DrKimberly DaffnerClinic Owner/Veterinarian
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Dr. Daffner escaped the desert and moved to Redondo Beach in 2010. She purchased Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach in 2012 and has loved every minute of business ownership.
Dr. Daffner received a B.S. from University Nevada Las Vegas in 1987 and then her professional veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University in 1991. She considers herself a 'family practitioner' and she celebrates the bond between humans and their furry friends.
Her medical passions include geriatric medicine, ultrasound, dentistry, cold laser therapy, chemotherapy, and specialty surgeries for bulldogs such as soft palate resection, entropion, stenotic nares, and corkscrew tail amputations.
She proudly became Fear Free Certified in 2017! As a Fear Free Certified Professional Dr. Daffner has undergone stringent testing and annual continued education. Fear Free certification focuses on providing the best physical and emotional care with special attention to the handling of fearful, anxious, or stressed out pets.
In her spare time she reads, plays lots and lots of tennis, loves and adores her three pups, Cozy and Dexxie, and Hercules, and enjoys a glass of good red wine with a delicious home cooked meal.
Craig LeonardOwner/Business Manager
Craig grew up in Southern Idaho. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State University. Prior to joining Family Pet Clinic, Craig worked for a Fortune 100 company in several states throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was then promoted to manage his company’s Los Angeles market, where he earned “Manager of the Year” honors several times. Craig has a background in marketing/sales, human resources and operational management. One of Craig’s biggest tasks has been the complete remodel and branding of Family Pet Clinic. On his days off, he enjoys tennis and riding his motorcycles.
Born and raised in southern California, Dr. Randall has called other places home including: New York, Michigan and Indiana. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology and Management from UC Davis in 2002. In 2009, she relocated from California to attend Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her degree in 2013. She joined Family Pet Clinic in 2014. Dr. Randall enjoys traveling, running, hiking, kayaking, knitting, cooking and anything that involves her husband and son! She is excited to be part of the Family and provide professional, compassionate care for members of your family.
As a child, Dr. Joyce Wong always wanted to learn everything she could about whatever animal she was interested in at the time. As she got older, her love of science started to bloom. She chose the veterinary profession because it allows her to exercise her passion for the sciences while working directly with the animals that she loves!
Dr. Wong was raised in the Los Angeles suburbs and attended UC Davis to study animal science. She worked as a veterinary technician for two years after graduation, then returned to UC Davis for veterinary school. Dr. Wong has special interests in opthalmology and small furry exotic mammal medicine (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, chinchillas, and ferrets). She is also passionate about animal behavior and loves strengthening the bond between pets and people by improving mannerisms and mood.
When she isn't caring for pets here at Family Pet Clinic, Dr. Wong can be found playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling, spending time outdoors, or hanging out with her terrier mix Noodle.
A South Bay native, Dr. Friedman grew up in Palos Verdes. She received a B.S. from the University of California, Irvine in 2012 followed by her professional veterinary medical degree from Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona in 2018.
Dr. Friedman couldn’t stay away from southern California for too long before ending up in San Diego, completing a rigorous internship in internal medicine, emergency and surgery at VCA Animal Specialty Group. After her internship, she couldn’t resist moving back to the South Bay for good.
Dr. Friedman is no stranger to Family Pet Clinic! She was a veterinary assistant here for several summers while studying for her veterinary degree. She is so excited to be back and join an exceptional group of doctors and staff. Dr. Friedman is proud to be Fear Free Certified!
She aims to make each visit to the clinic as positive as possible with minimal restraint, agents to decrease anxiety, and lots of treats!
Emergency medicine, endocrine disease, and preventative medicine are some of Dr. Friedman’s special interests. In her spare time she loves to travel, bake, weight lift, read, and hike with her sweet pup Eevee.
Erika LClinic Operations Manager - RVT
Erika graduated in 2013 with a degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She received her RVT license right after graduation, and has practiced medicine in New York, Colorado, and California. She is a strong advocate for the 'pit bull' type breeds, and works hard to change societies perception of these inherently good dogs. When she's not in the office, Erika enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and exploring the wilderness with her husband Wade and her Staffordshire Bull terriers, Shorty and Caddy.
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