We welcome new clients who are interested in integrative medicine, as we feel that the blend of Western and Eastern modalities allows us to provide the best care for our beloved pets. We look forward to welcoming you to our pet family!
Ashley McCaughan DVM
A lifelong dream for Dr. Ashley McCaughan has finally become a reality - Marina Village Veterinary opens its doors February 2018 as Alameda's FIRST HOLISTIC veterinary hospital!
A graduate from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ashley McCaughan enjoys working with all types of animals - dogs, cats, pocket pets, rabbits, and even horses. She practices veterinary acupuncture (trained at the Chi Institute) and is also certified in Veterinary Chiropractic. She is passionate about multi-modal therapy for pain management, using laser, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and/or chiropractic treatments, in addition to conventional medicines.
Dr. McCaughan gains great personal satisfaction from helping our companions live longer and often happier lives. Most recently, she completed a course in advanced dental procedures, so feel free to ask her about how to improve upon your pet's dental hygiene for fresh, happy mouths!
When not in the office, Dr. McCaughan enjoys hiking, mountain biking in Redwood Regional Park, swimming and competing in a horseback riding discipline called Three Day Eventing.
Dr. Christie Johnson
Dr. Christie Johnson was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Southern California. In her childhood she enjoyed the company of rabbits, dogs, fish, hamsters, cats and the summer break school snake. As a teenager she spent years caring for horses and formed the dream of becoming a veterinarian while realizing the value of companion animals. She earned her undergraduate degree in physics with honors at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She took a year off and worked at a Humane Society Clinic and helped her baby nephew grow before entering UC Davis Veterinary School. Since earning her veterinary degree from U.C. Davis with honors she has been practising as a veterinarian in the Bay Area. She enjoys practising lifestyle medicine and taking an integrative approach. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and certified Veterinary Herbalist through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine and the China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She loves visiting her sister and her sister’s family alpaca farm in Colorado. Her mother is in memory care and she can visit her father locally. She lives with Grizelda (Zelda), the queen grey miniature poodle. Locally she enjoys Farmer's Markets, volunteering at Alameda county food bank, East Bay trail walks, and a general nutritive life. She Joined Marina Village Veterinary fall of 2019 to join the enterprising creator and cheerful coworkers.
Kelsea Esparza, Client Services
Deanna Knowles, Veterinary Nurse
Linnea Kirk, RVT Katlyn Powers, Veterinary Nurse
Nicole Bonillas , Veterinary Nurse