Dr. Jeffrey Moss graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 after completing his undergraduate studies in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona. It was when he received his additional training in equine dentistry and joint injection techniques, that he found a passion for performance horse medicine. Over the last decade, Dr. Moss' expertise in lameness exams and joint injections has made him highly sought after in Southern California, by professional riders and horse trainers alike.
As the founder and owner of Temecula Creek Veterinary, Dr. Moss shares his knowledge and experience whenever possible with staff members and clients. He also enjoys giving back to the community by participating in many guest lectures at 4-H and FFA clubs, equestrian riding clubs, and local schools. Dr. Moss is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
"I always wanted to be a veterinarian". His love of animals was evident from an early age as he worked alongside his father, an FFA advisor at San Pasqual High School in Escondido. He continues to dedicate his life to animals. He believes that through volunteerism and education, people will learn better animal husbandry practices and in turn improve the lives of their animals.
Dr. Moss resides in Temecula with his wife Stephanie and their three children, Emily, Steven and Laci. In his free time he loves to go fishing with his son, waterskiing, and watching his kids play sports and many other outdoor/water activities.
About Dr. Spini:
Dr. Spini graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, followed by her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Fairfield (Northern California), Dr. Spini spent the majority of her summers on her family's dairy farms, where she worked with the local veterinarian.
While in veterinary school, she found her true passion lies in equine reproduction. During her time at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, Dr. Spini honed her skills in equine reproduction and foal care. She has become our in house Reproduction-expert, while having a soft spot for working with goats and all things Bovine. Dr. Spini loves the challenge of working with many species on a daily basis, from routine wellness exams, to emergency field surgeries.
Dr. Spini lives in Temecula with her husband, Jameson, their son, Easton, their Chocolate Lab, Dixie, and Golden Retriever, Bear.In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family, going to country concerts and being outdoors.
About Dr. Hall:
Along with Dr. Moss, Dr. Hall is a graduate from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate education from St. John's University in Queens, NY, with a focus in Biology and Chemistry.
Growing up in San Diego, Dr. Hall was a working student in the Hunter/Jumper circuit near Del Mar, California. While at UC Davis, she was deeply involved in both Camelid and Equine Medicine. Her expertise has made her highly sought after by our Camelid (Alpaca/Llama), Goat, and Sheep clients. She has a passion for ambulatory medicine, emergency, and general care. Dr. Hall loves working with older geriatric horses and with owners to improve their horses' quality of life. Dr. Hall takes the opportunity to educate clients on animal husbandry, and shares her love of large animal veterinary medicine.
Dr. Lindsey Hall lives in Temecula with her mixed breed dog "Bolt", her calico cat "Peanut" and her off-the-track thoroughbred "Liam". When not running around with her animals she also enjoys playing soccer and doing Crossfit.
About Amanda Smith, RVT:
Amanda was born in Anaheim, CA. At the age of four, upon riding and working with horses for the first time, she knew she wanted them in her life forever and to work with horses in the veterinary field one day as a career. At the age of twelve, after acquiring her own horse and moving with her mom to AZ, she became very involved in 4-H and enjoyed showing. They moved back to CA with the animals when Amanda was sixteen so that she could go to college and be nearer to her grandma.
Amanda graduated from Biola University in 2006 with a BS in Biology. She then attended San Diego Mesa College, and in 2008 graduated with an AS in Animal Health Technology. In December 2008, she passed her state board exam and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She worked at an equine emergency/surgical referral hospital from 2008-2013. Amanda also worked at another local practice as an office administrator and ambulatory technician from 2010-2014. Since 2012, Amanda has been Dr. Moss' technician and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work alongside an amazing vet, while getting to meet and work with amazing patients and clients in the field. Amanda lives in Temecula and is married to Wayne. In September of 2016, they welcomed their baby daughter, Autumn, into the world. They enjoy spending time together as a family, and discovering the world with their daughter, as well as fellowshipping with friends, drinking a good cup of coffee, and looking after their horses, dogs, cat, and leopard geckos.
About Aaron Merten:
Since 2013, Aaron Merten has been dedicated to the care of animals both small and large, at the time employed as a show- and barn-groom for dressage trainers and their clients out of a commercial boarding facility in Northern San Diego county. As a child, his home always had pets and animals around, whether it be canine, feline, fish or amphibian, or worse, something he had found outside and brought back, much to his older sister's disdain!
His adventurous attitude and curious nature also resulted in various natural science experiments being undertaken, initially spurred on by the acquisition of a mail-order insect catalogue, which after a series of silkworm and mantis escapes, led to his parents insistence of no more indoor experiments. Prior to his highschool years, he enjoyed riding his mom's lesson horse Buddy, a gentle, flea-bitten grey OTTB retired racehorse whom he had learned how to ride and care for, even going so far as to show in youth competition before highschool and relocation left less time. It would be those childhood experiences that would become pivotal to Aaron's later interest and appreciation of animals, eventually leading him to work alongside talented trainers and riders while learning about horse care and training.
It was in the beginning of 2017, however, Aaron was afforded the opportunity to ride along with and eventually join the Temecula Creek Equine team as a veterinary assistant. As he worked, he also further realized his passion for animal science and began focusing on veterinary care with a renewed desire for further education. As such, Aaron has plans to enroll in an RVT program upon meeting the program requirements, and to eventually pursue higher education in a scientific field.