When a family member is under the weather or suffering from discomfort, he deserves the attention of a caring, competent physician with the skills to diagnose his ailment and the compassion to treat him with tenderness.
At Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital & Pet Keeper, an expert staff of veterinarian doctors and a skilled team of technicians are here to do just that. Under the directorship of our highly skilled veterinary doctors, your pet is always in good hands. We're ready when your pet needs us.
Michelle Moeller, DVM
Hometown: Western Iowa native. After college and veterinary school in Ames, Iowa, I spent 9 years in private practice in the Phoenix, Arizona area before moving to the Southbay in 2013.
Education: Iowa State University College of Agriculture – B.S. in Microbiology, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Post-Graduate Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Internship in Mesa, Arizona
Family: Married with three 4-legged “children”. Two kitties, Ripley & Tesla, and a Spaniel Mix, Arizona.
Hobbies: Low-water-use gardening, hiking, running, and exploring the many beautiful sites that Southern California has to offer. Now that I live near the beach, I also aspire to take on surfing as a new hobby.
Favorite Quote: “At the Beach Time You Enjoyed Wasting, Is Not Time Wasted.” T.S. Elliot. “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” Mary Bly.
Professional Interests: General/Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Behavior, Dentistry, and Preventative Medicine.
Practice Philosophy: I enjoy helping to maintain the amazing bond we share with our pets. My goal is to provide my patients and pet parents with compassionate and quality veterinary care.
Jennifer Ogino, DVM
Dr. Ogino was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the University of Hawaii-Manoa and received her B.A. in Zoology, with a minor in History. She went on to receive her veterinary degree at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she had quite an experience learning how to live in the snow! After practicing several years at a small animal private practice in Northern California, the sun and surf called her back, and she migrated south to beautiful Torrance.
Dr. Ogino enjoys doing any kind of activity on the water (most especially surfing), hiking wit her dog, traveling, and is an avid reader and baker. Dr. Ogino is owned by her border collie/lab retriever mix Pilikia (=trouble in Hawaiian) and sister kitties Sachi and Sookie. Her professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry. The next goal in her professional career is to become certified in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Jill Child, DVM
Dr. Child was raised in northern Utah where she received her undergraduate degree from Utah State University in Bio-veterinary Science. She then moved to Pullman, Washington where she attended Washington State University and received her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2003. During a student internship in the Florida Keys, Dr. Child realized she liked the heat much more than the cold and moved to Miami, Florida right after graduation. She worked as an emergency doctor for 7 years and then in general practice for 8 years. In the summer of 2018, Dr. Child and her family decided to move to the South Bay where her husband, Mike was raised.
Dr. Child spends most of her free time with her husband, son and daughter. They all enjoy hiking, playing board games and playing on the beach. Dr. Child also enjoys running (slowly) with her dog, Ginger- a Labrador/ Doberman mix and trying to keep her 2 calico cats out of trouble. Her slower time is spent gardening and reading.
Her professional interests include advanced dentistry, surgery, behavior and dermatology.
Dr. Hui Liu (Beverly Liu)
Dr. Hui Liu (Beverly Liu) was born in China and grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. She attended the University of California - Davis and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Biology. She pursued her Veterinary Medicine Doctorate Degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She has practiced in a variety of small animal hospitals and she thoroughly enjoys every aspect of being a Veterinarian.
Dr. Liu is currently pursuing her certification of Small Animal Acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM). She is excited to join the team at Plaza Del Amo and cannot wait to start treating dogs and cats in need for acupuncture and CTM. In addition to acupuncture and holistic medicine, she has a passion for dentistry, dermatology and internal medicine.
Dr. Liu currently lives with her partner and two one-eyed cats in Torrance. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, volunteering and attending to her plants. She also speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin and knows how to read and write Chinese.
Dr. Elspeth Holder
Dr. Elspeth Holder was born and raised in Florida. She loved animals from an early age, spending every spare hour riding horses and encouraging her family to accumulate a number of beloved animals including fish, mice, a golden retriever, a basset hound, and a feisty tabby cat. She attended Williams College, double majoring in History and French. Dr. Holder worked in law, education, and agriculture and lived abroad for 4 years before deciding to return to the U.S. to pursue a career in what she had been most passionate about as a child – animals!
Dr. Holder attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University. After graduation, she and her husband left the cold Ohio winters behind for sunny southern California. Dr. Holder started her career at a busy hospital in San Bernardino County, where she discovered interests in dentistry, dermatology, and preventative medicine.
Dr. Holder spends most of her free time with her husband and two dogs, Betty and Auggie. She loves hiking, camping, practicing yoga, going to the beach, exploring international cuisine, and traveling.