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
Katie has been with the hospital since 2005. She began her work with us as an intern, and with Dr. Tom’s training, she worked her way up to the Head Technician Position. Katie is very passionate about her work at the hospital, where she loves and cares for each patient as if they were one of her own. When Katie is away from work, she enjoys spending her time with friends and family. Katie is married to Eric Irwin, Dr. Tom’s youngest son and owner of NMAH!
Her pets include: Penny (Chihuahua Mix), Tobie (Black/White cat) and Grey (Grey/White cat)
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)
Dr. Susan Steiner
Dr. Steiner's Bio
Outside of work, Dr. Steiner is a very active individual who enjoys distance running, cycling, marathons, waterskiing, snow skiing, and hiking with her golden retriever, Henry, and bichon mix, Dylan.
Krizia Bolanos, RVT
Her pets include: Brock (Boxer) and Puffy (Poodle Mix)
Her pets include: Storm (Husky)
Her pets include: Hotcakes (Chug) and Maverick (Husky)
Her pets include Daisy (Malti-poo)
Tiffany joined our team in May of 2020. She has over 10 years of experience in the field and has a strong passion for animals. While he is not at the office she spends her time traveling, going to Disneyland, and spending time with her family. Her pets include Oscar (Shih Tzu), Simba (DSH), Tyler, (Persian), and Pumbaa (DSH).
His pets include: Storm (Boston Terrier Mix) and Bradley (Lab Mix)
Chelsea Santiago, RVT
Her pets include: Zeppelin (Golden Retriever Mix) & Sabbath (Lab Mix)
His pets include: KC (malti-poo)
Her pets include: Simba (Golden Retriever) and Pumba (Pug)
Her pets include: Sonso & Lola (Pomeranians)
Her pets include: Alina (DSH)