Meet our caring team. We can’t wait to help you and your pet!


Ashley Weinberg, DVM – Practice Owner

Dr. Ashley Weinberg grew up in the Northeast and has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 years old. Her veterinary career started in 1994 when she began working as a receptionist and assistant in a veterinary hospital in New York. She attended Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001. After graduation, she practiced in North Carolina for two years before moving to North County in 2003. She then worked as an associate veterinarian at other local animal hospitals before deciding to open her own practice in August 2013. She has a special interest in pain management and dental care. She regularly attends continuing education seminars to help provide the best care for her patients. Dr. Weinberg lives in San Marcos with her husband, two children, and Golden Retriever named Avery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California VMA, and the San Diego County VMA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family.


Amy Lockwood, DVM, CVA – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lockwood is excited to become a part of Twin Oaks Animal Hospital and begin incorporating new healing modalities into our repertoire. Dr. Lockwood is passionate about blending more traditional western medicine with acupuncture and other holistic therapies to provide dogs and cats with the highest quality medicine. Dr. Lockwood is native to San Diego and has been practicing in North County since she graduated from the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She has completed her Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture (animal chiropractic), laser therapy, and herbal medicine.

Dr. Lockwood lives in Oceanside with her husband and spends her time outside of work working in her organic garden, traveling, reading, and dancing.


Tanya Adams, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Adams is thrilled to be part of the team and practicing at Twin Oaks Animal Hospital. Her true professional interest is akin to that of a family practitioner where she strives to develop and maintain a long-term relationship with her patients and their owners.

Dr. Adams grew up in Merced, California, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California at Davis in 1997. Her professional interests focus on the medical, surgical, and dental care of dogs and cats. She has a special interest in endocrinopathies (hormone-related diseases such as diabetes, Cushing’s, and thyroid illnesses), dermatology, and treating cats as well as their unique medical conditions. Dr. Adams enjoys preventive medicine as well as the challenge of managing the medical concerns of her patients as they journey through the various stages of life. She strives to always provide friendly, personalized, compassionate care.

The family cats, Jack and Crookshanks, allow their home to be shared with Dr. Adams, her husband, and two daughters. In her free time, Dr. Adams enjoys running and camping with her family.


Christina Cano, RVT, Practice Manager

How long have you been in the field?
Since fall of 2007. Spent several years working in emergency/critical care and specialty surgery prior to switching over to general medicine.

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I have been riding horses since I was 8 years old and am internationally certified as an E.S.M.T. (Equine Sports Massage Therapist).

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
I love being part of a team, working up cases and providing top notch patient care. I also enjoy training newer staff members and being part of their growth and learning process.

If I won the lottery I would…
Purchase a family vacation home some where warm and on the water for the entire family to enjoy. Secondly, I would open a state-of-the-art therapeutic horseback riding/therapy center for at risk teens.


Amanda Saffold, RVT

How long have you been in the field?
Since Spring 2016

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I’ve never broken a single bone and I’ve never actually been bit while in the Veterinary field!

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
Helping and healing pets and educating pet parents along the way. I love seeing a pet parents eyes light up when they learn something new; either about their pet or just animals in general. 

If I won the lottery I would…
Pay my mom back! And help spread awareness about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and help by donating some much-needed funds! 


Stephanie Kuamoo, Vet Assistant

How long have you been in the field?
I started at the humane society in 2005.

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
In 2018 I traveled to Egypt and went inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. I also visited Valley of the Kings and saw King Tut’s mummy. 

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
Making a difference in the world by helping and educating clients on proper animal care. 

If I won the lottery I would…
Travel the world! I would also buy property to start my own rescue. 


Javier Chavez, Vet Assistant

How long have you been in the field?
I have been in the field since 2018.

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I began learning and studying about animals beginning at the age of 4. I also happen to be able to crush anyone at a game of uno and table hockey!

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
Being able to treat animals and help people with their best friends. I really enjoy the treatment aspect of it.

If I won the lottery I would…
Acquire homes for my family, designate a large sum of the money in other investments, and buy more animals.


Rebecca Brown, Vet Assistant

How long have you been in the field?
About 1 year.

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I have been published in a poetry book!

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
I love how the field is constantly changing and there is never 1 right way to do something.

If I won the lottery I would…
Purchase a farm in Oregon and cover my sister’s college expenses.


Mikaela Lopez, Vet Assistant

How long have you been in the field?
I began working as a Vet Assistant in December 2020, when I also started an associate degree program in Veterinary Technology.

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I lived in Alaska for a summer and worked for a helicopter tour agency that led guided glacier hikes.

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
Knowing that I am making a positive impact in an animal’s life every day.

If I won the lottery I would…
Put the money towards assisting the homeless population.


Mila Frost, Vet Assistant

How long have you been in the field?
A little over 2 months (since early April 2021).

Interesting/Fun fact about you?
I enjoy going spearfishing and lobster diving here and on Catalina Island.

What is your favorite thing about Vet Med?
Getting the chance to learn a new skill every day, while helping the hospital and clients every day.

If I won the lottery I would…
Buy a mansion in Texas and some new boots.