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. Mercedez Hymes

When Mercedez was 4 years old, her pet Chinchilla died in her arms.  That experience brought her into contact with veterinarians at a young age.  In addition to her love of animals, she found a sincere interest in science and physiology as she grew older, as well as a need to help people care for their sick or injured pets. 

Dr. Hymes was raised in Vista, CA, attended Miracosta Community College and UC Davis for her bachelor’s in Biological Sciences.  She earned her DVM doctorate degree from Midwestern University (Glendale, AZ) in 2018. Dr. Hymes completed a rotating, primarily Emergency, 1 year internship at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona.

Since then she has practiced at various small animal clinics and has settled in here at Clairemont Village Pet Clinic.  Dr Hymes is USDA accredited and may write health certificates for traveling pets.   Dr. Hymes enjoys working with cats, and managing their various health conditions.  Her favorite breed of dog is the silly rambunctious Pitbull Terrier. When she is not at work, Mercedez enjoys relaxing, hanging with friends, and exploring nature.  

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.

Tammy-Office Manager

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.






  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