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 hydrotherapy, acupuncture, physical 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
info@beachanimalrehab.com

Meet Our Team

Debra Voulgaris DVM

Dr. Debra Voulgaris received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters of Arts degree from the City University of New York at Hunter College.  She went on to earn her

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Debra Voulgaris
DVM, CVA, CCRP - Medical Director

Dr Nicole Schiff DVM

Dr. 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 in the South

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Dr Stephanie Checel DVM

Dr 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 Dublin in 2003. After

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Dr. 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. 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 studying koala husbandry in

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Erin Bukofsky
PT, DPT, CCRT

Josh Arellano

Dr. Joshua Arellano earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2008 after earning his BS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2003.  His

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Josh Arellano
PT, DPT, CCRT

Candy Bramley

Dr. Candy Bramley received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology/Physical Education from the University of California at Davis in 1993. Following graduation, she received a Master of Science degree in Physical

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Candy Bramley
PT, DPT, CCRT

Nicole Miller

Dr. Nicole Miller began her academic career at California State University, Fullerton, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Science.  Upon her graduation from CSU, Fullerton,

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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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David
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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Andrea
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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Gerson
Rehab Assistant

Ashia was born and raised in Southern California. She’s loved animals her whole life and has worked with them for about three years. She’s excited to be on the team at BARC and have hands on experience helping dogs and cats

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Ashia
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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Kimberly
Rehab Assistant

Aicha Majdoub

Aicha first started working with animals at 18 years old, volunteering for various dog rescues in the South Bay. After spending a few years working at an animal hospital, she is excited to join the BARC team and enter the

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Aicha
Rehab Assistant

Joey Silva

Joey worked in veterinary emergency medicine for two years before switching over to rehabilitation. He loves animals and wants to help them as much as possible.  In his free time, Joey plays drums for a couple of bands and

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Joey
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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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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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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Jaime
Reception

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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Celeny
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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Lynn
Reception