Dr. Dawson graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1990. While at UC Davis,
she developed a special interest in treating birds and small exotic
After graduation, she worked at Teresita Animal Hospital in Pasadena.
Teresita was one of the first hospitals in Southern California to treat
all domestic pets,
including exotic pets. Dr. Dawson then worked for several years at The
Animal House in Monrovia before joining the staff of the Vanderhoof
Veterinary Hospital in 2004. Dr. Dawson continues to hone her surgical
and medical skills with these very special pets. Dr. Dawson sees all
small exotic mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish..... and, of
course, those wonderful dogs and cats!
Dr. Dawson lives in the wonderful town of Altadena with her husband Ken,
son Fionn, dog Mabel, cat Trout and three tortoises (when they are not
hibernating) Rosie, Captain Crunch, and Superman. She feels that the
Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital exemplifies the family spirit most pet
owners desire. Dr. Dawson is very proud to be part of the team at the
Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital.