Our Veterinarians

Dr. John Gonda

DVM

Dr. John Gonda was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. He graduated with a BS in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 1994 before going on to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from UC Davis in 1998. While there, Dr. Gonda completed the Millman Fellowship in Radiology. Dr. Gonda has a special interest in small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and radiology/ultrasonography.

John’s wife, Sarah, is also a veterinarian. They have a son, Nate, who enjoys visiting his parents at work. Their pets include a guide dog in training from Guide Dogs for the Blind named Silvie, 2 cats named Kit-Kat and Me-Mow, and a Kenyan sand boa named Sandy. In his free time, Dr. Gonda enjoys photography, hiking, travel, and scuba diving. His award winning underwater photography can be seen decorating the walls of our hospital. Dr. Gonda works closely with three Greyhound rescue organizations – Greysave, Greyhounds Pets of America and Homestretch. Having owned a former racing greyhound, Bellini, who passed away in 2010, it is a cause that is dear to Dr. Gonda’s heart.
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Dr. Sarah Gonda

DVM

Dr. Sarah Gonda was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but fell in love with Ventura Count while visiting with her then-fiancée John (Our own Dr. John Gonda!). She attended UC Davis, receiving a B.S. in Zoology in 1996 and her DVM degree in 2000. Her special interests include internal medicine and oncology. The Gonda family has two young sons as well as two trouble-making cats, KitKat and MeMow. They recently had the pleasure of raising and training a Labrador puppy, Sylvie, for Guide Dogs for the Blind. In her free time (when she can find it!), she enjoys reading, quilting, being outdoors and traveling with her family.

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Dr. Jenny Youngblood

DVM

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Jenny Youngblood, has lived in California since 1997, when she moved to attend Pepperdine University. There, she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology, and met her husband, Jason. During college, Dr. Youngblood ran her own tutoring company and became active in the real estate industry. It wasn’t until 2005, that she realized she wanted to pursue her love of the human-animal bond, and returned to school to work on her veterinary degree. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Healthy Sciences in Southern California and simultaneously completed her Masters of Public Health with an emphasis in Infectious Disease and Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

Her personal interests include traveling with her husband Jason to remote surf spots (for him- she reads on the beach!), University of Memphis basketball, the NFL, and decorating/ remodeling homes. Professionally, Dr. Youngblood enjoys emergency medicine, is passionate for toy breed dogs, and truly enjoys understanding the significance of each pet-person bond. She attributes her late dog Vegas for making her a more patient and compassionate person and veterinarian and for making her a lifelong aficionado of Pomeranians. She and her husband live in Agoura with their two furry housemates Miss Scarlett and Smoosh Parker.
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