Our Veterinarians

Our team is united by their deep understanding and appreciation of the strength of the human-animal bond. We work together as integral members of your pet's healthcare team, but are far more than just co-workers: we are a family! Thank you for your interest in getting to know us.

Alison Jensen, DVM, MBA
Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Jensen began volunteering in the veterinary field at the age of eight and worked her way up through the ranks beginning with cleaning kennels. After graduating from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Cougs!) in 2007, she completed intensive training in an elective small animal internship, rotating through specialties such as surgery, oncology, and emergency medicine in Sacramento and Phoenix. She then returned to the Seattle area to practiced emergency-exclusive medicine and surgery for four years. Her husband was transferred to the Army Baylor Campus at Fort Sam Houston, so she took a year off to join him and earn a Masters in Business Administration before moving to the San Diego area. She is loved by her two Great Danes, James & Tanq, a little Frenchie mix named Sprout.

Michelle Dejanovich, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Dejanovich grew up in southern California and has always had a passion for animal welfare. In 1997, she moved to San Luis Obispo and earned a BS in Animal Science, then moved to Davis to work in the UCD Veterinary Teaching Hospital as an intensive care technician. She completed a rigorous equine internship in Scottsdale Arizona after graduating from vet school in 2008. We were lucky enough to woo her away from equine practice when she returned to southern California in 2012, where she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time at the beach. She has a black lab named Gibson who keeps her on her toes.

Martina Lucas, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Martina Lucas only ever wanted to be a veterinarian. As a child, she always loved animals and had a wide variety of pets, including hamsters, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, frogs. When she was 15 years old, Dr. Lucas finally got her first dog. It was love at first sight. She is passionate about holistic and integrative medicine. This passion inspired Dr. Lucas to earn her CVA, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and inspires her to currently pursue her CCRT, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Beyond acupuncture, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, Dr. Lucas is also passionate about Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition. Dr. Lucas joins South Temecula Veterinary Hospital after working at a veterinary hospital in Riverside, CA. She graduated in 2011, from the University of veterinary medicine in Košice, Slovakia. She immigrated to the United States soon after graduation, and worked as a veterinary technician while she worked on her US Veterinary license.
When Dr. Lucas is not in the office treating her patients, she can be found spending time with friends, travelling to visit family, hiking, dog training, and playing with her two rescue dogs (a 5 year old shepherd mix named Chance and a 2 year old Chihuahua mix named Rory).

Cristina Bonnelly, DVM, MPH
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cristina Bonnelly was asked as a little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up, and the first answer she gave was “a doctor for the animals.” This desire only grew when she started volunteering in veterinary hospitals while still in middle school. Dr. Bonnelly is passionate about strengthening the human animal bond, and finds helping owners to care for the pets extremely rewarding.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Bonnelly attended the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, then attended Kansas State University where she earned her Master’s degree in Public Health, and finally Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, where she earned her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Ross, Dr. Bonnelly completed a one-year internship at Capital Veterinary Specialists in Tallahassee, Florida.

In her spare time, Dr. Bonnelly enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and traveling. New to Southern California, Dr. Bonnelly is enjoying exploring her new home. She has two pets, a 3 year old mixed breed dog named Harper and an 18 year old cat named Sandy, who has turned her into a self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady” over the last few years.