David P. Luaces, DVM, Owner
Dr. Luaces was born and raised in Redding, California. He is a 1998 graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. degree in Microbiology. He is also a 2002 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine having finished his clinical year at North Carolina State University. Following graduation, Dr. Luaces completed a rotating internship in surgery and medicine with VCA Berwyn/Franklin Park where he also met his wife Kathy. In his free-time Dr. Luaces enjoys numerous outdoor activities including snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain and road biking and triathlons. Dr. Luaces and Kathy share their home with their daughter Avery, “some” cats and Ned their 12-year old rescued Australian Shepherd.
Dr. Malone, DVM
Dr. Malone graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then gained experience by completing a one-year internship in small animal surgery, emergency care, internal medicine, dermatology, and neurology. Dr. Malone has a strong interest in small animal dentistry, and in her free time enjoys being outside and spending time with her husband, Bill and her two children Ethan and Maggie. She shares her home with a French Bulldog, Max, and several cats.
Kim Ortega- Kim has worked at Tri-City Animal Hospital since 2009. As a lead receptionist, Kim is responsible for overall management of the front desk area by providing exceptional customer service to visitors, staff, and clients. Kim enjoys participating in marathons, walks, cooking, and relaxing with her family and 2 Pit Bulls, Hershey & Azul on the weekends.
Taryn - Taryn has been with Tri-City since May of 2019. Originally born and raised in the Rocky Mountains and relocated to sunny San Diego. She is a certified veterinary assistant and gain a lot of experience in different clinical settings. She relocated to Illinois to be closer to family and currently going back to school to become a CVT. Taryn has always loved caring for animals and have found a profession that allows her to do so every day. She currently has a 4-year-old German Shepard/ Boxer mix that keeps her on her toes!
Angela - Angela is currently working on her associate degree in veterinary technology through Penn Foster and hopes to graduate by early 2020. She has always loved animals of all kinds and is excited to continue her career with Tri-City Animal Hospital. She loves interacting and taking care of patients as well as their owners. When she isn’t caring for patients, Angela enjoys family time, going to concerts, camping and spending time with her furry children including three cats, Lana, Nova and Eleven and her two pups Archer and Piper.