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.

Click on the links in the listings to visit the websites of the doctors and their practices.

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

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
Dr. Mahal
All Critters Pet Hospital
9339 Rosedale Highway, Suite H
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 589-1234

Dr. Cooke
Cooke’s Veterinary Hospital
3232 Landco Drive, Suite A
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 323-1130

Dr. Norman Lohr
Nile Point Veterinary Hospital
2007 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 327-9516


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
Alhambra Veterinary Hospital
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


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
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
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

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


Studio City
Geoff Stein, DVM
Studio City Animal Hospital
11800 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City 91604-2659
(818) 769-1338


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


West Hills
Dr. Daniel Reimer, DVM
All Pets Medical Center
7606 Fallbrook Ave.,
West Hills, CA 91304
Phone: (818) 883-2600
Fax: (818) 883-2401

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