Welcome to Our Vista Animal Hospital! Our experienced veterinary care team is excited to welcome you and your pet into our animal care family.
Alexa Jurak, DVM
Dr. Alexa Jurak is native of Montreal, Canada; she moved to Florida as a child. Growing up she was very involved with competitive equestrian sports and did very well in the Jumper circuit. Although she had an opportunity to compete at the Grand Prix levels, Dr. Jurak decided to follow her passion for animal sciences and graduated with a biology degree from Elon University. She continued to earn her DVM at Saint Matthews in the Cayman Islands. During her clinical rotations realized that she loved working with companion animals.
Dr. Jurak has an undeniable strong work ethic- while working full time at a busy six doctor practice in Florida, she also worked overnight shifts to support a local practice. Dr Jurak is excited to bring her expertise in internal medicine, dermatology and surgery to Mohnacky Animal Hospitals. She is excited to build long term relationships with her clients. Dr. Jurak currently serves as Chief Veterinarian at our Vista location. In her free time Dr. Jurak enjoys riding her horses, ballroom dancing, playing with her two dogs and traveling.
Kateryna Naderi, VMD
Dr. Kateryna Naderi comes to Mohnacky Animal Hospitals with over ten years of clinical experience. She’s supported laboratory research at her alma mater the University of Pennsylvania, served as a veterinarian in the U.S. Army (retired with the rank of Major), and practiced as an Associate Veterinarian in small animal practices across the states of Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, and California. Her time in the Army deepened her understanding of the human animal bond, something she works tirelessly to preserve and nurture on a daily basis, while her life with her also-veterinarian husband keeps her grounded. Dr. Naderi’s professional interests include preventive medicine, public health, and soft tissue surgery. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, gardening, road cycling, camping, and traveling.
Leah Stalker, RVT
Leah Stalker, RVT is Executive Director for MAHC and MAHV. Leah was born and raised in San Diego and currently resides in Fallbrook. Leah began working in animal nutrition in 2004 before moving to Iwakuni, Japan with her husband. While there, Leah took a job with the US Army Veterinary Corps treating military working dogs. In 2011 her family moved back stateside and she worked in a busy exotic practice caring for everything from birds to snakes to goats. Leah also worked with a traveling orthopedic surgeon and veterinary practices of all sizes, while providing relief services to hospitals in both San Diego and Riverside County.
Leah has a passion for riding horses and has been doing so since the age of two. She has traveled to nine countries and looks forward to seeing the world. In her spare time Leah enjoys interior decorating, riding, hanging outside with her chickens and standard poodle “Daphne” as well as spending her time with her daughter and husband.