The team at Mariners Mile Pet Clinic is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Karla S. Nichols
Dear Pet Parent,
I would like to welcome you and your little loved ones to Mariner's Mile Pet Clinic and take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I have always loved animals, and as a young girl living in Venice, CA, I decided early on that caring for animals would be my life-long commitment.
I completed my undergraduate stiudies at Cal Poly Pomona with a year of studies in New Zealand, and I obtained my doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Over the past 18 years, I have worked throughout the Los Angeles and Orange Country areas seeing well over 10, 000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
I truly love what I am doing and consider all my patients and their parents a part of my extended family. I look forward to meeting you and your treasured pet and to providing you with the highest quality of pet care and pet parent customer service.
Very truly yours,
Karla S. Nichols, DVM
Associate Veterinarian - Dr. Molly Boyker
Dr. Molly Boyker is a graduate of St. George's University and the University of Illinois. She is originally from Long Beach, CA and recently moved back to California last year. She has a great love of small animal medicine, dogs and cats, but also enjoys working with exotics. While she has worked in the small animal field for many years, she has also worked in zoos and even traveled to Africa to work with orphaned elephants a few years back. Dr. Boyker has 2 golden retrievers, Sandy and Sully, who are both rescues. Outside of work, most of her time is spent outdoors with her dogs, reading- primarily historical fiction, and spending time with her family and friends.
Associate Veterinarian - Dr. Stephen Whipple
Dr. Whipple, a lifelong Texan, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989. He began practicing in Las Vegas for 9 years seeing all types of patients including pythons, monkeys, lions, tigers, ostriches, and large spiders. After moving to California he has practiced primarily in South OC. As a member of the US Army Reserve Veterinary Corps, Dr. Whipple has deployed to Qatar to treat military dogs, and travelled to El Salvador and Honduras treating livestock, and northwestern Alaska treating sled dogs during humanitarian missions. He has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound and surgery. His extracurricular interests are rock hounding and hunting gemstones, cooking, and reading. Dr. Whipple is the proud father of a teenage daughter, andcoexists with 2 dogs and 1 cat.
Grace Ursery, RVT, CVPM with Howie Long
Hayley and her Big Bubba
Heather and Coco the Island Dog
Client Service Representative
Isabel with our clinic mascot, Lupe
Kennel and Grooming
Vinh and the Majestic Snow
Yajaira and her fierce Leon