Dr. Mark Manzon was born and raised in the Philippines. There he attended De La Salle Araneta University for his veterinary education. Following his graduation in 2005, he migrated to the United States joining his family who moved here in 2003.
Dr. Manzon’s path to becoming a veterinarian was not typical. De La Salle Araneta University is not accredited, and the process to complete veterinary licensing in the United States requires accreditation. As such, Dr. Manzon started as a veterinary assistant at Otay Pet Vets in 2006. Following on his journey, he eventually qualified for the registered veterinary technician exam and became a licensed technician in 2007.
In 2009, he moved from general practice to shelter medicine where he still spends his time. However, to obtain his veterinary license, he needed to complete multiple exams through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). After he passed and earned his ECFVG certification in 2019, he then completed the California State Board and National Veterinary Licensing Exam the same year.
Dr. Manzon received his Veterinary License and ability to practice veterinary medicine in 2020. His interests at work lie in surgical procedures and internal medicine.
When he is not at work, Dr. Manzon spends his days with his wife and two boys, he enjoys watching basketball and helps at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility.