This list has been compiled to help turtle and tortoise owners locate veterinarians who can treat their animals. Please note that the entries have been submitted by California Turtle & Tortoise Club members and, in some cases, by the veterinarians themselves. Appearance of a veterinarian on the list does not constitute an endorsement by CTTC.


There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of reptiles over the last few years, but readers should be aware that few veterinarians have received specialized training in reptile medicine, let alone in caring for chelonians. You may wish to contact other CTTC members for references.

Medical treatment for your pet can be very expensive. In our experience, typical office visits cost $35-$50. Diagnostic and laboratory tests (for example fecal examinations for parasites, blood work, or X-rays) often cost about the same amount as the office visit for each test. Combined with the cost of any medication, treatment for your animal may easily cost $100-$200. Costs for surgery are much higher.

Since most illnesses occur in recently acquired animals or in animals kept for long periods under improper conditions, expensive medical costs can often be avoided. Take care when selecting an animal, and make sure that you can provide the proper care for it before you get it. Quarantine new additions to prevent the spread of disease.


This list is grouped by county and alphabetized by city. If you use the "find" button on some web browsers, you should be able to locate nearby veterinarians by typing in your zip code. Please let us know of any

Since most illnesses occur in recently acquired animals or in animals kept for long periods under improper conditions, expensive medical costs can often be avoided. Take care when selecting an animal, and make sure that you can provide the proper care for it before you get it. Quarantine new additions to prevent the spread of disease.

This list is grouped by county and alphabetized by city. If you use the "find" button on some web browsers, you should be able to locate nearby veterinarians by typing in your zip code. Please let us know of any changes or additions.

Alameda County

Berkeley

Kenneth A. Harkewicz, DVM
Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital
2126 Haste Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-5041

Butte County

Chico

Barry Dohner, DVM
Valley Oak Veterinary Center
2480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 342-PETS (7387)

Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill

Louisa Asseo, DVM
Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital
2211 Morello Avenue
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 676-1909

San Ramon

Kirsten Willams, DVM
Shann Ikezawa, DVM
Leanne Taylor, DVM
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Urgent Care
2000 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583 
(925) 866-8387

Walnut Creek

Ruth Adams, DVM
Muller Veterinary Hospital
2735 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 934-8042

Fresno County

Clovis

Steven Fenster, DVM
Clovis Pet Hospital
722 Lincoln Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 297-1222

Fresno

Kristin J. McIntyre, DVM
Northpointe Animal Hospital
9525 N. Sommerville Dr., Ste 115
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 434-5470

Kenneth Stocks, DVM
Aubrey Alfaro, DVM
San Joaquin Veterinary Clinic
4333 N. Blackstone
Fresno, CA 93704
(209) 227-3596

Humboldt County

Arcata

Jerilou Oliphant, DVM
Arcata Animal Hospital
1701 Giuntoli Lane
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-2402

Inyo County

Bishop

Carl Lind, DVM
Bishop Veterinary Hospital
1650 N. Sierra Highway
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-5801

Kern County

Bakersfield

Sherry Clark, DVM
Southwest Veterinary Hospital
2905 Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(805) 327-5719

Ridgecrest

Cherie Decker, DVM
Crestwood Animal Hospital
1131 Inyokern Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-7616

Kings County

Lemoore

Richard Svihla, CDV
Lacy Animal Hospital
522 Warren Drive, Lemoore, CA 93245
(559) 924-7532
Outpatient services

Los Angeles County

Agoura Hills

Bradford Capper, DVM
Agoura Animal Clinic
28282 Dorothy Dr., Agoura, CA 91301
(818) 991-1036

Alhambra

Heidi D. Henstra, DVM
Christine Corrillo, DVM
1501 W. Mission Rd.
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 289-9227

Altadena

Bronwyn Dawson, DVM
Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital
2235 Lake Ave #101
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-5901

Arcadia

Dennis L. Fees, DVM
Arcadia Small Animal Hospital
311 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91066-1270
(626) 447-2244

Calabasas

Atilla Molnar, DVM
Calabasas Veterinary Center
22291 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222- 2219

