About Our Staff


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. 

staff_john_2.jpgJohn 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-Front Office

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-Front Office

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-Front Office/technician assistant

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.


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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.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Diamond,

    Your compassion and kindness to our "Star" was greatly appreciated."
    Sincerely, Rose Kush
  • "Dr. Diamond,

    I know that I always tell you how wonderful you are to "Nala" and I. But just by the amount of patients you have tells me that other clients feel the same way! You never make us feel like you are rushed. You make sure that we know you care for each and every pet. I have raised many dogs and went to many vets in my lifetime. But never had such a wonderful vet as you. It is very hard to compare any vet to you, because you my friend, are in a class of your own! God bless you, Dr. Diamond. Thank you soooo much for caring about us."
    Sincerely, Michelle & "Nala"
  • "Dear Dr. Diamond and all of your wonderful pet angels,

    I was touched to receive your beautiful card and you all wrote messages! That is incredibly special.As you all are. I am so grateful for your loving expertise with caring for all our dogs, but especially Spike. He lived longer and better thanks to your care. May 28th was a shockingly sad day but I just kept focusing then and now on your kindness and gentleness."
    Rosemari and all the family
  • "Dr Diamond,

    Glen and I are so thankful to you and your wonderful staff for taking such good care of our sweet lil' Brin. Your kindness and gentle treatment of her while she was feeling poorly and trying so hard to recover means more to us than you could imagine. Thank you so much.

    Thank you, your thoughtfulness is appreciated,"
    The Cotten Family