Dr. Jeffrey Marks
Dr. Jeffrey Marks is the managing director of the Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic. His special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, diseases of the ears and dermatology. He is a second generation veterinarian and has worked in a veterinary hospital since 1967 when he was just a 12 year old helping his father Dr. Alan Marks. Dr. Marks was born in Detroit, Mi. but considers Los Angeles his home. He feels that clients who bring their pet to Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic are not just clients but rather they are like part of the family.
Dr Marks graduated from Michigan State Univeristy (Go Spartans) in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and went on to receive his veterinary degree at Michigan State University in 1980. Dr. Marks and his family live in a house full of German Shepards and cats. His hobbies include travel and wine tasting in Northern California.
Dr. Lara Nicolayevsky (Dr. Nic)
Dr. Lara Nicolayevsky ("Dr. Nic") is a graduate of UC Davis Veterinary School and has been an asssociate at Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic since 2003. Prior to becoming a Veterinarian, Dr.Nic was a teacher and believes strongly in educating and empowering her clients. She enjoys speaking about Veterinary Medicine at elementary schools and various events. Dr. Nic is happily married, has young twins and a labradoodle named Hibbert. She enjoys hiking, traveling and baking.
Dr. Katherine White
Dr. Kate White grew up in Silver Spring, MD (a suburb of Washington DC). She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 12 after finding herself splitting her time between volunteering at the local horseback riding stable and convincing her parents to adopt a variety of animals. She earned a degree in Animal Science from University of Connecticut in 2012. Next, she attended Veterinary School at St. George's University for her first year of veterinary school before transferring to the University of Illinois to finish her remaining three years, earning her DVM in 2016.
Dr. White prides herself in client education and her special interests include internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, pain management and integrative therapies. In her spare time she loves traveling, hiking with her dog, Remy, horseback riding, cheese tasting and spending time with family and friends. She is thrilled to be joining the RPVC and WDCH family of veterinary care professionals, and looks forward to meeting and working with you and your pet.
Dr. Joanna Choi
Dr. Joanna Choi hails all the way from Manhasset, NY, a small town on Long Island, close to New York City. She attended Wellesley College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Before veterinary school, she performed Parkinson's disease research, worked with a local small animal veterinarian, and worked at the New York Aquarium. Dr. Choi received her veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
Her interests include surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, preventative medicine, and exotics. Dr. Choi enjoys spending time with her energetic Jack Russell Terrier named Maya, traveling, baking, outdoor activities, and discovering the beautiful state of California.
Dr. Karen Johnson
Dr. Karen Johnson recently relocated Northern California where she owned and operated her own multifaceted veterinary medical center for 14 years. Her experience is diverse and includes expertise in general diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, canine rehabilitation and most importantly, compassionate care of your pet.
A graduate of University of California, Dr. Johnson earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the advanced program at University of Tennessee. Dr. Johnson is a former President of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and maintains membership in the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Johnson has 2 daughters, one living in Northern California, the other in central Wisconsin. Both are avid animal lovers participating in animal rescue and pet sitting. Dr. Johnson currently shares her life with dogs and one very brave cat.
A beach lover; kayaking, swimming and sailing are a few of Dr. Johnson’s part time hobbies. She also plays piano and is a former professional singer. All of her clients admire her dedication, devotion and love for her job and patients.