Valley Animal Hospital
“Compassionate Care For Your Pet”
993 W. Valley Blvd. #120
Bloomington, CA 92316
M-F: 8AM-5PM Sat: 9AM-2PM
Meet the Staff
Tracy DuPrez, DVM (Owner)
I have worked in the field of veterinary medicine for over 20 years. I first worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant, and then attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 2001. I worked as an associate first at Cordova Veterinary Hospital in the Sacramento area for 3 years, then at Alosta Animal Hospital in Glendora for 5 years. I am now the owner of Valley Animal Hospital.
This is an incredibly rewarding profession for me. I have never been without cats and dogs in my life, and I understand how important pets are to my clients. I strive to honor that bond and do the best I can to ensure the health and well-being of my patients.
I am a So Cal native, born and raised in nearby Glendora. I currently live in La Verne.
Melania Gharakhanian, DVM
Dr. Gharakhanian is a graduate of UC Davis who joined our practice in October of 2012. She lives in Glendale with her family and her dog Joey.
Jeff is a veterinary assistant who has been working in veterinary medicine for over 8 years. Before joining our hospital, he drove for the Animal Ambulance of Southern California and also worked at an emergency animal hospital. Jeff is Dr. DuPrez’s brother, and shares her love for animals. He has a Terrier mix named Eddie and he adopted his cat Pantera from the hospital. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, playing the guitar, and playing tug-of-war with Eddie
Miguel has been a veterinary assistant for many years. He is a great asset to our hospital. He is dedicated to his family and enjoys taking care of his chicken, dogs and cats.
Ana is an experienced assistant who joined our team in 2014. Ana adores her children and her Pit Bulls, Chico (pictured) and Ginger.
Jacque has many years of experience in the veterinary profession, and is dedicated to the field as her career. She has an adorable Doxie mix (pictured) and an adorable son.
Christy started volunteering at our hospital through a high school volunteer program, and she is now a great receptionist and veterinary assistant. She aspires to be a zoologist. Her dog Hennessey (pictured) often comes along with her to work and welcomes adoration from our clients.
Debbie is a wonderful receptionist and has been with our team since 2011. She has discovered a love for kitten rescue while working here and has saved the lives of many kittens through our Kitten Adoption Program.
Carly came to us through an internship program while becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant. We immediately hired her, and she is a great receptionist and assistant.
Cathy has been our groomer for over 20 years. She has a calm and gentle manner with the dogs and cats she works with, and she does meticulous work. Please see Cathy's grooming page for more information.