Primary Care Veterinarians




Dr. Pawlowski’s mom was never quite sure what to expect as the next “pet” being brought home – be it a snake, lizard, frog, baby bird or even a tarantula! As a child he didn’t plan on becoming a veterinarian, but knew he wanted to work with animals, and planned to become a zoologist. After high school he attended Moorpark College and earned a degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management where he worked with a wide variety of animals including an olive baboon named Rosie, numerous other primates, a camel, a bison, a mountain lion, numerous parrots and an adorable California ground squirrel that gave the cutest kisses! After Moorpark he went to San Diego where he trained sea lions and dolphins for the U.S. Navy.

While at Moorpark College and on the Naval base Dr. Pawlowski met a number of veterinarians who influenced his decision to pursue veterinary medicine. He moved to Sacramento to complete his undergraduate studies at CSU, Sacramento earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Conservation and a multidisciplinary Certificate in Resource Management. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from CSUS, he was accepted to the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Pawlowski graduated from U.C. Davis in 1996 and began working for Banfield in South Sacramento. After 6 years, he and wife, Kristi, opened their first Banfield Charter Hospital in Folsom, and five years later open their second one in Lincoln. In 2016 they sold their hospitals back to Banfield and Dr. Pawlowski took some time off to pursue his love of fishing.

In addition to treating dogs and cats, Dr. Pawlowski enjoys seeing and treating all types of exotic animals including birds, rabbits, rodents (guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas, hamsters and mice), reptiles (snakes, bearded dragons, iguanas, geckos and other lizards), amphibians, sugar gliders and just about anything a client wants to bring in.

Dr. Pawlowski also has a passion for organized veterinary medicine and is a Past-President of the California Veterinary Medical Association as well as the local Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and was Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Political Action Committee.

Dr. Pawlowski loves traveling with Kristi as well as exploring new restaurants and going to the theater. He enjoys running with his dog, Rowlf – mainly because it gets out some of his (Rowlf’s) energy! He also loves SCUBA diving and all kinds of fishing, but especially sportfishing and he is a severe chocoholic!



Dr. Frazier is one of our General Practitioners. She was raised on O’ahu, but has lived in California for the last 18 years.

She earned her bachelor’s in Veterinary Science from UC Davis and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She joined corporate small animal practice with Dr. Pawlowski and Kristi as a new graduate and we’re excited to work with her once more in private practice!

Dr. Frazier’s passion lies in fortifying and nurturing the human-animal bond, specifically with dogs and cats. She understands that her role is to help families navigate and optimize their pets’ health, from the formative years of youth and throughout their entire lifetime, via good veterinary preventative care, nutrition, husbandry, and socialization.

Dr. Frazier’s most important title in life is, “Mom.” She and her partner have three children, William, Ava, and Leon. Her family also includes a sassy cat named Ninja, a happy-go-lucky American Staffordshire Terrier named Rosco P. Coltrane, and an attention-loving French Bulldog named Boss Hogg.

In her free time, she’s with her family, hiking and gardening.



Dr. Mora is grateful to practice near her hometown of Sacramento, California. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara, she attended veterinary school at UC Davis. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Mora completed a medical internship program at Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center to obtain additional training in emergency, surgery, and critical case management. This experience fuels her passion for quality preventive care and building trusting relationships in general practice.

Her clinical interests include feline medicine, anesthesia, and geriatric care. Outside of the clinic, she can be found paddle boarding, napping, or rewatching her favorite shows. At home, she shares her space with another veterinarian and their cat Gerry, who serves as a daily reminder of the joys and comforts our animal companions bring into our lives.

Dr. Mora is thrilled to work alongside her family, the Pawlowskis, in the hospital and on the board of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association.



Dr. Brooke Tran joined the Insight Veterinary Wellness family in June of 2023. She is originally from England, but moved to San Diego when she was seven years old. You might be able to catch her British accent on occasion!

Dr. Tran has always wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. This is likely due to the number and wide array of pets she grew up with, from rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and tortoises to horses and pigs. As soon as she turned 16, she volunteered every Saturday at her local veterinary clinic in San Diego.

At the beginning of her undergraduate journey Dr. Tran was hired part-time at a local veterinary hospital as a kennel assistant and after some time was promoted to veterinary assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree from CSU San Marcos in 2019 and went straight to UC Davis and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2023. Dr. Tran is passionate about treating dogs, cats and reptiles in primary and urgent care settings.

At home in Sacramento, Dr. Tran shares her life with her husband, cat, chihuahua and Pitbull mix. Beyond the hospital walls, she embraces the great outdoors, finding joy in hiking, camping, and paddle boarding with her husband and dogs. Additionally, Dr. Tran enjoys the art of baking and reading tales of fiction in her free time.



Dr. Christina Esparza is excited to be one of the new additions to the Insight Vet family! Dr. Esparza grew up locally and is grateful she gets to serve her community. She was introduced into the veterinary field in high school when attending a veterinary exploration academy and was amazed at all the ways veterinarians impact the world.

Dr. Esparza began volunteering at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue in 2015 where she fell in love with dogs (specifically Goldens). She had a
great time walking and training all the surrendered dogs. She welcomes any Homeward Bound alumni to stop by and say hi!

She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis. While applying to veterinary school she worked at an equine genetic laboratory researching genetic links to neuromuscular diseases. In addition, she worked at a small animal clinic as a kennel assistant, receptionist, and veterinary assistant. Dr. Esparza then attended veterinary school at UC Davis where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During her veterinary education, Dr. Esparza was active in the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and outreach to First Generation college students, like herself, interested in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Esparza loves treating dogs, cats, and exotics! In fact, she grew up surrounded by rabbits and backyard chickens. She is available to see small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, etc), reptiles, and backyard poultry in addition to dogs and cats.

Dr. Esparza lives in Sacramento, her hometown, with her partner who is an engineer. They have three pets, two cats and a dog. She is partial to orange tabby’s and has two of her own named Macaroni and Mimosa, both of which were her patients in veterinary school. She also has a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Huxley.

In her free time, Dr. Esparza enjoys reading, playing games with friends, and crocheting. She makes great crocheted hats for cats! When she’s feeling active, you can find her hiking, doing pilates, indoor rock climbing, or weight lifting.



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