Zoran Djordjevich, DVM

dr-zd-300x224Chief of Surgery Zoran Djordjevich, or “Dr. George” to most clients and staff, is a native of Yugoslavia. Growing up on a farm, his aspirations of being a veterinarian came at a very young age. He acquired his veterinary medical degree from the University of Belgrade in 1990 and then trained at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. His persistent quest for innovation has always lead to improvement in his approach and technique paving the way for his great accomplishments in veterinary surgery.

Dr. Djordjevich has the distinct honor of being the first veterinarian in the U.S. to implant the Helica Total Hip Replacement (THR) Systems’ smallest acetabular 24 mm screw cup implant in June 2010. Today, this improvement has been NATIONALLY accepted as the standard for the Helica procedure. Dr. Djordjevich has achieved extremely favorable results for both his patients and clients.

The enhancement of the THR surgery by infusing the implant area with Adult Stem Cells to improve recovery, reduce implant rejection and to stimulate bone formation around the implant is another example of his quest for innovation to achieve the best results for his patients. As Mohnacky Animal Hospital’s Chief of Surgery, Dr. Djordjevich lends his surgical and medical knowledge to any case or doctor throughout the organization.

Joining Mohnacky Animal Hospital (MAH) of Carlsbad in 1998, he has always been an animal advocate by supporting rescue groups and animal help agencies by assisting them in achieving their goals. Dr. Djordjevich is an avid soccer player and also enjoys playing tennis outdoors and table tennis in his spare time. He and his wife Gordana take pleasure in traveling, entertaining family & friends, raising their three sons (Nikolas, Sasha and Filip), and watching after Bubbie their Maltase bundle of joy providing endless comic relief to his family.

Dr. Djordjevich is a member of the AVMA, CVMA and SDCVMA. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and advances in natural approaches to veterinary medicine. Dr. Djordjevich came to the United States in 1994 and with his love of this country, he became a citizen in 1999 continuing to work under the philosophy that “with many blessings come many responsibilities to give back”.

Thank you Dr Djordjevich for all you do.

Carly Bulliard, DVM

Dr. Carly Bulliard joined Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad on October 15, 2012. She is originally from Louisiana and attended the University of New Orleans for her undergraduate degree. Dr. Bulliard received her DVM from St. George’s University and performed clinical rotations in Perth, Australia at Murdoch University.

She is a very positive person and oriented toward client service and satisfaction. Dr. Bulliard believes part of her job is to give clients the confidence that they have done the best job for their pet.

Her hobbies include exploring the unknown, hiking, camping, fishing and, of course, taking care of the pets she and her husband have in their household. Her pets include Cypress, a Beagle/Terrier mix, and Shiny, a Jack Russell Terrier mix.

Rica Roberto, DVM

IMG456-768x1024Dr. Rica Roberto is originally from Guam; she received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis. During that time she participated in a veterinary externship in Brazil and she received her DVM in 2016 from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Roberto has used her ongoing education and skills in varied capacities including volunteer work at Sacramento Zoo, Solano Feral Cat Trap Neuter and Release Task Force, Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless, Hawaiian Humane Society, Honolulu Zoo Veterinary Clinic and Guam Animals in Need.

Dr. Roberto is passionate about the veterinary profession, a team player and has a strong interest in animal behavior. She says that her passion for strengthening the human-animal bond is by creating a positive experience for each patient, each visit and through behavior modification which is something she implements with each patient encounter.

Dr. Roberto and her husband enjoy hiking, the out-of-doors, and binge watching TV series. Her pets include “Khaleesi”, a 2/1/2 year old large mixed breed, a 5 month old Belgian Malinois, and two kitties, “Simba” and “Lupin“.

Mona King, DVM

Dr. Mona Nicole King received her Bachelor’s Degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences. As an undergraduate she participated in Polo, Thoroughbred, Swine, and Leopard Tortoise enterprises, and sang in the choir at her church. In veterinary school her passion for horses continued and she showed competitively in the Arabian Horse Circuit. Some of her most rewarding experiences included shelter work and providing veterinary services for people who could not otherwise afford veterinary care. She performed countless examinations, spays and neuters while working with World Vets in Nicaragua. During vet school Dr. King married her high school sweetheart and they now reside in Carlsbad with their fur children – Scout, a Belgian Malinois Mix, Oliver, a Toy Australian Shepherd, Chia Pet, a Sphynx, and Safari, a Savannah Cat. They enjoy hiking, the dog beach, and training for sheep herding. Other favorite activities include riding horses, kitty snuggles, paddle boarding, hiking, water sports, yoga, and reading.

Dr. King’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are communicating with clients. She strives to make that vital connection with every person that walks into the hospital door through patience, empathy, and kindness –that is her personal goal during each and every appointment.