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About US

Otay Pet Vets is a Premier Service veterinary hospital; Doctor Anderson, owner and medical director brings decades of experience to this magnificent facility. We aspire to provide superior service for your pet's health care and to exceed your expectations. Our approach is simple, we partner with you for the well-being of your pet.

Our core values are to provide the best patient and client centered care, rising above client expectations, with a revolutionary approach to customer service, abiding by the highest level of ethical and professional AAHA practice standards.


Meet our talented and compassionate Veterinarians


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Steve Culver 
Practice Manager

. Steve is a native San Diegan with a passion for animals. As a child, he would be exposed to the art of falconry and bird husbandry through his fathers hobby. Later, Steve would start his animal career at a small animal practice in Ramona. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1994 and his Registered Veterinary Technician license in 1995. In 1999, Steve would start a lengthy career at the San Diego Zoo’s Harter Veterinary Hospital. During his 16 year tenure, he would obtain his teaching credential and mentor students in the topic of veterinary medicine. He published two books on the subject; one on companion medicine and the other relating to exotics. Steve would eventually leave the Zoo and begin his passion for teaching the subject that he spent so many years performing clinically. Teaching led him to PIMA Medical Institute and eventually into hospital management. Steve spent several years managing and mentoring veterinary teams in busy specialty hospitals until he found Otay Pet Vets to call his home. Steve spends his free time surfing and taking his white boxer “Boss” to the beach or on hikes with his partner Adriana.

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Office Manager

. Monique grew up in Chula Vista. She always knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was very young. When the opportunity arose, Monique started as a CSR & moved her way up to management. She is now the Office Manager of our hospital. Monique has a 15 year old miniature poodle named Sammie. During her free-time, Monique likes to read books, take walks around the lake to feed ducks/turtles, and spend time with her boyfriend and 10 year old daughter. She loves Italian food and loves to try new cooking recipes.

Administrative Assistant

. Chloe was born in Baja California, Mexico and moved to San Diego, CA during her early adolescence. She’s a team player with a love for organizational and care work. When she’s not at the hospital; you might find her eating tacos on the beach, steadily hiking at a local trail, or reading our OPV Book Club’s latest pick whilst drinking coffee. Chloe is an avid board game player and will often opt for the pink or yellow player pieces.

Client Services Team

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. Alondra is a San Diego native who is fluent in both english and spanish. She received her bachelors degree from San Francisco State University and is continuing her education to become a veterinary technician. She has had pets all throughout her life including dogs, cats, chickens, and goats and has always been very passionate about animals since a very young age.

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. Denisse was born and raised in San Diego, CA. The most important people in her life are her husband and bonus daughter. She has two corgis, Papi and Lexi. She is currently enrolled in both Southwestern College and San Diego Mesa College; whilst also working as a Client Service Representative. In her free time, Denisse loves going to Disneyland, exploring San Diego, playing piano, and trying different coffee shops. She and her husband frequently travel and love to experience different cultures and foods. Her goal is to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.


. Nathalia grew up in Tijuana and San Diego. She has one mini poodle, named Justin, and four cats. She has an interest in becoming an exotics or zoo veterinarian, which led her to start working at Otay Pet Vets. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis on Pre-Veterinary Science. During her free time, she likes going to concerts and museums, going thrifting, listening to music, reading books, and traveling. Nathalia has traveled to London and Paris. Her favorite foods are risotto and tacos.


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. Kirsten was born and raised in San Diego. She has a 15 year old miniature poodle; her name is Sammie and she has had her since in elementary school. Kirsten’s job as a Customer Service Representative at Otay Pet Vets is her very first. She’s been working here for about two years. She has also been a student at Southwestern College. Kirsten has always been in touch with her creative side. Some of her art pieces have even been showcased at the Del Mar Fair art gallery. Kirsten also used to have six hermit crabs and a crested gecko!

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. Ariana grew up for the very first years of her life in Tijuana and then came here when she was about 7 years old. She has a 12 year old pet named Sandy who has been with her since she moved here to the U.S.! Ariana has recently received her associate degree in Business Administration and is currently on the path of receiving her bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. She enjoys going to the beach to watch the sunset, hanging out with her friends and her boyfriend, and painting at the park. Her favorite foods are pasta and enchiladas.


. Laura grew up in San Diego. The most important people to her are her son, boyfriend, mom, siblings, and pets: Concha, Max, Charlie, and Milo. Laura has been in the vet field since 2016; she's usually a Veterinary Assistant but also has experience working as a CSR. Laura likes to hangout in her backyard drinking coffee and going on walks; but only after coffee. As long as she has coffee with her, she can go anywhere! Right now, her occupation is her one year old baby. He is her hobby, talent, prized possession, and all-day activity.

