Meet Our Staff
Dr. Gary Haver
Dr. Gary Haver is the founder and owner of Surfside Animal Hospital. He started working in animals hospitals at the age of 14. His career as a veterinarian started in 1996 when he graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1992.
Since graduating from Ross University he has worked in New York, Maryland, and California as an associate veterinarian, medical director, a relief doctor, provided service for the county animal shelters here in San Diego, and currently co-owns Peaceful Passing, an in home pet euthanasia service. Dr. Haver currently resides in Carlsbad with his wife Dana and their 3 dogs, TJ, Mickey, Powder and Charlie the cat. In his spare time Dr. Haver enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, fishing, sailing, and martial arts.
Dr. Zach Zeisse
Dr. Zach Zeisse is excited to be a part of the Surfside team! Dr. Zeisse is a San Diego native and grew up in a family surrounded by pets. He received his under graduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994. He then spent a year at the UC Davis School of Medicine in the cardiology department where he participated in research on the effects of gastrointestinal disease on cardiac function. He was accepted into the veterinary program at the University of Illinois in 1995 and was an active member in the veterinary fraternal organization.
He enjoyed spending his free time volunteering in the wildlife clinic caring for injured and orphaned wildlife. Dr. Zeisse received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1999. After graduation he moved back to the San Diego area. Dr. Zeisse currently lives in Oceanside with his wife Jenninfer and three children, Emily, Alex, and Katie. He owns a dog, a cat,, a green-cheeked conure, and a fresh water fish tank.
Dr. Paul Weber
Dr. Paul Weber is originally from Larchmont, New York. He received his BS degree in Molecular Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2009 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University and completed his clinical rotations at the University of Florida. His past experience includes emergency medicine having worked at Emergency Hospitals in Long Beach and Temecula. His interest includes small animal surgery, radiology and emergency medicine. When not working, he spends time at the beach, riding his bike and playing video games. Dr. Weber has one dog, a mixed breed Lab named Sartorius, who he rescued front the island of Grenada his first year in vet school.
Dr. Kimberley Deere
Dr. Kimberley Deere has been a part time employee of Surfside Animal Hospital for the past several years. She is a native of Southern California and resides in North County San Diego with her husband and two children. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis in 1992. Following her dream to become a Veterinarian she attended and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. In her free time, Dr. Deere enjoys being outside and active with her family and dog “Max.”
Dr. Blake Hilke
Dr. Blake Hilke grew up in Oceanside, California, and graduated from Vista High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Santa Cruz with a major in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. He continued his studies at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He completed his year of Veterinary Medicine, Clinic and Surgical Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Hilke has particular interests in Cardiology, Endocrinology, and enjoys working with clients to provide the best health care for their pets. Dr. Hilke lives in Oceanside with his dog Zeke, a blonde Labrador Retriever. When he is not working he enjoys beach volleyball, tournament pool, and playing drums.
Dr. Nicole Colloca
Dr Nicole Colloca was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she received her veterinary medicine degree from the Centro Universitario das Faculdades Metropolitans Unidas in 2008. Later she moved to San Diego and in 2011 she joined the staﬀ of Surfside Animal hospital as an RVT. In 2017 she completed all the requirements to practice in the United States and received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM).
She is one of the longest employees at Surfside and has a special interest in dermatology. She greatly enjoys working with her patients and monitoring their medical progress while they are on the road to recovery and loves to assist clients in all aspects of their pet’s health care needs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going to the gym, beach and traveling. She has three little dogs Misty, Chiquito and Foxy. She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Dr. Mireille Boisse
Dr. Boisse, a native of southern California, grew up in the Los Angeles area, and moved permanently to Encinitas in 1999. Wanting to be a veterinarian since grade school, she achieved her childhood dream when she graduated from Ross University in the Caribbean in 1995.
Animals have always been her passion, and their safety and comfort her goal. Quality of life, and the decline of our pets due to illness or time is inevitable, and when in time that quality of life is no longer there, difficult decisions sometimes need to be made. Our pets are our family members and best friends, and they rely on us to end suffering and pain when necessary. Since her main focus through the years has been emergency veterinary medicine, she has had to consult and assist many families with the difficult and painful subject of euthanasia. She started Peaceful Passing In Home Euthanasia ™ with Dr. Gary Haver in 2005, with the assistance of her husband Enzo, a former veterinary technician.
In 2019 she joined Surfside Animal Hospital as the medical director. Dr. Bosise is one of emergency doctor’s for Surfside Animal Hospital after hour’s care.
When not working, she enjoys traveling with Enzo and their two daughters, and spending time with the extended furry family: “Venus”, a mastiff mix, the world’s most mellow feline, “Henri”, the parrot “Joli”, 3 tortoises, and 6 koi fish.
Dr. Mona King
Dr Mona Nicole King grew up in Temecula, California then went to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science. After graduation she went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University. As a veterinarian, Dr King is passionate about dermatology, critical patient care, and surgery. She is a big believer in positive reinforcement for the animals and practicing "patience with patients". When not at work Dr King is an equine enthusiast (crazy horse lady). She also loves hiking, paddle boarding, the beach, and spending time with her husband, son, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
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