Dr. Lisa LaChioma was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the Loomis area. She graduated from Del Oro High School, Class of 1996 and then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2001.
Dr. LaChioma went on to attend University of California, Davis where she graduated in 2005 as a large animal interest veterinarian. She joined the US Army Veterinary Corps, where she worked as an intern with military working dogs at Lackland Air Force Base. She then worked at the DODMWD center for 1 year and soon transferred to Fort Hood where she was a founding member of the deployable unit, the 28th Veterinary Medical Detachment.
After serving her time in the army, she began work in Texas with Banfield Pet Hospital from 2008-2009. She loved what she was doing but missed her family and decided to go back to California where she worked at Sunset Animal Medical Center until 2011. At that time, she began working with Pet Emergency Center as a relief veterinarian and fell in love with emergency medicine. Soon after, was working with Mueller Pet Medical Center until coming on full time at Pet Emergency Center in September 2016.
Dr. LaChioma has two wonderful kids that are the light of her life and when she’s not working or being a mom, she loves to run. 10K and half marathons are her favorite distance although 10K is about all she can do pushing the stroller (kids get bored). She loves yoga and is an active member at Bayside, Blue Oaks.
She has found her match, as medicine has always intrigued her and she loves to be able to help people though rough times and help people share the bond with their pet.