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. Arielle has eight pets; their names are Bruno, Nami, Annie, Kaepop, Peanut, Miko, Cashew, and Brownie. They are quite the cute bunch! Arielle attended San Diego Mesa College and obtained an Associate Degree of Science Biology - Allied Health Track. Her hobbies include nature walks, watching horror movies, trying new food places, and spending time with loved ones and pets. Some fun facts about Arielle are that she loves Sanrio characters, especially Rilakkuma and Miffy; and her favorite foods are hot pot, tacos, and baked goods.


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Registered Veterinary Technicians

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Lisa RVT
Clinical Team Supervisor

. Lisa was born and raised in Chula Vista; after high school she joined the military where she served in the US Air force until 2014. She has two daughters that are her absolute favorite human beings in the world. Lisa graduated from Pima Medical Institute with her degree as a Veterinary Technician and is now the Clinical Team Supervisor for Team OPV. On her days off, Lisa spends her time with her two daughters exploring the city and trying new restaurants. She also loves to read in her spare time.

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. Joy grew up in Calantas, Calaca, Batangas, Philippines. She has lived in San Diego, Ca from 2003 to the present. The most important people in her life are her parents, husband, children and siblings. She has two pets, Sammie and Kailo. Joy has earned a D.V.M. degree from De La Salle Araneta University and a California R.V.T. licensure. She loves singing with her fellow members of the CVCFC Adult Choir, window shopping, cooking, and eating out with her family. Some of Joy’s favorite foods include: Kare-kare, seafood, and Japanese and Korean food.

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Stephanie RVT

. Originally born in New York; Stephanie has lived in San Diego for most of her life. The most important person in her life is her boyfriend of 10 years. They have a cat named Pixie and a dog named Rocko. Stephanie graduated from the vet tech program at Mesa College in May of 2022 and passed the VTNE in July of 2022. She is now an RVT. Stephanie loves going to concerts, collecting records, DJing and playing bass. She also loves dancing and singing.

Veterinary Assistants

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. Yael was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Diego/Chula Vista. The most important people in her life are her boyfriend and their families. She has four fur babies; three dogs named Bunny, Señor, Dulce, and a cat named Potato. Yaya graduated from Pima Medical Institute and has a total of thirteen years of experience in the Vet field. She loves living in San Diego and being able to go to the beach any day of the year. Yaya loves taking stunning photos of people and pets, and models too. She also enjoys spending time in front of a camera; she models as a hobby.

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. Born and raised in Mexicali, Baja California; Gabriela has recently moved to San Diego as part of her school program. She loves spending time with her family, boyfriend, and friends. She has 3 pets: a horse named King Air and two dogs, Baxter and Willow. Gabriela will graduate this June from her D.V.M. degree in México from the Institute for Research in Veterinary Science. Her favorite hobbies are photography, digital design, horseback riding, traveling and being a Taylor Swift fan. She loves Mexican and Korean food.

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. Angie grew up in Imperial Valley, CA and had lived there her whole life up until this year. The most important people in her life are her mom, sisters, and abuelitos. She has two dogs named Rexie and Shotzie, and two cats named Pancake and Fish. Angie has worked in the vet field for six years and has trained with a variety of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits since she was five years old. She likes to weight lift daily, hike the mountains, go to the beach with her dogs and spend time with her family and friends in her free time.


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. Michael is our tallest Veterinary Assistant and the son of our hospital's owners, Dr. Kevin Anderson and Deborah Anderson. He has a labrador retriever named Leia who often vists our clinic to hangout and support the team. On his days off, Michael loves to play golf.


. Arianna was born and raised in San Diego, CA. The most important people in her life are her family, boyfriend of six years, and her fur/scally babies. A rottweiler named Marge, a chi-weenie named Leonardo, a leopard gecko named Merlin, and a bearded dragon named Max! Arianna always had a passion for animals as a kid and now continues to care for animals as a Veterinary Assistant. On her days off she likes to play volleyball, go to the beach, spend time with her dogs, go camping, and (her favorite) to attend as many music festivals as she can.


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. Michelle was born and raised in New Jersey! The most important people in her life are her family. She has two pets, Mango and Mocha FS. Her love for animals and drive towards becoming a RVT is what led her to start working at Otay Pet Vets. Michelle enjoys listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with her dogs and her husband. Michelle is a proud Cuban and Salvadorian that loves to dance salsa, bachata, and merengue.

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. Karen is an SDSU student with aspirations to become a veterinarian some day. She has lived in both Tijuana and San Diego. Her compassion and love for animals, as well as a deep desire to learn and educate are the factors that led her to start working at OPV. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going to school, hitting the gym, spending time with her mom, and calling friends. A fun fact about her is that she loves baking healthy goods.

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