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Dr. Bruce Whitaker D.V.M.PHOTO IMAGES - Newport Hills Animal Hospital CA (143 of 195)
Dr. Bruce Whitaker was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He attended Cal Poly At San Luis Obispo for 1 ½ years before transferring to Colorado State University where he earned his DVM in 1982. Dr Whitaker completed a one year internship at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 1983.

Dr. Whitaker has been the medical director and owner of Newport Hills Animal Hospital since 1988. His special interest is internal medicine and he is very experienced in endoscopy and ultrasonography. Dr. Whitaker also has a special interest in treating brachycephalic breeds such as English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs. He has over 20 years of experience treating English Bulldogs and has been recognized and listed as a referral by several English Bulldog organizations.

Dr. Whitaker is married and has two daughters. His interests include tennis, gardening and current events.

Dr. Whitaker has four pets at home. Kaiya, an English Shepherd, Cali an Aussie mix and Kobe and Chloe the cats.

Dr. Whitaker is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Dr. Bill Lyle D.V.M.,M.S.PHOTO IMAGES - Newport Hills Animal Hospital CA (79 of 195)
Dr. Lyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree in Nutrition from the University of Arizona. He went on to Washington State University where he earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include internal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Lyle has traveled extensively and has visited all seven continents. He has several pets and enjoys many hobbies including gourmet cooking and fine wines.


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Dr. Cheryl Wood D.V.M.
Dr. Wood graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2007 and completed a year-long internship at the Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA. During her internship, she cultivated her passion for surgery with board certified surgeons, and discovered an interest in internal medicine while working with critical patients in the ICU. Other rotations of interest included radiology, cardiology, emergency and critical care medicine, and internal medicine.

After completing the internship, Dr. Wood joined a general practice, and discovered an interest in canine and feline dentistry and pursued additional training with a dental specialist.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Soufflé and Mousse, doing Yoga, hiking, reading, fishing, and spending time at the beach.


Our Veterinary staff is highly motivated and experienced in caring for your pets. We value your patronage and treat your pets as if they were our own. Our staff participates in continuing education and training ensuring a strong knowledge base to answer your questions while providing the absolute best care possible.

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