Benjamin A. Otten, DVM - Senior Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director
Dr. Otten started allCREATURES in 2010 after of working in the Bay Area for over 10 years and realizing that the El Cerrito area needed a good solid veterinary clinic that would also provide care for exotic pets. He moved to Berkeley in 2001 from NYC where he had just finished a residency in Exotic Pet Medicine at The Animal Medical Center. Dr Otten has always wanted to be a veterinarian and have his own practice starting allCREATURES is a culmination of this goal. When he is not working at the clinic; either helping pets or reinvigorating the building, Dr. Otten and his 2 and 4 legged family can often be found enjoying a hiking trail in Tilden, throwing a ball at Point Isabel or helping his daughter with her Martial Arts training.
Meagan Barberie - Veterinary Technician
Meagan has been a Veterinary Technician for over 10 years, and started working with exotics right from the begining. Before coming to work for allCREATURES; Meagan was an emergency room technician at PETS Referral Center. She enjoys and has many exotic pets of her own, but Geckos hold the most special place in her heart.
Tracy Wilson, Techceptionist
Adam Sibler-Bicknell - Weekend Boarding Attendant and Physical Plant Assistant
Adam is an Oakland native and has been attending to the needs for peoples pets for years. Adam has been with allCREATURES since October 2010. Adam's care and compassion make him a great addition to our staff. You may never see Adam - but if your pet ever needs to stay overnight at our clinic you can be assured they met Adam and have had the best possible care.
Jessica S. Otten, CMT - Business Manager
Jessica is Dr. Otten's wife and life partner. In addition to running a thriving massage therapy practice of her own in Berkeley and making sure the whole family is running smoothly she handles all the business aspects of running the business side of owning a vet clinic so Dr. Otten can focus more of his attention on the patients and keeping up to date on new medical advances and products to help his patients.
Charlotte Laurel Otten - Publisist
Charlotte is Dr. Otten's daughter, and a junior black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as being an accomplished actress in the CCC Theater productions. But when she is not busy with those she can found organizing the books in the lobby, drawing drawing pictures of the fish in the tank or of peoples' pets. She is also responsible for her own version of the clinic newsletter, with exciting details; like new additions to the tank and national hug your cat day. Some day she would like to be a fashion designer an artist and she is already an accomplished author with 3 books written and 3 more on the way - none in mass publication yet. She also has primary responsibility for care of the family's bird, Pete and less so Buster Cracker Cheese Sock Eater and Penny Pig, the family canines.