Meet Dr. Harpaul Sandhu DVMDr. Harpaul Sandhu

Dr. Harpaul Sandhu graduated and received his veterinary degree from Punjab Agricultural University in 2009. Dr. Harpaul Sandhu has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Bay Area, California since 2010. Dr. Sandhu worked in the corporate field and private practices. Prior to 2010, he also volunteered his time at animal shelters in the San Joaquin County.

Dr. Sandhu has extensive experience in soft tissue surgery and a background in orthopedic surgeries such as patella luxation, TPLO, femoral head ostectomy, in addition to general preventive pet care. He is also an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.

To further pursue his passion in animal care, he decided to humbly take full responsibility as sole owner of Animal Clinic of Benica. He, along with his dedicated team of doctors and staff, strive to provide the best care possible for pets and their owners.

“When I am not devoting my time to providing optimal care for my patients’ health at the hospital, I spend my time with my beautiful wife and adorable daughter along with my two rottweilers and a rescue pup named Coconut. In my free time, I enjoy watching basketball and football. I am truly a very family oriented man. I believe our companions play a very special role in our lives creating a unique bond between owners and their pets.”

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Chelsea Beurskens – Manager

Chelsea first began working at the Animal Clinic of Benicia as a student in 2014. Since then, she has received her degree from a Certified Veterinary Technical School and is working towards her certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T). To the staff here at Animal Clinic of Benicia she is our right hand, so her position as Manager has never been more deserved. When she is not working hard to save and snuggle her patients, she spends as much time in the outdoors as she can. She is usually joined by her two dogs, Daisy the French Bulldog, and Bella, a little pitbull mix. Her mission is to provide the best veterinary care possible to every pet she can and it is her devotion and spirit that make this possible.


Lauren – Veterinary Assistant

Lauren graduated from a Certified Veterinary Technician School and is currently working her way to becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Lauren shares a love for many different species including her Crested Geckos, Tangee and Rufus, but her true passion lies in equine medicine. She has been involved with horses since she was a child and hopes to further her career into the equine field some day. In the meantime she enjoys making a positive experience with all of our furry companions and their owners.


Audrey – Veterinary Assistant

Audrey is currently in school for Veterinary Technology and has been working at ACOB since April of 2017. She has an wonderfully stubborn Min Pin named Ziggy. They enjoy long walks on the beach and chasing seagulls. Ziggy is still learning how swimming works, but Audrey is working with him. Her goal is finish her Vet Tech program and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.


Jenna – Veterinary Assistant

Jenna became a member of our team in the beginning of 2018. Although she is our newest member, her enthusiasm for animal care really shines through her hard work. When she is not working she enjoys hiking and going to the beach with her dog Cali.

Diana Clausen – Kennel Technician

Diana has worked at the Animal Clinic of Benicia since 2004. For all those years she has spent her days caring for our hospitalized patients, keeping their temporary homes clean and providing them with extra TLC during their recoveries. When she’s not cleaning up after our patients, Diana enjoys spending time with her own furry friend Sabrina the cat. Diana is also an avid crafter and is always doing some sort of arts and crafts or hanging out in her garden.


Merideth Dwyer

Meri started working at the Animal Clinic of Benicia in 2016. She has two dogs named Jamey and Truman, Jamey is a Pitbull mix and Truman is an English Golden Retriever. She enjoys spending time and cuddling with both dogs and going for long walks with them. Meri enjoys building relationships with clients and providing the best possible care and service that she can.


Cam Graver-Dowd

Cam Graver-Dowd has worked in veterinary medicine her entire life, from humble beginnings sweeping the floors at her mother’s veterinary hospital at age 14 to studying avian sciences at UC Davis and completing her veterinary technician training through Veterinary Allied Staff Education. Experienced in working with a wide range of species, from exotics and large animals to house pets and even local wildlife, Cam’s passions are for poultry medicine, animal nutrition, and low-stress feline care. Cam lives in Vallejo with her therapy cat, Lucy Lawless, and has been at Animal Clinic of Benicia since November 2016.