Dr. Brehmer is a Minnesota transplant, having grown up on a small hobby farm in western Minnesota. He raised cattle, ducks, chickens and geese, and participated in 4H for many years. Dr. Brehmer attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate school and Ross University for Veterinary school. He completed his clinical year of Veterinary school at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009. Dr. Brehmer started his career as a racetrack Veterinarian in Arizona, practicing primarily on thoroughbred racehorses. He moved to Southern California in 2010 and began his career in small animal private practice. He and his wife Dr. Lynlee Fluent lived out their dream when they purchased Ortega Animal Care Center in November 2013. Dr. Brehmer practices all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in internal medicine, preventative care and reproduction. His hobbies and interests include cattle genetics and breeding, spending time with his wife and daughters Farah & Elle and his three French Bulldogs, and traveling whenever he gets a chance.
Dr. Fluent is a Southern California native, born and raised in Dana Point. From a very early age, Dr. Fluent displayed a passion for taking care of animals- having grown up with pets of all kinds from hamsters to iguanas, turtles, snakes, cats and dogs. Dr. Fluent attended UCLA for undergraduate school and went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is where she and her husband met. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for her clinical year and graduated in 2008. Dr. Fluent started her career in small animal private practice in Orange County and has been doing so ever since. Prior to attending Veterinary school, Dr. Fluent spent seven years working in small animal hospitals in Orange County and Los Angeles- gaining invaluable experience familiarizing herself with every aspect of how a small animal hospital functions- which prepared her for her current role as hospital owner and manager. Dr. Fluent's special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry and abdominal ultrasound. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling and tending to her succulent garden.