Rimforest Animal Hospital

Post Office Box 127/1299 Bearsprings Rd
Rimforest, CA 92378




Rimforest Animal Hospital Staff





Dr. Shauna Anderson - Owner with a patient

Dr. Shauna Anderson - Owner

Dr. Shauna grew up in Southern California. She always had a great variety of animals as her furry friends - dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, iguana, mice, and a horse. Her passion for animals grew from the lifelong care she gave for all of these pets. She
graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with her Bachelors in Science degree. She then attended St. George’s University in Grenada for her first 3 years and the University of Florida for her 4th year of Veterinary School. Dr. Shauna has practiced in South Carolina, including various areas of
Southern California. Practicing veterinary medicine in different regions has allowed for her to see a wide-variety cases.

In 2018, Dr. Shauna came to work in the beautiful mountains at Rimforest Animal Hospital. At the time, the owner, Dr. Jon Frieboes, stated that he was ready to “hang up his syringes”. An opportunity arrived and came to fruition in June of 2019.

Dr. Shauna currently resides in Apple Valley (just short but beautiful drive to the mountains). She has her 3 cats, 2 chickens, a horse and her dog, Gigi, whom some of you may meet when visit the hospital - Gigi is the true manager!

Dr. Terri Becker - Associate

Dr. Terri Becker - Associate

I grew up in Newbury Park, California. I attended Cal Poly Pomona where I received a BS in Biology. I then attended the Veterinary school at UC Davis in Northern California. From where I graduated in 1989 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 

My first trip to these mountains was in 1969 as a child. My father purchased a vacation cabin in Running Springs. We spent many family vacations there, and I grew to love the mountains. When I graduated from veterinary school and heard about a job opportunity in Rimforest I was excited. After interviewing and meeting everyone there, I liked it very much, so when they offered me the position as Associate Veterinarian I accepted and I have been here ever since! I love the mountains and have made this community my home.

I have 2 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats. My animals are my family.

One privilege I have had was to be appointed by Governor Gray Davis, to the Veterinary Medical Board of California in 2003. I was re-appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a second term in 2007. I served as President of the Veterinary Medical Board from 2009-2011. This was a part time position that involved enforcement and regulatory veterinary medical issues for the licensed Veterinarians and licensed Veterinary Technicians.

My free time is spent riding my hoses, snow skiing and hiking with my dogs. 

Dr. Jenny Brewer Outside with black dog

Dr. Jenny Brewer

Dr. Jenny Brewer received her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA graduating with honors in 2010. Following graduation, Dr. Brewer completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. In 2011, she moved to the High Desert area and has been working in small animal general practice ever since. Dr. Brewer has a special interest in dermatology, neurology and soft tissue surgery. During her free time, Dr. Brewer enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and two children.



Registered Veterinary 

Technicians (RVT)


Belinda - Credentialed Veterinary Technician with cream dog

Belinda - Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Belinda graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Animal Health Science in 2014 and became a licensed RVT in 2015. She joined the Rimforest Animal Hospital Family in 2022. In her free time she enjoys reading, mega Star Wars nerd and training in martial arts.



Veterinary Assistants


Mel holding dog


I'm Mel! I've lived and worked in our wonderful mountain community for over 27 years, I love this place, the beauty, the people here, and our clients especially. I'm super fortunate to be able to care for their four legged kids as well! I have two lil rescues, Lilly and Pea, who get to come to work with me everyday! I love reading, time outdoors, and traveling around with my amazingly wonderful Fiance... <3 <3



I am Kirsten and I was born and raised in the desert, and I absolutely love the veterinary field, as well as what I do in the human medicine field and I am excited to be able to bring both of my passions together and do what I love.



Hiya I’m LeeAnn - currently in school to become a veterinary technician. I love all animals. I love living in the mountains because of the weather & seasons, winter is my favorite. Also love to go camping so it’s convenient! I love the life I live.



Hi. I'm a Veronica that has lived and worked here in our beautiful San Bernardino mountains since 2018. I grew up in San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire, also lived in the Valley for 8yrs. I've been working with animals since 2001 and wouldn't have it any other way. I have 2 crazy kids named Titan Subotai and Penny Lane. In my free time I like to scrapbook, walk the lake, take adventures with my kids  like hiking and Overlanding.

Annabelle with black cat


I'm Annabelle! Born and raised in California, I'm still new to the veterinary field, but I'm excited to learn and grow to better help the animals that cross my path. I went to school and graduated to be an RVT. I’m a video game and Star Wars nerd.

Sammi Holding Two Dogs


Hi! I'm Sammi, I've worked with animals my whole life, I was a pet groomer for 10 years before going to school to be an RVT. I've been a Vet Assistant for 2 years and look forward to becoming licensed in the future! I am still new to mountain life but love working at Rimforest and having the chance to get to know everyone.




Terri with black dog


Hi I'm Terri and I have had the experience of enjoying dogs and their people for 30 years and love my job! Retrievers are my breed- lab or goldens, but any dog speaks my language. On my days off I enjoy gardening and being by any kind of water, beach, lake or pool in the sunshine with my dogs.

Erica with large husky


I am Erica! I have lived in the San Bernardino Mountains for about 25 years, and enjoyed growing up in our community. I worked in the Hospitality and Food Service industries for 17 years, until deciding it was time to try something new and different! I joined the team here as a Receptionist in Spring of 2021, and have loved learning and growing in the Veterinary field, as well as working with the team here at Rimforest Animal Hospital! Most of my off time is spent with my Malamute Kunuk walking, hiking or taking adventures!!

Shauna with large grey dog


Hi, my name is Shauna and I work as a part time receptionist here at Rimforest Animal Hospital. I moved to the mountains 3 years ago with my fiance. We now have an amazing son as well as a stubborn mastiff.



I'm Tonya, I am a part-time employee here at Rimforest Animal Hospital. I work on administrative duties for the office, so you don't see me often. You can count on me to have good snacks and a friendly smile.



Kennel Assistants

Laura with 2 large dogs


Hi, I’m Laura. I grew up here in the San Bernardino mountains. I love these mountains and spend a great deal of time outdoors with my dogs and horses, whether it’s exploring the forest or just lounging in the shade. I have been a kennel assistant here at Rim Forest Animal Hospital for the past 9 years. I really enjoy getting to meet and care for so many of the animals in our community. When I’m not working, I love training animals, photography, baking, and various other things.