Animal Care Clinic is the largest staffed animal hospital in San Luis Obispo, California. Our goal is to be staffed well enough to meet the needs of our local community. Yet, we strive to have a family feel. We currently have five veterinarians, four graduated from UC Davis and one graduated from Auburn University, additionally one is a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. We are privileged to also have eight Registered Veterinary Technicians. Everyone at Animal Care Clinic cares a lot about the quality of our customer service and follow-through for every client and patient. We invite you to get to know us better. Please click on the following links for more information.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jennifer Evans, DVM


Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Evans joined Animal Care Clinic in July 1997. She is a Santa Barbara native and Cal Poly SLO graduate… 

Dr. Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP


Veterinarian
Dr. Bonnie Markoff is the owner and founder of Animal Care Clinic. She is almost a San Luis Obispo native attending elementary…

Dr. Richard Tao, DVM


Veterinarian
Dr. Richard Tao is another graduate of the UC Davis veterinary program. Dr. Tao also received his B.S. in physiology…

Dr. Taralyn Meusel, DVM


Veterinarian
Dr. Taralyn Meusel graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience…

Dr. Brooke Barber, DVM


Veterinarian
Dr. Brooke Barber is the newest veterinarian at Animal Care Clinic, having joined in 2019. She recently graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine…

Meet Our Staff

Mercy McClendon, CVPM


Practice Administrator
Mercy originally joined the Animal Care Clinic family in November 2013 as a Customer Service Representative. In April 2016 Bonnie asked her to step into the position of Hospital Administrator…

Stephanie Ruggerone, CPDT-KA


Wise Sage
Certified dog trainer Stephanie Ruggerone, came to ACC in September 2000. She has an extensive background in many facets…

Karen, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Karen started with Animal Care Clinic as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2001 for a few years. After pursuing other ventures…

Gustavo, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Gustavo currently works as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Animal Care Clinic, and has been here since May 2002…

Melissa, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Melissa originally joined the Animal Care Clinic Team in July 2006. She moved to San Luis Obispo from Southern California…

Julie, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Julie came to us from Los Angeles, California and joined the Lodge Team in July 2012. Julie is attending Cal Poly as…

Erika, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Erika joined our team in October 2015 as a Customer Care Representative. She was born in Fresno, CA but spent most of her childhood and teenage years in Thousand Oaks, CA. After high school, she attended SBCC then transferred into Cal Poly where she graduated…

Priscilla, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Priscilla joined the ACC team in June 2018 and has been using her skills as part of our nursing, and customer service teams. Currently an Animal Science major…

Jade, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Jade joined our medical staff in March 2019 and graduated with a degree in animal science from…

Tanya, RVT


Registered Veterinary Technician
Growing up in Oceano, Tanya is a Central Coast native. From a young age she had a passion for animals…

Kristina


Veterinary Assistant Team
Kristina joined the Animal Care Clinic team in April 2015. She is originally from the Bay Area where where she was born and raised…

Jasmin


Veterinary Assistant Team
Jasmin joined our veterinary nursing team in October 2017. Originally from the San Gabriel Valley, she has recently…

Kira


Veterinary Assistant Team
Kira is a part of our veterinary nursing team, mostly working side-by-side with the veterinarians…

Kate


Veterinary Assistant Team
From all the way across the pond, Kate joined our Customer Service Team in October 2017. She moved to San Luis Obispo after meeting her husband…

Giana


Veterinary Assistant Team
Giana joined our team in October 2019. Originally from Valencia, CA. Giana is studying Animal Science at Cal Poly…

Katelyn


Veterinary Assistant Team
Katelyn, a Cal Poly student with the Animal Science department, joined our ACC team in September of 2021 as one of our skilled support technicians. She has brought with her a passion for animals and love of a good challenge…

Skylar


Veterinary Assistant Team
Skylar joined the ACC team in July 2020 as a support technician. She quickly proved her skill and knowledge…

Logan


Customer Service Team
Logan joined our customer service team in March 2019. Hailing from the Hawkeye State, she’s proud of her Iowa roots…

Natalie


Customer Service/Social Marketing Manager
Natalie has been with Animal Care Clinic as a part of the Customer Service team since January of 2012. Originally from Fresno…

Gianna


Customer Service Team
Coming to us from Fresno, Gianna joined the Customer Service team in March 2021; though with how quickly she has assimilated to the team…

Jessica


Customer Service Team
Joining the Customer Service Team in March 2021, Jessica comes to us with both veterinary technician and customer service experience…

Krystal


Customer Service Team
Growing up with a big family in the Bay Area Krystal was always surrounded by animals and knew that she would end up working with them…