Our Staff

Animal Rehabilitation Center Therapists

“You guys are miracle workers. I never thought I’d see that dog walk on four legs again.”
– Leigh Glerum, DVM

At Scout’s House, we believe your pet deserves the best care possible. Please take a moment to read our brief biographies, and we think you’ll see that we have the right skills, training, and experience needed to provide an exceptional level of care for your pet.

Janet C. Lowery, DVM, Supervising Veterinarian
A co-founder of Scout’s House, Dr. Lowery has practiced veterinary medicine on the Peninsula for over 20 years. She is the supervising veterinarian at Scout’s House, performing initial examinations and overseeing treatments. Dr. Lowery completed the coursework for the Certification Program in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee and has attended numerous seminars dedicated to specific topics in canine rehabilitation. She is also a co-owner of Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital in Menlo Park, where she’s worked since 1996. Prior to that, she practiced emergency medicine at South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Palo Alto for 13 years. Dr. Lowery received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois.

Janet L. Dunn, DVM
Also a co-founder of Scout’s House, Dr. Dunn provides acupuncture and veterinary orthopedic manipulation services exclusively, both in her private practice and at Scout’s House. She practiced general veterinary medicine for eight years in local hospitals before owning and operating a general medicine house call practice for more than 16 years. Dr. Dunn learned VOM in 1999 and completed the veterinary acupuncture course offered by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2000, after which she started her small-animal VOM and acupuncture practice. Dr. Dunn is a graduate of the Veterinary School of Medicine at Purdue University. She has also completed two course modules for the Certification Program in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee.

Leigh Stevens, DVM
Dr. Stevens is a California native with a BA in Biology from University of California, San Diego and a DVM degree from UC Davis. At Scout’s House, she works with our Director of Rehab Therapy to perform initial examinations on new patients. Dr. Stevens has worked in several small animal clinics over the years, and her main professional interests are Internal Medicine, specifically cases involving geriatric patients, and Dermatology. She has twice held the position of President in the Santa Clara County Veterinary Medical Association. She also created the Santa Clara County Disaster Preparedness Plan for Animals in 1996 and was awarded the Diamond Award in 1997 by the Emergency Services Association Coastal Chapter for efforts in preparing residents of the county to manage the care of their animals during disasters.

Krista Niebaum, MPT, CCRT, Director of Rehabilitation Therapy
Krista’s experience as a licensed physical therapist for humans is critical to our work at Scout’s House. Her expertise in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries and other neurological dysfunctions, geriatric medicine, and orthotics/prosthetics gives her an especially solid background in treating many of the pets we see. As Director of Rehabilitation Therapy and a co-founder of Scout’s House, Krista collaborates with Drs. Lowery and Stevens to perform the initial examinations of new clients and to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Krista is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, having completed the Canine Rehabilitation Therapy certification program at the Canine Rehab Institute in Florida in early 2006. She received her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University.

Andrea Mocabee, RVT, Rehab Therapist, Practice Manager
Since 2007, Andrea has worked as a Rehab Therapist at Scout’s House and the knowledge she’s gained from that informs all she does as our Practice Manager. Although she still sees rehab patients, Andrea is also responsible for managing all aspects of our daily operational and financial functions, including payroll, accounts receivable, scheduling, reception, and online store fulfillment. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Foothill College. She became a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician in 2007.

Cheryl Miller, RVT, Rehab Therapist
Cheryl graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with and Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. She became a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician two months later. She became interested in rehab when her own dog sustained an injury. Cheryl was completely involved in his rehab recovery.

Lisa Stahr, President, CEO, Founder
For over 20 years, Lisa was an author and marketing communications consultant, writing, editing, and producing annual reports, brochures, websites, and other collateral for some of the biggest–and smallest–companies in the Silicon Valley. Then, one day a neighbor handed her a puppy with many special needs and Lisa’s personal and professional lives changed. At Scout’s House, she puts her marketing and business management expertise to good use. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis.