Originally from South Africa, but raised in Southern California, Dr. David Jeffrey received his veterinary degree in Western Australia and developed a love of native wildlife and companion exotics. Dr. Jeffrey is an experienced venomous snake handler and has an interest in venomous snake surgery and medicine. He also treats dogs, cats, and many other exotic species including other reptiles, small mammals, pigs, and some of the birds you may have seen at local resorts in the Coachella Valley. He and his wife Dr. Rachael Jeffrey founded El Paseo Animal Hospital together in 2023.
Dr. Rachael Jeffrey was born in the Midwest, then moved around the US for a bit before settling in California when she was 12 years old. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she moved to Western Australia where she earned her Veterinary Degree. After 5 years in Australia, she was ready to move back home and be closer to family. She moved to the Coachella Valley where she lives with her husband, young son, and their beloved animals Daisy, Zedd, Karma, and 9-Ball. She has called the Coachella Valley home for almost a decade now, and has fallen in love with the area. Dr. Jeffrey founded El Paseo Animal Hospital with her husband Dr. David Jeffrey in 2023.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Christina moved to the Coachella Valley in 2012 to follow her dream of working in the animal field. She started out as a receptionist at a local animal hospital and moved her way up to a veterinary assistant as well as a practice manager. Christina has 3 dogs, Kaylie an 11-year-old Maltese with an attitude, Piper an 11-year-old Pit Bull who loves everyone and Bentley a 13-week-old golden retriever she has waited her whole life for, you can see him on our website. She also has a 3-year-old cat named Oliver that she rescued off the streets at just a few weeks old and 2 mice that are just the sweetest. When Christina is not working, she loves taking her two sons Noah 15 and Connor 9 on trips to the local zoo as well educational trips to aquariums and animal parks. She visits the local shelters at least once a week with her boys so that they can interact with the pets there and give them treats in hopes to make them more social while they wait for their forever homes. Christina is passionate about making sure that your pet gets the care that they need and will go above and beyond to help you get them there. She can not wait to meet you at El Paseo Animal Hospital!