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    David P. Luaces, DVM

    Dr. David Luaces

    Dr. Luaces was born and raised in Redding, California. He is a 1998 graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. degree in Microbiology. He is also a 2002 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine having finished his clinical year at North Carolina State University. Following graduation, Dr. Luaces completed a rotating internship in surgery and medicine with VCA Berwyn/Franklin Park where he also met his wife Kathy. In his free-time Dr. Luaces enjoys numerous outdoor activities including snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain and road biking and triathlons. Dr. Luaces and Kathy share their home with their daughter Avery, “some” cats and Ned their 12-year old rescued Australian Shepherd.

    Dr. Jennifer Creed

    Dr. David Luaces

    Dr. Jennifer Creed is a life long animal lover and an experienced veterinarian. She graduated from Benedictine University and University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She brings a vast amount of medical and surgical experience from over a decade by working in a small animal ER. She also is continuing her education in veterinary dentistry and laser surgery and advanced soft tissue surgery. Dr. Creed lives with her husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, 5 rag-doll cats, 2 horses, and a cockatoo named Jim.

    Kim Ortega, Lead Receptionist

    Kim Ortega

    Kim has worked at Tri-City Animal Hospital since 2011. Kim is a valuable member of our team. As a lead receptionist, Kim is responsible for overall management of the front desk area by providing exceptional customer service to visitors, staff, and clients. One of Kim's most enjoyable experiences has been getting to know our patients and their families and following their care at Tri-City Animal Hospital. Kim enjoys participating in marathons, walks, cooking, and relaxing with her family on the weekends. Kim started working for Tri-City Animal Hospital in January of 2011 as a receptionist.