Dr. Heart Dominguez

Clinical Director

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I attended the University of Oregon and then CSU Monterey Bay to earn my BS in Biology. I became the first CSUMB graduate to be accepted to and graduate from veterinary school and earned my DVM degree at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. I have had the opportunity to practice medicine in high volume, multi-doctor practices as well as in shelter medicine, and I am thrilled to now serve as the Clinical Director at Romie Lane.

We strive to make every visit as gentle, pain-free, and stress-free as possible for your pets. I am proud to be Fear Free certified! To become certified, I have completed a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam and must complete continuing education to remain certified. To learn more about what being Fear Free certified means for you and your pet, please click here!

Prior to following my heart’s desire (pun intended) to become a vet, I had an extensive career in the hospitality industry and pride myself on my ability to offer exemplary customer service to both my patients and their parents. I have a special interest in brachycephalic dogs and currently have two of my own. I also have two adorable young children of the two-legged variety.

Having married a Carmel Valley native, my wife and I were overjoyed to return to the Monterey Peninsula in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, fine dining, training for triathlons, solving Rubik’s cubes, and making my kids giggle.