Dr. Judy's career in veterinary medicine started in 1979 after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Having grown up in the Midwest, he ventured to Southern California after graduating to begin his practice which included companion animals and exotic and equine medicine. Currently, he serves companion animals exclusively and holds membership to CVMA, AVMA, and SDCVMA. He also serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for Lions Tigers and Bears, a non-profit organization serving neglected and abandoned exotics.
Dr. Judy has remained steadfast in his ethos - dedication to the well-being of animals - by frequently attending continuing education seminars beyond the required state board minimums and seeking out the latest technology to benefit his patients.
When not working with animals, Dr. Judy likes to spend time with his wife, their cat Skunk, and four dogs, two Golden Doodles, Bugs and Lola, a Pom-Tzu, Georgie, and a Terrier mix, Tinkerbell, at their home away from home near Lake Tahoe. Presently, he is taking guitar, bass, and vocal lessons, so once he retires, he fully intends to become a rockstar.
Tina has been a southern California resident the majority of her life. She joined Lions Tigers & Bears in November 2018 to assist with the many tasks and duties that need tending to around the sanctuary. From setting up our White Oak retreat for guests, to helping maintain our offices, surgical suite and gift shop, to helping with purchasing and other administrative duties - she does it all! Tina's favorite aspects of working at Lions Tigers & Bears are learning something new every day, and making a difference in the rescued animals lives.
Debby has been a fundraising professional for more than 25 years. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from San Diego State, her love for animals lead her to work with several animal organizations in San Diego County, including Helen Woodward Animal Center and San Diego Humane Society. She has now firmly planted herself and her expertise at Lions Tigers & Bears.
She met Lions Tigers & Bears's Founder, Bobbi Brink, back in 2003 when the sanctuary was just beginning. Her dream was to someday work at Lions Tigers & Bears with Bobbi Brink. Her dream is a reality and she is very excited to be a part of the Lions Tigers & Bears team!
Karen Raab grew up in Spring Valley, and relocated to northern California (Bay area) where she spent 25 years. Karen has an A.A. in Business Administration/Accounting and A.S. in Business Administration/Management from Shasta College, and has worked in the non-profit arena for 15 years. Her career professional career includes working in various roles such as a Business Manager for a charter school, Finance Coordinator for a women's refuge/domestic violence center, and most recently as Director of Finance for a San Francisco bay childcare center. Now Karen brings her expertise to Lions Tigers & Bears as our bookkeeper. Karen has a passion for non-profits and tremendously enjoys being a part of such an awesome cause. In her free-time, Karen enjoys sewing, crocheting, hiking, archery and reading.