Dr. David A. Gordon
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 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 rescued Yorkshire Terrier. Dr. Gordon's sons are both doctors as well. Daniel is doing a fellowship in veterinary critical care at the Ohio State University. Adam is currently in his final year at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Elizabeth Edmunson
Dr. Elizabeth Edmunson is a southern California native and earned her DVM from UC Davis in 2008. She has a passion for surgery and, although not a surgical specialist, she has advanced training in all types of soft tissue surgery. Dr. Liz handles the majority of surgery at Arch Beach. Elizabeth also serves the community by helping combat pet overpopulation and homelessness. Elizabeth lives in Ladera Ranch with her husband Paul, their daughters Madeline and Lillian, and their beloved dog Lucy. They enjoy outings as a family to all the playgrounds, parks, zoos, beaches, fairs, and more that Southern California has to offer. Elizabeth loves to read, bake, and craft on her own as well. The human animal bond is what drew Elizabeth to veterinary medicine. Helping people and communities care for their pets to the best of their abilities brings her great fulfillment. Building bonds with pet parents to facilitate that care is one of the things that makes her love her job. She can't wait to meet you and your furry friends!
Dr. Justin Greco, DACVS (Surgical Specialist)
Justin J. Greco, DACVS (Surgical Specialist) is a native of southern California. His vision is to offer pet owners and their patients the best referral/university level surgical service possible. Dr. Greco is an experienced, board certified surgeon, and his goal is to make the entire process as pleasant as possible for the client and the patient!
Dr. Greco has been board certified in veterinary surgery since 2007. He is a 2002 Phi Zeta graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation, he completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his formal surgical training at the Animal Medical Center, in New York City, the oldest and most established post graduate veterinary training program in the country. After completing his surgical residency, he went on to become a lecturer in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine and stayed on as a staff orthopedic surgeon and then adjunct assistant professor for 4 years. Dr. Greco is available for advanced surgery and orthopedics by appointment.
Dr. Zachery Smith, Dipl. ACVS
Dr. Zachery Smith is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He specializes in complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. During Dr. Smith’s training he has been able to work with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. He has also had the privilege of lecturing both domestically and internationally on topics such as elbow replacement biomechanics, novel therapies for canine arthritis including Platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy, hyaluronic acid and intraarticular injection treatment. These special interests carry over into his clinical practice with a pursuit for continued advancement in options for both minimally invasive and surgical therapies.
Zachery originated from Northern California and knew from a very young age that he would persue veterinary medicine. He attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he achieved Magna Cum Laude for his BS in Animal Science. He continued his education at the University of California, Davis where he graduated with Phi Zeta honors and achieved his doctorate in veterinary medicine. After graduating, Zachery completed a small animal internship at Animal Specialty Group (ASG) in Los Angeles before completing his training with a three-year surgical residency with Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care.
Dr. Smith finds great honor in opportunities to advance the veterinary profession and is commonly found lecturing to fellow veterinarians, teaching other professionals or working on the development of novel surgical techniques. When not in clinics, Dr. Smith can generally be found working at the family’s horse ranch or at jumping competitions with his children, wife and 5 horses, 2 dogs, 3 chickens and cat.
Dr. Fred C. Brewer IV, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Fred Brewer is a board certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. He is a native of southern California, growing up in Long Beach where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology.
Later, he received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. Following the 4 years at Cornell University, he completed a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger.
This was followed by a 3 year Cardiology residency at Cornell University, where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasties, and PDA occlusions. He has a keen interest in electrophysiology, has extensively studied the canine sinus node, and has published in veterinary medical journals. Additionally, he is experienced in the management of complex arrhythmias and the treatment of refractory heart failure.
In addition to providing the best quality of care for his patients, Dr. Brewer is an avid surfer and enjoys playing water polo, traveling, and photography.