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Dr. Gary Adams
–  Veterinarian  –

Dr. Gary Adams is a Los Angeles native, born and raised on Santa Monica, CA. Growing up near the beach, there was no shortage of sick and abandoned animals for him to take home and nurse back to health. Friends and relatives always predicted that he would become a vet one day. During his first year of college, sick of lifeguarding, he got a job as a veterinary assistant at California Animal Hospital in West LA, and it was there that he developed his passion for veterinary medicine.

After receiving a BS in Biology from Cal State Northridge, he went on to vet school at UC Davis where he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After vet school, he came back to LA and worked at California Animal Hospital from 1998-2005 and 2010-2014. From 2005-2010, he co-owned and operated Westside Animal Hospital in Santa Monica, the only 24 hour facility west of Sepulveda. He returned to general practice in 2010.

Throughout his career, he actively supported the rescue community, providing free and discounted services for these animals in need. He still lives in Santa Monica and spends as much time as possible at the beach with his 2 legged kids, Bowie and Layla.

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Dr. Karen Johnson 
–  Veterinarian  –

Dr. Karen is an experienced veterinarian relocating to Santa Monica from northern California where she owned and operated her own multifaceted veterinary medical center for over 14 years.  Her experience is diverse and includes expertise in general diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, canine rehabilitation and most importantly, compassionate care of your pet.

A graduate of University of California, Dr. Karen holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine undergraduate degree. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the advanced program at University of Tennessee.

Dr. Karen is a former President of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and maintains membership in the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  She is accredited by the USDA and licensed by the California Veterinary Medical Board and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Dr. Karen has 2 daughters, one living in Northern California, the other in central Wisconsin. Both are avid animal lovers participating in animal rescue and pet sitting.  Dr. Karen currently shares her life with dogs and one very brave cat.

A beach lover; kayaking, swimming and sailing are a few of Dr. Karen’s part time hobbies.  She also plays piano and is a former professional singer.  Her clients speak highly of her dedication, devotion and love for her job and patients.


–  Hospital Administrator  –

Marissa, Los Angeles native and University of Albany, NY graduate, has been in the animal field for the last three years. She first started at the City of Angels Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Culver City, CA as the medical records/insurance coordinator and phone operator. She recently joined our team at PET DEPOT Veterinary Group, bringing a new level of care and professionalism to our hospital. She is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the well being of the PET DEPOT veterinary staff, clients, and furry friends.

Call to Schedule an Appointment Today! 310-820-8781