At VCA Animal Medical Center of El Cajon, our goal is to continuously improve the quality of life of our patients and the well-being of our community by providing high quality, cost effective veterinary health care that exceeds our clients’ expectations. Our staff is devoted to providing the best medical, surgical, and emergency veterinary care available. We have a Board Certified Surgeon and if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.
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Get to know us
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Fontaine was born in Sandy, UT, but only lived there a few weeks before his family moved to Dublin, CA in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He grew up with a Chocolate Lab name Cocoa, who will always hold a special place in his heart.
He went to undergraduate school at UC Davis where he majored in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and met his now wife. They moved to Baltimore, where his wife attended Johns Hopkins to get her Masters of Science in Public Health while he worked as a Veterinary Assistant at an emergency vet hospital in the area. While there, they attained Maryland State residency, and he got accepted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduating from veterinary school in 2015, they moved to North Carolina where he practiced rural general medicine for 3 years, before returning to California to be closer to family. He lives in La Mesa with his wife, 2 kids, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. He enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and hiking with his family.