Dina Raichel, MS, DVM


Born and raised just outside of New York City, Dr. Raichel completed a Biology degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994. She then received her Master's degree in Anatomy in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from Colorado State University. There Dr. Raichel graduated with honors and earned multiple awards including several American Kennel Club scholarships and the J.R. Puckett Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the CSU faculty to “the most inspirational, loving & caring student”. She remained at CSU to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Raichel then worked as an emergency doctor at several specialty veterinary hospitals in Colorado and the San Diego area. She brings her experience from some of the country's top veterinary hospitals to La Jolla and is honored to continue the tradition of excellence at Windan' Sea Veterinary Clinic.In her free time, Dr. Raichel enjoys spending time with her family, participating in ocean sports, skiing, biking, and healthy cooking. She and her daughter are also integrally involved in local youth theatre. A standard poodle, 3 cats, and bird allow Dr. Raichel to share their home. 


Lena Stuart, MS, DVM







Supportive Staff

Dr. Lena Stuart was raised in Canada and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta.   She then went on to receive a Masters degree in Immunology, and has worked in biomedical research for several years before obtaining her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Stuart completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the VCA Veterinary Referral Center in Sacramento. Her interests include internal medicine, surgery, clinical pathology and providing compassionate care to her patients. Geriatric medicine is of particular interest to her. She also likes to give back to the community and participates in the Feral Cat Coalition, a spay-neuter-return program for feral cats in San Diego county.   Outside of work, Dr. Stuart greatly enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, photography and other adventures with her husband, daughter and their dog Maggie, a Scottie.


Client Services Representative


Christina graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelors in animal science. She has been working in veterinary medicine for many years and loves to take care of pets and their people. She has worked as a nurse in exotic and general practice clinics but spent most of her career as an emergency technician in the largest emergency hospital in Vermont. She currently has 2 cats and thoroughly enjoys all outdoor activities in the warmth and sunshine of San Diego. 

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