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. Rachel Cobb, DVM
Dr. Rachel Cobb was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her parents bought a
Golden Retriever puppy (named Cranberry, because it was Thanksgiving week)
one month prior to her birth. The two were inseparable, and Dr. Cobb credits
Cranberry with her pursuit of veterinary medicine. Dr. Cobb graduated from the
University of Oregon with her Bachelor’s in Biology in 1999 and graduated from
Oregon State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
After 26 years of living in the endless rain, Dr. Cobb decided to move to Hawaii.
She enjoyed the sun, the beaches, the local culture, and most of all, the people.
However, three years later, she met and married her husband, a U.S. Marine.
She spent the next 12 years following him around the country from one duty
station to the next. She was fortunate that her husband was stationed at Camp
Pendleton twice during the time, which gave her the opportunity to work at
Canyon Creek Animal Hospital. When her husband retired, Dr. Cobb returned to
work for Dr. Hall full-time in the city she loves and working for the hospital she
When not working, Dr. Cobb is a busy mother of two young boys, a 75# Pit Bull,
and three rats. They teach her about perseverance, compassion and patience.
She also enjoys lifting weights, traveling, listening to music, and enjoying good
food. Dr. Cobb has a strong interest in the human-animal bond, pain
management, internal medicine, dermatology, and feline medicine.
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.