Meet Our Team
Dr. Dorantes, DVM
I grew up in a small Southern California desert town called Calexico, which is on the Mexico border. One day, our family dog, Louis, became sick and was diagnosed with parvo by our family veterinarian. Parvo can be prevented by appropriate vaccination; however, my family and I had limited knowledge about pet care at that time. Louis was hospitalized for several days and, to our relief, made a full recovery. I was completely fascinated by the veterinary hospital when I visited Louis. I asked the vet questions and met Louis’s health care team. This experience sparked an interest in veterinary medicine, and I knew in my heart that I would become a veterinarian.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and then earned my 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 taught me the significance of providing pets with dignity and quality of life.
Working as a hospice and in-home pet euthanasia veterinarian, granting our four-legged friends a peaceful goodbye in the comfort of their homes, among familiar smells and their beloved family members, allowed me to find peace in being part of each pet’s final journey. From puppyhood to seniorhood, I look forward to giving your pet the best care I can possibly provide.
Activities that bring me joy are date nights with my partner, Danny, and enjoying life with our pitbull, Axon, and maltipoo terrier, Vivi. I also love yoga, hiking, visiting beautiful beaches and forests, and spending time with my family in Calexico
Micheal 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.
Dr. Koehorst, DVM
Graduating from Carrington College in 2012, Ana has been in the field and at Pajaro Valley Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years following a lifelong passion of caring for animals. Outside of the hospital Ana has 2 dogs that she loves to cuddle with while reading a good mystery novel and enjoying a great cup of coffee.
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!