Dr. Jason Sweitzer is a California native who is excited to be giving back to his hometown and his profession. He has worked in veterinary medicine for two decades from assistant, to RVT, to DVM. He graduated from UC Davis with his BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in 2003 and his DVM in 2009 with focuses on small and exotic animals, behavior, and business management. He has worked in general and specialty emergency practices as well as having been an Intern and Extern Director for one of the largest veterinary clinics in the country. He loves teaching and incorporating animal behavior and mental wellness in to all that he does and sits on the Western University Dean’s Clinical Site Advisory Counsel. He is a founding board member of Not One More Vet, Inc, and founder of Not One More Vet Student. a non-profit devoted to mental health and suicide prevention in veterinary medicine including more than 20,000 veterinary professionals.

He married his college sweetheart, and conveniently an amazing groomer and animal lover, and together they have two wonderful and energetic children. They also have had a menagerie of pets including chinchillas, iguanas, leopard geckos, dogs and cats and currently have a golden retriever (Buster), and 3 cats (Cheyenne, Bonnie, and Clyde). He was the co-president of the Feline Medicine club and has raised 12 litters of orphaned kittens while also helping to bring veterinary behavioral consultations to his community to helping dogs, cats, and birds. He has played field hockey for over 30 years and can often be seen riding his bike or active with his children and the community. He has lectured nationally on several topics. He believes laughter is the best medicine and proudly shares his “Dad” jokes.

SPECIALITIES: General practitioner with interests in behavior, small and exotic animals, emergency medicine, and mental health. 

• UC Davis 2003 – BS – Neurobiology, Physiology, Behavior 
• UC Davis 2009 – DVM 
• California Veterinary Specialists 2010 – Rotating Specialty and Emergency Internship 

CURRENT CLINIC: Moorpark Veterinary Hospital (Moorpark, CA)