Meet the Team

The knowledgeable and friendly team at Westside Animal Hospital Newman looks forward to caring for your pet and providing each and every animal with the best possible care. Our top priority is giving your pet the attention he or she deserves the highest quality service to ensure your pet is properly cared for. Contact us today with any questions about our Westside Animal Hospital Newman.

Suzanne E. "Suzy" Solvin, DVM (AVMA, CVMA) - Practice Owner

Suzy has over 25 years of experience as both a small animal and an equine veterinarian. Her B.S. is from UC Davis (1981) and her DVM is from Tuskegee University (1985). Her specialty (and area of research interest) is animal behavior.

Languages: English, Spanish, French
Pet Portfolio: 8 horses, 3 dogs, 1 cat

Richard C. "Rick" Dehmel, Ph.D. - Business Coach

Rick has over 30 years of business experience as a senior executive at Intel Corporation and as an internet entrepreneur.

Languages: English, German, some Russian
Pet Portfolio: 1 horse, 2 St. Bernards (Hannah & Montana)

Miaoxian "Sandy" Shao - Office Manager

Sandy has a very strong background in retail management and six years of veterinary technician training and practice at Westside Animal Hospital. Our Hospital is constantly improving under her skilled and careful management.

Languages: English, Chinese
Pet Portfolio: 1 Pekinese

Jessica Chavez - Receptionist

A student at Modesto Junior College and past participant in the FFA sheep project, Jessica is proud to join us as the "Voice of Westside Animal Hospital"

Languages: English, Spanish
Pet Portfolio: 1 sheep, 1 dog

Gina - Jr. Associate & Resident Artiste

Gina has over 10 years of intense experience in artistic expression ranging in widely differing media such as pencil, paint, plaster, and mud...

Languages: English, Spanish, French, some Mandarin
Pet Portfolio: 1 horse, 1 saluki, 1 cat, 3 guinea hens, 5 chickens, and 2 ducks