Our Staff

Elizabeth Settlles, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Kelly Chandler graduated from The Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She moved to California with her husband to enjoy the mountains and ocean that they love. She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2004 through IVAS. She has received additional training in Chinese Herbal therapy and was a teaching assistant for the West Coast Chi Institute Veterinary Acupuncture Course from 2007-2009. She also helped edit Dr. Xie's Textbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbology in 2009. She has lived and worked in Placer County all of her practice career. She happily joined Bowman in 2010 and continues to integrate the best of Eastern and Western medicine when treating her patients. She is married and has 2 kids, 1 dog and a cat.

Ramona Simko DVM graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1992 and entered mixed animal practice for 2 years then western small animal practice for 15 years. After several years of an avid interest in the healing powers of herbs and natural organic foods, she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005 at the Chi Institute and recently worked with Dr. Beebe in Northern California. Her practice philosophy revolves around the healing powers of whole foods and natural plant medicines to restore the body's natural internal regulatory functions and healing capacity. The healing intent of the human-animal bond is integral to the healing process and she strongly encourages people caring for their pets to take responsibility for their companion's care. Dr. Simko has tremendous sensitivity to the emotional landscape of the human animal bond. Her goal is to help animal lovers make informed choices about their pet's care based upon the knowledge that there are many paths to healing and compliance with treatment requires the freedom to choose which path to take. Her special interests are food therapy and preventative medicine and she also enjoys the challenge of internal medicine and cancer cases. In her spare time, she hikes with her children, studies jazz and classical guitar, enjoys organic gardening and cares for many cats.

Gail Fleming earned her veterinary technician license in 1989. She has been working at Bowman since 1999. She is also certified as a Veterinary Dental Technician. She raised2 daughters with her husband and is now a grandmother. She also has 2 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Theresa Goldsmith has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1990. She joined Bowman in 1996 after moving to Colfax from Minnesota. She completed the American Association for Veterinary Dental Technician certification course. She is the lead technician at Bowman. She is married and has 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 cats and several chickens.  

Jade deCampos is the lead receptionist at Bowman. She began working here in 2006. Prior to that, she was training and breeding horses and dogs. She shares her life with a dog, cat and a beautiful horse. Many of you already know her as she was a client and neighbor before becoming part of our team.  

Brigitte Aasen is a receptionist at Bowman. She went through the ROP Veterinary Assistant program 3 years ago. For the last two years she has been working at a pet grooming salon. She lives with one cat. She looks forward to meeting all of you as the newest addition to our team.  

Kelsey Mercado began working at Bowman at the end of 2010 as a kennel assistant. She is now beginning training as a receptionist. She was born in Auburn and raised in Foresthilll. She lives with 3 dogs and a guinea pig.  

Penny Sotiri is one of the smiling faces our clients see when they visit our clinic.  She has been a receptionist with us for several years.  She and her husband are raising a lovely daughter and have a darling dog.  

Jessica Ferreira is our newest employee.  She is completing her ROP rotation with us and has joined our team as a kennel worker.  She plans to go to college and veterinary school.