Caring and compassionate veterinary team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Melrose Veterinary Hospital in Vista, CA! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 760-727-5151 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Richieri graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He also received a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association. He opened Melrose Veterinary hospital in 1990. Dr. Richieri regularly attends lectures and seminars on the latest veterinary medical advances.
Dr. Gibbs is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She has also received a Masters degree in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Gibbs joined our staff in 1999.
Dr. Watanabe obtained her bachelors degree in Biology at Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2010. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in 2015. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association. Originating from Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. W enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and trying new foods.
Dr. Buch, originally from Mumbai, India, became a Cincinnati resident with her family as a young girl. Her family, being mostly medical professionals, helped pave the way for her love of medicine. Puja knew at a young age that her passion was animals. She attended Ohio State University where she obtained her B.S. in Biology & Psychology, and is currently in pursuit of her M.S. degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dr. Buch moved to Southern California to attend Western University of Health Sciences and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Roteliuk grew up in Southern California always knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in biomedical science from Colorado State University, and moved to the University of California, Davis to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Roteliuk enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.
Lana has been with Melrose Veterinary Hospital since 1994. She really enjoys interacting with the clients and caring for their pets. Lana loves all aspects of the veterinary field, but has a special interest in animal nutrition. She has completed the veterinary technical nutrition counselor program and continues to educate herself in this area. Lana’s philosophy is that excellent veterinary care is one of the best ways to keep pets healthy and happy.
Melrose Veterinary Hospital
1680 South Melrose Dr. Suite 104Vista, California 92081
Phone: 760-727-5151 Fax: 855-287-5760 If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment a 24-hour notice is required. If less then 24 hours notice is given a nonrefundable deposit will be required to schedule future appointments.
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm