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Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM
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Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM


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Bernadine D. Cruz, D.V.M., is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 20 years. Dr. Cruz received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

She is a nationally active speaker on general pet care, emergency preparedness and her passion…pets in pain. Dr. Cruz is a veterinary consultant for several national television programs, and has extensive experience across all media. In addition to having hosted a one-hour live pet show on Southern California television for five years, she has appeared on “Cats” on the A&E network, “Petcetera” on the Discovery Channel, “Smart Solutions” and “Help at Home” on the Home and Garden Channel. In 2006 and 2007, you may have heard Dr, Cruz on KKGO in Los Angeles on Saturday mornings. Prior to that she was heard weekends on the CBS radio affiliate in Los Angeles, “KNX 10.70 News Radio” with pet health tips. She presently can be seen in thousands of veterinary offices coast to coast on the educational DVD series “PetCare TV.”

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, host of The Pet Doctor

Dr. Cruz has helped develop the “First Aid for Pets — Dogs & Cats” course that is endorsed by the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of the United States. She is the author of “The Secret Sex Life Of Dogs And Cats”, a text for pet owners that entertains and at the same time educates them on the reproductive behaviors of their pets. Among other distinguished roles, she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Communications. She has also chaired the public relations committees of the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and co-chaired the California Veterinary Medical Association’s subcommittee to “Increase Women’s Role in Organized Medicine.” She received an Outstanding Service Award from the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bernadine is a veterinarian who takes it to the people. She has served as a volunteer veterinarian for the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, ‘the Last Great Race’ in Alaska. You can find her in late winter along the North Shore of Lake Superior, serving the needs of the canine athletes in the John Beargrease Sled Dog race.

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