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.

Monique Jones, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jones was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her love of animals grew from having hamsters, a rabbit, and a dog as a child. She attended the University of California, Davis for her undergraduate degree while working part-time as a veterinary technician, then Tuskegee University for her veterinary degree.

After graduating, she completed a one-year general practice internship, which included experience with overnight emergency medicine. Her love and care for pets since childhood gives her an appreciation for pets as extended members of the family. She looks forward to providing the most sensitive and professional care to clients and their pets. She has a black and white domestic medium hair cat named Cleo.

Martina Lucas, D.V.M
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).