Meet Our Team

Our entire veterinary, nursing, and client-care staff are qualified professionals with years of experience caring for animals and their families. They regularly attend continuing education forums and are available to provide assistance and advice on many topics including puppy training, dog and cat behavior, nutrition, and dental care.

In addition to our resident staff, we regularly consult with skilled specialists in the San Diego area to ensure that your pet benefits from the latest advances in medical technology.

Dr. Beth Gordon

Received a B.A. in Biology from UCSD in 1972 before attending the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her D.V.M. in 1977, she completed a post-doctoral year at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal medicine and surgery. She practiced abroad before returning to California and eventually settling in Ramona to raise her family. She opened High Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1990 in order to create a dynamic, community-oriented practice. Through the years, she has developed a special interest in internal medicine dermatology, and dentistry.

Dr. Lynn Savage

Was born and raised in Colorado, and graduated from veterinary medical school at Colorado State University in 1988. She completed an internship in medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group in 1989. She has a special interest in feline medicine and has been a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners ( for more than 15 years. She lives in Ramona with her family, including four cats, a dog, and four chickens.

Yigal Ben-Aderet

Is the co-owner of High Valley Veterinary Hospital. He has a Master’s degree in animal behavior and is also a registered veterinary technician. Currently, he oversees the training and behavior programs, through which he has helped countless owners resolve serious behavior problems.