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Our staff makes a GREAT team; with the right mix of skill and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the best care for your pet, with their keen ability to relate to the animals and to comfort them in stressful situations. All staff members participate in continuing education programs. Most have special interests or areas of expertise within the practice.
Dr. Dawn Boman graduated from UC San Diego in 2001 with a degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry and then went on to work in the biotechnology industry for 5 years before going to veterinary school. Dr. Boman graduated from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 with honors. Now she enjoys working with dogs,cats, pocket pets and reptiles. She feels that every day is a gift, since she can spend her time helping pets and owners! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Erik, her Great Dane and her two cats.
Dr. Deborah Hackman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She then attended Iowa State University and earned her DVM degree in 2011. Dr. Hackman enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a special interest in dentistry and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, traveling and yoga. She has a Labrador Retriever named Champ, a Rat Terrier named Tinkerbell, as well as two cats (Bart and Roberta) at home. Dr. Hackman is so thankful to be a part of this wonderful field. She looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pet!
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Dr. Laura Halsey grew up in San Diego, earning a BS in biology at San Diego State University before attending the University of California, Davis to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Halsey returned to San Diego to complete a 1-year internship in emergency and specialty veterinary medicine before entering general practice. To compliment and expand on traditional medicine, Dr. Halsey became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and has incorporated this into her general practice
Dr. Halsey’s special interests include acupuncture, soft tissue surgery, pain management, internal medicine, behavior, and most of all, being a part of each family and providing the best veterinary care to her patients in an open and compassionate manner. Dr. Halsey is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association.
When not at work, Dr. Halsey enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two human children, playing with their two Border collie mixes, Huxley and Nellie, and cuddling up at night with Annie the cat.
Dr. Tracy Nicole Frey was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her surgical training in New York and New Jersey and has been practicing in Southern California since 2009 with an emphasis on soft tissue and emergency surgery, as well as elective orthopedic surgery. She is also a relief surgeon for a number of specialty practices throughout California. Dr. Frey is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Frey enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly gastrointestinal and oncologic procedures. She has a special interest in pain management and critical care, and will work closely with owners and referring veterinarians to provide the utmost compassionate care for her patients.
Dr. Frey's little princess is a gorgeous Pomeranian named "Pouf!" whose favorite hobbies are spinning in circles, playing fetch and attacking socks!
Dr. Marvin Helphrey received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1974. Post graduate education included a two-year surgical internship. The next two years were spent at the University of California-Davis in an Anesthesia/Intensive Care residency. Dr. Helphrey's special interests encompass the fields of anesthesia and dentistry. Dr. Helphrey is certified in TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.). His advanced training, along with extensive technical monitoring, provide the patient with optimal veterinary care. (Recently Retired)
Our compassionate and professional staff utilize the latest technological advances and state of the art equipment to provide the best care for your pet.
Having a family that works in the veterinary field, I starting working at the age of 15. Of the 8 years I have worked in this area, the last 3 have been at Rancho Village Veterinary Hospital. I am currently in school working towards a practice management degree. My family has several cats, dogs, a parrot, chickens, and roosters.
I was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Lafayette, CA in 1999 where I got my 1st job as a kennel assistant in a small animal single doctor practice. The practice had merged with a bigger clinic where I got trained as a pet care specialist with small mammals, reptiles and birds. In 2002 I moved to Sacramento, Ca area where I worked as a veterinary technician for past 13 years. Over the past 16 I have attended multiple continuing education seminars such as radiology, dentistry, safety (OSHA), animal behavior, etc. and will continue to do so to stay up to date with current veterinary medicine. I have a wonderful family that consists of 3 kids, 2 dogs and cat that I love and love to spend time with. After working with Dr Dawn Boman for a little over 4 years in Sacramento I decided to move to San Diego area in June, 2016 to be a part of the Rancho Village Veterinary family.
I am a die hard Green Bay Packer fan from Wisconsin enjoying the sweet sun of San Diego. I've grown up living with animals and now have a beagle mix of my own to love. I am currently working in the process of becoming a RVT and have been working in the veterinary field since 2012. My experience began in an animal shelter but has now expanded to a clinic environment and has included working with canines, felines, and pocket pets. MY journey at Rancho Village began in May of 2015 and I have since fallen in love with the patients, clients and overall environment here. I appreciate the opportunity you are giving me to work with you and your fur babies!
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I grew up in Southern California, in a large family with many pets. After high school, I began my education in veterinary medicine. I currently attend an AVMA accredited program. I will be eligible to sit for the VTNE in spring 2018 to become an RVT. I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend and pets. I have one dog, two cats, and two rats.
A born and raised San Diegan, I have worked in the veterinary field since 2008. I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 reptile. After a long day of work I enjoy going home to cuddle with 2 year old; 3 month old sons and fur babies. I cant wait to meet you and your fur babies here at Racho Village Veterinary Hospital.
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