Meet Our Staff

Carl Singer

Carl Singer

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Carl Singer has owned Noble Veterinary Clinic since the spring of 2005. Dr. Singer not only employs his managing skills but also utilizes decades of veterinary medical expertise. His undergraduate degree is from University of California, Berkeley where he met his wife Nancy in the dorms. He later received his veterinary degree from University of California, Davis. Dr. Singer first worked at a corporate veterinary practice that included five other doctors with a special focus on rabbit care. He has learned and enjoys working with all exotic species, especially birds. The local shelter had a relationship with this hospital so Dr. Singer developed a passion for working with less fortunate patients. Today Dr. Singer juggles the many tasks of having a family with two very tall sons and quite a few cats (dog allergies in the family preclude having some of his own), enjoying personal hobbies, practicing veterinary medicine, and owning a veterinary clinic. Dr Singer has been the managing licensee for the Hayward, Alameda, and Oakland Animal Shelters. He has held positions in statewide organized medicine on the legislative committee. He serves as the first delegate of the formative shelter association to the California Veterinary Medical Association where he discusses and votes on policies that affect the veterinary community. Dr Singer mentors senior veterinary students through a shelter externship. Students come from all over the world to learn from him. He appreciates teaching and that he learns much from them as well. Western U vet school in Southern California has used Dr Singer to interview candidates for vet school as well as review their applications. Ultimately a very satisfying pursuit mixed in with his regular work. As a premise inspector for the Veterinary Medical Board, Dr. Singer learned the standards for practice and helped others to maintain them. As such, he himself has high regard for practicing at the highest possible level. Managing Noble Veterinary Clinic has opened a new chapter in Dr. Singer’s life that is both challenging and rewarding. “[My] family sees me less but they know I am happier.” The rewards he has experienced at Noble Veterinary Clinic are countless and include the inspiration he receives from his clients. “The patrons of NVC continue to amaze me with their dedication to their pets in the face of dramatic medical, financial and emotional issues. The animals receive the kind of care I would want for my own pets and I'm able to creatively work with all species, rescued animals and the woebegone from the streets.” Dr. Singer collaborates all of his dexterities in providing excellent service to the community.

Derek Calhoon

Derek Calhoon

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Calhoon is a small-animal veterinarian in the San Francisco Bay Area. He provides in-home euthanasia, hospice, and palliative care for pets through Harper's Promise, which he co-founded with his fiance, Ace. He also works on a part-time and relief basis for practices throughout the North and East Bay, as well as the Peninsula. To pursue his passion of promoting the human-animal bond, Dr. Calhoon earned a Masters of Science in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam under a Fulbright grant in 2006 and attended Cornell University for veterinary school through 2010. He completed a rotating small-animal internship at East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in 2011. Through compassionate high-quality care, effective communication, and accessible education regarding veterinary health and social well-being, he is dedicated to helping pets and owners deepen their ability to benefit one another. He and Ace live in downtown Oakland with three pets: the first cat Dr. Calhoon spayed, Moxie; Ace's favorite Chihuahua, Roland; and a young little dog they chased down together on the streets of Oakland, Sebastain (aka Bash). Dr. Calhoon spends his free time watching documentaries, consuming copious amounts of good music, and building his own furniture.

Gwen Chandler

Gwen Chandler

Veterinary Technician

Gwen came to Noble bearing expertise in pet and client training. Ferociously committed to the welfare of all critters, she once chased a car down the street because she heard a kitten caught in the engine. She brings that same dedication and fierceness to whatever she takes on. She is outstanding at taking radiographs, troubleshooting, and works both as a tech and CSR as needed. Her ability to explain the importance of our recommended procedures is unparalleled. If it needs to get done, she gets it done.

Mackenzie Strege

Mackenzie Strege

Head Technician, Manager

Mackenzie comes to Noble Veterinary Clinic from the far reaches of Arizona! She has an extraordinary level of knowledge regarding a variety of complex species after running an animal sanctuary. Her own pets are Italian Greyhounds and the occasional foundling cat or kitten. Mackenzie wants you to know that as clients of Noble Vet, your pets will receive the utmost care. She is personally dedicated to making sure that everything gets done the best and most careful way possible.

Laurie Brehm

Laurie Brehm

Client Service Representative

Laurie is kind, bubbly, and patient. She is a delight for everyone who she comes in contact with & is currently the longest tenured employee at Noble Veterinary Clinic. Laurie has been with the clinic off and on, and helps with the weekend rush. Laurie is a real dog lover, caring for own dogs as well as the occasional foster!

Alysabeth Stuhlmacher

Alysabeth Stuhlmacher

Veterinary Assistant

Alysabeth (Liz) comes to Noble Veterinary Clinic with experience working with animals at other veterinary hospitals. She also has administrative experience associated with working at an online pet pharmacy. Clients and staff appreciate Liz's sunny demeanor, eagerness to learn, and capability to calm all humans and pets that come her way!

Laura Gil

Laura Gil

Veterinary Technician

Laura was always a phone call away, literally working at a cell phone store before coming to Noble. She is a terrific animal caretaker learning quickly all the things the pets need. Her assistance with translation has made significant differences in the care provided for many an ill patient. Laura has future intent to join human nursing with athletic interests in basketball and soccer.

Jill Dunlap

Jill Dunlap

Head Client Service Representative

Jill has been with us at Noble for many years and is always looking out for the needs of our patients and their human caretakers. No client need or request, small or large, gets past her as she strives to make sure everybody is happy and healthy. Her sunny presence is sure to make your day every time you interact with her in person or on the phone!