Dr Rick Turner

I graduated from University of California Davis in June of 1976 and have been in practice for 42 years. I have practiced in Rancho Mirage, CA near Palm Springs and had some stints in Stockton,CA and Modesto, CA. Currently, I am involved in a few hospitals in the area.

It was important to me to be involved with veterinary associations; therefore, I am one of the founders of the Delta Veterinary Medical Association (DVMA), which encompasses veterinary professionals and support staff in the Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Lockeford, Woodbridge, Pine Grove and Wilton Areas.

Dr Hayden Webster

Vice President

I graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2006. My wife, Alicia Webster, DVM, and I own Lodi Veterinary Hospital and Crossroads Veterinary Service. We have 3 little boys at home that keep us entertained and grounded. We have lived in Lodi since 2011.

I joined the DVMA executive board as Vice-President elect in 2018 and hope to develop strong local relationships within the association and encourage cooperation to strengthen the bonds within our local community of veterinarians. We share more things in common than not. In this time of consolidation and corporatization I feel it is important to have a local association that is not only a provider of continuing education and delicious meals but is also responsive to the issues at hand; a support network for local independent practices and an inclusive, welcoming forum for discussion and socialization with all our local hospitals.

Dr. Beth Klapstein

Executive Secretary

My five siblings and I grew up on naval air stations around the country and the world. We finally settled in Florida. I showed hunter/jumpers for several years before going to Gainesville for my BS. I managed the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit then the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Reproduction Lab while in my Master’s program then earned my DVM. My husband’s family is from Lodi and we moved here in 1998. I have worked in the Lockeford area since then. In 2009 I bought into Mokelumne River Veterinary Services. Although MRVS in mixed animal, I am a small animal practitioner. Outside of work I enjoy time with my husband and son, travel, reading and working on the family vineyard.

I joined Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association in 1998 and served on that board for more than 10 years. At one point they sent me to the CVMA House of Delegates. This started my service on numerous committees and boards for the CVMA. I am currently serving as a CVMA Governor at Large and have been Executive Secretary for the Delta VMA since its inception. I feel the group voice and advocacy for our profession are tremendously important for all veterinarians. I hope to continue working in organized veterinary medicine for years to come.

Dr. Jenny Wu

Treasurer/CVMA Delegate:

Dr. Wu did her clinical training at Louisiana State University.

She is a native Stocktonian who is one of the founding members and board members of the local veterinary association, Delta Veterinary Medical Association as well as a delegate to the state veterinary association, California Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Samantha Vu

Alternate CVMA Delegate
I began as a fisheries biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. My pursuit in veterinary medicine, however, led me to moonlight at the Stockton Veterinary Emergency Services. After receiving my DVM from Michigan State University, I returned to Lodi and presently work at VCA Oakwood Animal Hospital.

I still moonlight, but now as a mom of 2 boys, 1 dog, 1 cat, and wife of 1 husband. We try to eat as much as we can while camping and traveling.

I am glad to be your delegate for CVMA. I look forward to hearing your concerns and being the advocate for our association.

Kelly Dixon RVT

RVT Representative

Hello, My name is Kelly Dixon. I have been a part of the veterinary field for the past fifteen years and I am currently the lead R.V.T for Lodi Veterinary Hospital. I take pride in being an advocate for all animals that come to our clinic for care. Making a positive difference in our client’s lives and providing quality medicine for our patients is my daily passion.

I have recently been elected as the R.V.T representative for the Delta DVMA where I am privileged to be the voice for my fellow technicians. Creating opportunities to advance our skills in nursing care, anesthesia, and dentistry.

Outside of work I enjoy participating in group sports, baking, arts/ crafts, and traveling with my fiancé.