|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 2 dogs- a Rottweiler and a Miniature Poodle (disguised as a Tasmanian Gopher Hound), that are great buddies. He spends his spare time playing beach volleyball with his wife and 2 daughters, competing in Sporting Clays tournaments and riding his Triumph, Harley or Honda.
"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.
Tara L. Haley, D.V.M:
Dr. Tara (Sparks) Haley graduated from Cornell University/New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She practiced in San Diego treating dogs, cats, birds and small mammals. During that time she was very active in the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, serving as chapter representative to the executive board.
Dr. Haley joined Airport-Irvine Animal Hospital in 2005. Her special interests include feline and canine internal medicine, emergency medicine, behavior, rodents, rabbits, birds, the unique needs of senior pets. Dr. Haley is passionate about reducing pet overpopulation and has volunteered for rescue organizations such as Feral Cat Coalition.
In her spare time, Dr. Haley enjoys the beach and traveling. She shares her home with her husband, a 4th generation California native, and four rescued critters: a polydactyl diabetic cat from New York, a cuddly Siamese cat from San Diego, and a pair of happy-go-lucky mutts from Southern California.
She is the proud mother of a baby girl -a new addition to the Haley family.
Shelby Coston, D.V.M:
Dr. Shelby Coston was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Arizona. After completing a B.S degree at the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!), she attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with highest honors.
Following graduation in 2008 she completed a rotating small animal internship with California Veterinary Specialists and received advanced training in emergency medicine with surgery.
Prior to going to veterinary school Dr. Coston worked in the field as a veterinary technician working on small animals as well as horses and cattle. Dr. Coston has a special interest in surgery, emergency and preventative medicine.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 5 year old daughter and her new son, husband and all of their four legged kids. She also enjoys oil painting, horseback riding and anything outdoors.
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.