Meet Us

Meet the Staff

The fun and happy staff at Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego

Paul Farrell DVM


Dr. Farrell has been serving the greater San Diego area with his mobile surgery service Blue Sky Veterinary services for over 20 years. A native of Buffalo New York, he spent 6 years doing large animal research at Cornell university before completing his veterinary degree at Wisconsin Veterinary School. With a passion for small animal surgery he opened Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego in 2016 with the goal of providing high quality and affordable surgical options for San Diego and surrounding communities. When he’s not running around in scrubs, you might find him racing across San Diego Bay at the helm of his racing sail boat! Or hanging out with his rescue Greyhound Fred and his cat Sam.

Jaroslaw Wypart DVM

Tina James

Practice Manager

Tina has been a part of AOSSD since the start. With a background in small business administration she always knew she wanted to work with animals. In 1997 she made the jump and started her veterinary career. In only a few short years she became the lead technician with an emphasis on surgery and anesthesia. In 2012 she began helping Dr. Farrell on her days off and knew she found her calling. Since then she has been an integral part of AOSSD providing unmatched patient care and customer service. A grandmother of two amazing grandsons and servant to her kitties, Ziggy and Elliot.

Christopher Rodriguez RVT


Christopher has been working in veterinary medicine for 18 years. Since he was a young child he always knew he wanted to work with animals. After spending years in software development he decided to do what he truly loved. Like Tina he worked with Dr. Farrell on his days off. And in late 2020 decided it was time make AOSSD his new home. Christopher has spent years working in Operating rooms and has been a welcomed asset to AOSSD. He has lived in San Diego his whole life and has two children Luke and Rayna, a very cute chihuahua named Triscuit and a chameleon named Mr.T

Nicole Sill

Tech Assistant

Nicole Sill has been in the animal care and training industry for over 20 years. She started her career working at SeaWorld in the animal care departments and learning to be a vet tech for Banfield Veterinary Hospital and Wind and Sea Veterinary Hospital. In 2008 she started working for a contract animal training company that produced shows at all the SeaWorld’s and Busch Gardens around the country. Nicole has worked extensively with dogs, cats, birds, exotics and hoof stock at venues such as the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Diego. She was the manager of SeaWorld San Diego’s beloved PetsRule show before it’s closing in 2019. She now trains marine mammals, has her own dog training business on the side and works part time at Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego.