Our Veterinarians

Dr. John Gonda


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


Dr. Sarah Gonda was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but fell in love with Ventura County 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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