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Toro Park Animal Hospital

Primary Location
22720 Portola Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: (831) 484-9744
Fax: (831) 484-9743

Office Hours

Saturday1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month8am-1:00pm
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Dr. Lindsey Rockwood, DVM, CVA

Dr. Rockwood (formerly Dr. Lindsey Cook) was born and raised off highway 68 and after being away at school for many years, she has returned to the immediate area. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be a veterinarian and has always had a love and respect for all animals. As a child, her family would bring their pets to see Dr. Susan Parry at Toro Park and she has fond memories of always having a positive experience at the hospital.

Dr. Rockwood completed her prerequisite courses at Colorado University, Boulder and UC Davis with a major in Animal Biology and minor in Spanish. While living in Davis, she volunteered and later worked for the University's Teaching Hospital as a technician in the Large Animal Intensive Care Unit, caring for critically ill patients including horses, premature foals, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. The skills acquired as an ICU technician definitely helped her through veterinary school. Dr. Rockwood graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and has been practicing on the Monterey Peninsula ever since. Her special interests include acupuncture and rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, and nutritional management of medical conditions.

Dr. Rockwood is very passionate about her career, but in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her son. He has become an avid lover of snowboarding, hiking, and camping - just like his mom! Her fur family includes a cute young Chihuahua mix, a young sweet Golden Retriever and a sweet lovable cat that enjoys playing with the dogs.

Years in Practice: 10

Education: Colorado University, Boulder Colorado, UC Davis, and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians- Fort Collins Colorado

Email: drrockwood@toroparkvet.com

Dr. Heart Dominguez

Dr. Heart Dominguez joined Toro Park Animal Hospital in May 2018. He started his career at Silverado Veterinary Hospital, a high volume, nine doctor private practice in Napa, CA and then joined the SPCA for Monterey County in 2016 where he had the opportunity to hone his surgical skills. He enjoys focusing in practice on brachycephalic breeds, which include all short snout breeds such as Pugs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and French Terriers. 

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, he attended University of Oregon and then CSU Monterey Bay to earn his BS in Biology, becoming the first CSUMB graduate to be accepted to, as well as graduate from, veterinary school. He earned his DVM degree at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to following his heart’s desire (pun intended) to become a vet, he had an extensive career in the hospitality industry and thus prides himself on his customer service skills. Having married a Monterey Peninsula native, he and his wife were overjoyed to return to the area along with their daughter and two adopted pups, Clover and Phooey.

In his free time, Dr. Dominguez enjoys traveling, fine dining, training for triathlons, solving Rubik’s cubes and making his daughter giggle.

Years in Practice: 3

Education: University of Oregon, CSU Monterey Bay, and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Email: drdominguez@toroparkvet.com

Brianne - Practice Manager

Brianne has an incredible array of talents stemming from many years of management and customer service backgrounds. Her eye for detail and ability to lead and manage others  in a team atmosphere helps keep the hospital humming.

Brianne was raised in Reno, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada Reno. She grew up loving dogs, but her parent's wouldn't allow her to have her own dog until she moved out so that was the first thing she did. She adopted a pitbull-wienerdog named Monkey who lived to be 18 years old! When she moved to Monterey, CA she got a Boston Terrier, Clark, who was the love of her life until he recently passed away in December of 2018. She now has another Boston Terrier, Carter Hall, you can usually find him at the hospital with her every day. 

In her off-work hours Brianne is a professional cyclist who is passionate about getting more girls on bikes and into the sport of cycling. She is also the proud volunteer coach of the successful local Salinas High School cycling team.

Years in Practice: 1

Email: brianne@toroparkvet.com

Sandra - Head Boarding Attendant

Sandra is a lifelong resident of Salinas. Her caring and loving nature makes her the perfect person for our kennel attendant. She has had various pets including turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, cats and dogs. She enjoys camping, going to the beach, and spending time with her Husky, Lobo. Her ultimate dream job would be to work with wolves.

Years in Practice: 6

Email: sandra@toroparkvet.com

Brad  - CVA, Veterinary Assistant

I have been in the veterinary medical field for 16 years. I am passionate about all animals but especially birds. I have participated in bird rescue for 11 years. 

I am married with two beautiful little girls. I live on a nine acre ranch with goats, ducks, pigs & chickens. I love setting up and maintaining both fresh and salt water fish tanks. I am a passionate gardener and I love aquaponics. I am very involved in community volunteering and work with a group that promotes community resilience.

Years in Practice: 17

Email: Brad@toroparkvet.com

Ashley - Receptionist 

Ashley was born and raised in Marina and has been in the veterinary field for 14 years. She has experience in both general practice and emergency medicine. While she has a love for animals, she strives to take care of and accommodate clients while we care for their pets. Ashley has a lab named Raider and a Chihuahua named Paisley. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family on a baseball field cheering on her son.

Years in Practice: 14

Email: Ashley@toroparkvet.com

Kim - Veterinary Assistant 

Kimberly is one of our wonderful technicians. Kim was born in Sonora, CA but grew up in the Salinas area.  She has been married for 5 years to her wonderful husband and is a mother to two boys, Mitchel and Mason as well as her poodle mix, Bella.  Kim has always loved animals. As a child, she was found several times trying to sneak animals into the house. Since then, she has found her way into veterinary medicine and has been actively working with animals for almost 3 years and couldn’t be happier.

Years In Practice: 3

Email: kim@toroparkvet.com

Carol - Veterinary Assistant

Angela - Kennel Attendant 

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Toro Park Animal Hospital
22720 Portola Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
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