|Craig Marvil, D.V.M.
Dr. Marvil grew up in the Pasadena, California area. He always had animals and began working in an animal hospital as soon as the veterinarians would let him. “I was too young to drive, so I got rides or took the bus to work.” His most memorable moment was raising an abandoned collie puppy from two days of age, bottle feeding around the clock, and having it become a treasured family member. Following graduation from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Marvil joined a multi-doctor practice in Covina, a suburb of Los Angeles. “It was a very busy practice with a large case load. I developed extensive experience in surgery and internal medicine.” In 1975, he and his wife Joan, a special education teacher, moved to San Diego. His son and daughter were raised in San Diego. Bailey, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, not only gets all the attention at home now, but comes to work each day and helps the receptionists behind the front counter. Dr. Marvil formed Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center in 1998 by merging Dr. Broady’s practice with his own. He serves as the Hospital Director. “I find veterinary medicine a constantly stimulating and exciting profession. I look forward to going to work each morning. It’s not just the medicine, but the people I meet and the staff I work with, that make it rewarding.” Dr. Marvil is a past president of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association and has chaired the peer review committee for the association the last several years. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys bicycling, golf, skiing, scuba diving and underwater photography. “The whole family enjoys these activities and we have had some great experiences.” / firstname.lastname@example.org
|Avi Shaprut, D.V.M.
Dr. Shaprut grew up in Long Island, New York. “As a child I remember going with my father to the store. At the checkout counter I saw a rescue organization donation can with some disturbing animal pictures on them. Extremely saddened I turned to my father and asked if there was anything we could do to help. My father smiled at me and placed some money in the can. I remember feeling it wasn’t enough.” Not surprisingly, Dr. Shaprut became a veterinarian. After graduating Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1998, Dr. Shaprut practiced in New York for 2 years. He spent the first year in a large, busy multi-doctor small animal/exotic practice then set out to expand his knowledge base by working in an emergency/specialty hospital. A year later he set out for the West Coast, and since 2000 has called San Diego home. Since his relocation from the East Coast, he has had the opportunity to explore his interest in cardiology and ultrasonography. “I still find it amazing how the body cardiovascular system works and adapts to disease. The ability to see and hear the heart move in real-time is fascinating to me.” In 2006 Dr. Shaprut successfully completed the University of California at Davis Ultrasound Fellowship. Since 1998 he has spent time becoming an experienced cardiac and abdominal ultrasonographer. At home he has 1 dog and 3 cats. While away from work, Dr. Shaprut enjoys going to the gym, playing pool, surfing, and traveling. / email@example.com
|Emily Cross D.V.M., DABVP(Canine/Feline) Dietician
As many of you already know, Dr. Emily Cross recently earned diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine/feline), making her one of the only two veterinarians in San Diego to achieve this prestigious medical distinction in this specialty.