. She then pursued a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where she ran the PennHIP clinic and pursued research interests in PennHIP screening, hip dysplasia and orthopedic disease. Dr. Paster's surgical residency training was completed at UC Davis, and she is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Dr. Paster's personal interests include music performance, the outdoors, fishing, rock hounding, gardening, studio art,and eating, especially Wisconsin cheese.  She lives with her husband, Joel, their two enthusiastic Weimaraners, Aris and Hilde, a cat, Jack, a bunny and three turtles.  Dr. Paster is a mobile surgeon and is available to us for consultation, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.


Bethany Jackson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Bethany Jackson is a board certified veterinary cardiologist. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a cardiology internship and residency at MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets in Worthington, OH. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the sub-specialty of Cardiology.  Dr. Jackson is a mobile cardiologist and is available to us for consultation and echocardiograms.  Visit her website if you would like any further information.



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- Liz H.
Lodi, CA

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