Diederik J. Lagerwerff, DVM
Dr. Lagerwerff, principal owner of The Animal Doctors clinic, has practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years. His special areas of professional interest include animal diagnostics, geriatric medicine, wellness and behavior. In addition to decades of work with animals in the San Francisco Bay area, he ran free veterinary clinics in rural Cabo San Lucas for five years, where he vaccinated, spayed and neutered animals at no charge, as well as ran an animal awareness education program. In the United States, he has volunteered with Wildlife Rescue and was honored with the 1984 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Peninsula Humane Society. In his free time, Dr. Lagerwerff enjoys weight lifting, reading and practicing his native Dutch language. He is the proud owner of two cats and two dogs, all of them mixed breeds.
Donald Jones, DVM
Dr. Jones graduated cum laude from University of California at Davis in the class of 1974. During his senior year, he was honored with the Upjohn Award for clinical proficiency. Prior to joining The Animal Doctors in 2013, he operated an AAHA-certified clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years, and worked as Medical Director at VCA Almaden Valley Animal Hospital for two years. His special areas of professional interest include flexible endoscopy and internal medicine, as well as general surgery. Dr. Jones and Dr. Lagerwerff have been friends and colleagues for over 35 years and are now happy to join forces to provide excellent veterinary care for animals in the south Bay Area. In his free time, Dr. Jones enjoys fly fishing, playing tennis and spending time with his four grandchildren. He is the proud owner of a Boston terrier, a terrier mix and two teenaged cats.
Jollene Watson, Practice Manager, Licensed RVT
Jollene started working in the veterinary field 13 years ago as a kennel assistant, and quickly worked her way up to veterinary assistant. She joined The Animal Doctors as a veterinary assistant in 2009, and after several years of hard work and dedication was promoted to practice manager. Jollene graduated from the Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program in June 2013 and obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, playing soccer in a woman’s league, going for long rides on her motorcycle and spending time outdoors with her boxer.
Diane Lennon, Licensed RVT
Diane graduated from the Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program in June 2013, and soon after she obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2008, gaining professional experience through various internships. She joined The Animal Doctors in 2013. In her free time, Diane enjoys an active nightlife of dancing, karaoke and spending time with her friends, as well as spending the daylight hours outdoors with her dog. In addition to her dog, she shares her home with a cat and two love birds.
Kay Marie Marsden, Veterinary Assistant
Born and raised in Palo Alto, Kay Marie began working for The Animal Doctors in 2008 as a receptionist. After several years of experience in the clinic, she started her career as a veterinary assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and recently became a certified farrier. In her free time, Kay Marie enjoys horseback riding, hiking, knitting, reading and playing with her dog.
Dayna Bonetti, Veterinary Assistant
Dayna has worked in the veterinary field since 1986, both at small animal practices and the SPCA. She joined the Animal Doctors as a veterinary assistant in 2014. Her background includes training as a biological researcher and an EMT. Dayna dedicates much of her time outside of work to her two kids. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, swimming, fishing and skiing. Dayna’s family shares their home with a menagerie of animals, including 11 turtles, a bullmastiff, hermit crabs and fish.
Holly Kelley, Receptionist
Holly has worked with animals since 1985, when she completed an internship at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo after attending college at San Jose State University. Soon after, she started working for the Humane Society Silicon Valley, where she decided to go into the veterinary field—and she’s been in the field ever since. Holly joined The Animal Doctors as a receptionist in 2013. In her free time, she enjoys camping, fishing, skiing, riding her motorcycle and spending time with her two golden retrievers.!