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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 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 San Diego County 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 teamed with Dr. Gary Gauthier 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 their two sons, Daniel and Adam, along with the true “King of the Castle”, Chauncey, a Yorkshire Terrier whom they rescued after breaking his leg as a young puppy. Dr. Gordon's eldest son, Daniel, is also a veterinarian and is doing his residency in critical care at The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gordon's youngest son, Adam, is attending medical school in Wisconsin at MCW.

Dr. Gary Gauthier

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Dr. Gary Gauthier grew up in Detroit, Michigan, but made his way to California for his collegiate experience. He attended California State University, Northridge on a diving scholarship and was an All-American Diver. Dr. Gauthier then transferred to U.C. Davis where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. During his early career, Dr. Gauthier was hired to work with Dr. E. Douglas Tignor as an associate veterinarian at Arch Beach Veterinary Clinic. When Dr. Tignor decided to retire in 1995, it only made sense that the first and only choice to assume ownership of the practice was Dr. Gauthier. Gary enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but particularly enjoys his interaction and relationship building with his many dedicated clients and their pets. In his spare time, Dr. Gauthier enjoys scuba diving, motorcycling, traveling, reading and ocean kayaking.

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