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Dr. Tessa Fischer

Veterinarian, part-time
Dr. Tessa shares her home with four large rescue dogs who keep her very busy.

Before joining POMDR with the opening of the Boand Clinic in November 2019, she volunteered for numerous nonprofits. Among others, she is still associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s Healthy Pets for All program, providing free preventative veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless or have low income.

Dr. Tessa worked for the past couple years as a relief doctor at multiple clinics in the Bay Area and surrounding counties. Before that, she worked as a primary care veterinarian in a busy small-animal practice in Chicago. As a distinguished athlete in college, she was named Student Athlete of the Year and was a member of a team that won the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship.

Dr. Tessa received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Illinois. She then completed a one-year California Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellowship with the California Department of Public Health.
Bauer house
(831) 718-9122
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Tax Info
POMDR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corp.
Tax ID: 27-1154816
Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm Mon - Sat, or by appointment
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only