The team at Butterfield Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Kaitlynn Scholl, Managing DVM
Dr. Scholl was raised in Oceanside, California. As a high school student, she started working for a local veterinary hospital. She attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with honors with a bachelor degree in animal science. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.
After graduation, she went to work at an emergency and specialty hospital in Colorado. In April of 2015, Dr. Scholl returned to southern California and was employed at Butterfield Animal Hospital. In practice, she has a special interest in client education and internal medicine.
While attending school in Colorado, she met her soon to be husband, Travis Scholl. When she is not working, Dr. Scholl enjoys spending time with her family, Jackie (her Rottweiler), Mittens (her cat) and Frogsbe (her frog). In her free time, Dr. Scholl enjoys the outdoors. She loves running on the beach and riding dirt bikes in the desert.
Dr. Oren Drelich, DVM
Dr. Drelich was raised in South Florida and completed a bachelor’sdegree at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a master’s degree in wildlife health at the University of Sydney before returning to California for veterinary school at the University of California at Davis. After earning his DVM, he completed a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Drelich joined Butterfield Animal Hospital in 2011. His professional interests include radiology, surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Drelich enjoys basketball, golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three daughters. He shares a house with three devoted dogs and a loving cat.
Dr Lauren. Hobson, DVM
Dr. Hobson is a Southern California native and grew up right here in Temecula. She received her bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly Pomona with an Animal Science major in 2015. Through both college and veterinary medical school, she worked as a veterinary technician at a low-income clinic in San Bernardino country. In 2019 she graduated from Western University of Health Science and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. In practice, she has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, and exotic medicine. Outside of practice, Dr. Hobson enjoys cooking, making frequent Disneyland trips, visiting wineries, and spending time with her dog Flynn Rider and cat Lola Cola.
Dr. Deborah Rivenburgh, DVM
Dr. Deborah Rivenburgh was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She then attended Iowa State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011. Dr. Rivenburgh enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in internal medicine and dentistry. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling and arts & crafts. Her husband retired from the Marine Corps in 2021, at which time her family established their forever home in Murrieta. She has two children, a Rat Terrier, and two furry felines. Dr. Rivenburgh is so thankful to be a part of this wonderful field. She looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pet!
Dr. Michelle Stone, DVM
Dr. Stone was born and raised in South Africa near Johannesburg. Her family moved to the United States and settled in Temecula when she was a young child. She attended Linfield Christian School for 12 years before completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego in 2017. She started working as a veterinary assistant at Butterfield in June 2015 and worked her way up to veterinary technician before leaving to attend school in the Caribbean at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. She completed her fourth clinical year of school in Stillwater at Oklahoma State University. Following graduation in early 2022, Dr. Stone returned to Butterfield to work as a veterinarian. In practice, she has a special interest in radiology, internal medicine, and equine medicine. Outside of practice, Dr. Stone enjoys traveling the world, camping, going on adventures with friends, visiting family in South Africa, going on safaris, and relaxing with her two Kittitian kittens, Ollie and Louie.