Dr. Berg attended Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical year of study at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Upon Graduation in 2003, Dr. Berg obtained a position as an associate in a high quality, fast paced, multi-doctor practice in the South Bay where he gained experience in orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and internal medicine. After a three year stay in the South Bay, Dr. Berg developed a start-up practice further inland and grew the facility from one to seven doctors by offering state-of-the-art care, exceptional client support and positive treatment outcomes to thousands of fur patients and their parents. While Dr. Berg enjoyed managing a large multi-doctor facility, he was looking to bring the same state-of-the-art care to a smaller and more intimate practice where the doctors have the opportunity to truly bond with patients and their owners.
Dr. Berg has also received additional training in ultrasonography and CO2 laser surgery from the University of California Davis, additional veterinary dental training, is certified in veterinary stem cell therapy, is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Berg is Medical Director of the General Practice at Santa Monica Veterinary Group, where he is responsible for setting and maintaining the high standard of care within our hospital. While our facility is undergoing many upgrades our focus is in keeping our facility as cutting edge as possible so we may continue to offer only the best for our patients and their human companions.
Dr. Berg and Bohrer met in veterinary school and married in 2005. They have two sons who mean the world to them, Austin and Dean. Dr. Berg is handy and enjoys working on various projects around his and Dr. Bohrer’s home when he is away from work. Dr. Berg also enjoys working on his muscle car, attending car shows, hiking, technology and spending time with the family pets which include three dogs (Blueberry, Sierra and Coachella), one cat (Tofu) and his son’s vast reptile collection.
Susan Bohrer, DVM, CVA, CVFT
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Bohrer attended Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year of study at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Upon Graduation in 2004, Dr. Bohrer was awarded an internship in cardiology, critical care and internal medicine at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in the South Bay. During her internship, Dr. Bohrer gained invaluable experience in advanced care and this helped to direct her career interests.
In 2008 Dr. Bohrer earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture and began her focus on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine where she improved the quality of life for hundreds of patients through integrative medicine. Over the following 6 years Dr. Bohrer advanced her studies into Food Therapy, Herbal Therapy and Tui-Na (the study of acupressure and energy movement). The most impactful tenant of Traditional Chinese Medicine which Dr. Bohrer witnessed was that of Food Therapy and after formulating and refining recipes for hundreds of cases within the exam room Dr. Bohrer launched a Food Therapy inspired company aptly named Chi Dog. Chi Dog delivers finely balanced fresh, human grade, real food diets which are lightly cooked direct to client’s doors nation-wide.
We are lucky to have Dr. Bohrer within our practice for limited in-patient visits as well as telemedicine-based food therapy consultations. When Dr. Bohrer is not busy consulting on food therapy cases she finds peace in the practice of hot yoga and also enjoys running plus spending time with Dr. Berg and their family.
Jim Felts, DVM
Advanced Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery
Bio Coming Soon!
Kenneth Jones, DVM
Dr. Jones attended University of California, Davis and graduated in 1973. He immediately followed up his schooling with a 2 and 1/2 year internship under Dr. Larry Lippincott at California Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Jones has worked continually as a veterinarian on the westside of Los Angeles for 49 years and is very well known in the area for opening his own full service, one of a kind, animal rights veterinary hospital in 1981. Dr. Jones has been a pioneer in veterinary medicine since and has had several medical articles published in veterinary medical journals and books, has been the guest speaker at veterinary universities on many occasions, and has made guest appearances on TV shows to spread awareness and extend his knowledge to others.
Dr. Jones was raised as an Animal Right Activist and has remained active in advocating for animals for the last 49 years. Over those years, he has extended his knowledge and expertise to several species of animals aside from dogs and cats including, but not limited to tigers, cougars, opossums, racoons, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters. He was previously licensed in 6 states and continues to remain licensed in California and Hawaii.
When Dr. Jones is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife Suzann, who worked alongside him for 42 years before her retirement in late 2022 and with his rescue dog, Shaman. He remains extremely active and has been going to Cross Fit 6 days a week since 2014.
Omar Khalaf, DVM
Urgent Care & Endoscopy
Dr. Khalaf was born and raised in California, he attended St. George University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated cum laude. Following his graduation, he obtained clinical training at the University of Florida with emphasis on training emergency and critical care. After his internship was complete, he returned to California to continue working with emergent and critical patients at the local emergency hospitals of Los Angeles as a relief doctor.
Dr. Khalaf has a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine, endoscopy, surgery, and dermatology. Dr. Khalaf has had a passion for working with animals since he was young and started his journey into the veterinary field volunteering at an animal shelter. During the summers of vet school, he would volunteer and work closely with Dr. Berg, who has been a mentor for him since the start of his journey.
When Dr. Khalaf is not working, he enjoys spending time with his cat, Rosie, taking trips to the beach, deep sea fishing, rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers, and traveling.