Theresa M. Ortega
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Board Certified Small Animal Internist
Dr. Ortega received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. She completed her small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in 1993, and then returned to UC Davis for her internal medicine residency training, which she completed in 1995.
After finishing her residency, Dr. Ortega served as a faculty replacement for the UC Davis Small Animal Medicine service (1995 – 1996), and then served as an internal medicine consultant for Veterinary Centers or America (VCA) hospitals in the South Bay and northern Orange County. Dr. Ortega, a Board Certified Internist, joined our specialty consulting staff in 1997.
She sees cases involving all aspects of small animal internal medicine, including endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology, nephrology, urology, pulmonology, immune-mediated disease, infectious disease and critical care. Her residency clinical research focused on canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) and has published her research regarding systemic arterial hypertension, proteinuria, hyperlipidemia and coagulopathy in canine Cushing’s disease.
Dr. Ortega enjoys gardening, hiking, music, camping, running and cycling.