Dr. Pavneet Mavi’s childhood experiences with pets left no doubt that he would one day work with animals. From the little touch with the paw, to the gentle nudge with a wet nose, to those quick contented barks, Dr. Mavi was enthralled with animals and wanted to do everything he possibly could to help them. He achieved his dream, and is now a full-time veterinarian and the owner of Arroyo Veterinary Clinic!

Dr. Mavi grew up in Punjab, India in a family of agriculturalists and farmers. He attended school in Chandigarh before studying veterinary medicine at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, India. After that, he moved to the States to further pursue his veterinary education at Purdue University. Following graduation, Dr. Mavi settled in Indianapolis for his very first job as a veterinarian. While working in Indianapolis, Dr. Mavi heard that Arroyo Veterinary Clinic’s previous owner was retiring and looking for someone to take charge of the practice. Dr. Mavi flew to California and settled the deal, taking over as the clinic’s owner in 2011. As a veterinarian, Dr. Mavi especially enjoys geriatric pet care. Helping an older pet feel better is the ultimate reward for him! He’s also interested in tough dermatology cases. Dr. Mavi resides with his wife and their two young sons in Castro Valley, California. In his spare time, Dr. Mavi is an avid hiker and marathoner and recently completed the San Francisco Half Marathon. He’s also an electronics buff, and continues to be mesmerized by the latest and greatest consumer electronics.