Melinda Grove, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Dr. Grove has finally returned home after spending the past 13 years in New York. Before jetting off to New York, Dr. Grove completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine, then completed her graduate studies at University of California Los Angeles, and finished her schooling with a Doctorate at Ross University.
Dr. Grove is a strong advocate of volunteer work. In Central America, she worked on a program with the ASPCA entitled, “Modified Vets Without Borders.” She also worked with her local Humane Society and several smaller shelter and rescue groups during National Spay Day.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Grove most enjoys the compassionate care that she is able to give to animals, including preventative medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and emergency medicine. When she’s not wearing her “veterinary coat”, Dr. Grove enjoys open water diving and surfing in her free time. Since the 1990’s, she has volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.
Dr. Grove loves her “kids” at home, Tater Tot and Delaney, her Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mixes. Tater Tot and Delaney also have a brother named Jose Reyes, a stray kitten she has had since he was only a day old!