Newport Pet Clinic - Staff

Newport Pet Clinic

13011 Newport Avenue Suite #107
Tustin, CA 92780


The Staff at Newport Pet Clinic in Tustin, California

All of the Newport Pet Clinic veterinarians have terrific veterinary skills with incredible bedside manners. 
You will experience the highest standard of medical care and yet feel as though you just made a new friend.
Please stop by any time to meet our doctors.


Dr. Arthur Bass 6/3/52- 10/23/15

"Treat the patients as though they were part of our own family and provide personalized attention to the concerns and questions of our clients." 
His philosophy and legacy lives on at Newport Pet clinic.

Dr. Sandra Burhum

As a native Southern Californian, Dr. Burhum attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences. She then gained a tremendous amount of experience under great mentorship at a large practice where she worked for 6 years.

Interested in working closer to home, Dr. Burhum started working as a relief veterinarian in Orange County. This is how she came to meet Dr Bass and Bonnie. It was an immediate fit and she joined the Newport Pet Clinic family in October of 2015. Dr. Burhum loves the client centered approach and family feel of This home town type clinic.

She resides in Irvine and lives with her husband, two kitties
(because kitties only ALLOW you to live with them) and the newest addition to the family baby Sofia (baby of the human kind).

Dr. Nicole Beaudet

Dr. Nicole Beaudet received her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. Her professional interests include pet behavior, internal medicine, exotic animal medicine and wildlife rehabilitation. She has, and continues to, work in general practices as well as with wildlife and zoo medicine. She loves the everyday interactions with pet owners and meeting new people. She loves being a part of the Newport Pet Clinic family and meeting all the amazing people and their pets.

Some of her accomplishments have included studying wildlife medicine in South Africa, studying ornithology in Costa Rica as well as researching frogs in Costa Rica. She lives in Anaheim with her husband, two children, a Boxer, Corn Snake, Bearded Dragon, and an aviary full of birds. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, hiking, discovering new music, reading, and taking her children to Disneyland! 

Mrs. Bonnie Gracia

Mrs. Gracia has been involved with veterinary practice operations and management for 28 years. Previously, Bonnie has managed 2 very busy small animal practices in Irvine, CA. A true native Californian, Bonnie has lived in Orange County all of her life and now resides in Old Town Orange along with her husband and a large breed Terrier mix. Bonnie is well known for her compassion, attention to detail and a true love for  her job.

You may wish to avoid feeding your pets prior to your visit since Bonnie is guaranteed to offer some 'treats du jour'.  She loves animals and it shows! Clients with whom Bonnie has interacted, during her many years in the Veterinary 'World', will attest to the fact that she truly embraces the concept of Customer Service. You will appreciate her smile and enthusiasm as well as her knowledgeable answers to your questions. Be sure to ask her about her vegetable garden.  She may just share her photos of her 7 lb turnip or a 'bowling ball size' avocado!

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lisa

After a long search, we were lucky to find our Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lisa (seen with her daughter Daphne).

Lisa has been working in the veterinary field for 16 years and has experience in both Large Animal and Small Animal Veterinary Practice.  After working for practices in Texas for a year, Lisa moved to Arizona where she worked primarily with Small Animals - Dogs and Cats. As a California Native, Lisa was anxious to move back to Southern California which lead her to apply for a position with our clinic.  She landed the job on the spot and we now benefit greatly from her caring and expertise.   

Lisa has indeed been a great asset for our clinic.  She now enjoys the Southern California lifestyle, living in Huntington Beach, with her hubby and their 6 month old golden retriever, Daphne. They finds that long walks on the Beach - the Dog Beach that is - offer great bonding times.

Manager, Emily

Emily was born and raised right here in beautiful Orange County. She knew early on that she wanted to pursue a career that would permit her to help people. For four years, Emily attended Irvine Valley College studying nursing but soon found that her true passion was working with animals. This brought her to the realization that she could have the best of both worlds; helping people by helping them take care of their furry, four footed family members. 

She started working for a veterinary clinic in 2006 and joined us in 2013 and comes to work smiling every day as you can see.  >>

Emily lives with George, her 13 year old Golden Retriever, as well as a very fancy Oranda Goldfish named Petey. She says that one day she'll find the perfect cat to round out the family. When she is not at work providing excellent care for our clients and patients, Emily enjoys the beach, scary movies and going to Las Vegas.

We are very fortunate to have Emily as part of our Newport Pet Clinic family.

Receptionist and Vet Assistant, Chrystal

Meet our wonderful Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant, Chrystal!  Chrystal was raised in LA county and currently resides in Whittier with her 2 cats, Marci and Tila along with her Yorkie, Mr. Tini.  Chrystal has mastered speaking three languages, English, Spanish and French!  Not only has she conquered a variety of languages, she has also managed to train her cat to sit and shake.  

Chrystal has been working in the veterinary field for over 12 years and has also received her veterinary assistant certificate during that time.  Her favorite thing to do is go to the beach and have picnics.  She also loves arts and crafts, traveling and being anywhere outdoors.  We are thrilled to have Chrystal as a part of our family here at Newport Pet Clinic.

Receptionist, Devanie

Meet our newest addition, Devanie!  Devanie was born and raised in New Hampshire until about 1 year ago when she finally got fed up with the cold weather.  She looked up the warmest place to move and settled in Arizona until she finally made her way to California!  She has a rescue kitten named Paprika who is currently 2 years old with a fearless personality. 

Now that she resides in California, Devanie enjoys being outdoors, camping and especially loves reading.  Coming to us with several years of veterinary experience, we are grateful to have found Devanie!

Katie-Ann, our groomer

We are very proud to have added Katie-Ann to our family at Newport Pet Clinic.  Katie-Ann comes to us with 11 years of experience as a professional groomer and looks forward to many more years to come!  She is so skilled at her craft that people have come from miles around to book an appointment with her.

Katie-Ann began her journey in grooming school just one month after finishing high school.  She has groomed countless dogs and her hard work definitely shows!   She has become quite the expert at performing all breed cuts and is happy to take on special requests! Its hard to say which breeds she specializes in because when they  leave her salon they all look fabulous!!!!!!

 Katie-Ann is a local girl residing in Tustin with her family, along with her beautiful Shepherd Husky mix, "Sky" and of course her mischief making kitties Ryu and Little Kitty.  When Katie-Ann is not beautifying the little ones at Newport Pet clinic you might find her on a hike in the canyons, playing volley ball or simply relaxing, practicing the art of Yoga.