Vets and Staff

At Canyon Hills Animal Clinic you’ll find a skilled veterinary staff. People who love their pets made up of primarily animal health care providers, seasoned veterinarians, and veterinary specialists. We have an appreciation for pets as well as pet owners and a commitment to a meaningful relationship with them. We look forward to meeting you and here are some of the people you might be seeing.


Dr. Georgina Marquez, DACVIM

The new owner at Canyon Hills Animal Hospital, Dr. Marquez a truly fun, friendly and intelligent lady,  is not only an excellent general practitioner, but is also board certified in internal medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Zachary Smith, DACVS

Dr. Smith is a board certified surgeon who specializes in complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. 

Dr. Gene Hofacre

Dr. Hofacre is a former veterinary hospital owner and the brother in law of Dr. Turano. He brings his knowledge and expertise into office calls with clients as well as into the surgery room. 

Dr. Michael Turano

Dr. Turano is officially retired and is now living in Florida.  He is spending his days playing softball, golfing, cycling, boating and enjoying the company of his 5 dogs! He hand picked Dr. Marquez as his successor at Canyon Hills Animal Hospital.  

He Established Canyon Hills Animal Clinic in 1974. Over the years, the positive feedback and expressions of satisfaction which Dr. Turano and his clinic staff have received from their clients have made their work all the more rewarding and worthwhile.

Dr. Turano graduated from The Ohio State University where he initially began his academic career as journalism major. The former Little League baseball and youth soccer coach enjoys participating in sports and outdoor activities including golfing, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.

Dr. Turano has two sons: Preston, a veterinarian in Portland, Oregon, and Trevor, a veterinary dental hygienist. His pet family includes five dogs: PomChi's Axl & Rose, English Bulldog Fiona and his two new rescued buddies Lucy and Angelina.


Our Wonderful Staff

Trevor - Dental Hygienist  A graduate of Chico State University, Trevor Turano received his training in non-anesthetic dental care with Veterinary Dental Services from 2004-2008. Passionate about helping animals, Trevor, whose father and brother are veterinarians, has been providing veterinarians non-anesthetic dental care independently since 2008. 

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Kennel Attendants