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Meet Samantha Frankovich, DVM,
Emergency Veterinarian

Samantha Frankovich, DVM, <br />Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Samantha Frankovich is originally from Santa Rosa, CA. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in agribuisness. Dr. Frankovich went on to receive her doctor in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in 2008. With a passion for emergency and critical care, she moved back to California to complete the Small Animal Rotating Internship with Emergency Emphasis at Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in La Mesa, California.

For the next five years, Dr. Frankovich practiced shelter medicine before transitioning into general practice and preventative medicine. It wasn’t long before she decided to follow her passion back into the field of veterinary emergency and critical care. Dr. Frankovich joined Pet Specialists of Monterey as an emergency veterinarian in 2016. Her favorite part of emergency care is seeing her patients improve throughout each shift.

Dr. Frankovich always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. In high school, she was involved in numerous agriculture classes and Future Farmers of America (FFA). She showed her mule at the California State Fair! Through the FFA, she was able to earn her American Farmer Degree, which is the highest honor. She has one dog, Izzy, a 11-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever and two cats, Rudy and Ollie.


  • Bachelor of Science (Animal Science, minor in Agribuisness), California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  • Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association (MBAVMA)