Meet Dr. Betty Hall, DVM
I am the founder of Canyon Creek Animal Hospital. I graduated from U.C. Davis with a bachelors in Zoology in 1986, and then received my DVM degree from U.C. Davis Veterinary Medical School in June of 1990. I absolutely love taking care of dogs and cats - it never gets boring. I can't imagine doing anything else as a career.
I live with a total of "3" kids: Riley, a one year old Golden Retriever; Sydney, a previously feral cat who has tamed up rather nicely and has finally stopped destroying my house; and Drake, an orange tabby that my husband and I rescued.
I got married to my husband, Ken, in July 2009, and have a five year old son named C.J.
I received the 2005 San Diego Small Business Administration award for the Woman-Owned Business of the Year.
In my spare time, I like to unwind playing my Playstation 3 and 4 video games, watching Charger football games and going out to the movies.
Meet Dr. Terri Dolorico, DVM
I am a graduate of New York University, B.A. Biology and University of Tennessee, DVM. I have been with Canyon Creek Animal Hospital since 2004.
My favorite thing about work: During an exam, I watched a kitty interacting with his mom and his human-sister, and I was charmed by how this once fiesty and rambunctious kitten rolled over the bench with contentment. He suffered the occassional indignation of the little girl squeezing him and kissing him on the head. Despite his medical issues, it was clear that his family adored him and that he loved them. The bond that develops between human and a pet is deep and it is an amazing opportunity to observe this each day at work.
My Pets: My husband and I have been rescued by Willie (our one eyed Chihuahua) and Bumble (Our finicky Maltese); our cats, Stitch (no-eyed kitty), Cueball ; Our rabbit Sweetpea; numerous fish; and a tortoise named Bobby Jo.
Hobbies: I enjoy adventure travel, Hiking, skiing, wine-tasting, craft beer-tasting, wine-making, cooking, gardening, and having the critters paralyze me on the couch and make me watch TV.
My Goals are to continue my work at Canyon Creek animal Hospital and encourage families to experience the joys of falling in love with pets. Beyond work, I someday hope to live on a ranch with miniature animal farm and to build a winery based upon this concept.
Meet Dr. Julie Abrams, DVM
I received my undergraduate degree from Union College in upstate New York, and my veterinary degree from Ross University. Animals have always been my passion in life; there was never any question about my becoming a veterinarian. I grew up in San Antonio, TX but have lived in many places, including Boston, MA and Columbus, OH. My husband’s job brought us to southern California, and this is where we want to stay!
My animals include my lovable little dachshund, Penny, and her much bigger brother, a horse named Limerick. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse, cooking, and exploring this beautiful area.
My goal at Canyon Creek is to build relationships with clients and their beloved pets. I strive to provide good veterinary care, guidance, and support through all life stages.