The team at El Toro Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets.

Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

  • Dr. Fred Saad

     Dr. Fred Saad, DVM, has been offering his veterinary services for
    over 20 years. He is a firm believer in providing his patients the
    highest quality of medical care at an honest and reasonable price.
    Dr. Fred graduated from Cairo University in 1972 as a DVM. After
    immigrating to the U.S, Dr. Fred decided to further his veterinary
    education at Purdue University, and Oklahoma State. He went on to
    practice in Nevada in 1999, where he worked primarily to advance his
    surgery skills. In 1999 Dr. Fred moved to Orange County, where he
    purchased El Toro Animal Hospital in 2000. He is an active member of
    the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (California
    State Veterinary Medical Association), and SCVMA (Southern California
    Veterinary Medical Association). Dr. Fred’s most notable career
    moment was when he was one of the first Veterinarians in Orange
    County to utilize stem cells to treat hip dysplasia and joint
    disease. He is also skilled in a wide range of surgeries from stem
    cell, neuter, spay, and soft tissue surgeries. Dr. Fred’s interests
    outside of work include spending time with his family and the beach!

  • Vivian Saad

    Bio coming soon.

  • Raffi Yotnotsian

    Hi, my name is Raffi and I'm the Lead Technician at El Toro Animal Hospital.

    I've been a technician for 19 years. I started working at Back Bay Animal Hospital, and then at Dove Canyon Animal Hospital.

    During my spare time, I watch soccer and hang out with family.

  • Wendy

    Hi, my name is Wendy! I have loved, owned, and worked with animals since I can remember. I've worked as a Veterinary Attendant at El Toro Animal Hospital for over five years and I love my job!

  • Dr. Gordon Scott Diehl

     Dr. Gordon Scott Diehl, DVM, is a brand-new addition to the El Toro
    Animal Hospital Family, joining our team in 2019. A Purdue University
    Graduate, Dr. Diehl's most notable work includes a research project
    utilizing heterography pig heart valves in pursuing human heart valve
    replacements with Hancock Laboratories. Dr. Diehl established the
    Camino Veterinary Clinic in 1977 in San Clemente, a general practice
    serving San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan. Dr. Diehl also served
    on the San Clemente City Council for four terms and served as San
    Clemente Mayor four times over 20 years! He is responsible for
    assisting in the animal shelter's founding serving San Clemente, Capo
    Beach, and Dana Point. Dr. Diehl also helped provide treatments
    required to sterilize shelter pets before adoption, from 1984-2019.

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