About Us

Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a veterinary specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach that combines both Eastern and Western medicine techniques. Therapies at BARC are performed by a combination of caring, qualified veterinarians and Doctors of Physical Therapy specifically certified in canine rehabilitation.

Treatment can include hydrotherapyacupuncturephysical therapy modalities such as LASER, therapeutic ultrasound and manual therapies, as well as other state of the art technologies designed to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and improve overall functional mobility.

Contact Us

(310) 542-2727
(or 310-54-BARC7)

Visit Us

18837 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90504

Fax Us

(310) 542-2726
(or 310-54-BARC6)

Email Us



Dr. Stephanie Checel received her Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1997, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University College

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Dr. Engie Hanna was born in Denver, Colorado but raised locally in Torrance, California. She earned her B.S in Marine Biology at UCLA and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Shortly

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Engie Hanna

Dr. Nicole Schiff received her Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from UC Davis in 1997, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2002. She has worked at several veterinary hospitals in Los Angeles and here

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Dr. Amy Kramer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Recreation from Whittier College in 1990. Following graduation, Dr. Kramer continued her education Cerritos College where she graduated with honors

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Amy Kramer
PT, DPT, CCRT – Therapy Director

Dr Erin Bukofsky sitting on the ground with a dog

Dr Erin Bukofsky received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College in 2007. She gained a variety of experience working with animals after her undergraduate program, including

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Erin Bukofsky

Dr Abby Noh kneeling with a dog

Dr. Abby Noh began her academic career at Occidental College, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2016.  She then took a year off of school to gain experience as an exercise technician for Glendale Adventist

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Abby Noh

David has been working with animals in the rehabilitation setting for almost 10 years. He worked with animals in general practice before venturing into the rehab world. He is a master at working with animals in the underwater

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Rehab Assistant

Andrea has always been a dog lover growing up with a cocker spaniel and a Saint Bernard. She has been working with dogs for over 4 years and is excited to be working now to improve their lives through rehabilitation. She

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Rehab Assistant

Gerson has worked with animals in the field of rehabilitation for over 6 years. He is specifically fond of helping animals recover from traumatic injury and has a way with clients. His cares for every pet as if it were his

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Rehab Assistant

Kimberly Minami

Kim’s career with animals began as a teen volunteering at various animals shelters throughout LA. From pet hotel caregiver to pet bather to pet trainer, she is excited to share her skills as a member of the BARC team.

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Rehab Assistant

Christina has been working in animal rehabilitation since she moved to California in 2017. Starting with a genetics research background, she moved on to working with exotics, and then to rehabilitation. She is originally from

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Rehab Assistant

Stephany entered the field of rehabilitation with a background in biology and years of experience in general practice. She takes particular interest in the physical therapy aspect of rehabilitation, and sincerely appreciates

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Rehab Assistant

Growing up Deaundre was an exotic animal enthusiast and decided to go into veterinary medicine. He worked in general practice before venturing into rehabilitation. Outside of work, Deaundre enjoys studying horticulture,

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Since she was young, animals has always been a part of Domonique’s life and she naturally gravitated to them and their well being. So when it was time to decide to start her career, she knew exactly what direction she would

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Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both office management and customer service and client relations. For the past 27 years Michelle has owned, operated and managed all accounting and office staff in her

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Michelle McCarter
Office Manager

Carolyn brings many years experience in marketing for animal rehabilitation to her position at BARC. She was previously in the catering business in all aspects including event planning, managing, staffing and sales. She is

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Carolyn LaRocca
Marketing Director

Jamie has been an animal lover since before she could remember so working in the veterinary field seemed only fitting. Prior to joining BARC, she has always worked with animals in general practice and surgery. Her passions

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Administrative Assistant

Celeny has had a love for animals since before she could walk. She always had a dog, cat, chicken, bird, frog, you name it. Being a voice for animals has always been a passion of hers. Celeny is currently finishing school to

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Lead Reception

Lynn was born and raised in Southern California and has been working in the veterinary field for many years, starting in general practice, then emergency and now rehabilitation.  In her spare time, Lynn enjoys going to Disneyland.

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