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Meet Our Team


Dr. Dorantes, DVM

Dr. Dorantes grew up in a small Southern California desert town called Calexico on the Mexico border. One day, her family dog, Louis, fell ill and was diagnosed with parvo by their family veterinarian. Despite parvo being preventable through appropriate vaccination, her family had limited knowledge about pet care at that time.


Louis was hospitalized for several days and, thankfully made a full recovery. The veterinary hospital left a lasting impression on Dr. Dorantes during her visits with Louis. She posed questions to the vet and met Louis’s healthcare team, sparking an interest in veterinary medicine that would shape her future.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and then pursued her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

Working as a small animal veterinarian in general practice and emergency hospitals, Dr. Dorantes learned the importance of providing dignity and quality of life for pets.

Additionally working as a hospice and in-home pet euthanasia veterinarian allowed her to facilitate peaceful goodbyes for family's four-legged friends in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by familiar scents and loved ones. This role provided her with solace in being part of each pet’s final journey. From puppyhood to seniorhood, she eagerly anticipates providing the best care possible for every pet.

In her leisure time, she finds joy in date nights with her partner, Danny, and cherishing moments with their pitbull, Axon, and maltipoo terrier, Vivi. She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, exploring beautiful beaches and forests, and spending quality time with her family in Calexico.

Dr. Kelly, DVM 

Coming in every other Saturday, Dr. Kelly has been practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years. He graduated from the largest veterinary school in the United States, UC Davis.  In his spare time Dr. Kelly enjoys racing pigeons, golf, hiking, and swimming. 


Karen, VA

Since childhood Karen has had a love for animals. After the loss of a family dog, Karen vowed to make a difference in the lives of animals around her. Having joined the field in 2020, she has made a great difference in the veterinary field and community. At home she has, 5 dogs and 3 ducks!


2013 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019

Tel: (831) 722-3364


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Monday - Friday


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