Our animal hospital vets in Ventura

Our Veterinarians

East Ventura Animal Hospital is proud to offer an extensive selection of veterinary care services to residents of Ventura, CA. Our team of highly trained, professional veterinarians is dedicated to the health and wellness of pets. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development, you can count on our veterinarians to always provide care that is compassionate and informed.

Dr. Fowell at East Ventura Animal Hospital

Dr. J. Elaine Fowell
Managing DVM

Dr. J. Elaine Fowell has lived in Ventura since 1986. She has 2 daughters, one attended Foothill Tech and the other attended Ventura High School. They are now graduated from college. Dr. Fowell’s husband is also a Veterinarian.
Dr. Fowell has lived with numerous pets’ including cats, dogs, fish, tortoises, box turtles, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Dr. Fowell’s professional interest includes surgery, ophthalmology and small mammals.

In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing, cooking and bike riding.


Dr. Fowell received her Bachelor of Science from The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis (UCD).

Veterinarian Nancy at East Ventura Animal Hospital

Dr. Nancy J. Bohman
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bohman was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. She has 2 children, a son (Ian) and daughter (Morgan) that keep her running. Dr. Bohman's husband is an oral surgeon practicing in Ventura.

Her pets include a black lab named Gurdy, 2 bunnies, Charlie and BunBun, a cat named Mengi and a tank full of fish.

Dr. Bohman's professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and dermatology.

Her free time is spent traveling, scuba diving, walking her dog, skiing, swimming, and volunteering at her kids school.


Dr. Bohman received her Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly at Pomona and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University, (ISU).

Dr. Pelayo at East Ventura Animal Hospital

Dr. Amy Pelayo
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Pelayo was born and raised in Simi Valley and most of her family still resides there. Her love for animals began as a child while growing up with all sorts of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, fish, birds, and even opossums. Today her family includes a cat named Little Jay, who was hand raised so many years ago and Sky and Ozzy, two very feisty Australian Cattle Dogs.  Dr. Pelayo is also very happily married and has a sweet little girl. She will become a big sister soon and everyone is so excited!

Dr. Pelayo’s professional interests include surgery and general practice (because you get to help and see a little bit of everything everyday). She feels very blessed to have such a rewarding and awesome career and can say she loves to come to work everyday. When she is away from the hospital she enjoys spending time with her family and throwing Frisbee for her two dogs. 


Dr. Pelayo received her Registered Veterinary Technician License from Peirce College Los Angeles and Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of California Davis.