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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Gerald C. Haggard DVM

    Dr. Gerald Haggard founded Exeter Veterinary Hospital April 25th 1982. Dr. Haggard has attended to the medical needs of every specie from Amazon Parrots to zebras in his veterinary career which started after graduating from the University of California in 1978 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. To provide the latest in professional care Dr. Haggard built a modern animal hospital opening in August of 2007. The expansion of service continues with personal attention to the patient and client.

    Dr.  Gerald Haggard and his wife Kim are active in their church and local civic groups. Their sons and daughter – in – laws are Nick and Hannah, Jordan and Crystal. They have a grandson named Forrest. Multiple cats, dogs, and horses are included in the family.

    They all enjoy cycling, gardening and other outdoor activities.

  • Suzie Gonzalez
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Suzie joined Exeter Veterinary Hospital in August of 2008. She was born in Visalia, Ca and raised in Farmersville, Ca. In addition to her veterinary technician skills she acts as our bilingual interpreter. When not at the hospital she enjoys spending time with her 6 year old Yorkshire terrier, Piper. She likes watching movies, outdoor activities and riding her scooter.

  • Rhonda Nash

    Rhonda joined the Exeter Veterinary Hospital team in September of 2008. She graduated from Exeter Union High School and then later attended Golden State Business College where she received a certificate in Administrative Medical/Dental Assisting. She was born and raised in Exeter, where she met her husband Tyler Nash. Rhonda and Tyler have two sons, Evan and Easton. She also has two dogs, Cooter and Baby. She loves to spend her free time at the coast with her family.

  • Cassie Whitney
    Veterinary Technician


  • Aidan Pelaiz
    Veterinary Technician