Everyone at Tillema Veterinary Clinic takes pride in their work. We love animals and use our knowledge and compassion in the treatment of every patient we see. Helping your pet live a happy and healthy life is why we come to work each day so we welcome you to stop and see what we have to offer.

Dr. Tillema, DVM

Dr. Tillema grew up on a dairy in a small town in West Texas. Dr. Tillema served in the United States Navy and then when his tour ended, he began his studies to become a veterinarian where he worked three jobs and went to school. Dr. Tillema began practicing veterinarian medicine in upstate N.Y. where his patients were big and small. He soon moved to California where he opened his own mixed practice as a mobile unit. Seeing that he was limited on what he could do for his small animal clients, Dr. Tillema opened a small animal practice in Corona. Dr. Tillema was injured by a bull and acupuncture was the only pain of relief that he had, after that incident Dr. Tillema studied acupuncture at the Chi Institute where he found that Western and Eastern medicine worked better together than any one alone. Dr.Tillema also has an interest in orthopedic medicine as well as general practice. When the Doctor isn’t working he enjoys skydiving, zip-lining, hiking, fishing, barbeques and watching and playing sports.

Dr. Burns, DVM

Born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Krystal Burns pursued a career in veterinary medicine with domestic, farm and exotic animals. She attended Ross University and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Her clinical year was studied at Sydney University, Australia. She pioneered the Chi Institute Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture for veterinary students at Ross University- School of Veterinary Medicine and later completed certification in 2019. She enjoys integrating medicine to achieve overall quality and optimum health for all her patients. Dr. Burns will be in the clinic on Wednesday's and Friday's for appointments. 

Dr. Olmstead, DVM

Dr. Olmstead is our relief veterinarian here at Tillema Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from Ross University in 2006, and then went on to do a year internship with Willamette Valley Equine where she was hired on as an associate. With her specialty being equine, she is a very valuable addition to our practice. She likes to spend her free time with her three horses and two dogs. 

LesLee, Practice Manager

LesLee was born in Nebraska and raised throughout the Midwest in states such as Kansas and South Dakota. Everywhere LesLee lived she was always be a big part of 4-H as well as FFA. LesLee's love for animals started at a very young age. Throughout the years she’s owned horses, goats, Corriente roping steers, cats, dogs, quail and even some pheasant. Although she loved them all her passion has always been horses.  LesLee has competitively shown horses most of her life in many different events such as halter, western pleasure, trail and even some pony and cart classes. Her most memorable was a pony and cart event she did with her Shetland Pony Floyd, whom her dad had trained. Since leaving the Midwest her herd has shrunk considerably to two great dogs Roxy and Harley and one very supportive husband John.

Jenn, RVT

Jenn graduated from Carrington College with an Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2017 and earned her RVT status in 2020. She has been involved in the equine industry for over 10 years and has shown on the breed show level and open circuit as a youth rider resulting in multiple year-end championships and circuit awards. She has two BLM mustangs, one of which she competed with in the 2009 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Norco winning 10th overall.  Jenn shares her life with her husband, five miniature dachshunds(yes, FIVE!), three horses, and three goats. In her spare time, she enjoys crossfit, running, and hiking.

Kylee, RVT

Kylee officially joined the Tillema Veterinary team in November after completing her externship hours through Carrington College. Prior to that Kylee graduated from Norco College in 2017 with two AA degrees and is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.  When Kylee is not hitting the books or working she enjoys cooking, gardening, playing guitar and taking care or her 2 dogs, 2 cats and 3 goats.

Melissa, Veterinary Assistant

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