Doctors

Abigail Carrillo, DVM - Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital, California

Abigail Carrillo, DVM

Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital

With local roots in the Lake Elsinore area, Dr. Carrillo obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, ranked No.1 among U.S. veterinary schools by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Carrillo joined the SCVG team in 2010 at Norco Animal Hosital, then in 2011 she was invited to join the respected team at her hometown’s... Read Full Bio »

Cho Cha, DVM - Norco Animal Hospital, California

Cho Cha, DVM

Norco Animal Hospital

Born and raised in Korea, Dr. Cha earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the No.1 nationally ranked School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation, she completed a yearlong rotating internship at California Veterinary Specialists’ Murrieta and Carlsbad locations. In 2013, Dr. Cha joined Norco Animal Hospital, where she brings specialized skill... Read Full Bio »

David Kim, DVM - Norco Animal Hospital, Norco, California

David Kim, DVM

Norco Animal Hospital

Dr. Kim is a native of Southern California who joined Norco Animal Hospital in 2017, where his areas of special interest include internal medicine, radiology and endocrinology. He earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from California State University, Fullerton, and completed his veterinary studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. His previous experience... Read Full Bio »

Anne Lorkowski, DVM - Norco Animal Hospital, California

Anne Lorkowski, DVM

Norco Animal Hospital

Proudly serving the California Veterinary Medical Board as a hospital inspector and expert witness, Dr. Lorkowski received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the top-ranked University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of her career, Dr. Lorkowski has practiced throughout the Inland Empire, San Bernardino Mountains, and High Desert. In 2015, she accepted... Read Full Bio »

Tajinder Pawar, DVM - Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital, California

Tajinder Pawar, DVM

Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital

A member of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), Dr. Pawar graduated from Orissa Veterinary College in his native country of India. After earning his degree, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small- and large-animal medicine and surgery, following which he perfected his practice at a clinic specializing in the rescue and treatment of abandoned and neglected... Read Full Bio »

Nathalie Petersen, DVM - Valley Veterinary Clinic, Murrieta, California

Nathalie Petersen, DVM

Valley Veterinary Clinic

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Petersen obtained her undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology and Zoology from Michigan State University. After spending a year in Orange County, California, where she attended Chapman University, Dr. Petersen moved to Louisiana, earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Although eager to return to California, she... Read Full Bio »

Timothy Runion, DVM - Norco Animal Hospital, California

Timothy Runion, DVM

Norco Animal Hospital

Another SCVG SoCal native, Dr. Runion received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (ranked No. 1 nationally). Following graduation, he continued his training via a yearlong rotating internship at Sacramento Animal Medical Group; upon completion, his outstanding performance earned him an invitation to stay on as... Read Full Bio »

Ed Shin, DVM - Norco, Lake Elsinore, Valley Veterinary

Ed Shin, DVM

Norco, Lake Elsinore and Valley Hospitals

Hailing from Sacramento but based in Southern California for the last 20 years, Dr. Shin earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the top nationally ranked School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Post-graduation, he completed his internship in internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care prior to coming on board at Norco Animal Hospital in 2007... Read Full Bio »

Dayle Siegel, DVM - Valley Veterinary Clinic, Murrieta, California

Dayle Siegel, DVM

Valley Veterinary Clinic

A member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Siegel began her studies earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from her home state’s University of Illinois before receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. As a core team member at Norco Animal Hospital... Read Full Bio »

Kermit Smith, DVM - Norco Animal Hospital, California

Kermit Smith, DVM

Norco Animal Hospital

Recognized as Best Veterinarian by Inland Empire Magazine in 2004, Dr. Smith graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Here, he double majored in Animal Science and Dairy Science before completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Smith soon returned to his native state of California where he began practicing in Upland. In 1989, he founded... Read Full Bio »