The friendly, professional staff at VCA Desert Dunes Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.
Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Graduated Colorado State University, 1990
One day while Dr. Jackman was growing up on his family’s farm in Utah, one of their horses injured itself on a fence. Dr. Jackman was fascinated as the local veterinarian sedated the animal, cleaned and sutured the wounds, and nursed the horse back to health. From that moment on, he wanted to be a veterinarian himself.
As a vet, Dr. Jackman enjoys the variety of work he gets to perform – on any given day, he can be a dentist, dermatologist, or a surgeon. He has special interests in orthopedic surgery and ultrasonography. Most of all, Dr. Jackman enjoys meeting ...
I have been with VCA Desert Dunes for 8 years - most of those years I worked as a receptionist and assisted in the administrative department from time to time. I have worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. I started as a bookkeeper at a local veterinary hospital and soon after, I become the Hospital Manager. I managed that hospital for 15 years.
I was born and raised in Coachella Valley, I have been married for 33 years and have 3 children and 2 grandsons. I have a pet named Piggy. He is a 9-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier (American Bully) who is very loving, loves people and he is definitely ...