Meet the staff of the Menifee Animal Hospital…
Dr. Courtney DiMeglio
Dr. DiMeglio earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2000. She then went on to study abroad in Scotland at the University of Glasgow Veterinary School before returning to Iowa State University where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006. She has a special interest in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, and Internal Medicine. For the past seven years she has practiced emergency medicine and critical care at the Emergency Pet Clinic in Temecula where she also served as the Medical Director. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Dr. DiMeglio enjoys spending time with her husband, rambunctious 2 year old son and newborn baby girl. They share their home with 2 Bloodhounds, a French Bulldog, 5 donkeys, 5 goats, a potbellied pig and over two dozen peacocks. All of their pets are rescues. Her hobbies include training bloodhounds for law enforcement use, practicing classical ballet and traveling.
Dr. Amy Andrich-Card, DVM
Dr. Amy Andrich, now Dr. Amy Card, was born in Tucson, Arizona but has been a southern California native for years. She attained her Bachelors of Science in 2004 from Cal State San Bernardino and graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010 from Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Andrich-Card, or Dr. Amy, as she is often called, loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in internal medicine and dentistry. However her interests are not limited to small animals as she is actively involved in equine medicine as well.
Aside from veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time at the river water skiing with her family, horseback riding, and travel. She loves time with her family, including her extended family of “fur kids” which consists of 4 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 horses. However, her family days have recently changed as Dr. Card and her husband welcomed their first child in late February 2013.
Dr. Valerie Daru (photo coming soon)
Dr. Valerie Daru grew up in Sacramento, CA and earned her Bachelor of Animal Science degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2009. During her time at Cal Poly she studied abroad in Sydney, Australia and decided she wanted to go to veterinary school overseas. She graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in Scotland in 2014. While she was living in Scotland she traveled all over Europe and the UK and went back to Australia for a summer externship at Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. She has a special interest in oncology and neurology as well as ultrasonography.
After receiving her degree, Dr. Daru wanted to return home and be closer to her California family and friends. She currently lives in Fullerton with her Scottish boyfriend. In her free time she likes to travel, volunteer with the Humane Society, swim, dance and spend time with her rescue dog and 17 year old cat.