Dr. Pratik Singh is a graduate of APAU College of Veterinary Medicine, Hyderabad, India. He received his MS and PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology at University of Minnesota and University of Illinois respectively. Following graduation he worked in virus and cancer research for several years. His passion for animal medicine brought him back to clinical practice in May 2011. He volunteered at various animal shelters, non-profit organizations, and private practices prior to joining a corporate veterinary hospital (Los Angeles) in Dec 2011. In Oct of 2012 he moved to San Diego, and joined a private practice. Passionate about animal care, in October of 2013 he opened Bonita Pet Care Animal Hospital.
His hobbies included photography, camping, hiking, travel and gardening. He grew up with dogs his entire life and now takes care of “Shaan” a labrador retriever mix.
Dr. Mondares graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona. A native San Diegan, she worked her way from kennel aid to lead technician at a local veterinary hospital over 5 years before attending veterinary school. During veterinary school, she rotated through various fields of medicine, from working with injured wildlife at the CA Wildlife Center to zoo medicine in South Africa and exotic animal medicine, among her small animal shelter and general practice training. After graduation, she worked locally as a relief vet before joining Bonita Pet Care in March 2014.
Dr. Mondares has a soft spot for dogs, cows, sheep and reptiles, but enjoys practicing medicine on all species and is hoping to complete a Master’s in Conservation Medicine.
She and her husband currently have 4 dogs from 15 to 100 pounds, 2 California Desert Tortoises and 2 snakes, as well as a son & a daughter of the 2-legged variety!
Originally from a suburb outside of Detroit, MI, Nicole has cherished the presence of animals in her life ever since she was child. Growing up in MI she helped care for all of her family’s pets which consisted of multiple dogs, 1 guinea pig, a pet rat, and dwarf hamsters. Nicole has a background in retail & and Small Business Management which kept her busy until she could begin working towards her lifelong passion of caring for animals.
After moving to California in 2008, Nicole graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute in 2010 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Since 2010 Nicole has worked as an Animal Care Nurse.
Nicole looks forward to continuing her career helping pets and their humans as well as gaining more knowledge and experience in the veterinary field. Nicole feels truly grateful to work at Bonita Pet Care and feels privileged to work with the brilliant Veterinarians and passionate, caring Animal Care Nurses. Their love of animals is contagious and makes coming to work each day a true joy.
Liana, Animal Care Nurse
Liana is a happy mother of a wolf pack of six dogs, who is a Veterinary Assistant by day, & a PIMA student by night, currently working towards her Veterinary Technician license. She’s a native of San Diego, California as well as Dumaguete City, Philippines; with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Silliman University. She one day hopes to integrate her two passions by teaching aspiring Veterinary Assistants & Technicians. Since 2012, she’s been happily married to her supportive husband, Nick. Together they enjoy catching all the latest zombie, & comic book movies, also cheering for the San Diego Gulls hockey team.
Jessica -Registered Veterinary Technician
Vanessa – Client Service Representative
Stephen – Lead Animal Care Nurse
Fatima – Veterinary Assistant