Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Vet & Team of Paradise Veterinary Hospital in San Diego! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 858-271-5515 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Kim Dembinski, DVM

Veterinarian

Kim Dembinski, DVM is a 2002 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine.

Since coming to San Diego in 2002, Dr. Dembinski has worked in the north county of San Diego. She is originally hails from the windy city of Chicago. Dr. D is a general practitioner for pets, including dogs, cats, small mammals and birds. Its not just a job – it’s a passion! She has volunteered her time to spay cats and dogs, with the Feral Cat Coalition Spay and Neuter program. She also donates her time to Rescue House.

In her free time, Kim loves to travel. She competes in dog agility trials and pursues nose work certification with her black Labrador Retriever, Poppy. Kim and Poppy just added a new family member. Ruth is a black Labrador Retriever puppy and is already the boss.

Heather Ryan, RVT

Practice Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician

Heather is originally from Sutton, MA. She is, however, a California girl at heart and has lived in San Diego since 2003. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 1996. In December of 2007, she graduated from Cedar Valley College, and in January of 2008, she became licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has worked in a variety of veterinary medicine fields, working with large animals, avian and exotic species, in emergency, surgery, and general practice. When she is not working Heather enjoys traveling, scuba diving, red wine, hammocks, the beach, and a good nap! She lost her cat to GI lymphoma during the height of the pandemic and is currently waiting for the new “right one” to find her.

Olivia Pham, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Olivia is a native San Diegan. She has always had a passion for helping animals. In the 4th grade, she knew that she wanted to turn that passion into a career. Growing up, she volunteered her time to numerous animal events; such as The Amanda Foundation. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in June of 2016 with a BS in Animal Health Science. There she was an active member of the Animal Health Science & Technology Association and participated in monthly pet therapy visits to the elderly.

The summer after college, she spent time traveling in Asia to reconnect with relatives as well as do charity work in the rural Vietnam. She obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license in fall of 2016. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, the beach, wine, and chilling with her not so tiny cat, Tiny and her newest addition a black cat named Orbit.

Andreina "Dre" Jensen

Veterinary Assistant

Dre came to us with a background in emergency medicine. Her passion for the veterinary profession dates back to her first scholastic bookfair in kindergarten when she discovered the role of a veterinarian. She is motivated to continue improving her ability to help animals with the goal of becoming a veterinarian herself. She is passionate about nutrition and weight management, as proper care in both these aspects helps extend the life of pets.

Dre found her soulmate in her dog, Tootsie Pup. Unfortunately, after exhausting all her options, she lost Tootsie Pup just shy of her 8th birthday to aggressive cancer. While seeing our furry patients can sometimes be a painful reminder of the loss of Tootsie, it also brings her joy to see pet parents share the same bond with their furry family members.  Dre hopes to give every pet parent a sense of safety and comfort regarding their pet’s health.

Holly Hart

Customer Service Representative

Holly has trusted the team at Paradise with her pups for years, and finally decided to join the team herself! She knows what it’s like to have a pet with a chronic condition, and is grateful to have the opportunity to help other pet parents care for their loved ones. Holly is currently owned by the fabulous poodle mix Brigit. When not at the office, Holly helps humans to become the best version of themselves at her hypnotherapy practice, Holistic Hypnosis Helps.