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Meet Jonathan M. Fradkin, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

Jonathan M. Fradkin, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)<br />Internist

Dr. Jonathan Fradkin earned his bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. After graduation in 1991, Dr. Fradkin went straight onto active duty for the United States Army Veterinary Corps. His initial duty was in northern Illinois at Great Lakes Navel Training Center/Fort Sheridan, where he built and managed the small animal clinic and ran the veterinary regional branch. Two years later, Dr. Fradkin was transferred to a Joint Task Force in Honduras doing humanitarian assistance. He then joined the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, spending three years in sunny San Diego, CA.

From 1997-2000, Dr. Fradkin completed a small animal internal medicine residency program at Texas A&M and earned diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal) in 2000. He also earned a master’s degree in veterinary physiology and pharmacology. After becoming board-certified, he was Chief of Medicine and Special Projects Officer at the DoD Military Working Dog Center. After retiring from the army, he ran his own specialty practice and consulted before migrating to California. Dr. Fradkin has been with Pet Specialists of Monterey since the doors opened in 2011 and is head of the internal medicine department.

If you ask Dr. Fradkin his favorite part about being a veterinarian, he will tell you, “It’s like detective work. Putting together clues (symptoms) and evidence (lab data and imaging) to solve a case.” Dr. Fradkin enjoys being able to do what he loves, and help people and their pets at the same time. In his free time, he and his wife, Dyana enjoy spending time with their pets, Chestnut and Maxwell. They also founded Max’s Helping Paws Foundation, a non-profit in Monterey County devoted to providing veterinary grants to families with financial hardship. They started this incredible organization in honor of their beloved pet, Maximillian.


  • Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Science), Colorado State University
  • Masters of Veterinary Physiology, Texas A&M University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
  • Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association (MBAVMA)
  • Order of Military Medical Merit