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Drs. David and Linda Johnson, a husband and wife team, are the veterinarians and owners of Commonwealth Animal Hospital. Both are graduates of the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. David graduated in 1976 and Dr. Linda graduated in 1977. They and their highly trained staff will be at your pet's service.
They met at the University of California, Davis, during David's last year in Veterinary School. They were married in March of 1978, about nine months after Dr. Linda graduated. Both were born in California. Linda was born in San Diego and David in Sacramento. They have three sons, Matthew, Daniel and David Alexander. They complete their family with a variety of cats and dogs. They have been a husband-wife partnership since November, 1980.
Both doctors have cared for thousands of dogs and cats. They attend yearly veterinary seminars and post-graduate courses. In addition to attending continuing education courses and seminars, the Doctors are constantly reading numerous medical journals, articles and text books. New ideas and treatments are continually being incorporated into the practice to bring the most current knowledge available to serve you and your pet.
Prior to operating their own practice, Dr. David was a senior staff doctor for the Del Amo Animal Hospital and Dr. Linda was a Veterinary Consultant for over 10 animal hospitals.
Specialists in all areas of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery are available by phone or in person to assist if necessary. We may call on their services in a rare, difficult, or non-responsive case. These Doctors are all Board Certified and experts in their fields.
Dr. Linda is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine for animals. This includes acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Diet, nutritional supplements and behavioral training are also part of the extensive knowledge of the Johnson's.
We are highly selective about who we work with and who will be serving you and your pet. They must embody many qualities to meet our high expectations of care on our behalf and for your pet. Our staff are intelligent, "pet people" par excellence, with training in high quality customer service. They have great knowledge concerning pet care and are loving in their handling techniques. You will find them to be exceptionally kind, understanding, able to listen and answer your questions. If they do not know the answer, they will find out and get it for you. They will be patient and work to satisfy you in all ways. We strive to have a great team at your service at all times.
Here is a little bit of information on who you will be seeing:
Sharon McWethy, B.A.
Sharon is our hospital manager. She has been an asset to our hospital for many years. Prior to coming to work with us she ran her own business. You will find her always in a good mood and she is the whiz at our practice on the computer. Sharon shares her life with Tomme and her two loving kitties.
Barbara Oliva, B.A.
Barbara is our marketing manager and Chamber of Commerce ambassador. She has been spreading her laughter and smiles at our hospital for years. Prior to coming to work with us she owned her own hair salon. She is always bubbly and energetic and anxious to have a conversation with each of you. She shares her life with her husband Frank and her two new baby black Schnauzers. They arrive with Barbara in the morning and she would be proud to show them off to you. Just ask.
Esther Bautista, D.V.M. from Guadalajara
Esther is our head hospital technician. She is always happy and running at full speed ahead. We have had the pleasure of her assistance at our hospital for many years. Prior to coming to work with us she ran her own vet practice in Mexico for many years. She has a tremendous wealth of experience. She is also fluent in Spanish, as you might expect. Esther is "Mom" to two darling canines, Panchita a little Chihuahua and Murci, a little apricot poodle. Most days they will arrive at the hospital in adorable outfits. Come in to see them.
Danny Johnson, A.A. from RCC
Danny is our 25 year old son and has been working at the hospital for 8 years part time. He is a management and veterinary technician trainee. He is currently attending Cal State Fullerton and majoring in Business. He does most facets of work in the hospital. He, too is a big animal lover and has an excellent rapport with the pets. He is on duty at the hospital on days we are closed for appointments.
Matthew Johnson, B.S. from Moody Bible Institute
Matt is our 27 year old and eldest son who has been working at the hospital for 10 years part time. He is also a management trainee and in charge of designing and maintaining our hospital web site. He is quite skilled in computer programs and will be designing new programs for client education and reminder systems.
Dave is 19 years old and is our youngest son. He has been working at the hospital since he was 16. He is a kennel assistant and helps with the exercise, feeding and cleaning of both the felines and canines. He, too has the animal lover gene possessed by his parents and brothers.
Andrea is in charge of housekeeping for the hospital. She has been keeping our hospital at its high level of cleanliness for 15 years. She has high standards in keeping everything from the windows and floors to all the surfaces in the hospital in top notch shape.