Although the holidays may be an exciting time of the year for you, your pets may find the festivities a little overwhelming. Even normally well-behaved pets can experience a little anxiety when th ...View Article
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The staff at Center Veterinary Clinic prides themselves on kind, compassionate care that emphasizes educating clients so they can experience a long, healthy life with their furry friends. We have monthly staff meetings that focus on safety, client service and educating ourselves on the latest developments in veterinary medicine. Many of our staff members have worked here for years so the chances that you'll see a familiar face are excellent. Our staff members go through an extensive background check before being considered for employment. We truly love caring for your pets and we're sure that will come through when you visit Center Veterinary Clinic!
Dr. Matthew Bigelow has been a veterinarian for over 20 years. His undergraduate work was completed at UC Davis. He went to veterinary school at Ross University. Dr. Bigelow worked in Cleveland, Ohio for five years in a small animal practice and also worked one day a week at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Since moving back to California in 1996 to be closer to family, Dr. Bigelow has worked at Center Veterinary Clinic and became the owner in 1999. He has a special interest in dentistry and is the veterinarian for Petco Mira Mesa. He volunteers his time with the Feral Cat Coalition and many other adoption and rescue agencies. He owns one dog, two cats, two birds, a bearded dragon and a tank full of fish! In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and watching his four children play sports. Dr. Bigelow's favorite thing about being a veterinarian is watching pets grow up and be a special member of the family!
Natalie, Veterinary Technician, has worked at Center Veterinary Clinic since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree at UC Davis and completed the 2 year Animal Health Technology Program at Mesa College. Natalie serves as our OSHA safety officer and is one of our lead technicians. She is always ready to learn something new and loves to ask questions. Natalie's furry child, Moose, is a beautiful cat who will soon be 12 years old. Natalie enjoys watching all types of movies, going on walks with friends and spending time with her boyfriend of 17 years. Her favorite thing about working at CVC are the great people she works with and getting so see and help all of the cute pets everyday.
Jamie, veterinary assistant, has worked at CVC for two years. She has attended college for mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University but is now on the career path to becoming a veterinary technician. She has a beautiful Pit-bull baby girl named Jasmine. Jamie loves to go hiking, rock climbing when possible and backpack with her family. Jamie loves working with her fellow team members at CVC and working at a place that genuinely cares about helping pets. Someday she hopes to open a Pit-bull Sanctuary.
McKenzie, Veterinary Technician, came to CVC after relocating from North Carolina. McKenzie was just one month shy of receiving her nursing degree when she decided her real passion was to care for animals. She is currently one semester short of obtaining her degree in veterinary technology in route of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She lives with her fiance and her zoo of pets which includes 3 dogs and a Ball Python. In her free time, McKenzie enjoys cleaning, redecorating and taking her dogs to the beach. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include radiology and dentistry. We feel so blessed to have such a positive, dedicated and kind person caring for clients and pets at CVC
Julie, Veterinary Technician, has worked at CVC for almost 17 years. She received her degree from UCSD and went onto complete the Veterinary Technician Program at Mesa College. Julie is married with two active children. Her family loves to camp, boat, and ride motorcycles. Julie has two Australian Shepherds and an adorable cat. Julie has a special talent for getting even the most nervous pets to calm down. Julie favorite thing about working at CVC is the people that she works with.
Linda Dricoll, has worked as a client relations specialist and as an administrator for over 17 years at Center Veterinary Clinic. Linda knows first hand what it is like to have a house full of pets as she has 2 dogs and many cats! She is also the proud grandma of 4 beautiful grandkids who keep her very busy. Linda's expertise in all areas of the hospital , her helpful and upbeat nature and her compassion make her an invaluable member of the CVC Team.
Gail, Hospital Manager, has worked at CVC for almost 12 years. She first started from home managing the books and now works most days in the hospital. She has four children and spends as much time as she can watching all of their sports activities. She graduated from San Diego State University and was a classroom teacher for 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys running, volunteering and going on adventures with her family. She shares her house with 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds and a lizard. Her favorite thing about working at CVC is how different each day is and seeing and interacting with all of the cute pets!
Stephanie, Vet Assistant, has grown up in Rancho Penasquitos and joined our staff as a veterinary assistant in early 2014. She lives with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Stephanie LOVES interacting with the pets and giving them tons of attention. She also enjoys helping clients. If you've ever had any contact with her you know what a positive, helpful happy gal she is. On her time off, Stephanie cheers for the San Diego Chargers and loves hanging out with her niece.
Kristin, Veterinary Receptionist, started working as a receptionist in 2014. She has three beautiful dogs. In her free time, Kristin loves to roam around to all the swap meets in San Diego and buy antiques. Kristin loves hanging out with her fiance and having fun with her family. Kristin is such an warm and helpful girl that I'm sure you will love her as much as we do!
Lisa, Veterinary Assistant, started out as a Veterinary Assistant Student in 2014. She is such a hard worker and quick learner that we decided to have her join our team. Lisa loves working with animals and plans to continue studying so she can be a registered veterinary technician in the next year. She has 2 beautiful daughters and a husband in the Navy. When Lisa isn't working, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family at the park.
Alyssa , Client Relations, started working at CVC in the summer of 2016. She moved here to attend Mesa College where she is majoring in Psychology and Biology. She plans to enter the veterinary technician program. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys surfing, ballet dancing and reading. Alyssa is the proud owner of one cat, Bruce, who she rescued on her first day of work at CVC and 2 Pomeranians named Scarlet and Diamond. Her favorite part of her job is seeing animals all the time! Alyssa is always willing to help in any way!
Jhazmin, Client Relations, joined our team in the summer of July 2016. She is attending school working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Jhazmin has 4 cats named Apollo, Ares, Boo Bear and Nyxie. She loves coming to CVC to get her dog fix! In her free time, she enjoys reading a ton, watching Netflix and playing World of Warcraft. We are so lucky to have her bright smile and kind spirit here!