Category: Doctors

Elizabeth Wood, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Wood is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona CA, and has a great passion for animal health and wildlife conservation. She grew up outside of Washington D.C., and then moved to Santa Cruz, CA where she completed degrees in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She also studied abroad in Costa Rica conducting various research projects, including one exploring the behavior patterns of two- toed sloths.

In the years before starting veterinary school, she worked at a large specialty hospital in Washington D.C. as a veterinary assistant, and volunteered at the National Zoo. During her time in veterinary school she completed over 25 externships in small animal, zoo, exotic, and wildlife medicine. Her most memorable vet school experience was the month she spent working at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.

Dr. Wood loves spending time on the beach with her two dogs, Kobe and Kiwi. She enjoys swimming, kayaking, surfing, domestic and international travel, yoga, sunshine, and spending time with friends. Her medical interests include wound healing, rehabilitation, ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery.lizwood

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Meredith Kennedy, DVM

Dr. Meredith Kennedy, a Michigan State University graduate, has a lifelong passion for animals, people and travel. Her senior externship while in vet school was working with the state veterinarian in Zimbabwe, where she collected samples at ostrich ranches and crocodile ranches, and went out into the field on a Foot-and-Mouth Disease project.

She has also worked with Meserani Snake Park in Tanzania, and collaborated with the World Wildlife Fund in a conservation project for Changuu Island’s Aldabra Giant Tortoises off the coast of Zanzibar. She worked and taught wildlife biology and coastal ecology in Africa for ten years, and has also taught a course in Conservation and Biodiversity in New Zealand.

Dr. Kennedy has worked as a relief veterinarian for twenty years, including two months on the island of Saipan in the South Pacific, but is now happy to be full-time at Long Beach Animal Hospital, where she really enjoys companion animal medicine and surgery and exotic animal care.

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Tiffany Meyers, DVM


Dr. Meyers was born in Arizona and raised in a small town in Kentucky. She has owned my pets, including fish, rabbits, dogs, ferrets, chickens, cats, birds, snakes and even a pet cow. At the moment she is the proud guardian of Roxie the retired racing greyhound and Moulder the cat.

Dr. Meyers received her veterinary degree from Auburn in 2011. She has a special interest in surgery as well as animal behavior, and also works in the field of canine behavior training and psychology.

For hobbies she hosts live trivia, sings in several local bands, enjoys horseback riding, going to the beach, and relaxing at home with her pets.

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Alexis Yamamoto, D.V.M.


Dr. Y graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2013. She has several pets, including 1 dog, 5 koi fish, and 3 tortoises. Her interests are in surgery and internal medicine. She is also an avid reader and international traveler (she likes to visit her friends around the world).

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Claudine Seto, D.V.M.

Dr. Seto has a special interest in acupuncture.

Dr Seto with a panda friend in China.
Dr Seto with a panda friend in China.
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