Meet The Doctors

Dr. David A. Gordon

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Dr. David A. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from UC Davis in 1977. His degree in veterinary medicine took a circuitous route, first starting in California and ending in Italy where he graduated from the University of Perugia in 1983. After completing his small animal medical/surgical internship at Bay Cities Pet Hospital in Torrance, California, Dr. Gordon began his professional career as an associate at AnaBrook Animal Hospital in Anaheim from 1985-1987. From 1987 to the present, Dr.Gordon has been the owner and associate of 3 veterinary hospitals: Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, Oceanside Veterinary Hospital in Oceanside, and Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital in Poway. He believes he has found his final destination at Arch Beach Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Gordon is a member of many professional organizations including the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California VMA, the Southern California VMA, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture, and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Gordon has now "gone back to his roots" to form the type of veterinary hospital he has always envisioned, emphasizing old fashioned courtesy, care, and value. Dr. Gordon enjoys all facets of small animal veterinary medicine but has developed a special interest in holistic medical therapies (acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, therapeutic laser, homeopathy, nutrition, stem cell therapy, and platelet enhancement therapy). In this way, he feels he is able to offer the best in both traditional and alternative care.

In his spare time, Dr.Gordon consults with other veterinarians regarding holistic care, enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, fishing, physical fitness, and music. He and his wife Sharon share their home with Chauncey, a rescue failure Yorkshire Terrier.  Dr. Gordon has two sons and both are doctors as well. Daniel is a critical care veterinary specialist, based in Colorado. Adam is an M.D., currently doing an orthopedic surgery residency in New York. 

Dr. Lauren Brower


Dr. Lauren Brower is a born and raised native of Laguna Beach. After graduation from Laguna Beach High School she attended the University of San Diego. As an undergraduate she rode on the university's varsity equestrian team.

After studying in San Diego she made the move across the country to Columbus, Ohio where she attended The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending veterinary school she was initiated into the veterinary honors society, Phi Zeta and was awarded the Senior Pfizer Award for Small Animal Clinical Proficiency.

After graduation she anxiously returned to sunny southern California to start her career. She continued to broaden her education with acupuncture training and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2008, and is currently in the process of getting certified in Canine Rehabilitation. After spending 15 years as a veterinarian at Canyon Animal Hospital in Laguna Canyon, she has joined the team at Arch Beach Veterinary Hospital. Her integrative approach, incorporating the best conventional medicine with alternative treatments allows for a more holistic approach to veterinary medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. Brower loves riding horses and exploring the outdoors with her family and two dogs, Aggie and Fig. She loves being part of the small community of Laguna Beach.


Dr. Elizabeth Edmunson


Dr. Elizabeth Edmunson is a Southern California native. She earned her bachelor degrees at UC San Diego and her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2008. Immediately out of veterinary school she went to work in a very busy practice in West Los Angeles and worked there for 6 years. It was there that she started doing a large number and variety of soft tissue surgical cases. She also started working for the non profits SNP LA and Fixnation doing high quality/high volume/spay neuter during that time. Dr. Edmunson moved to Orange County in 2014. At that time, she continued to do spay and neuter work as well as general practice relief work. In 2017, she was hired by a large private practice veterinary hospital to do all of their soft tissue surgical cases. She is very efficient in surgery and makes “key hole” incisions for spays. This allows shorter anesthesia time and decreased pain during recovery. She has a passion for soft tissue surgery and while she isn’t a board certified surgeon, she will tackle most soft tissue surgery cases. In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, she also has vast experience and advanced training in many other types of soft tissue surgery commonly recommended by general practice or emergency veterinarians. She now travels to multiple Orange County hospitals to provide surgery services so that patients can be treated at the hospital that they are most comfortable with.

Dr. Edmunson is a member of AVMA, CVMA, and SCVMA, which provide access to high quality continuing education and collaboration with colleagues. She also serves the community by helping combat pet overpopulation and homelessness by working with local rescue groups, as well as the Orange County Animal Control. She lives in Ladera Ranch with her husband Paul Drury, their daughters Madeline and Lillian, and their crazy doodles Sammy and Daisy. They enjoy outings as a family to all the playgrounds, parks, beaches, hikes, bike rides, and more that Southern California has to offer. She loves to read, bake, and macrame as well. Helping people and communities care for their pets to the best of their abilities brings her great fulfillment.


Dr. Audrey Clifton

Dr. Audrey Clifton

A Southern California Native, Dr. Audrey grew up in an era where orange trees, strawberry fields and sunshine prevailed in Orange County. Her grandparents settled here in the early 1950's, leaving Chicago for the rural life in California, bringing their love of ranch life and horses with them, and here her story began.

Dr. Audrey's childhood love for animals continued to grow and led her to choose a career in Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She moved to Sacramento, CA and began her professional career as a racetrack veterinarian, working with the standardbred horses at Cal Expo.

A new avenue has become the focus and passion of her veterinary profession. She is now devoting most of her time and skills to at home euthanasia services, supporting pet owners emotionally and helping pets transition from home to heaven when that time comes.

Nothing has been more personally and professionally rewarding to Dr. Audrey than being part of this special bond between owners and their beloved pets and to assist and support them through the final stages in the circle of life.


Dr. Susan Bohrer, CVA

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Dr. Susan Bohrer has been a practicing veterinarian for 14 years teaching home cooking techniques to clients. Certified in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine’s herbal, acupuncture and food therapy, she now provides an integrative approach to diet and nutrition for dogs using her holistically formulated Chi Dog meals, because Food is the First Medicine!

Chi Dog’s therapeutic and maintenance diets are cooked in Southern California with human grade, whole food ingredients, cooked to support and improve chronic imbalances in dogs. She works with a veterinary nutritionist to balance Chi Dog diets so they are AAFCO compliant and complete diets for dogs and puppies.

Upon referral by Dr. Gordon, Dr. Bohrer is happy to discuss your dog’s nutritional needs and customize Chi Dog meals to deliver to your dog’s doorstep!

Contact Dr. Susan Bohrer at     [email protected]

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