Dr. Kevin Anderson DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Dr. Anderson is a highly trained Chula Vista veterinarian, Medical Director, and owner of Otay Pet Vets. Dr. Anderson is a board-certified veterinarian with over 30 years of veterinary experience. He has strong diagnostic skills and expertise in public health and foreign animal diseases. Dr. Anderson retired from active duty military after a 20-year military career as a United States Army veterinarian, where he traveled to five continents providing veterinary care services and training to military troops and countries in need. During his military career, he managed numerous multi-sized clinics in many countries including Korea, Japan, Bahrain, and Germany. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University and is a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.
Dr. Anderson is known as a family man and has been married to Deborah for 35 years; they have three adult children and one dog Lucy.
Voted Best Doctor San Diego Union-Tribune 2016-2018.
Dr. Naomi Urbina DVM
Dr. Urbina received her M.S. degree from U.C. Irvine in the field of protein chemistry, and her D.V.M. degree from Western University. After graduating from vet school in 2008, she practiced small animal medicine in the San Diego area. She is delighted to be a part of the Otay Pet Vets medical team as the Sunday veterinarian. Her clinical interests include wellness care, internal medicine, and dentistry. Her practice philosophy is to be the medical authority that helps to empower pet parents to make informed decisions about their pet’s health.
She is married with a family of 3 dogs, 1 miniature toucan, 2 leopard geckos, 3-day geckos, an aviary of softbill birds, and multiple tropical fish! We are so happy to have her on our team!
Dr. Lauren Salcido DVM
Dr. Salcido began her veterinary career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked as support staff at a veterinary practice for cats and dog. She knew that a veterinary degree would be a great way to merge her loves of science and animals. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
During her summer breaks in veterinary school, she performed cancer research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Virginia, she finally decided to settle down in the San Diego area to be closer to family. She enjoys surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and preventive care, but above all else, she finds great satisfaction in relieving animal suffering and nurturing the human-animal bond.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, hiking, and exploring the area with her husband and young daughter, Claire. She and her family have 2 Labrador mixes and a Chihuahua/dachshund mix.
Dr. Mark Manzon DVM
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.
Dr. Lynda Elliott DVM
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