Dr. Perry Diamond
Dr Perry Diamond was born and raised in the heart of Africa in the Kingdom of Swaziland. It was there that he developed his interest and love of animals and their welfare. He
did his schooling in South Africa. Dr Perry Diamond graduated from the University Of Pretoria- Onderstepoort in South Africa in 1993. He practiced there for 3 years in a small and mixed
animal practice. Following that, he practiced in the United Kingdom where he is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), He then moved to the United States where he
practiced in Boston and finally made the move to San Diego in 1998. He has been associated with Clairemont Village Pet Clinic since 1999, initially as medical director and then as owner.
His interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, reproductive medicine, dentistry and junior and senior wellness care.
Dr. Heather Loveland
Dr. Loveland was born in Buffalo, New York. After high school she attended Dehli UNiversity and earned an associates degree in Animal Science. She then became an licensed veterinary technician. Dr. L worked as a technician for 7 years before she decided to go back to school to work toward her Doctorate in veterinary medicine. She completed her bachelors of veterinary science at Cornell University. She then went to Ross University in St. Kitts for veterinary school. After 3 years at Ross she went back to Cornell for her clinical year. After passing the boards, she briefly worked in Ohio at a small animal practice before obtaining an internship at Mississippi State University. Dr. L did both a general internship and a surgical internship before turning to teaching anatomy at and a fourth year of surgery. Dr. L also worked on a study that was looking at gait analysis before and after NSAID administration. In 2006 Dr. L moved to beautiful San Diego. She worked relief and owned her own practice after moving to SD. We are happy to have Dr. L as an associate doctor. Her interest includes pugs, felines, surgery and the Red Sox.
John Peppers- Office Manager
John is our front office manager . He has been part of the team at Clairemont Village Pet Clinic since 2002 . Likes include swimming, beach activities, hiking, biking, and gardening.
Karina-RVT-Lead- Karina brings over 25 years of veterinary technician experience to the patient care team. She has worked in general practices, specialty hospitals, wildlife and exotics, as well as running a horse rescue for the last 35 years. She was a professor at a veterinary technician school and advocates for advancing assistants to registered technicians. Karina is a proud member of this great team of talented and diverse veterinary assistants as well as assisting Dr. Diamond as his Registered Veterinary Technician. She uses her anesthesia and surgery skills to ensure every pet gets specialized care for optimal relief of pain and anxiety. Karina has a typical vet tech household with 6 cats, a rabbit, 2 iguanas, 2 parrots, 2 chinchillas, 5 horses of her own and a dog.
Annette is originally from Freeport, Maine. She loves all animals from cats to dogs to rabbits to pocket pets. She is currently in school for her Associates degree and she is also actively involved in rabbit rescue groups.
Tammy went to Mesa College and received a degree in Child Development. She is a California native. She lives with her husband and 2 dogs.
Alaina comes to us from Arizona.
Nesh-Technician- Nesh was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, Europe. From a very young age, Nesh has had passion and immense interest in becoming a veterinarian. As the second generation of veterinarians, Nesh is following in his fathers footsteps and has started his education in Veterinary Science. He acquired his medical degree in Serbia from the University of Belgrade. After moving to the U.S. he is ambitiously working toward his U.S. veterinarian's license. In his free time he is a devoted family man. Nesh is also former professional swimmer and basketball player. He is actively involved in competitive sports. Nesh is grateful to be able to work with and help animals alongside our team at CVPC.
Matt has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. His favorite subject in college aside from art was life science. That combined with his love for animals fuels his passion for his career in veterinary. He has been a technician at CVPC since he moved to San Diego in 2017. In his spare time he likes to surf and play music.