Laura Oh, DVM
Dr. Oh grew up in Michigan and moved to Oceanside while in high school. She received a BS in Zoology in 1989 and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1996 both from UC Davis. During her undergraduate studies, she worked with a variety of animals: from dogs and cats to monkeys, horses, dairy goats and birds of prey. As a veterinary student, she co-founded Students Alleviating Pet Overpopulation, an organization focused on educating the public about the pet overpopulation problem and helping them to select pets that were the best fit for their families. She worked in the San Francisco Bay Area in small animal practice for several years after school before relocating to San Diego to be closer to her family. She has lived in Poway for the past 17 years and has raised two sons with her husband Ken.
Dr. Oh has been an active volunteer in the Poway Science Olympiad Program for several years. Her love of camping, hiking and the outdoors has been passed onto her sons through 10 years of leadership in Scouting.
Dr. Oh enjoys treating dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents. She is especially interested in geriatric and hospice care and healthy weight management programs to keep pets moving comfortably into their senior years. Her emphasis is on thorough client education so that pet owners can take an active and informed role in the medical management of their beloved companions.
When not at work or volunteering, Dr. Oh enjoys playing softball, mountain biking, swimming and hiking. She aspires to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in weekend warrior style. She is an avid reader of fiction and science fiction and enjoys strategy game nights with her extended family. She and her family share their house with a yellow Labrador, a Russian tortoise, and a giant Plecostomus fish.