Our veterinary medical professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to each of their patients. Through continuing education seminars, on-line veterinary information networks, and affiliations in national, state and local veterinary medical associations, our skill and knowledge levels stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Richard Seidenberg, DVM
Dr. Seidenberg graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He completed a Dentistry & Oral Surgery Fellowship and returned to attend a residency at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. His special interests are in Dentistry and Education. He is the coordinator and instructor of the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Allan Hancock College.
He enjoys bicycling, hiking and travel. He is also a computer graphics and website designer. He is pictured with his dog, Toby.
Dr. Helen Harris, DVM
Dr. Harris graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. She has special interests in Avian/Exotic Medicine, Dermatology and Pathology.
She enjoys camping, travel and hosting foreign exchange students. She also enjoys being active in PTA. She has 4 cats, a dove, canary, Eclectus parrot, chickens, rabbits, a rat and 3 dogs, Laddie (shown here as a puppy), Pearl and Denny. Dr. Harris rescued Denny from the parking lot of the restaurant of the same name and rehabilitated him to the happy and healthy dog he is today.
Dr. Chris Spence, DVM
Dr. Spence graduated from Ross University with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. His last year of clinical experience was at Texas A&M. His special interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Spence attended Cal Poly SLO where he met his wife, Amy.
He enjoys movies and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Five Cities Orchid Society and currently cares for over 50 plants. He is pictured with his dog, Lady, adopted after orthopedic surgery following a run in with a car. His cat, Charlie, was also a rescue, made a full recovery and is now an integral part of his household as well.
Dr. Krista Hooper, DVM
Dr. Krista Hooper graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Hooper participated in a rotating internship in small animal and emergency medicine just outside of Washington DC. She moved to California in 2006 and worked in a small animal practice in the Newport Beach area for several years. Dr. Hooper relocated to the central coast after getting married in 2011.
She lives with her husband (a fireman with Kern County) in Pismo Beach. In her free time, she loves spending time with her new daughter and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Crosby, enjoying the beautiful central coast. Her passions are emergency medicine, nutrition, pain management and control, and dentistry.
Dr. Patrice Boroughs, DVM
Dr. Boroughs graduated from the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She has a special interest in Internal Medicine.
She enjoys spending time with her Border Collie, Gina (pictured as a a puppy), whether playing Frisbee at the beach or camping in Montana. She also has a beautiful gray cat, named (you guessed it), Smokey.