Toro Park Animal Hospital

Meet our Salinas, CA Veterinary Team

Meet our dedicated veterinary team at Toro Park Animal Hospital in Salinas, CA, committed to providing exceptional care for your furry companions.

Lindsey Rockwood


Dr. Rockwood was born and raised off highway 68 Fear Free Professional 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: 16

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

Loly Hogans


Dr. Loly Hogans was born and raised in the Bay Area by her parents who emigrated from Peru.  Dr. Hogans obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  In 1989 she graduated in the top of her class from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis and she has loved every step of her career.

 She was a cofounder of Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital in Salinas and ran the hospital for over 25 years before moving on. Dr. Hogans completed a Don Low Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in abdominal ultrasound.  She also has special interests in ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine. She loves being in a profession where she can be active, use her creative side, and learn something new every day, all while helping to prevent disease.

 In her spare time, Dr. Hogans enjoys gardening, hiking, bike riding, cooking and taking care of her two beautiful grandchildren. Her extended family also includes 4 dogs, one cat and 2 chickens.

Years in Practice: 35

Jacqueline Hofer


Dr. Jacqueline Hofer grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park on a working cattle and horse ranch. She attended the University of California Merced for her bachelor's degree and went on to Western University of Health Sciences for Veterinary School. After a one-year rotating equine internship in Texas, Dr. Hofer came to Monterey where she's called home for six years.

In her free time, Dr. Hofer enjoys hiking and trail running with her youngest dog, Verdot, and beach walks with her other two, Cru and Yogi. She may also be seen on her motorcycle and occasionally attends track days in a noncompetitive fashion.


Practice Manager

Brad is our Practice Manager and has lived on the Fear Free Professional peninsula for 27 years. He is married with two girls and lives on a five-acre ranch with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 9 ducks, 25 chickens, 4 goats, 1 pig, 4 birds 30 tarantulas and several reptiles.

In his off time, you can find him gardening, playing table top games, painting miniatures as well as spending time with his family. He and his family take an annual camping trip to Northern Idaho, where they swim, hike and fish.

Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind

Years in Practice: 25


Veterinary Assistant

Carol is one of our Certified Veterinary Assistants. She was born in Carmel and has lived on the peninsula her whole life.

She has 2 dogs and 4 chickens. In her off time you can find her gardening or planning her future living in a small house and spending time with her family.

Favorite Book: Eragon

Years in Practice: 19


Veterinary Assistant

Angela was born in Monterey, Fear Free Professional and has lived on the peninsula her whole life minus a brief time in Maryland and Napa.

She has been in the industry for 3 years as a Professional Dog Groomer, before changing towards the vet industry where she aspires to be a Veterinary Assistant. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats and in her off time you can find her drawing, reading, playing video games/board games, sewing, knitting, rock gym, hiking, baking and doll customization.

Favorite Book: Batman The Long Halloween

Years In Practice: 6


Veterinary Assistant

Haley was born and raised in Seaside. She still resides there with her 3 dogs and 3 chickens. In her free time you might find her enjoying local dirt bike tracks and horseback riding. She also enjoys going to local races and rodeos.

Favorite movie: A Walk to Remember

Years of practice: 9


Kennel Assistant

Vanessa was born in Monterey, California and has lived in Salinas all of her life. Vanessa is the youngest of three children and spending cozy afternoons with her feline, NomNom.

She enjoys listening to music, eating lunch outdoors and in her spare time you might find her shopping…she’s a self-professed shopaholic.

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Years in Practice: 3



Cathe is our Bookkeeper. She was born in Carmel and has lived on and off the peninsula for her whole life.

She has 1 horse, 32 year old Arabian named Chardonnay and a Beagle named Tulip. In her off time you can find her playing with horses and following/supporting her grandkids with athletics.

Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing

Years in Practice: 14


Office Manager

Simon is a 7 year old Maine Coon that has been a resident at the hospital since 2014. Shortly after purchasing the hospital, Simon was looking for a home. He had been an indoor only cat up in the Redding area and had gone missing from a house full of roommates. When he was located (months after going missing) one of our staff stepped in to find him a suitable home. We have been his furrever home ever since.

Simon loves sleeping the day away in reception and introducing himself to new clients by begging for love and attention. Simon's favorite hobby is knocking important small items off of counter tops for attention and taste testing whatever the staff is having for lunch when they are not looking.

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