Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Grossmont Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

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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.

paw Team Spotlight
Ai-Hwa Tai-Machado
Medical Director
Dr. Avon Tai-Machado grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. While at the University of Arizona, she met her now husband, and they adopted their first dog, Peekaboo. She then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. During veterinary school, she also earned an MBA, adopted another dog, Pele, as well as two cats, Puddles and Pippin. She graduated in 2008 and stayed in the Rocky Mountain region for three years, where she worked as the medical director for VCA Thornton.

In 2011, Dr. Avon Tai-Machado moved back to Arizona, where she joined the team at VCA Animal Medical Center of Tucson while her husband pursued his Ph.D. After her husband completed his program, they decided to make a permanent home in San Diego with the entire family which included 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 children. Dr. Avon Tai-Machado has special interests and experience in animal dentistry as well as animal behavior. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, and just about anything outdoors in the San Diego weather. She looks forward to the new and exciting adventures at VCA Grossmont in the years to come.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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