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.
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.
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.
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.