Dr. Jeffrey Marks
Dr. Jeffrey Marks is the managing director of the Washington Dog and Cat Hospital. His special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, diseases of the ears and dermatology. He is a second generation Veterinarian and has worked in a Veterinary hospital since 1967 when he was just 12 years old helping his father, Dr. Alan Marks. Dr. Marks was born in Detroit, Mi. but considers Los Angeles his home.
He feels that clients that bring their pet to the Washington Dog and Cat Hospital are not just clients but rather they are like part of our family. Dr. Marks graduated from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) in 1976 with a Bachelors in Science in Physiology and went on to receive his veterinarian degree at Michigan State University in 1980.
Dr. Marks and his family live in a house full of cats and a German Shepard. His hobbies include travel and wine tasting in Northern California.
Dr. Angelina Wong
Dr. Angie Wong was born and raised in Los Angeles. She worked with dog rescue organizations and was a veterinary technician throughout high school and college. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, she realized her dream to help animals by obtaining a doctorate in Veterinary medicine from the University of Florida. A year-long internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Santa Barbara and a short stay at the Los Angeles Zoo followed.
Dr. Wong then found her home among the friendly clients, cute patients and caring staff of Washington Dog and Cat Hospital, where she works four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Her special interests are soft tissue surgery and emergency. She loves to come in every day to meet new patients, talk to clients, figure out cases and make you pets feel better when they are sick. She hopes to meet you and your 4-legged furry loved ones soon.
Dr. Lisa Barron
Dr. Lisa Barron is a Los Angeles native. She graduated from U.C. Davis in 2003 with her D.V.M. degree. Thereafter, she worked in a large animal clinic and then a small animal emergency specialty practice. Since coming to the Washington Dog and Cat Hospital, Dr. Barron has developed a true interest in routine and preventative pet car. On her free time, Dr. Barron enjoys practicing Krav Maga, baking and jogging with her dogs, "Jelly", "Mr. Cooper", "Putt Putt" and "Sweetheart".
Dr. Joanna Choi
Dr. Joanna Choi hails all the way from Manhasset, NY, a small town on Long Island, close to New York City. She attended Wellesley College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Before veterinary school, she performed Parkinson's disease research, worked with a local small animal veterinarian, and worked at the New York Aquarium. Dr. Choi received her veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
Her interests include surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, preventative medicine, and exotics. Dr. Choi enjoys spending time with her energetic Jack Russell Terrier named Maya, traveling, baking, outdoor activities, and discovering the beautiful state of California.
Dr. Meghan deBlanc-Knowles ("Dr. Knowles")
Dr. Meghan deBlanc-Knowles (“Dr. Knowles”) graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand after obtaining her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Fine Art and Writing.
Her special interests in the veterinary sphere include internal medicine, clinical pathology, surgery, and animal behavior. She is passionate about client education and communication, and is a fervent advocate of the human-animal bond.
When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Knowles enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, trivia, going to the movies and spending time with her cat, "Tunafish".