• Tracy DuPrez, DVM

    I have worked in the field of veterinary medicine for over 20 years. I first worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant, and then attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 2001.

    I worked as an associate first at Cordova Veterinary Hospital in the Sacramento area for 3 years, then at Alosta Animal Hospital in Glendora for 5 years. I am now the owner of Valley Animal Hospital. This is an incredibly rewarding profession for me. I have never been without cats and dogs in my life, and I understand how important pets are to my clients. I strive to honor that bond and do the best I can to ensure the health and well-being of my patients. I am a So Cal native, born and raised in nearby Glendora. I currently live in La Verne.

  • Christina Bowers, DVM

    I grew up near Baltimore, Maryland and have been working with animals since I was a teenager. I started off as a kennel attendant, then worked as a technician for several years between college and veterinary school.

    I moved to Southern California in 2007 to attend Western Universiy of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2011. Southern California is an amazing place to be and I just couldn't leave after graduation. I have been working in the area ever since. I have an interest in treating small exotic mammals. I have a dog named Ruxin and a cat named Zorro and I have a menagerie of pocket pets. When at home, I enjoy making jewelry, tending to my plants, taking my dog on long walks and cheering on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes baseball team! Becoming a Veterinarian is the only thing I have wanted to do with my life and I am so happy to be a part of the Valley Animal Hospital Family.

  • Raquel Heskett, DVM

    Dr. Heskett joined the staff in 2018. She graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She did extensive training and work in the field of Veterinary Neurology. It was there that she became interested in seizure management and the role that natural products such as hemp compounds can play. She researched and created her own CBD product, and has a website,

    Dr. Heskett grew up in the Coachella Valley and has been a resident of California her whole life. She has 2 dogs, 4 cats, and she is married with 2 wonderful children.

  • Michelle Buckley, DVM

    Dr. Buckley was born and raised outside Rochester, NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Chemical Biology at Stevens Institute of Technology where she participated in varsity volleyball and equestrian teams. She then earned her Master’s degree in Physiology from Montclair State University before moving to Southern California to attend veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences.

    Dr. Buckley has been working at Valley Animal Hospital since May 2017 and she especially enjoys small animal surgery, behavior, and nutrition.

    When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Buckley can be found in her truck making house calls for her larger patients through her livestock practice: Hidden Rock Large Animal Service. She also enjoys sewing, reading, and hiking with her husband and 3 dogs: Turk, Daisy, and Diesel.

  • Jeff, Office Manager
    Jeff is a veterinary assistant who has been working in veterinary medicine for over 8 years. Before joining our hospital, he drove for the Animal Ambulance of Southern California and also worked at an emergency animal hospital. Jeff is Dr. DuPrez’s brother, and shares her love for animals. He has a Terrier mix named Eddie and he adopted his cat Pantera from the hospital. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, playing the guitar, and playing tug-of-war with Eddie
  • Christy, Receptionist
    Christy started volunteering at our hospital through a high school volunteer program, and she is now a great receptionist and veterinary assistant. She aspires to be a zoologist. Her dog Hennessey (pictured) often comes along with her to work and welcomes adoration from our clients.
  • Debbie, Receptionist
    Debbie is a wonderful receptionist and has been with our team since 2011. She has discovered a love for kitten rescue while working here and has saved the lives of many kittens through our Kitten Adoption Program.
  • Catherine, Receptionist

    Catherine has been with us since 2013. She is a kind and caring person and loves dogs and cats very much. Her rambunctious Labradoodle Callie and her Yorkie Rags are her beloved dogs. She is a valued employee of Valley Animal Hospital.

  • Miguel, Assistant
    Miguel has been a veterinary assistant for many years. He is a great asset to our hospital. He is dedicated to his family and enjoys taking care of his chicken, dogs and cats.
  • Ana, Assistant
    Ana is an experienced assistant who joined our team in 2014. Ana adores her children and her Pit Bulls, Chico (pictured) and Ginger.
  • Jacque, Assistant
    Jacque has many years of experience in the veterinary profession, and is dedicated to the field as her career. She has an adorable Doxie mix (pictured) and an adorable son.


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