Our Veterinarians at Peninsula Center Pet Hospital
Dr. Giselle Pomeranc-Mayer
Dr. Mayer was born and raised in Miami, FL. From an early age, she discovered her love for animals. Her parents let her keep any little creature she found and she has fond memories of helping lost turtles after Florida rainstorms. Also, her favorite elementary school teacher helped foster her interests by encouraging students to take home and care for classroom pets. The love for animals and science that developed in this early time pointed Dr. Mayer in the direction of Veterinary medicine.
Starting at the age of 14, she began volunteering any free time she had in veterinary hospitals. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida International University before moving to California to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine. After completing a 2-year registered veterinary technician program, she went on to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2011. Upon graduation, she moved to the South Bay, where she has worked as a general practitioner, helping local pets ever since.
On June 5, 2018 Dr. Mayer became the owner of Peninsula Center Pet Hospital. She is excited for this new stage in her career. Caring for pets and the people that love them is her highest priority. she truly loves applying her knowledge and experience in this ever-changing field. Dr. Mayer has special interests in surgery and radiology.
Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Mayer is also an avid tennis player and hiker and has been fortunate to travel to many countries. In rare quiet moments, she loves to curl up with a good novel. Currently, she lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with her sweet dog Rusty, her loving husband Eddy and their 2 great kids, Jacob and Layla.
Dr. Peggy Herrera
Dr. Herrera has always had an affinity for animals. She attended UC Davis, majoring in international agricultural development and was admitted to the Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. She graduated in 1975. She began working at Peninsula Center Pet Hospital in 1983, and she bought the hospital in 1990. She celebrated her 30th anniversary at Peninsula Center Pet Hospital in 2013.
Dr. Herrera strongly believes that pets are an integral part of the family unit and has designed her practice to celebrate this special bond.
In her spare time, Dr. Herrera enjoys cooking and spending time with her family: husband Bill, daughter Meredith, son Jonathan, Queensland Heeler Scout, and Siberian Husky Kenai. Dr. Herrera earned her private pilot’s license in November 2012 and flies regularly in the family Mooney. She also donates her services to many rescue organizations such as German Shepherd Rescue and Golden Retriever Rescue.
Dr. Michelle Moeller
Dr. Michelle Moeller was born and raised in Western Iowa and always knew that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. She earned a B.S. in Microbiology in 2000 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 at Iowa State University. After graduating, she completed a Post-Graduate Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Mesa, Arizona. After practicing for 9 years in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Moeller moved to the South Bay in 2013.
Dr. Moeller and her husband, Craig, share their home with two cats and a dog: Ripley - an orange tabby, Tesla - a tuxedo kitty, and Kona - a Doberman-Shepherd Mix.
Dr. Moeller spends her free time hiking, running with Kona, reading a good book at the beach, and exploring the many beautiful sites that Southern California has to offer.
Her professional interests include: General/Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Behavior, Dentistry, and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Moeller enjoys helping to maintain and prolong the amazing bond we share with our pets, while providing her patients and pet parents with compassionate and quality veterinary care.
Dr. Jennifer Ogino
Dr. Ogino was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and received her B.A. in Zoology, with a minor in History, and planned on a career in Marine Biology. However, realizing that she had a fondness for animals both and in and out of the water, she then decided to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. Ogino left the tropics of Hawaii and received her veterinary degree from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, where she had quite the experience learning how to live in the snow! After practicing for several years at a small animal private practice in Northern California, the sun and surf called her back, and she migrated south to beautiful Southern California where she has been ever since.
In December 2020, Dr. Ogino received her certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Acupuncture from Chi University in Florida. She is very excited to begin integrating acupuncture into clinical practice at Peninsula Center Pet Hospital! By combining eastern and western medicine, she strives to provide balance and longevity of health for our furry family members. Dr. Ogino's next goals are pursuing further certification in Veterinary Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Tui-na (a combination of acupressure, conventional massage, and chiropractic techniques).
Dr. Ogino enjoys doing any kind of activity on the water, most especially paddle boarding and surfing, hiking with her dog, traveling, and is an avid reader and baker. She dreams of one day completing an "Endless Summer" trip around the world. Dr. Ogino is owned by her border collie/lab retriever mix Pilikia (= trouble in Hawaiian) and sister kitties Sachiko and Sookie Stackhouse.