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Our veterinarians pride themselves on providing the highest quality of care and compassion for your pets

byers.jpgMelissa A. Byers, D.V.M. 

Dr. Byers is a 1981 graduate of the University of California at Davis. She worked in a multi-doctor practice in Anaheim for six years and then became the owner of Lake Forest Animal Clinic in 1987. She recently celebrated the 25th anniversy of Lake Forest Animal Clinic in April 2012 with a complete hospital remodel. Dr. Byers is married and has two sons who are currently playing in the Minor League Baseball Organization, one for the Washington Nationals and the other for St. Louis Cardinals. Animals are a family affair. Dr. Byers' identical twin sister and brother-in-law are also veterinarians, and her husband, Rich Rauh, is an architect specializing in veterinary hospitals. Dr. Byers stays busy keeping up with her family's many activities.


Jennifer Self, D.V.M. 

Dr. Self graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 2001. Dr. Self's special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.   Dr. Self is a member of AVMA and SCVMA.  She has worked as a veterinarian for various animal rescue groups as well as working at the O.C. animal shelter. Her husband is a sixth grade school teacher and they have two young daughters.  They keep busy taking care of their Pit Bull-Lab mix Stella and their two cats Ziggy and B.K.  Dr. Self enjoys the exciting field of veterinary medicine and truly loves her job.

Dr. Self is available on a full-time basis five days a week* 

oneil.jpgJason Trope, D.V.M. 

Dr. Trope received his bachelor degree in biology (biochemistry) from Purdue University in 1995, and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 1999. Dr. trope's special interests is surgery, specifically intestinal and bladder surgery.  In his free time he sails and scuba dives. 

Dr. Trope is available on a full-time basis four days a week* 


* *All Doctor schedules and hours are subject to change. They are available between 8am-6pm by appointment.

At Lake Forest Animal Clinic, we are more than just another animal hospital. Instead, we consider ourselves a resource for all of your pet's needs. At our office, you'll have access to the expertise of not one, but rather four competent and compassionate veterinarians as well as a hospital support staff full of animal lovers. We strive to provide comprehensive services to care for your dog or cat throughout their life. While the needs of your pet will change as they grow older, our services are designed to meet your pet's needs, no matter what stage of life they are experiencing. From puppy and kitten care to pet senior care, the veterinarians at Lake Forest Animal Clinic will always treat your pet with professional and loving care.

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