Meet The Doctors

Dr. Greg Perrault

Dr. Perrault attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate majoring in microbiology and public health and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science. After an externship in Southern California for avian, exotic and wildlife medicine, he received his Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Perrault is a member of the American Veterinary Association (AVMA), the California Veterinary Association (CVMA), the Southern California Veterinary Association (SCVMA), the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV).

Besides operating Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, Dr. Perrault donates his time and provides first aid for many of Justin Rudd’s events, such as the Halloween Dog Parade.

Dr. Perrault lives in Long Beach with his partner, Cookie Braude, and their Chihuahua, Guillermo.

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Dr. Michelle Smith

Dr. Smith grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and developed a strong love of animals at an early age. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University and attended THE Ohio State University for veterinary school. Her professional interests include animal behavior, nutrition, and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Smith also has experience in emergency medicine.

Dr. Smith is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, SCVMA, and multiple non-profit organizations benefiting animals and the environment.

In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, gardening, drawing, and yoga. Dr. Smith and her husband have one daughter, one horse, and cats named Sophie and Diva Caterpillar.

Brianna HeadshotDr. Brianna Abel

Dr. Brianna Abel is a traditionally trained veterinarian and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by the way of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. She believes in holistic medicine, utilizing both acupuncture and herbs along with western medicine such as antibiotics and steroids when appropriate.

Dr. Abel grew up in Southern California, went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University and was internship trained at California Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. She is particularly interested in acupuncture, preventative medicine and end of life care. Dr. Abel lives in Long Beach with her husband, son, and her beautiful cats, Aspen and Vail. In her free time she enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, Clippers basketball and going to the theater.

Sandra HeadshotDr. Shirley Truong

Dr. Truong is a Southern California native whose parents immigrated from Vietnam in the mid-1970s. She is the youngest of three children and had a fascination with animals since she was a little girl. Her childhood was filled with pets of all sorts such as dogs, cats, rabbits, an iguana, tortoises, and various birds just to name a few!

Dr. Truong completed her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. She also completed a small animal clinical internship at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Irvine. Her professional interests include internal medicine and surgery.

When she's not at work, Dr. Truong enjoys meditating, tending to her plants, and eating different types of cuisine with friends and family. She lives in Torrance with her husband, David, and their two American Bullies, Booty and Octavia