Dr. Julio López

Vet In Training

Dr. Julio in elementary

Dr. Julio López was born and raised in Los Angeles. As a kid he dreamed about being a veterinarian and having his own practice. One of his earliest memories helping animals include taking care of orphaned new born kittens with the help of his mom.


He attended High School at North Hollywood High Zoo Magnet where classes were held in bungalows located in the parking lot of the LA Zoo. While in High School he was part of the Student CITES project and was awarded a scholarship for a trip to assist researchers studying black sea turtles in Baja California. 


He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. After receiving his DVM degree, Dr. López returned to Los Angeles to complete a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group, followed by a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. He successfully completed the rigorous testing and publishing requirements set by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine to become a Board-Certified Specialist.


Dr. López has experience in all aspects of internal medicine with a special interest in diseases of the kidney and bladder, as well as endocrine diseases such as diabetes, Addison’s, Cushing’s and hyperthyroidism.  He also has extensive training in ultrasound and the diagnosis and management of heart disease. 


Dr. López has lectured both nationally and internationally and has authored chapters for The Clinical Veterinary Advisor textbook & The Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


Outside of veterinary life he enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling anywhere there is a beach, and keeping up with the Dodgers, Lakers, 49ers. If he wasn't a veterinarian he would be a conservation biologist working all over the world protecting endangered species.

Dr. Christine Fabregas-Arnau

Dr. Christine Fabregas-Arnau was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Her first experiences with the love of animals came as a child. She cared for puppies, fed the neighborhood squirrels, played with hamsters and rolled around in the grass with the neighbor’s friendly cat. Animals were always a part of her life.

She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics Applied Science. Upon graduation, she shifted gears into her passion of veterinary medicine, working as a veterinary technician prior to vet school. This involvement led down her path of obtaining her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at the

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. After graduation, she continued on to a rigorous one year rotating internship at East Bay Veterinary Specialists in Northern California. She returned back home and married her high school prom date.


Outside of helping to save animal lives, Dr. Christine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband Lanzio and children Sebastian and Juliana. She also loves to play with their two dogs, Cece and Grace, cockatiel Baki, and tortoise Rafael.  They love to be adventurous and outdoors. You can find them volunteering & serving the senior community at her family’s board and care facilities. You can catch them having fun at the movie theaters, camping, playing in the snow, swimming and learning to surf.

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Encino Veterinary Center is Located on Ventura Boulevard in Encino providing veterinary care for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and pets in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Our Services include exam, vaccine, radiograph, xrays, blood test, medication, prescriptions, ultrasound, surgery, dentistry, dental cleaning