Dr. Wayne Kopit graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He then completed a rotating internship in radiology, internal medicine and surgery at the California Animal Hospital in 1985. Dr. Kopit took over Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in October, 1985.
Dr. "Wayne" comes from a family of Veterinarians. His father and two of his three brothers are all Veterinarians. Dr. Wayne's wife, Dr. Diane Steinberg is also a Veterinarian and is Board Certified as a feline specialist.
In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. Wayne has a special interest in Reptile Medicine and surgery as well as other small mammals. He will treat snakes, lizards, turtles and amphibians as well as rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Dr. Kopit will not treat venomous reptiles.
Dr. Kopit enjoys surfing, fishing, photography and being with his family and pets. He has two daughters, Andi and Jamie, 2 snakes, 3 cats and "Fin" a Border Terrier.
Dr. Kopit is a member of the following organizations:
American Animal Hospital Association American Veterinary Medical Association California Veterinary Medical Association Southern California Veterinary Medical Association Association of Amphibian and Reptile Veterinarians The Cornell Feline Health Center
Heidi Tschauner, DVM- Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Heidi Tschauner (Dr. "Heidi") graduated with honors from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at New York's prestigious Animal Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Tschauner joined Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in 2002. Dr. "Heidi" has been in general practice for over 20 years. Her professional accomplishments include authoring "The Senior Veterinary Student's Guide to Small Animal Clinics" and being selected as one of ten 2000-2001 Don Low-CVMA Practitioner Fellows, completing a fellowship in small animal abdominal ultrasonography. She regularly attends continuing education meetings to stay current with the advances in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Tschauner is a member of the following veterinary professional organizations:
American Veterinary Medical Association California Veterinary Medical Association Southern California Veterinary Medical Association American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Tschauner has 2 "fur kids": "Buddha-Ming", a chocolate point Siamese and "Von Zipper", an orange tabby cat. She enjoys surfing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.