Dr. Liz Noppinger was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, dreaming of becoming a veterinarian from an early age. She started with rescuing stray animals, trying to convince her family to adopt them. She then moved on to volunteer work at local veterinary clinics and shelters throughout high school and college. Just a few months after graduating from University of Maryland, she drove across the country to California to pursue her career.
After spending 3 years working with wildlife, exotics, and shelter animals in the San Francisco Bay Area, she was accepted and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Noppinger and her husband headed to the Central Coast of California, living there for five years where she worked as a small animal veterinarian, spending her days off spaying and neutering at the local humane society. Over time, they missed the activities associated with living in a big city. Since San Diego has always been her desired destination, she is excited to finally plant roots here!
Dr. Noppinger’s special interests include behavior, emergency medicine, and oncology and hospice care. She also appreciates the workup involved with internal medicine, and takes the time to thoroughly present her diagnosis and treatment plan to clients.
San Diego has always been Dr. Noppinger’s dream city. She loves to be walking distance to the beach and have easy access to her favorite activities: jogging, hiking, freshening up her surfing skills, and traveling whenever time allows.
Dr. Noppinger and her husband share their home with two adorable feline friends, and a rescued, perfect brindle dog!