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. Brittany LaBelle
Dr. Brittany LaBelle is a born and raised San Diego native. She grew up performing in musical theater companies throughout San Diego and originally went to college to become a television news anchor. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. Along the way, she realized she had a different vision and her love of animals took her to Australia to pursue her dream and become a small animal veterinarian. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia. Her special interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and anesthesia.
When she is not at work, Dr. LaBelle enjoys traveling, singing, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. LaBelle is very excited to be joining the team at Arch Beach!
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. 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.