Meet the Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital Doctors

Dr. Elias

Dr. Elias was born and raised in Los Angeles. She left California long enough to attend the prestigious Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Dr. Elias returned to her home state to obtain her Veterinary Medical Degree in Pomona, California from Western University of Health Sciences. Upon the completion of her DVM degree, Dr. Elias served a year long internship with VCA California Veterinary Specialist-Carlsbad. Dr. Elias has joined the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian. She has 5 pets who run the house! Her dog, Ember, the cats Onyx and Bolin, Tiziano the guinea pig, and Inaki, the lone red eared slider of the bunch.

Dr. Brooks

Dr. Rob Brooks grew up in South-East England, moving to Connecticut where he attended high school. After earning a B.S. in Biology at SUNY Geneseo, Dr. Brooks followed his passion for working with animals and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Upon graduating in 2015, Dr. Brooks returned to the U.S. and worked as a general practitioner in Temecula, CA for about 18 months before starting to moonlight as an Emergency Veterinarian. Enjoying the challenges of emergency medicine, Dr. Brooks transitioned to working full time as an emergency veterinarian in San Diego before accompanying his wife to Oahu to pursue her career as a veterinary medicine Criticalist. Now back in San Diego to raise a family, Dr. Brooks is looking forward to promoting preventative care, in particular dental health. When not at work Dr. Brooks enjoys hiking with his dog Sammie, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

We look forward to you meeting him!