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Meet Our Team


Stephen Hodgeson, DVM

Stephen Hodgeson, DVM

Dr. Hodgeson has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2008.  During that time he worked in a high volume general practice under two more experienced veterinarians which allowed him to gain valuable experience in general medicine and surgery.  Dr. Hodgeson also opened a house call practice to serve the Inland Empire helping families and their pets in the comfort of their own homes.  Additionally, Dr Hodgeson provided relief services to many different practices in the Inland Empire, which allowed exposure to a diverse number of practice philosophies and different medical practice techniques.

Dr. Hodgeson is excited about hospital ownership and feels that with the partnership of Dr. Boshoven as well as the commitments from support team personnel, we will provide top quality care to you and your pet family members.

David Boshoven, DVM

David Boshoven, DVM

Dr. Boshoven was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up there.  After graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, he moved to Southern California to start his career as a veterinarian.

Dr. Boshoven has worked as a veterinarian in Southern California for the last 25 years.  For many years he worked in the Lake Arrowhead area and for a time owned and operated Arrowhead Animal Hospital.  He has also worked as an emergency veterinarian, and prior to purchasing The Pets Place he worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic of Grand Terrace.

Dr. Boshoven has a love for medicine and surgery.  Not only does he enjoy working with cats and dogs, but he has developed skills and a love for working with rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and other pocket pets.  Nothing gives Dr. Boshoven more joy than to help pets and their owners live happy, healthy, productive lives by practicing the highest quality medicine here at The Pets Place Animal Hospital.

On his days off, Dr. Boshoven enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, their two pets Rooney and Lucy.  He also enjoys following futbol and being involved with his church.

Tyler Kelleher DVM

Tyler Kelleher DVM

Dr. Kelleher was born in San Diego, CA. He spent most of his childhood growing up across the bridge from downtown San Diego in Coronado, CA. He knew he wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age and decided to pursue it as a career, with his uncle (also a veterinarian) encouraging and mentoring him along the way.

Dr. Kelleher graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science, and then went on to attend veterinary school at Cornell University in upstate New York, after which he returned to his home state of California to begin his career as a veterinarian. He spent a few years practicing in the Chico, CA area while working on both large and small animals, until he decided to move back to Southern Californa and joined The Pets Place Animal Hospital in order to be closer to his family.

Dr. Kelleher enjoys seeing a variety of cases, with particular interests in radiology, cardiology and surgery. He is excited to meet you and genuinely looks forward to developing a treatment plan that provides your beloved pet with the best care possible.

In his time off, Dr. Kelleher enjoys spending time with his wife, being involved with the church, spending time in the great outdoors, playing softball, playing bass guitar, and playing some video games (when time permits).


Erika Contreras

Erika  Contreras

Hello, My name is Erica, I have lived in Riverside for three years. I have six dogs, two cats, one cockatiel and one goldfish. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2007 providing health care to many furry, scaly and feathery pets.

Teresa Gonzales

Teresa  Gonzales

Hello, my name is Teresa and I have a soft spot for black cats. I love anything education related and love learning. My dream job is rehabilitating wildlife animals. I would love to move to Oregon someday and live in the mountains.  

I work many areas here at The Pets Place Animal Hospital. You might see me in our kennel, as well as assisting our Veteriarians and Technicians and recently teamed up with our Receptionists too.

I look forward to seeing you and your pets when you come in.


Josh Beckey

Josh  Beckey


I have been a Vet Tech for about 8 years. I have always loved animals! I have two dogs and two cats. When I am not working, I like to spend my time camping, hiking and playing disc golf.

Jasmine McKenzie

Jasmine McKenzie

I have been working at The Pets Place Animal Hospital since August 2015. I have been a veterinary assistant for 9 years. For as long as I can remember animal health care has always been my passion. I started volunteering when I was 12 years old with an animal adoption network.  When I was 16, I started working at my first animal hospital.

I am working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

I currently have One dog, Bane, a cat named Boots and a bearded dragon named Grumpy Pants.

Freddy Echague

Freddy Echague

I am a 3D animation student, eager to continue growing in a team environment, sharing knowledge to its deepest detail, and always looking for the next project that will help us all to increase our success.

I am also a veterinary assistant, who has been working in the Veterinary field for over ten years, doing what I can to fulfill my need to help the furry ones, and be their advocate.

I am an Argentinian who moved to the States almost ten years ago and following a path that resembles a roller coaster I find myself today, being part of the TPPAH family. I am proud to be part of a team who thrives to bring the best in animal care we can provide.

Veronica Orozco

Veronica Orozco

I have been in the veterinary field for two years. I have two horses and one cat. I am married to a great guy, and have a two year old son. During my free time I like to go horseback riding.



