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About Aqua Animal Care Center

Aqua Animal Care Center was born out of a desire to bring more services to our clients using our holistic approach to animal care.  Our sister hospital, Companion Animal Wellness Center simply didn't have the space to offer pet rehabilitation, training and boarding services.  Dr. Bausone's vision of complete animal care necessitated AACC coming into existence.  With AACC, we can fully integrate mind (training), and body (rehab) with all the services already offered, in the same compassionate manner that our clients deserve and have come to expect.

Our Team

Meet our stellar Team

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Dr. Ancier


Dr. Ancier grew up in Southern California where she completed her undergraduate studies at UCSB. She graduated with honors from Western University of Health Sciences where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical training was focused on rehabilitation and sports medicine for both small animals and horses. While in vet school, she was the national student president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, which allowed her to learn about a wide range of emerging holistic modalities from some of the leaders in the field.

Dr. Ancier obtained her veterinary acupuncture certification (CVA) for both companion animals and horses from the Chi Institute in Florida and her canine rehabilitation practitioner certification (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee. She spent a few years as the clinical director of a large rehabilitation facility in the Bay Area before moving back to the San Diego area.  Dr. Ancier emphasizes pain management and preventative care, and utilizes both holistic and traditional medicine modalities as part of an integrative approach towards optimal animal wellness and healing. 

She lives with her husband Kayvon and their small fur family consisting of their dog “Hannah”, horse “Red”, and his miniature companion “Rio Grande”.  In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, riding her horse, and exploring all of the beautiful nature that Southern California has to offer. 

Dr. Varco


Gabriella Varcoe, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVA, CVPP, Certified in Animal Chiropractic, CVFT, graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She spent her fourth year of veterinary school at Michigan State University. 

In 2010 she studied canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Following this certification, Dr. Varcoe took on the rigorous process of becoming board certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is currently the only board-certified rehab doctor in San Diego. She attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida – where she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Dr. Varcoe is also certified as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) through the IVAPM, she also acquired certification in animal chiropractic, through the IVCA. In addition to her list of accomplishments, she also has Food Therapy certification through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr Varcoe has extensive experience working with veterinarians and veterinary specialists. She recently headed the Rehabilitation Department at Veterinary Specialty Hospital Ethos in San Marcos.

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Natalie Lindberg, RVT

Physical Therapy/Rehab

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Brooke Kratz

Board & Train

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Janelle Mistowski

Board & Train

Our Team
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