Dr. Jenna Mondares-Ploneda is a veterinarian in La Mesa.

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La Mesa Veterinarian

Dr. Jenna Mondares-Ploneda

Dr. Mondares graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona. A native of San Diegan, she worked her way from kennel aid to lead technician at a local veterinary hospital for over 5 years before attending veterinary school. During veterinary school, she rotated through various fields of medicine, from working with injured wildlife at the CA Wildlife Center to zoo medicine in South Africa and exotic animal medicine, among her small animal shelter and general practice training.

Dr. Mondares has a soft spot for dogs, cows, sheep, and reptiles, but enjoys practicing medicine on all species and is working on certifications in animal behavior, Fear Free practice, and Human-Animal Bond specialties.

She and her husband have two children, one dog (for now), two cats, two snakes, and two rescued desert tortoises.

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