Dr. Jodi Woods
Medical Director, Practice Owner
A native to Southern California, Dr. Woods earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly, Pomona. Dr. Woods then moved to the Midwest to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.). Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Woods completed an internship in general medicine and surgery at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, prior to returning to the UW-‐Madison to complete two years of specialty residency training in small animal surgery. At the end of her surgical training Dr. Woods spent a year working in an emergency/specialty care hospital in Iowa prior to returning to her native Southern California, making San Diego her home.
Dr. Woods’ favorite part of being a general practitioner is the relationships she develops with both her patients and their families. Dr. Woods is known for her exceptional bedside manner and her commitment to providing the best client service and patient care available. This entails both taking the time to allow a patient to “warm-‐up” to her – proceeding with diagnostics and treatment at the appropriate pace for the patient and client’s comfort – as well as spending the time needed to ensure that a client understands the treatment options and plan recommended for their pet.
Dr. Woods is certified in the PennHip radiographic procedure (an advanced technique to measure hip laxity as a predictor of hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis), is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Dr. Woods is also completing her certifications in Food Therapy, Herbal Medicine, and Tui-‐Na through the Chi Institute.
As a first time mom with an active toddler to chase around, Dr. Woods enjoys spending her time away from work with her daughter; and as time permits for this new business owner and mother, Dr. Woods likes to “reset” by getting some dirt beneath her feet and heading out for a trail run, or else attending a Pilates class. Dr. Woods also enjoys highpointing (visiting the highest point in every US state), spending time in the mountains, and travel in general.
Dr. Mark Anderson
Born and raised outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Anderson received his veterinary degree from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Prior to attending veterinary school, however, Dr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado State University. Dr. Anderson enjoyed working as an engineer in the environmental industry — which provided him with the opportunity to work throughout much of the western United States, including Wyoming, Washington, Utah, Nevada, California, and New Mexico — but it was after spending a year working at a wind powered electrical plant in Costa Rica that Dr. Anderson made his way to Australia to fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Shortly after graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Anderson returned to the United States, quickly establishing deep roots in Southern California and making San Diego his home.
One facet of medicine that Dr. Anderson particularly enjoys is developing practical solutions for difficult, unique, and/or chronic cases and problems. Challenge him with your pet’s difficult problems — he looks forward to working with you and your pet to develop an individualized treatment care plan!
In his limited spare time, Dr. Anderson enjoys ocean swimming with his Tri Club of SD buddies, and is known to fit in a run or workout whenever he can in his busy schedule.
Dr. Monica Laflin
Practice limited to holistic medicine
Dr. Laflin received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978. After graduation, she worked for
two years as a critical care practitioner at the St. Louis Emergency Clinic, before moving to San Diego in 1980. Dr. Laflin worked as an associate veterinarian for five years before purchasing the former Cardiff Animal Hospital, Inc., in September 1985.
In 1992 Dr. Laflin branched out into several aspects of holistic veterinary medical care. Since 1993, Dr. Laflin has been practicing as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, a Certified Animal Chiropractor, a Certified Veterinary NAET Practitioner, and has completed the required case reports and certification tests for both the basic and advanced courses in Veterinary Homeopathy taught by Dr. Richard Pitcairn.
From 2004-2011, Dr. Laflin continued her advanced homeopathic studies with Dr. Luc de Scheppar; and in 2011 Dr. Laflin completed the necessary course work and passed the examination to receive her Fellowship in homeopathy (FHom) from PHAU University.
On an annual basis Dr. Laflin attends advanced seminars in veterinary acupuncture, animal chiropractic, applied kinesiology, muscle releasing techniques, Chinese and Western herbology, veterinary NAET/NET, and veterinary homeopathy.
NOTE: To ensure Dr. Laflin’s current patients continue to receive their necessary care, Dr. Laflin is no longer accepting new patients.