CataldoStephanie Cataldo, DVM

While growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Cataldo loved playing with her Doberman mix, Lola, her multiple hamsters, her cat Tiger, and all her neighbors animals as well.

Dr. Cataldo completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Western University of Health Sciences. Prior to coming to the SPCA for Monterey County, Dr. Cataldo worked in private practice at Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Cataldo is grateful to have found a career that allows her to give back to the community and continue to work closely with both companion animals and rescued wildlife. She enjoys helping bring a neglected animal back to health and has always had a passion for wildlife conservation. In her free time, Dr. Cataldo enjoys traveling abroad, hiking and spending time with loved ones, including her cat Stella.

Heart Dominguez, DVM

DSC_1856Heart Dominguez joined The SPCA for Monterey County in 2016 as a veterinarian after graduating from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and working in private practice in Napa, CA.

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, he attended University of Oregon and then CSU Monterey Bay to earn his BS in Biology, becoming the first CSUMB graduate to be accepted to, as well as graduate from, veterinary school.

Prior to following his heart’s desire (pun intended) to become a vet, he had an extensive career in the hospitality industry and thus prides himself on his customer service skills. Having married a Monterey Peninsula native, he and his wife were overjoyed to return to the area along with their infant daughter and two adopted smush-faced pups, Phooey and Clover.

In his free time, Heart enjoys traveling, fine dining, training for triathlons, solving Rubik’s cubes and making his baby girl giggle.


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