Carolyn Ruiz

Carolyn Ruiz

Hi. I am a single mom of three grown kids. Angela, Joe Joe and Richard. A proud grandma of seven granddaughters. I am going to be a great grandma this December. I love music, dancing, CATS, Family and Friends.

My Furbabaies are Arsenic, Old Lace and Martimer.


Corinna Draper

Corinna Draper

I love being in this field because I love animals and sharing my compassion for them.

I have been in this field for seventeen years and I love it. I am a proud mom of two kids and one grandson who is my pride and joy.

I have five dogs, two cats and a fish.

I enjoy spending time with my family and taking trips to the beach.

Cate Boshoven

Cate  Boshoven

Cate is a receptionist who has been working for The Pet's Place since July of 2016.  She enjoys working with the public, and loves being around the animals.


Lea Digiovani

Lea Digiovani

Hi my name is Lea and I've been in the Veterinary field for three years. Working with animals was always a dream for me when I was a kid. It makes me proud to say that I am working with them now. I've been saving and rescuing animals my whole life. I have a ton of experience with different species like, exotics, dogs, cats and pocket pets.
My dream is to someday open a small animal rescue.
I own a yellow Labrador named Haley, a Calico cat named Mittens, and Bearded dragon named Taylor.

Cherish Brown

Cherish Brown

Hello !

My name is Cherish and I have been working with dogs for over three years. I hope in the future to become a dog trainer and to work with fearful and aggressive dogs and rehabilitate them.

April Curtis

April  Curtis

Hello, I’m April and I have been at pets place for six months now and working in the animal field for two and a half years. I began volunteering for the animal humane society in high school and have always enjoyed being around animals. I am currently working on my degree in veterinary technology and hope to become a tech within the next year. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs and my guinea pigs. I look forward to meeting you all and your pets

Support Staff

Ronneice Cotton
Bookkeeper - Administrative Assistant

Ronneice  Cotton

I am a Mother of two amazing kids, and owner of two rescue Pitbulls (Doolie and Mike) who I love to pieces.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, trips to the beach, and singing karaoke with my friends.

I have always had a soft spot for animals living in shelters. In a perfect world, I would take them all in, but I try my best to find a good home for them when the opportunity presents itself.

Kathi Sepulveda
Practice Manager

Kathi Sepulveda

Kathi Sepulveda has worked more than 30 years in private, as well as corporate veterinary practices, leading them through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes. She advises and works to ensure practices are productive and efficient, thereby making the client experience smooth and rewarding.

Kathi is returning to this location where she used to work for many years assisting  Dr. Wilds as his technician/practice manager.  She is enjoying seeing and meeting all the old clients she used to see in years past.     

Kathi  has served as Hospital Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Human Operations in a variety of Veterinary practices, expressing superior leadership during critical transition phases, including hiring professional and technical staff, implementing budgets, writing and implementing mission statements, policy and procedure manuals, training systems, clarification of objectives, and achieving acceptance and implementation of plans. Kathi continues to attend continuing education to keep current with industry business standards and practices as well as team building strategies to improve the value of the business and individual staff members.

Vicki Duncanson
Client Care Specialist

Vicki  Duncanson

Hello my name is Vicki, I have worked full time for The Pets Place Animal Hospital since 2013. I also attend school at Mt. SAC. I love what I, and have a menagerie of pets at home including birds, reptiles, cats and dogs.

Robert Dunson

Robert Dunson

Robert brings 22 years of grooming and training experience to our team. He grew up in a large family and was usually the one who took care of them.

I love working with pets at The Pets Place Animal Hospital, and in return The Pets Place takes care of me.

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

I have been working at The Pets Place Animal Hospital for the past eight months.

I have been in building and grounds maintenance for twenty years. I enjoy my field and I like to fix things.



Everyone at the Pets Place are friendly, professional and take excellent care of my pet and me! I’ve also boarded my dog there; she was a happy & well taken care of. I was completely comfortable leaving her there for over 2 weeks. Dr. B explains everything clearly and takes the time necessary for the pet and owner."

— Melanie Birdseye

The Pets Place Animal Hospital

Map MarkerAddress: 625 W La Cadena Drive, Riverside, CA 92501

Phone IconPhone: (951) 684-2181

Fax IconFax: (951) 684-1375

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Clock IconHours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • *Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*Available Only for Picking up Boarders, Medication, & Food.

After-Hours Emergencies

After-hours emergencies are referred to Animal Emergency in Grand Terrace. They are available when the clinic closes from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and are located at 12022 La Crosse Avenue, Grand Terrace, CA 92313, (909) 825-9350.

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Located across the 215 Freeway from Johnson’s Caterpillar

Proudly Serving:

Riverside & San Bernardino Counties, including: Riverside • San Bernardino • Colton • Grand Terrace • Moreno Valley • Corona • Norco • Mira Loma