Some Information about our friends at ALL-CARE ANIMAL REFERRAL CENTER and Dr. ROBERT L. ROOKS

Dr. Robert L. Rooks received the prestigious Charles E. Bild Practitioner of the Year Award at the 1996 American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This is the highest award given by the AAHA.

Dr. Rooks was honored for his contribution in furthering the veterinary profession in California and for his on-going commitment to continuing education for his veterinary associates and staff and for the members of his veterinary community.

Dr. Rooks is the owner and hospital director of VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center, in Fountain Valley, CA. Subsidiaries of this corporation are the All-Care Animal Referral Center, the Animal Orthopedic Care Center, and the Animal Cancer Care Center. Dr. Rooks and his staff of over 20 veterinarians and 65 technicians see over 30,000 cases annually.

In addition to his busy schedule at Animal Critical Care Center, Dr. Robert Rooks devotes considerable time to the sled dog racing industry. He has served as the attending veterinarian for numerous races including the well known Iditarod and Beargrease races. He also has been active in his community in supporting the use of pets in the rehabilitation of children in hospitals. For these efforts, he received the Children's Hospital of Orange County Hero of the Heart Award.

Dr. Rooks has been instrumental in providing state-of-the-art continuing education programs for technicians and veterinarians in Southern California. His referral hospital holds regular seminars and workshops for area veterinarians on a wide range of surgical and medical topics and routinely brings in experts to discuss these issues.

He initiated a publication called ARCives which is distributed to technicians and veterinarians who refer clients and patients to All-Care Animal Referral Center. This is a monthly publication containing articles on procedures, techniques, diseases, or unusual conditions that are of interest to ARCives readers.

Dr. Rooks and All-Care have been featured in recent years in Money and Forbes magazines. He also has appeared on CBS This Morning and the Australian TV show Talk to the Animals, "Advances in Veterinary Medicine." The Agriculture USA television program entitled "The Cutting Edge of Veterinary Medicine" was filmed in his hospital.

A 1978 graduate of Iowa State University, Dr. Rooks is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is the past president of the Orange County Chapter of The Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and of the Animal Health Foundation. He is the past recipient of the Iowa State University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He was an initial recipient of the AAHA EXCEL Award.

Dr. Bob Rooks clearly has displayed the characteristics of Dr. Bild who was a 1933 graduate of Iowa State. Dr. Bild devoted over 44 years to improving the welfare of animals and enhancing the veterinary profession.

Staff:
Chief of Staff
Dr. Robert L. Rooks, DVM, MS
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate American Board of Veterinary
Practitioners
 
Dr. Clare Gregory, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons (kidney transplantation)
Dr. Gregory is a 1973 graduate of Cornell University.  His graduate work was also completed at Cornell University in 1978.  Dr. Gregory is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  He is on the faculty at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences and supervises All-Care's Renal Transplants program for dogs and cats.

Dr. Robert Paddleford, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency / Critical Care
Dr. Robert Paddleford is a 1970 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology in 1976 and a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 1989. He served as the President of the ACVA in 1994. He has taught Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri, University of Tennessee and Purdue University.

Dr. Robert Selcer, DVM, MS
ACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Selcer is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Purdue University, where he received his BS, MS, and DVM degrees in veterinary science. In 1979, Dr. Selcer became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for neurology. His areas of interest include seizures and lumbosacral stenosis.

Dr. Ilsi Medearis, DVM
Emergency / Critical Care

Dr. Calvin Kobluk, DVM, DVSc, BSc, BSA,
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Frank Borostyankoi, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Jeffrey Norton, DVM
Surgery Resident
Dr. Norton is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech, with a major in both Animal Science and Biology. He completed his graduate work in 1999 at the VA MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His areas of interest are soft tissue, neurological and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton completed a small animal rotating internship at Mississippi State University, and completed a surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. He is a three year surgery resident here at All-Care Animal Referral Center.

Dr. Michael P. Moore, DVM, MS
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Moore came to us from a faculty position at Washington State University's department of veterinary clinical sciences. He is now the director of internal medicine here at All-Care Animal Referral Center.

Dr. Carolyn E. Briggs, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Carol A. Marks, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Ravi S. Dhaliwal, DVM, MS
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Oncology
Dr. Dhaliwal is a 1986 graduate of the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, India and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Specialty of Oncology.  He completed his residency in clinical oncology and MS at the University of Illinois in 1998.  Dr. Dhaliwal's special interest is in clinical oncology and hematology.  Since 1995, Dr. Dhaliwal has been the Staff Oncologist for All-Care Animal Referral Center.  Additionally, Dr. Dhaliwal is a Clinical Oncologist for South Bay Veterinary Specialists, in San Jose, CA.

Dr. Susan M. LaRue, DVM, PhD. (Cons.)
Dipl. ACVS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology, Radiation Oncology

Dr. Tara Haddad, DVM

Dr. Craig S. Bergstrom, DVM
Special Interest - Critical Care & Neurology

Dr. Brook Niemiec, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dentistry
Dr. Niemiec is a 1994 graduate of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.  Dr. Niemiec, who has performed over 6,000 dental procedures, began his training in dentistry during his senior year at UC Davis by performing an externship with Michael Floyd, DVM, FAVD.  After graduation, he worked in a busy practice in San Diego where he obtained further skills in advanced dentistry.  Dr. Niemiec has been the director of All-Care Animal Referral Center's Dental Services Department since 2000.  In addition, Dr. Niemiec remains employed by the Animal Dental Clinic of San Diego where he has performed referral dentistry procedures since 1996 under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Mulligan DVM, DAVDC, who is a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry.  In his spare time, Dr. Niemiec loves hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, camping and everything outdoors.

Dr. Ann Reed, DVM, MS
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
Dr. Reed is a 1991 graduate of Kansas State University.  She completed her veterinary radiology residency in 1995 at the University of Missouri - Columbia.  Dr. Reed is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.  Dr. Reed has been All-Care Animal Referral Center's Consulting Staff Veterinary Radiologist since 1998.   Dr. Reed enjoys running, water skiing/wakeboarding, basketball, soccer, and biking in her spare time.

Dr. Robert Righter, DVM
Dr. Righter is a 1972 graduate of the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Righter has provided emergency and critical care services for All-Care Animal Referral Center since 1998. Dr. Righter says, "Service at All-Care touches a fiber deep inside that drives me to pour out my best - conquer challenges, tap every resource available to help the people and animals that come to All-Care. It's a professional passion to serve and help. "

Dr. Nicodin Farcas, DVM

Dr. Youngjoo Kim, DVM

Dr. Anne Masloski, DVM
Resident - Internal Medicine

Dr. Macon Miles, DVM
Resident - Internal Medicine/Oncology

Dr. Jaqui Rosencrans, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Rosencrans is a 1994 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Dakota.  She completed her graduate work in 1997 at the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN.  Dr. Rosencrans has been adjusting animals since 1995 and is certified by the AVCA (American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association).  Dr. Rosencrans serves as All-Care Animal Referral Center's Chiropractic Consultant.   She also maintains a human chiropractic office emphasizing athletic care.  In her spare time, Dr. Rosencrans enjoys triathlons, traveling and horseback riding.

Sandra Wong, MPT
Physical Rehabilitation

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