Dr. Brooks, the owner of the Mar Vista Animal Medical Center, took over from Dr. Ronald Clutter May 1, 1997.
Dr. Brooks is a board certified specialist in Canine and Feline Practice, and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. In addition, as AltheaVet@aol.com, she answers questions posted by the public on-line and has been a staff veterinarian, consultant, and is now Educational Director of VeterinaryPartner.com (formerly the VIN [Veterinary Information Network] Pet Care Forum and America On-Line’s Pet Care Forum) since 1994.
Dr. Brooks is a native of the Los Angeles area, but attended Mount Holyoke College, graduating with high honors in 1983. She graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.