Get to know the people dedicated to caring for your feathered and furry loved ones at AMVC. We believe the standard of veterinary excellence begins in the hearts of the people who are called to serve.
MEET OUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Keely Bertram, DVM
Dr. Bertram grew up a child of a National Park service family, where she developed a great appreciation for all types of animals both domestic and wild. During her high school years she worked at Oakhurst Veterinary Clinic where she fostered a variety of orphaned babies from birds, squirrels, and possums, to kittens and puppies. She attended Fresno City College and Fresno State University prior to transferring to the University of California Davis, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Bertram joined Atwater Merced Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian in 2004. Dr. Bertram maintains regular clinic hours at both the Atwater and Merced Locations.
Her household is full of a multitude of pets. There is Clementine Rose (her beloved basset hound), Lenny & LoLo Two (weechuahuas!), Amy and Beaurgard Festis the cats; and Turtle, the 20+ year old box turtle. Dr. Bertram has a history of adopting a stray for each year she works. Who knows what type of critter is next!
Dr. Amy Hansen is a California native from Madera! She received a BS in Animal Science with a specialty in companion and captive animals from University of California, Davis in 2009. She then went on to obtain her DVM from Ross University on the Island of St. Kitts & completed her fourth year clinics at Texas A&M in 2014. Her special interests are animal nutrition, preventative medicine, dermatology, and basically any fluffy small breed dog! Before coming to AMVC in 2016, she worked at a small animal practice in Torrance, California. That clinic was a walk-in only practice, which means no appointments, so it definitely prepared her to always be ready for anything!
Dr. Hansen has always spent her time around animals – from growing up with many different animals to being on the UCD Equestrian Team. She has a Yorkie named Korra, who she’s had since undergrad, that has been through everything with her. Korra was even the flower girl at her wedding! She also has a Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix, named Pebbles, who is the biggest goof of a lap dog. In her downtime, Dr. Hansen enjoys hiking, going to the lake, and traveling.
Dr. Sydney Westbrook is a local California native from Dos Palos. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from University of California, Davis in 2014 and continued on at UC Davis to receive her DVM degree in 2019. She then returned back home to the Central Valley and joined the AMVC family in June of 2019. While in vet school, she attended the Summer Dairy Institute at Cornell University, a dairy management program for veterinarians. She is one of the mixed animal veterinarians in the practice, going out on dairies in the morning and seeing small animals at the Merced and Atwater clinics in the afternoons. Her special interests include milking parlor evaluation, dairy record analysis, reproduction and dermatology.
In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with her fiance, Jacob, and their Australian Cattle Dog Mix, Bailey. She enjoys snow skiing, spending time outdoors, bowling and doing crafts such as crochet and painting.
Dr. Pike was born and raised in the small state New Hampshire. Growing up there, she had always wanted to be a Veterinarian and began her education at the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. It was at UNH that she was introduced to and fell in love with dairy cows – she enjoyed working with them so much that she pursued a minor in Dairy Management. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Pike went on to graduate with her DVM from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she decided to leave the cold north for sunny California. She joined AMVC as an associate veterinarian in May of 2019.
As a mixed animal veterinarian with AMVC, Dr. Pike sees a variety of patients! She spends her mornings on dairy farms, working with farmers to ensure the health of their cattle and the milk that they produce. In the afternoons, she works in the clinic, helping furry patients with anything that ails them. Her major professional interests include reproduction (both dairy and small animal), dairy records analysis, and soft tissue surgery.
In the evenings, Dr. Pike returns home to spend time with her significant other and their three dogs – Wee, a pug; Maisy, a Great Pyrenees; and Rylie, a mutt. They enjoy exploring California, cooking, binge-watching the latest Netflix series, and playing video games on the computer.
Dr. Tatiana Smith grew up in the lovely city of Folsom, California, right outside of Sacramento. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of five, and she spent her free summers shadowing small animal veterinarians around the area. It was during her undergraduate time at UC Davis that she developed a passion for large animals, with a special love for dairy cattle, pigs, and goats. She graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science with a specific focus on dairy cattle production. She decided to stay in Davis for veterinary school and focused on livestock medicine with a secondary focus on small animal health.
She joined AMVC in the summer of 2020 and is excited to be part of such a wonderful team. She is one of the mixed animal veterinarians who spends her time both with dairy cattle out on the farm and also inside the clinics with small animals. Her special interests include feline wellness, dermatology, and pig health. In her free time, she loves to get her fitness on, either cross country running, weightlifting at the gym, or outside hiking in her favorite place on earth, Yosemite. She has two wonderful cats of her own, Fred and George.
Sarah has been with the Atwater-Merced Veterinary Clinics since 2001. She started as a Kennel Technician when she was in high school and moved on to Veterinary Assisting after graduation. She later became Merced’s Co-Clinic Manager, then moved onto Human Resource Manager for both our Atwater and Merced office and is now the Practice Manager for the company.
She enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors. Besides animals, her special interest are gardening and nature. Sarah has a mixed household of animals including, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats – hoping one day to also adopt goats!
Jessica joined the Merced Veterinary Clinic reception team in the Spring of 2017. She then was promoted to Assistant Manager of AMVC in August 2018. She has enjoyed learning about veterinary medicine, and she feels the best part of her job is meeting all of our amazing clients and their wonderful fur babies.
Jessica’s favorite job is being a mom to her son, daughter, and her dogs, Kali and Arla. Kali is a pit bull that loves belly rubs and hanging out with her best friend, (Jessica’s son and Arla). Arla is a cute little Chihuahua who thinks she is bigger than Kali. Jessica enjoys spending her free time being outdoors and traveling to different places with her family as much as possible.
Terri has been with Atwater Merced Veterinary Clinic for over 30 years and is currently the Business Administrator for the corporation. Terri oversees the operations of both the Atwater and Merced locations. She has an interest in finance and accounting and loves the fact that she has a position where she can crunch numbers one minute and hug a puppy the next.
Terri has an admitted weakness for Siamese cats and large Labrador Retrievers. Her home is ruled by Toby, a tiger point Siamese mix and Ellie Mae, her seventy pound chocolate Labrador.