At Happy Pets Veterinary Center, we take pride in delivering personalized, compassionate care to our patients and their guardians in Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas. Our team strives to provide a comfortable environment for our patients and clients and we want everyone, either two legged or four, to feel welcome as soon as they enter our veterinary clinic. This all starts with a warm hello for you and a yummy treat for your pet.

Our hospital opened its doors in 2007 and offers a wide range of medical services and surgeries for dogs and cats. We’re located at 19315 Plum Canyon Rd. #C in Santa Clarita, and we have ample space for parking within a safe, low traffic area for your pet.

Our patients are primarily cats and dogs. Dr. Evelyn Vega proudly also offers Alternative Therapies, such as acupuncture, pet certified chiropractic, homeopathy, Chinese herbal medicines and laser pain management using a state-of-the-art Class IV medical laser.​​​​​​​

Dr. Evelyn Vega

Veterinarian

A native Californian (with the exception of the four years she lived in Indiana to get her medical doctorate at Purdue University), Dr. Evelyn Vega has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Santa Clarita Valley since July 2000.

In addition to Purdue, Dr. Vega has also attended Loyola Marymount University and Cal State Los Angeles, where she completed her Masters in Biology.

Prior to starting her own practice, Dr. Vega has worked with many animal hospitals in the area, including several years at VIP Veterinary.

She has also run her own in-home mobile veterinary service (Happy Pets Mobile Veterinary), performing veterinary house calls from Santa Clarita to Palmdale for over five years.

In a reader’s poll, Santa Clarita Living Magazine named Dr. Vega Best Veterinarian.

She is a past member of the local Soroptimist charity group and a member of N.R.G. (Network Referral Group of Santa Clarita) since 2001. She is also a member of various veterinary organizations.

Dr. Vega lives in Saugus with her husband John, their two dogs Winston Churchill and Coco Butter, their two cats Madame Leota and Cali, a rabbit named Aldo and an assortment of pond turtles and fish.


Dr. Kelsey Stickler

Veterinarian

Dr. Kelsey Stickler started as a veterinary assistant at Happy Pets back in the summer of 2017. Kind and determined, the Santa Clarita native spent her summer breaks for veterinary school working at Happy Pets advancing her skills when not in school.

Dr. Kelsey graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine of 2020. Shortly after graduating, she returned home to join the Happy Pets family as a veterinarian.

Her interest in veterinary medicine started in junior high when she adopted her first dog: Callie.

Dr. Kelsey’s current veterinary interests include nutrition, internal medicine and canine rehabilitation.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and listening to music. She also enjoys going to the beach with friends and family.

We at Happy Pets Veterinary Center are extremely proud of Dr. Stickler’s amazing accomplishment, completely living up to her last name as being very detail-oriented and committed to offering the best medicine possible.