Eric M. Irwin
Outside work, Eric spends most of his time on the golf course. He played professional golf for a few years but now plays as an amateur in his free time. When he’s not on the links, he’s spending time with his family. Did we mention he is a die-hard Anaheim Ducks fan AND Green Bay Packers fan?
His pets include Penny (Chihuahua mix), Tobie (Tuxedo cat), Nancy (DLH cat), and Linda (French Bulldog).
Katie C. Irwin, RVT
Co-Owner, Head RVT
Her pets include Penny (Chihuahua mix), Tobie (Tuxedo cat), Nancy (DLH cat), and Linda (French Bulldog).
Dr. Thomas M. Irwin (Dr. Tom)
Dr. Tom's Bio
Dr. Tom is one of the most relaxed, down-to-earth vets you will ever meet. With over thirty years of small-animal practice experience, you will be in great hands here at Newport Mesa Animal Hospital. Haven’t met Dr. Tom yet? He will be the one running around in shorts and sandals, practicing medicine between sets at his favorite surf breaks.
Dr. Tom attended undergraduate school at University of Hawaii, where he fell in love with surfing. He then continued his education at the University of California at Davis and received his BS in Biology and Animal Science in 1978. He then continued his education at the University of California at Davis, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1983. A very “low key and down to earth” person – his practice philosophy is to provide progressive quality medicine in a relaxed, common sense, honest practice with the pets well being of primary importance.
His other passions include his family and recently welcomed new granddaughter Olive! Surfing, hockey and live music are also other passions of his.
He enjoys spending 1 week per month in San Jose del Cabo surfing, relaxing, helping Dr. Ruben Pawling (local Veterinarian) and two local animal rescues in Los Cabos.
His pets include Miller (Orange tabby – who lives at NMAH).
Dr. Jennifer A. Keating
Dr. Keating's Bio
Following graduation, Dr. Jennifer Keating happily accepted a full-time job offer to return to Newport Mesa Animal Hospital to work right alongside her lifelong Veterinary teacher, Dr. Tom. She now is working as our 2nd full-time veterinarian, and we couldn’t be happier to have her back in the NMAH family!
Her pets include: Oliver (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Practice Manager, RVT
Her pets include: Brock (Boxer) and Puffy (Poodle Mix)
Her pets include: Storm (Husky)
Her pets include Daisy (Malti-poo), Dipper (DMH).
Elise joined our team in May of 2022.
Serena joined our team in June of 2022.
Her pets include: Simba (Golden Retriever) and Pumba (Pug)
Her pets include: Zephyr (Maine coon mix), Kaila (DSH), Keena (DSH), and a foster dog Hussle (German Shepard/Husky mix).