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Caitlin Snyder, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Snyder has recently joined the Talega Animal Hospital team as Medical Director after working in both emergency/specialty and general practice settings for many years. During this time, she found a special interest in urgent care cases, performing ultrasound and laparoscopic procedures (spay, gastropexy, etc.), as well as advanced dental procedures. She is a lifelong learner who always seeks continuing education opportunities to bring the latest and greatest advancements in veterinary medicine to her clients and patients. Practicing a high standard of care and being able to offer clients multiple treatment options for their pet’s condition is incredibly important to her practice philosophy.

Dr. Snyder’s love for animals started at a very young age when she was bit by the horse bug. Ever since, her life has always included animals! Her little family now includes her husband, her Dutch Shepherd, Pepper, a Cavalier, Molly, and her equine dressage partner, Luna.

Kristie Fujita, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Fujita was born and raised in southern California. She received her veterinary degree at Purdue University. Her interests include wellness/prevention, dermatology and behavioral medicine. She is invested in building a bond with both her patients and clients to ensure the best quality of care. She is thrilled to be a part of the Talega Animal Hospital team.

When Dr. Fujita is not practicing medicine, she enjoys going on hikes along the California coast. She also loves to travel around the country and try all the “must eat” food places. She and her husband have three DSH cats (Millie, Azuki and Dewey) who keep them on their toes.

Cheryl Wood, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cheryl Wood's joined Talega Animal Hospital in November 2022. She was born and raised in Southern California. Upon graduating from the University of California, Davis, she completed an internship at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Clinic in West Los Angeles, California. She discovered a preference for soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry.

After having received additional dental training in Baltimore, MD, she has been practicing medicine in Orange County, CA since 2008.

Her hobbies include running, hiking, pilates/yoga, and spending quality time with her family. She is happily married and has two dogs, Mousse and Soufflé.