Meet our skilled, compassionate veterinary care team who are committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for your pets.
Dr. Liz McCalley was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up near Dallas, TX. She graduated with honors from Cornell University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015 from Texas A&M University.
Dr. McCalley began her career as a small animal veterinarian in Austin, TX at the Banfield Mueller hospital. She relocated to San Diego in 2017 and, after her tenure with Banfield San Diego, she took over as the medical director of Purple Paws Pet Clinic. Dr. McCalley quickly helped the practice to become AAHA accredited, a standard of veterinary excellence. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, and preventative medicine. Dr. McCalley loves Coronado because of the people, weather, and the pet-friendly atmosphere it provides. Her personal interests include scuba diving, running, hiking, traveling the world, and playing with her best friend Radar, a rescued Chihuahua Beagle mix.
Dr. Tim Withers obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from Auburn University. He has over 28 years of experience as a Small Animal Veterinarian. Dr. Withers enjoys helping pets and their owners to get the best veterinary health care possible, combining three decades of experience with modern, science-based evidence, compassion, and common sense medicine & surgery. He lives with his 8-year-old brindle Boxer dog, Stella, and enjoys traveling, cooking and watching Stella run the great dog beaches of San Diego county. He was born in a small town in Kentucky.
Dr. Michelle Kelly obtained her bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburg and her Doctor of Veterinary medicine in 2002 from University of Florida. Dr. Kelly believes sometimes the best care for patients may include a combination of Eastern and Western (integrative) medicine. She is practicing veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine taught by the Chi Institute. She has 4 kids and 3 dogs. She likes to spend time with her family, practice yoga, water sports and travel.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Frey is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her surgical training in New York and New Jersey and has been practicing in Southern California since 2009 with an emphasis on soft tissue and emergency surgery, as well as elective orthopedic surgery. Dr. Frey specializes in soft tissue surgery, particularly gastrointestinal and oncologic procedures. She has a special interest in pain management and critical care, and will work closely with owners and referring veterinarians to provide the utmost compassionate care for her patients. Dr. Frey was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Her little princess is a gorgeous Pomeranian named "Pouf!" whose favorite hobbies are spinning in circles, playing fetch and attacking socks!