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At The Drake Center, we know great veterinary care isn't just about improving the health of your pet — it's about improving the life you share together.
 
That's why our doctors are wholly committed to each and every pet they see, whether that pet needs a simple annual exam or emergency surgery.
 
Simply put, we love our patients and care for them as if they were our own. They are family.
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Dr. Michele Drake received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1989. She later became certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1996.
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Dr. Kathy Boehme received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Florida in 1989. She completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and worked for a large practice in Washington, D.C., for six years before joining Westlake Veterinary Hospital in 1996 and becoming a partner of The Drake Center in 1998.
 
Dr. Boehme...
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Dr. Keala Shotwell received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from Colorado State University in 1997 before joining The Drake Center the following year. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)....
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Dr. Jennifer Hamlet received her veterinary medical doctor (VMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. She worked for a large practice in Pennsylvania before moving to California to join The Drake Center in 2002. Dr. Hamlet has a special interest in dentistry and oral surgery.
 
Dr. Hamlet is happily...
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Dr. Heather Kovacevich (Kovac) received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Illinois in 2004. She worked at a small animal hospital in North Carolina for seven years before moving back to Southern California, where she was born and raised.
 
She joined the veterinary staff at The Drake Center in 2011. Dr. Kovac is also certified in...
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Dr. Sarah Dilworth received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of California, Davis in 2012. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego before joining The Drake Center in 2013. Dr. Dilworth has special interests in both internal and emergency medicine.
 
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Dr. Borsack received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Melbourne in 2015. She worked at All Creatures on Hoddle, a general practice in Melbourne, Australia.

She joined The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in February of 2016. Dr. Borsack has a special interest in surgery, emergency medicine, and working closely with clients to help them make informed...

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