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The Barefoot Veterinarian
Phone: 714-365-5464
Fax: 714-744-0146
Mailing address:
    8502 E Chapman Ave, #418
    Orange, CA 92869
Clinic address on Mondays and Fridays:
    10592 Orange Park Blvd.
    Orange, CA 92869

The Barefoot Veterinarian - Clinic

Phone: (714) 365-5464

March 31, 2023

The Barefoot Veterinarian is re-opening on April 17th!! That first day, we will only be open a half day, as I have physical therapy sessions that afternoon. Beginning April 21st, we will be open our normal full days on Monday and Fridays. Beth and Lalli will be supporting me as I get back in the groove, so your pets will get lots of attention.

I am anxiously awaiting working again, and I look forward to seeing you!

March 10, 2023

I am improving (I think slowly, although others tell me I am making huge strides). I am hoping, and at this time planning, to be able to restart work the middle of April. It will be with help from my trusty staff, as I work my way back. Beth and Lalli will initially give shots and will be holding (with their owner's help) your pets, so I can still do a good examination. And Sherry will be keeping us all organized and running smoothly.

I will not be doing surgeries anymore. I will miss that part of my practice more than I had expected. We can do general checkups, vaccines, ears, skin problems, most intestinal problems, etc.

I miss all of my patients, and their owners, so much! I am looking forward to getting myself stronger each day, mentally and physically, and to returning to work.

February 8, 2023

I'm home!!! I was released from in-patient rehab this morning, and I am thrilled to be back home. JJ and I get to sleep in my own bed for the first time in almost a month. For those of you that don't know, JJ is my 9-year-old, black lab. I have at least a month of out-patient rehab in front of me. Since I've made progress throughout rehab, albeit more slowly than I would have liked, I will keep working hard. I'll check in again around the end of the month, hopefully with thoughts on my return to work.

January 29, 2023

Hi. This is an update directly from me, Lorrie. Recovery from my stroke is going well. However, it will be 1-3 months before I know when I can properly care for your pets.

In the meantime, we can refill active prescriptions and do monthly nail trims if there is enough interest. We request that any contact with us be through our email ( Please do not use any other email address you may have for me. We will check email regularly, and one of the staff members will respond to you directly, if indicated. We will only check phone messages twice a week, once on Monday and once on Friday.

For immediate needs, please call either Dr. Shayda Ahkami or Dr. Mike Kavanagh (details below), and they will take care of your pet.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. I am working hard to recover enough so that I can come back to work with all of my beloved patients. I love my work and all of you. Continue checking here for updates.

January 22, 2023

After one week of rehabilitation, Lorrie is making good progress. The staff will continue to fill "refillable" prescriptions after checking with Lorrie. She remains involved in all decisions and finds it therapeutic. We are considering opening once a month for nail trims and weigh-ins, if there is enough interest.

January 17, 2023

The clinic is temporarily closed, and we aren't scheduling appointments for the time being. Last week (Friday the 13th) Dr. Boldrick suffered a stroke. She is already in rehab, but it is premature to predict when she will able to return to work. We will publish regular, short updates on her condition, and by early February we will update our expectation on reopening.

In the meantime, the staff will routinely monitor the business email and voicemail (as listed above). Email is our preferred method of communication. If you need your pet's records, please send an email, and we will get them to you within a week.

Two veterinarians with practices similar to Dr. Boldrick's, that are open at least five days a week, and that she has collaborated with and occasionally referred to are:

Dr. Mike Kavanagh

1082 Bryan Ave

Tustin, CA 92780


Dr. Shayda Ahkami

East Chapman Veterinary Center

4250 E. Chapman Ave.

Orange, CA 92869

(714) 633-9780

Check out our new Online Pharmacy. You can get original prescriptions and refills delivered to your door. You can also get flea and tick supplies, heartworm medications, and more.

We are open at our Orange (Orange Park Acres) location on Mondays and Fridays. The hours are from 9am til 4pm. We will be available for all your pet's needs. Please make an appointment for your visit - by either email or phone.

If you would like to make an appointment, please send an email to and request an appointment with the time and/or date you prefer. Someone will get back to you.

Directions to the Orange Clinic

We are no longer taking any new goats or sheep as patients. Please call either Dr. Mike Kavanagh in Tustin at 714-832-8686 or Greek and Associates Veterinary Hospital in Yorba Linda at 714-463-1190 for help with them.

Did you know that Senior Citizens (Age 65 and over) may license their spayed or neutered dog for half price? It is one benefit of getting old!