Meet our Primary Care Team
Ken Pawlowski, DVM
Kerstin Amend, DVM
Dr. Amend knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian and could regularly be found bringing home injured wildlife to nurse back to health. After finishing high school in the Florida panhandle, she moved to Gainesville, Florida to pursue her bachelor’s in Animal Science with a focus on Animal Biology at the University of Florida. Go Gators! During her time in undergrad she continued caring for wildlife while interning and volunteering with the wildlife rehabilitation center. After finishing her bachelor’s, Dr. Amend returned home and spent two years as a veterinary technician and continued her work with the wildlife rehabilitation center. She then moved to Manhattan, Kansas to attend Kansas State University for her veterinary education. She initially planned to pursue a career in wildlife and zoologic medicine, however, found a passion for exotic animal medicine after spending a summer at an all companion exotics practice in New Orleans. This is ultimately what lead her into private practice. Upon graduation from veterinary school in 2017, Dr. Amend moved to the Sacramento area to begin practicing. For the past 3 years she has been working extensively with companion exotics and can’t wait to continue offering these often-forgotten pets excellent care! In addition to companion exotics, Dr. Amend’s passions include lifelong preventative care and end of life palliative care.
Dr. Amend has two critters of her own, a female orange tabby named Scarlet and a female German Shepherd named Leala- the best adventure buddy one could ask for!
Outside of veterinary medicine Dr. Amend is an outdoor enthusiast and can be found spending her free time enjoying all the nature the area has to offer with her four-legged companion. Her interests include; hiking, camping, SUP, beachcombing, tide pool exploring, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. She is also an avid soccer player and can be found playing in several leagues around the area. Dr. Amend also enjoys traveling with friends across the country as often as their busy schedules allow.
Dr. Catching is very excited to be joining the team at Insight Veterinary Wellness Center. She has over 16 years of small animal practice experience. Ever since she was 12 years old, she knew she wanted to be a vet and care for baby animals. She grew up in Elk Grove and spent a lot of time in El Dorado Hills over the years visiting family friends (and the growth seen in both cities has been remarkable over the past 35 years). After graduating from Elk Grove High School, she attended UC San Diego with a major in General Biology. She then completed her veterinary degree at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduating she completed a yearlong internship at a specialty and emergency clinic in the Bay Area. She then went on to practice at a very busy emergency and general practice hospital in Elk Grove for 14 years and more recently at a clinic in Sacramento.
Her special interests include preventative care, geriatric care, dermatology, nutrition, therapeutic LASER, and practicing low stress handling. Dr. Catching is Fear Free Level 3 Certified. She especially loves puppy kisses. She has a super mutt named Rosie and a little rabbit named Scout. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, camping, visiting wineries, eating good cheese, gardening, and spending time.
Deanna Chung, DVM
Gloria Frazier, DVM
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 two children, William & Ava. 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.
Amy Maskey, DVM
Dr. Maskey moved to California from Michigan in 2015. She drinks pop, not soda :). She received her BS and MS degrees from Northern Michigan University, and her DVM from Michigan State University. After graduation, she completed an internship in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery in south Florida and has worked with all kinds of animals, from tarantulas to monkeys. She has a special interest in avian medicine and surgery. She shares her life with a crazy Moluccan Cockatoo, a mellow Blue, and Gold Macaw, 4 wonderful cats, a European Legless Lizard, and a tank full of freshwater fish. She enjoys the outdoors, birdwatching, fishing, boating, and the California sun.
Leslie Silva, DVM