Dr. Rachel Stanaland was born and raised in South Orange County and grew up in San Clemente. She is thrilled and elated to be practicing in her hometown continuing to pursue her passion helping people and pets.

Dr. Stanaland graduated with honors from St. George’s University in 2013 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical rotations at North Carolina State University. Her professional interests include small animal general surgery, dentistry and dermatology. Dr. Stanaland also volunteers her services weekly at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center rehabilitating seals and sea lions. She holds a degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in real estate finance and a minor in law and public policy, and worked as a stock analyst for Investor’s Business Daily for several years before veterinary school.

In her spare time, Dr. Stanaland enjoys traveling, boating and is a licensed skydiver. She also holds a real estate license and assists her husband with his real estate business. Together they share their home with a large German Shepherd, a tiny Yorkie and a snake!