Airport Irvine Animal Hospital
William A. Radovich, D.V.M:
Dr. Bill Radovich graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973.His under graduate work was completed at Montana State University. He served an externship in Small Animal and Equine Medicine in Vancouver, Washington before re-locating to Southern California.
After practicing for 5 years in Huntington Beach, Dr. Radovich started Airport-Irvine Animal Hospital as a solo practitioner. He continues to maintain active licenses in California, Montana, Washington and Oregon. His practice is now limited to Small Animals with a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. In the Summer of 2007 Dr. Radovich was Certified in Stem Cell Therapy as an alternative treatment for arthritis.
His present menagerie is down to 1 dog-"Maggy" a cockapoo (disguised as a Tasmanian Gopher Hound)after age caught up his Rottweiler(14 years old) and Miniature Poodle (19 years old) recently. He spends his spare time playing beach volleyball with his wife and 2 daughters, competing in Sporting Clays tournaments and riding his Triumph, Honda, or Super Scoot.
"As owner of the hospital, I am extremely proud of the staff that we have assembled. They are all caring and dedicated individuals devoted to providing the best care possible for your pets. I think this is evidenced by the fact that over 80% of our new clients have been referred by existing clients. We will continue to strive to justify your faith in us".
Gail E. Renehan, D.V.M:
Dr. Gail Renehan is a 1998 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Renehan grew up in Rhode Island and practiced in Woodstock, NY prior to joining the staff od Airport-Irvine in 2000. She has a strong interest in wildlife and exotics and worked as a Zookeeper prior to veterinary school. She developed and implemented projects studying potential medicinal benefits of plants foraged on by captive chimpanzees at 2 sanctuaries in Africa and helped establish a self-sufficiency plan for a zoo in Suriname while in veterinary school.
Dr. Renehan also has been involved with RAVS, a group of veterinarians and technicians sponsored by the Humane Society, which performs spays and neuters in underprivileged areas. She has done multiple trips to Mexico with this group to help to prevent animal over-population in areas where veterinary care is either unavailable or unaffordable for the local population.
Currently, her wanderlust has been a bit curtailed by her young son Trevor (pictured) , born in 2007 and a second son Alec born July 2009. Her cat Orion also keeps Dr. Renehan on her toes.
Shelby Coston, D.V.M:
Heidi Watkins, D.V.M.
Dr. Heidi Watkins is a native of Southern California but has lived in several states over the years. She earned a Bachelors' Degree in Biology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2006. Dr. Watkins spent her last year of veterinary medicine clinical studies at Texas A&M University. Dr. Watkins has a special interest in feline, exotic and wildlife medicine. She utilizes combined traditional and complementary medicine, nutrition and nutraceuticals in practice. She has worked extensively with feral cat trap neuter-release programs and with homeless animal rescue and adoption. Dr. Watkins has authored articles on animals for both print and online publications. She enjoys spending personal time with her husband and their numerous cats. Camping, horseback riding, scuba diving and sculpture are some of her favorite activities.
She worked at several veterinary hospitals before joining us here.
Melissa Belknap, D.V.M.
Dr. Belknap grew up in OrangeCounty, then moved to Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. After obtaining her BS at U of A, she attended Kansas State University, where she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine. After earning her degree at KSU, she worked in Scottsdale, AZ for 5 years before moving back to the OC. We're glad to have her on our staff