Dr. Luis G. Iturriaga (a.k.a. Dr. I) got his D.V.M. degree in 1979 from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. He became experienced working with poultry, exotic birds, large animals and companion animals. He did an externship at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and got his license for the state of Ohio in 1996. He bought Market North Veterinary Hospital in 2001 and has been the owner ever since. He has a special interest in avian medicine and dermatology cases. He also has an Alpaca farm in which he likes to spend his free time in and has recently acquired chickens for it.
Dr. Luis G. Iturriaga II (a.k.a. Dr. Luis) got his bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Spanish from Miami University in 2004, and his D.V.M. from Kansas State University in 2010. After graduating, he worked at Peruvian Soul Alpaca farm and continues working there to this day. He has worked at Market North Veterinary Hospital since 2001 during his summer vacations. He started working part-time as a veterinarian at Market North Veterinary Hospital in 2012. He also works and treats Alpacas at both his farm and other farms. He has a special interest in small animal soft tissue surgery. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his dog, family and friends.
With a love for all animals Terra graduated from Brown Mackie College to become a Veterinary Technician. Terra enjoys educating others on pet care, and currently lives with two dogs, two rats, and one cat.
Sarah graduated with an associates in veterinary technologies, and works for a groomers when she is not in the clinic. She loves being outdoors hiking, kayaking, and swimming. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and her three cats & dog.
Breana has spent much of her life working with animals from exotics to horses, and her favorite dogs. She has extensive experince in dog training and handling ranging from agility & obedience in a competitive setting, to trick training, and behavior modification in home as well as in public settings. Bree has a strong interest in canine sport and rehabilitative medicine. She spends much of her free time studying the newest in training and physical therapy techniques as well as staying involved in the competitive dog sport community.
Kayden got his start at Market North through the Bio-Med science Academy's senior internship program before being hired on. Kayden has known Dr. I his entire life, and accredits his own passion for animals. Within Veterinary Medicine Kayden has an interest in exotic and companion animals, especially rabbits. Outside of work he spends much of his time training dogs, and caring for his own pets. In August he will be leaving for The Ohio State University to study Animal Bioscience Pre-Vet.
Peanut Butter is the Patriarch in our clinic. He is 17 years old and is our oldest resident cat. He loves to meet and greet all of our clients. He especially likes it when they let him in and out of the closet where he likes to spend his nights.
Annie was a beautiful long haired tortoise shell cat who loves to sit by the windows and watch the birds fly by. She was the most lovable of the bunch. Dr. Iturriaga rescued her when she was a kitten. She was found outside the Hospital in the middle of winter, full of parasites and next to a heater pipe. Many clients did not met Annie because she was quite shy with new people, but she quickly becomes a favorite once you did. She was also the leader of the “Shark Pack” an endearing term we use with them when dinnertime arrives and the smell of a freshly opened can of cat food gets all of their attention. After 15 years of her companionship Annie sadly passed away. We will miss her.
Jelly was abandoned at our hospital years ago with her six kittens, and since then has made the hospital her new home. She loves to secretly watch our clients by peeking around the corners with interest, but quickly runs to hide when approached. She loves to play with her toys and scratch her nails on her post. She is the leader of the “Shark Pack”.
Brain was born at our hospital in 2004. She was the only one in her litter (which is unusual for a cat to only have one). She became attached to the Iturriagas so they couldn't bare to let her go. They had her at their farm for a little while but she was not fitting in with the pack there so they brought her back to our hospital. She is now 13 years old. She has a personailty closley related to a dog. Brain loves to follow Dr. I around and sleeps on his couch anytime she gets the opportunity.
Sunshine is our only cockatiel at the Hospital. If you come in to the hospital and hear a bird singing, and whistling it is likely Sunshine who makes our afternoons bright with his melody! A client who found him in a parking lot, and was unable to keep him brought Sunshine to the hospital.
Mr. Fish was the big orange South American Chiclid that swims freely in his 75 gallon tank. He was the favorite among our “younger” clients as they like to watch him in amazement as he followed their fingers moving on the tank.