Canyon Country

Robert Mushkot, DVM
Adobe Veterinary Hospital
17787 Sierra Highway
Canyon Country, CA 91351
(805) 251-3710

Chatsworth

Steve Haerther, DVM
Cozycroft Pet Hospital
20601 Plummer
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 341-3040

Covina

Christina Swindall, DVM
Cypress Animal Hospital
1400 Cypress Ave.
Covina, CA 91724
(626) 331-0775

Culver City

Olivia Petritz, DVM, DACZM
ACCESS, Specialty Animal Hospitals
9599 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-6100

Downey

Camilo Rocha, DVM
Firestone Animal Hospital
7539 East Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 928-1341

Gerry Citek, DVM
Above and Beyond Pet Clinic
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 863-3366

Encino

James Isaacs, DVM
Encino Veterinary Clinic
17009 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 783-7387

Dr. Tina Chang
The Animal Clinic of Encino
18010 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 342-7900

Glendale

Christopher Cauble, DVM,
Mobile Vet - Housecalls Greater Los Angeles Area
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 242-5576

Glendora

Russell H. Corbett, DVM
Alosta Animal Hospital
1821 E. Alosta Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 963-1674

Hawthorne

Walter Rosskopf, DVM
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital
4871 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 679-0693 - by appointment only

Lancaster

Dr. Larry F. Bosma
North Valley Veterinary Clinic
43619 N. Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-7906

Long Beach

Bill Ridgeway, DVM
Long Beach Animal Hospital
3816 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 434-9966

Monrovia

Nicole Gueniat, DVM
Monrovia Animal Medical Center, Inc.
1128 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016-4170
(626) 358-1146

North Hills

Ted Adler, DVM
Craig Adler, DVM
Dan Reimer, DVM
Adler Veterinary Group
16911 Roscoe Blvd.
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 893-6366

Palmdale

David Gantenbein, DVM
Antelope Valley Animal Hospital
1326 W. Ave. N
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 273-1234

Erin Sanders, DVM
Dr. Folfe
All Care Pet Clinic
3135 Rancho Vista Blvd., Suite E
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 265-7373

Palos Verdes

Brad Brunskill, DVM
Chris Cauble, DVM
Center Animal Hospital
Mobile Vet
897 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 377-5548

Reseda

Dennis Morley, DVM
Morley Animal Hospital
7125 Darby Ave.
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 343-1915

Geoff Stein, DVM
Nada Khalas, DVM
VCA McClave Animal Hospital
6950 Reseda Boulevard
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 881-5102

Santa Clarita Valley

Marlene Anschultz, DVM
Mobile Vet - Housecalls
Santa Clarita Valley, CA 91380
(661) 430-1995

Santa Monica

Walter Holtan, DVM
Pet Medical Center
1534-14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-8218

Frank Lavac, DVM
Wilshire Animal Hospital
2421 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-4587

Torrance

Robert M. Kaufman, DVM
Harbor Animal Hospital
2078 Torrance Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-3733

Michael L. Oshry, DVM
Affordable Animal Clinic
22221 S. Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA 90502-2134
(310) 781-1434

Monterey County

Monterey

Shannon Thomas, DVM
Amy Well, DVM
Hilary Stern, DVM
Avian and Exotic Clinic of Monterey
451 Canyon Del Rey Blvd.
Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
(831) 647-1147

Dr. Cynthia Nichols
Nichols Veterinary Care
571 E. Franklin St.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2672

Orange County

Fullerton

Daniel Rodrigues, DVM
Evelyn Townsell, DVM
Celine Hayek, DVM
Tri-City Pet Hospital
1145 S. Placentia Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92631
(714) 870-9090

Huntington Beach

Kechen Chang, DVM
Sea Gate Veterinary Hospital
16061 Bolsa Chica Rd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-4436

Dr. Aruninder Gill
Adams Pet Clinic
10130 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 964-1605

Donald R. Tyler, DVM
Robert Beshai, DVM
Beach City Animal Hospital
7412 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 847-3523