Point Vicente Animal Hospital, located in Rancho Palos Verde, California is a full service companion animal hospital treating dogs and cats as well as birds (such as poultry) and exotics. The hospital is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Dr. Cassie Jones, founder/owner of Point Vicente Animal Hospital, has enjoyed a professionally rich and rewarding career since her graduation from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1988.
Subsequent to receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a one-year internship at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. In 1990, Dr. Jones joined the staff at Wilshire Animal Hospital in Santa Monica. During the following nine years, she worked with not only dogs and cats but also a wide variety of small animals, including birds, reptiles, rabbits, "pocket pets," and pot bellied pigs.
In 1995, while working in Santa Monica, Dr. Jones became a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). What does that mean? Dr. Jones underwent a difficult process of additional study and examination to become a Board Certified Specialist in the care and treatment of dogs and cats. As an ABVP Diplomate, it is accepted that she has proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. It also means that your pets are receiving expert treatment and a strong commitment to providing the best possible care to animals in need.
Equally concerned about enhancing the quality of care for all animals, Dr. Jones has been and continues to be involved in numerous professional organizations. She is a Past President of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and served four years as a Veterinary Medical Board Hospital Inspector for the California Department of Consumer Affairs. In addition, Dr. Jones has held numerous positions with both the California and American Veterinary Medical Associations and as a District Governor to the CVMA.
Teresa Micco, DVM
Dr. Teresa Micco, received her DVM in 2011 from Ross University and Louisiana State University Schools of Veterinary Medicine.
Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Micco was an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) for 25 years, working primarily with birds and exotics in addition to dogs and cats. She has been involved in conservation, rehabilitation, and aviculture for many years. After completing her studies in Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach, she moved to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for her pre-clinical training.
Dr. Micco is an active member of the AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians) and is on the Social Media Committee for the AAV on Aviculture. She continues to work with companion and wild birds, exotics, and dogs and cats. She lives in Redondo Beach with her husband Bill, cats Clare and DD, African grey parrot Bingo and a bearded dragon named Norbert.