About Us

Page-Images-24Dr. Ren R. Garcia (Owner/Founder)

Born in South Florida, Dr. Garcia was raised on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades with a passion for animal conservation and community service. Prior to his career as a veterinarian, Dr. Garcia served as an emergency medical technician and firefighter. During that time, he remained passionate about animal care and continued his service as an active member and volunteer to multiple animal shelters and pet rescue organizations. His lifelong goal to become a veterinarian led him on the journey of a lifetime, to Massey University (New Zealand), where he spent over 6 years completing his veterinary training while making the best possible friends and memories abroad.

Nine years later, Dr. G’s primary focus is small animal medicine, with a special interest in senior/geriatric patient care, feline medicine, (large breed) canine osteoarthritis, skin/ear/allergy ailments, and abdominal ultrasonography. In 2011, he completed a one-year imaging internship focusing on feline hyperthyroidism, abdominal ultrasonography, radiographic (x-ray) interpretation, CT and MRI at the Veterinary Imaging Center, San Diego (VICSD.com). He primarily treats dogs, cats, and pigs, but also enjoys reptiles and other hobby farm animals. On his off-time, Dr. Garcia enjoys international travel, having most recently visited Nepal, Philippines, China, Australia, Iceland, and Russia in the past two years. He hopes to continue to make connections around the world; returning later to implement programs that will improve animal welfare and prevent the spread of disease. He envisions himself helping animals, educating people, and having a positive impact in third world communities.

 

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Dr. Robert B. S. Turner (Coming Soon!)

Hailing from Zimbabwe, Dr. T has been passionate about becoming a veterinarian for as long as he can remember. Having walked into the local veterinary practice at a tender age of 8 and seeing orphaned cheetah cubs in the dog kennels, he was hooked. The local veterinarian always made time for him and nurtured the interest. From treating dogs and cats, to going out to farms to treat cattle and horses, and even into the “bundu” (bush) to further educate him in conservation medicine. His dreams were fulfilled when he left Zimbabwe and started vet school in New Zealand; at one of the most recognized programmes, Massey University. It was here that he met Dr. Garcia.

Dr. T has been fortunate enough to be affiliated with University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Davis and Cornell University for lengthy periods during his final year of study, where he had the privilege of learning from some of the world’s best clinicians. Most recently, Dr. T spent 6 months traveling to India where he was involved with an animal aid organization called ‘Help in Suffering.’ He volunteered his services, from de-sexing the overpopulated canine population, vaccinating for Rabies and treating the cohorts of diseased and injured animals that came in. Treating animals in an impoverished location offers unique challenges, and he hopes to venture out again to offer his assistance in third world countries.

 

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Operations/Marketing

Raised in a small rural town just outside of San Diego, Gladys comes from a family that has always had a close relationship with and admiration for animals. Her journey took her to UCLA, where she graduated with a degree in Mass Communications. Gladys joined the My Pet Mobile Vet team in 2012 and in her short time with the company, has become an integral part of MPMV’s growth and development. She also enjoys some ‘hands on’ time, assisting Dr. Garcia on weekend and emergency calls. In her free time, you can find her rollerblading down the Venice boardwalk, or hiking Runyon Canyon with the official MPMV pet, Rugby, the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

 

5441d4767783828a29a6d1f742eff3e9Christina Earnest

Assistant to Dr. Garcia/Head Of Client Services

Christina Earnest lived in Columbus, Ohio, all of her life until moving to California in early 2013. Driving across the country with her husband (Seth) and their dog (Avalon, Boston Terrier) was one of her favorite experiences. She has enjoyed the companionship of multiple pets throughout her life including; 2 bunnies, 5 cats, 5 dogs, a ferret, multiple fish, tadpoles from the creek, a turtle, a guinea pig, and 3 hamsters. Needless to say her family and friends were very kind to allow housing each furry friend she fell in love with.

A few of her favorite things include bowling, tasting & yelping about food and establishments, playing euchre, and napping – cuddled up with Avalon. Christina brings her extensive experience in business administration from both medical and corporate environments, including pharmaceutical knowledge and medical assisting. She is excited to join our team and is looking forward to coupling her strengths and experience with her passion and love of animals!

 

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Monica Thomsen

Lead Veterinary Technician

Monica grew up in the small Viking town of Kungalv, Sweden in the shadow of a 14th century fortress. She was raised in an animal loving family with cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and rats. Due to her love of animals, Monica became vegan at an early age. After completing her education, she moved to Gothenburg and began working as a vet tech in 2002. Along with her regular duties, she rescued strays and unwanted animals that were dropped off at her clinic. She adopted and fostered those that she couldn’t find homes for immediately. In 2010, Monica moved to Los Angeles along with 4 Swedish Cats. Since then she has worked as a vet tech and joined My Pet Mobile Vet in the Spring of 2014. She currently lives with her husband, Derek, & their cats in North Hollywood.

 

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Jessica Lucra

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand before permanently residing in southern California in 1997. Passionate about animals since childhood, she has enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer for various non-profit organizations, as well as collect donations to hand out to the homeless and their furry companions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science at Humboldt State University in wildlife management and conservation and is currently in the process of applying to international universities to enter a veterinary medical program. As a future wildlife vet her career goals include working in wildlife rehabilitation centers, conserving critical habitat for endangered species, and researching animal behavior all while traveling the world to experience its diverse cultures and landscapes. In her spare time she loves relaxing with her two beautiful cats, reading, hiking and running, bird watching, collecting bee specimens, or working on her crafts. Having worked at two previous veterinary hospitals she hopes to bring her enthusiasm and drive to the team and is excited to help people and their beloved pets.

 

 

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I've had so many problems in the past with finding a reliable, attentive, knowledgeable vet for my brood of rescue animals. Dr. Garcia and his staff are...

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Very professional mobile vet service. It's expensive to use any mobile service, but when you have a nervous Weimaraner it's almost impossible to take him to...

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What did they do right? EVERYTHING!! Responsiveness, compassion, professionalism, expertise, genuineness. I felt understood, safe, when I became tearful...

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