Zoran Djordjevich, DVM
Chief of Surgery Zoran Djordjevich, or “Dr. George” to most clients and staff, is a native of Yugoslavia. Growing up on a farm, his aspirations of being a veterinarian came at a very young age. He acquired his veterinary medical degree from the University of Belgrade in 1990 and then trained at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. His persistent quest for innovation has always lead to improvement in his approach and technique paving the way for his great accomplishments in veterinary surgery.
Dr. Djordjevich has the distinct honor of being the first veterinarian in the U.S. to implant the Helica Total Hip Replacement (THR) Systems’ smallest acetabular 24 mm screw cup implant in June 2010. Today, this improvement has been NATIONALLY accepted as the standard for the Helica procedure. Dr. Djordjevich has achieved extremely favorable results for both his patients and clients.
The enhancement of the THR surgery by infusing the implant area with Adult Stem Cells to improve recovery, reduce implant rejection and to stimulate bone formation around the implant is another example of his quest for innovation to achieve the best results for his patients. As Mohnacky Animal Hospital’s Chief of Surgery, Dr. Djordjevich lends his surgical and medical knowledge to any case or doctor throughout the organization.
Joining Mohnacky Animal Hospital (MAH) of Carlsbad in 1998, he has always been an animal advocate by supporting rescue groups and animal help agencies by assisting them in achieving their goals. Dr. Djordjevich is an avid soccer player and also enjoys playing tennis outdoors and table tennis in his spare time. He and his wife Gordana take pleasure in traveling, entertaining family & friends, raising their three sons (Nikolas, Sasha and Filip), and watching after Bubbie their Maltase bundle of joy providing endless comic relief to his family.
Dr. Djordjevich is a member of the AVMA, CVMA and SDCVMA. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and advances in natural approaches to veterinary medicine. Dr. Djordjevich came to the United States in 1994 and with his love of this country, he became a citizen in 1999 continuing to work under the philosophy that “with many blessings come many responsibilities to give back”.
Thank you Dr Djordjevich for all you do.
Carly Bulliard, DVM
Dr. Carly Bulliard joined Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad on October 15, 2012. She is originally from Louisiana and attended the University of New Orleans for her undergraduate degree. Dr. Bulliard received her DVM from St. George’s University and performed clinical rotations in Perth, Australia at Murdoch University.
She is a very positive person and oriented toward client service and satisfaction. Dr. Bulliard believes part of her job is to give clients the confidence that they have done the best job for their pet.
Her hobbies include exploring the unknown, hiking, camping, fishing and, of course, taking care of the pets she and her husband have in their household. Her pets include Cypress, a Beagle/Terrier mix, and Shiny, a Jack Russell Terrier mix.
Samantha Souther, DVM, DACT
Samantha Souther, DVM, DACT is board certified in small animal theriogenology. Dr. Souther grew up with a passion for animals and wanted to become a veterinarian from a young age. Her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sparked her interest in reproductive medicine and motivated her to use her skillset to reduce the prevalence of genetic disease in pets. She received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Union College in New York and then graduated with honors from Western University of Health Science in Pomona for her DVM. She completed a residency in medical genetics, pediatrics, and reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Souther seeks to foster positive relationships between veterinarians and breeders in order to decrease the prevalence of heritable genetic diseases. She enjoys genetic counseling, breeding, pregnancy management, reproductive emergencies, and pediatric care as well as general practice. Her goal is to treat all her patients with love and the highest quality of medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Souther enjoys hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Dr. Souther lives in San Diego with her husband and their fur babies- her 10-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and two rescue kitties.
Alexa Jurak, DVM
Dr. Alexa Jurak is native of Montreal, Canada. Growing up in Florida, she was very involved with competitive equestrian sports and did very well in the Jumper circuit. Although she had an opportunity to compete at the Grand Prix levels, Dr. Jurak decided to follow her passion for animal sciences and graduated with a biology degree from Elon University. She continued to earn her DVM at Saint Matthews in the Cayman Islands. During her clinical rotations, she realized that she loved working with companion animals. Before joining Mohnacky Animal Hospitals, Dr. Jurak worked full time at a busy six doctor practice in Florida.
Dr. Jurak is excited to bring her interest in internal medicine, dermatology and surgery to Mohnacky Animal Hospitals. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horses, ballroom dancing, playing with her two dogs, and traveling.
Megan Oelstrom, DVM
Dr. Megan Oelstrom grew up as a child of an Air Force father and was able to travel the country seeing the beauty it has to offer. She loved living in Colorado Springs where she developed a love for the outdoors, regularly skiing in the winter and camping in the summer. Owning a lot of kitties growing up, pursuing a career in veterinary medicine was the obvious choice. Dr. Oelstrom graduated from Kansas State University in 2010 and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and feline medicine. As a mom of two beautiful children and one furry mixed breed dog, she looks forward to adventures and being able to share her love of the outdoors with her family.
Dr. O believes “having pets makes people better humans and I believe contributes to a happier society. My goal is to keep my client’s pets healthy and thriving for many years of wagging tails and warm purrs”.