The Doctors

Dr. Cynthia Redfield grew up in a small town in Wyoming surrounded by sweeping prairie and lots of animals. Throughout her childhood she always knew that she wanted to work with animals. Dr. Redfield attended the University of Washington, and during her pre-veterinary studies worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center, the zoo, and in a veterinary clinic. She earned her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Following veterinary school she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a busy emergency and referral hospital in New York. This hospital was a great place to learn the importance of merging the intellect of medicine with conscientiousness and caring. After the internship she remained at the clinic as an emergency doctor until moving to California and working in general practice. She has studied Acupuncture, Food Therapy, and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and is passionate about integrating Western and Eastern medicine to help animals to have the best possible quality of life.

Dr. Aaron Rhoades spent his childhood between San Diego and South Carolina. His father was a zoo educator, so from a very early age he was exposed to the fascinating world of animals. His love for animals only grew, and he earned a degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University. He then moved back to San Diego where he had the pleasure of working for two of San Diego’s most respected exotics veterinarians before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and earning his DVM degree.

During veterinary school, Dr. Rhoades travelled to Africa and helped to provide medical care to many species of wildlife, worked with sea turtles off the Carolina coast, and completed an externship at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. He has worked in general practice, and has a special interest in preventative medicine, surgery, and client education.

The Doctors met while in veterinary school, and were married shortly after starting their careers. They began this service because there is a need for heartfelt, personalized, and comfortable veterinary care! Vets to Pets is truly a “Mom and Pop” endeavor—the Doctors have different experiences and perspectives, and always learn a lot from each other. They have two children and a menagerie of animals to make their lives interesting…