Kevin May, DVM
Growing up in the panhandle of Texas, Dr. May was involved in the raising and caring for many different animals, Eventually, he thought of taking that love of animals to the next level and become a veterinarian. To help him decide, he followed the same advice he gives young people today.
When you wake up every morning, even on your worst day, ask yourself this question: What is it that you would not mind doing today? Then go do it for the rest of your life!
While in veterinary school, Dr. May developed an interest in acupuncture, which led him to a job opportunity in California to pursue it further. Eventually, this interest not only led him to California, but to ECVVH where he's been since 1985. He went on to become certified by The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1988 and to lecture worldwide and be published in peer reviewed books and journals on the topic of veterinary acupuncture. He was also a founding member and Past-President of The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) and Past-President of IVAS.
Dr. May's other professional interests include equine dentistry, herbal medicine, and chiropractic care. His personal interests include history, music and dancing. His wife, Marcy, has a background in the human medical field as a registered medical and dental assistant, and X-ray technician. Their daughter, Calli, graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biology, Physiology and Behavior, and then went on to St. George's University for her DVM degree. She finished her DVM degree at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, where she met her husband, Jordan. They currently reside in the Sydney area with their two beautiful little boys and where she owns and runs a private practice.
1977 BS Animal Science - Angelo State University
1980 DVM - Texas A&M
1988 IVAS Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture
1995 AVCA Advanced Certified in Veterinary Chiropractic
Ixchel Mosley, DVM
Dr. Mosley graduated veterinary school from UC Davis in 1995. While most of her years in the field have been spent in companion animal medicine, her experience includes working at a large specialty and referral practice, an avian-exotic hospital, and the San Diego Humane Society. While she finds surgery to be the most exciting part of her work, she enjoys working with families and their pets to increase their quality of life together. She enjoys teaching animal care classes to pre-school and elementary school children along with her teaching assistant, a Pit Bull named Ronin. She and Ronin live in Jamul with Sydney the cattledog and Ruby the Chihuahua, 8 Fainting Goats, and 3 snakes. While not working at ECVVH, she trains Jumpers and Welsh Pony Hunters at her home. She and her 2 daughters, Quinn and Devi, regularly attend jumping shows with their horses and ponies.
Small Animal Veterianarian
UC Davis, 1995
Small Animal Surgery
Aaron Rhoades, DVM
Dr. Aaron Rhoades spent his childhood between San Diego and South Carolina. His father was a zoo educator, so from a very early age he was exposed to the fascinating world of animals. His love for animals only grew, and he earned a degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University. He then moved back to San Diego where he had the pleasure of working for two of San Diego's most respected exotics veterinarians before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and earning his DVM degree.
During veterinary school, Dr. Rhoades traveled to Africa and helped to provide medical care to many species of wildlife, worked with sea turtles off the Carolina coast, and completed an externship at San Diego's Wild Animal Park. He has worked in general practice in Long Island and in San Diego, and has worked at El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital since 2008. Dr. Rhoades has a special interest in preventative medicine, surgery, and client education. His wife is a veterinarian as well, and they have two children, three dogs, three cats, and a California Desert Tortoise to keep their lives interesting.
Small Animal Veterinarian
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 2005
Carlo Mosca, DVM
Dr. Mosca grew up in Connecticut as part of a large Italian family. After getting his Bachelor's in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut, he decided to head for warmer climate to Florida. He received his veterinary degree at the University of Florida in 2010 and moved west. He completed a 1 year internship at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, focusing on emergency medicine. He is now happy to be in day practice with El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital.
Small Animal Veterinarian
University of Florida, 2010
Jeffrey Schmidt, DVM
Dr. Schmidt grew up in Chico, California. He earned his bachelor's degree in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience from UC San Diego. After working as a microbiologist for a year, he moved up north and earned his DVM from UC Davis. After graduating, Dr. Schmidt practiced for several years on the Central Coast of California, following which he practiced in La Mesa for over a year before joining the team at El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital.
He is married to a wonderful woman named Meara; together they have 2 Labrador Retrievers and 3 rescued cats. They are hoping to add a "2 legged" addition to the family in the near future. When not at work he spends his free time at the movies, SCUBA diving and relaxing at home with his family.
Small Animal Veterinarian
UC San Diego, BS Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 2006
UC Davis, DVM, 2011
Nel Chu, DVM
Dr. Nel Chu is a San Diego transplant from the greater Los Angeles area where she went to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, class of 2010. She had always longed to be a veterinarian, but the calling didn't come until later in life.
She was born in Vietnam during the war when her dad had the American dream to venture to California. There she studied at UCI, got a bachelor of arts in Sociology and worked in many different areas of work that included: sales, banking, clinical psychology, teaching, & training. After 6 years in human resources, she knew there was more in store for her. She took 3 years of prerequisites to pursue a career in the health industry where she volunteered in pharmacies, equine hospitals, and small animal hospitals and she was hooked! She was determined to do whatever it took to get to veterinary school.
During vet school she found a great interest in world health as she did an independent externship in Morocco at the American Fondouk for a month to offer free veterinary healthcare to dogs, cats, donkeys, horses, birds, and rabbits. Her other interests include dermatology and ophthalmology. She now gets to pursue her lifelong dream by working with animals and people to strengthen the human- animal bond.
In her spare time, she likes to garden, play tennis, hike, practice yoga, craft, paint, travel, and spend time with her 2 dogs, Munchies and Peony and three cats Linus, Lucy, and Sasha.
Small Animal Veterinarian
UCI, BS in Sociology
Western University Of Health Services
Ashley White, DVM
Dr. Ashley L. White graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in nutrition as well as her DVM. She is married to Trey Green, a certified journeyman farrier, and has a fitting acquired interest in lameness with a podiatry emphasis. Her free time is filled with adventures hiking with her two dogs, Diehlia Jane and Emma Lu, or hanging on while blasting around the arena on her wonder horse Mojito, attempting to ride dressage.
The Ohio State University, 2002 BS Nutrition
The Ohio State University, 2006 DVM
I.V.A.S Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture
Focus in Endocrinology, Podiatry, and Lameness
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