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Meet Taina Power, DVM
Emergency Veterinarian

Taina Power, DVM<br />Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Taina Power grew up in rural Alaska and Puerto Rico. After settling in Northern California, she attended University of California, Berkeley to earn an undergraduate degree in anthropology. In 2009, Dr. Power received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She then moved back to the Bay Area to complete a rotating small animal internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, CA.

Dr. Power joined the emergency service at Pet Specialists of Monterey shortly after the doors opened in the fall of 2011. She believes in close and consistent collaboration with her clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each pet. Dr. Power loves veterinary medicine partly because it's like being a medical detective. It is very rewarding being able to solve a case and help people and their pets have a better quality of life. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age; however if she hadn't pursued veterinary medicine she would have considered forensic science.

Dr. Power lives with her partner Randy, daughter Xenia, their dog Herbie the love bug, and cat Bonnie. Some things you may not know about Dr. Power is that she used to race dog sleds, she lived with a monkey for four months, and she was a Division 1 NCAA competitive gymnast.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), University of California, Berkeley
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences