Dr. Lopez knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian at age 5 when she was visiting family in Mexico. She loved interacting with the farm animals and knew she wanted to help all of them, especially the puppies and calves.
Dr. Lopez’s passions lie in educating clients on preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Lopez joins East Ventura Animal Hospital from Santa Barbara. She graduated from Ross University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and completed her clinical year at Texas A&M in 2018. Dr. Lopez received her undergraduate degree in animal science from UC Davis. Before attending veterinary school, Dr. Lopez was a veterinary surgical assistant for over 5 years in the Los Angeles area. When Dr. Lopez isn’t treating her patients, she can be found running on the beach, socializing with family and friends, and traveling to new places.
Some fun facts about Dr. Lopez are: she has bungee jumped in South Africa, she completed the 2009 LA Marathon and she was her high school mascot.
“My goal while practicing at East Ventura Animal Hospital is to improve the lives of my patients by providing the best medicine available while listening to my client's needs. I know Dr. Fowell and the other colleagues will be great mentors for me. I am excited to start my journey at East Ventura and hope to meet all of your fur babies soon.” - Dr. Sonia Lopez