Dr. Brenda Scholtens is a staff veterinarian at SPEC. Originally from Los Angeles, she finished her undergraduate at UC Davis, then graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Her background in veterinary medicine includes work with tiny lab animals all the way to massive elephants on the plains of Kenya! After doing a year in general practice, she jumped over to emergency medicine for the excitement of challenging cases and the joy of helping very sick patients recover. In her free time, Dr. Scholtens enjoys exploring new hiking trails with her husband, her Golden Retriever, Calvin, and her Siberian Husky, Nyla. She also loves baseball and she’s one of few Dodgers fan at SPEC!