XAttention:Point Vicente Animal Hospital wishes you and your pets good health during these difficult times. Please take note of our new office hours. The lobby is NOW OPEN. Please call to make an appointment.
31270 Palos Verdes Dr. W
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
Open Mon - Fri: 8AM to 6PM,
Sat: 8AM to 4PM


local vets

Dr. Cassie Jones


Dr. Cassie Jones, founder/owner of Point Vicente Animal Hospital, has enjoyed a professionally rich and rewarding career since her graduation from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1988.

Subsequent to receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a one-year internship at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. In 1990, Dr. Jones joined the staff at Wilshire Animal Hospital in Santa Monica. During the following nine years, she worked with not only dogs and cats but also a wide variety of small animals, including birds, reptiles, rabbits, "pocket pets," and pot bellied pigs.

In 1995, while working in Santa Monica, Dr. Jones became a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). What does that mean? Dr. Jones underwent a difficult process of additional study and examination to become a Board Certified Specialist in the care and treatment of dogs and cats. As an ABVP Diplomate, it is accepted that she has proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. It also means that your pets are receiving expert treatment and a strong commitment to providing the best possible care to animals in need.

Equally concerned about enhancing the quality of care for all animals, Dr. Jones has been and continues to be involved in numerous professional organizations. She is a Past President of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and served four years as a Veterinary Medical Board Hospital Inspector for the California Department of Consumer Affairs. In addition, Dr. Jones has held numerous positions with both the California and American Veterinary Medical Associations and as a District Governor to the CVMA.

Her current extracurricular affiliation is with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy where she serves on their Board of Directors.  Preserving open space for the education and enjoyment of all is their mission and her special interest is in providing awareness to people of this beautiful place and making sure they can appreciate the diversity of animal life in our Preserves, in the sea, on the shore and in the air.  What does she think about the peacocks?  "Well, they're really pretty....and the chicks are very cute."

In 2001, Dr. Jones re-opened a closed veterinary hospital in the Golden Cove Shopping Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.  After 10 years of success and 10 years of a leaky roof, she moved the practice to the new building next door.  A Rancho Palos Verdes local, Cassie lives in Portuguese Bend with two cats, two tortoises and one husband.  Point Vicente Animal Hospital opened in  2001.

local veterinarian

Dr. Amy Bednarek


Dr. Amy Bednarek, is a Los Angeles native and recently joined our team at Point Vicente Animal Hospital in September 2013.  After an extensive career in the entertainment business, Dr. Bednarek decided to follow her true passion of veterinary medicine and has never looked back.  She received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2006.    

Prior to joining the staff at Point Vicente Animal Hospital, Dr. Bednarek worked at a small animal general practice near downtown Los Angeles for 7 years.  Some of her interests include cardiology, senior pet care, emergency based cases and of course new puppies and kittens.  She enjoys coming to work every day and making a difference in a pet’s life.

Dr. Bednarek has two young children; two cats “Sabu” and “Chowder” and enjoys running, biking, hiking and traveling.  You may see her running or walking around the neighborhood.


Dr. Teresa Micco


Dr. Teresa Micco, received her DVM in 2011 from Ross University and Louisiana State University Schools of Veterinary Medicine. 

Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Micco was an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) for 25 years, working primarily with birds and exotics in addition to dogs and cats. She has been involved in conservation, rehabilitation, and aviculture for many years. After completing her studies in Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach, she moved to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for her pre-clinical training.

For her final year of veterinary school, she attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge.  While completing her clinical rotations, she assisted in the care of injured birds and sea turtles during the BP oil spill.

Dr. Micco is an active member of the AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians) and is on the Social Media Committee for the AAV on Aviculture. She continues to work with companion and wild birds, exotics, and dogs and cats. She lives in Redondo Beach with her husband Bill, cats Clare and DD, African grey parrot Bingo and a bearded dragon named Norbert.