Dr. Holt has cared for animals at Carmel Valley Veterinary Hospital since 1975 and is also an owner. Born in Yakima, Washington, Dr. Holt lived in many different areas of the United States and Europe before finally settling in Carmel Valley in 1958. To fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian and working with animals, Dr. Holt attended UC Davis where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Physiology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Davis in 1974. He is currently a member of the MBVMA, CVMA, and AVMA. His professional interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Holt’s favorite part about being a veterinarian is the “human/animal bond.” He feels very satisfied knowing he is helping both the animals and their owners.
When he is not busy at work, Dr. Holt enjoys a number of outdoor sports, including road and mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and hiking. He can also be found in the kitchen cooking delicious meals alongside his wife, Leslie; keeping in touch with his daughter Brittany and son Matt; or being entertained by his Portuguese Water Dogs, “Coco” and “Marcus”, or the family cat “Riley”. (Source)