History 2017-01-30T00:28:31+00:00

mark-howie-mattTLC Pet Medical Centers was founded by Matthew Krieger and Howie Baker, DVM in June of 1999. Matt and Howie set out to create a special veterinary practice; one that provided cutting edge veterinary medical care with heart and soul.

Both Matt (as a consumer) and Howie (as a veterinarian) found that the veterinary community unfortunately offered either a large and sterile hi-tech hospital or a small local practice with a huge heart but limited budget for technology. Matt and Howie therefore decided to marry cutting edge veterinary medical care to doctors, nurses and staff who truly love animals.

This marriage produced TLC Pet Medical Center which opened for business in August of 2000. Shortly thereafter, Mark Hiebert, DVM joined the team and all three partners worked to fulfill TLC’s Mission Statement.

After more than a decade, Matt, Howie and Mark enjoy watching the interactions between their clients, staff and patients and feel honored to serve the residents and pets of the South Pasadena and surrounding communities. Although Howie and Mark are still affiliated with TLC South Pasadena, they practice primarily at VCA – TLC Animal Hospital in West Hollywood.