Meet Our Staff
Dr. Kent Jackson, DVM, MPVM
Veterinarian, Medical Director
Dr. Kent Jackson was born in Carbondale, Illinois and raised in northern California. He attended veterinary school at UC Davis and graduated in 1983. He worked for 2 years in Riverside, CA and has been with AMC ever since. He became a vet because he genuinely enjoys helping animals and people and enjoys the challenge of veterinary medicine and surgery. His special interests include companion animals, internal medicine and surgery, avian and exotics and endoscopy. Dr. Jackson loves that animals trust us to care for them and to do the right thing for them. He currently has four West Highland White Terriers: Roxy, Lambchop, Scout and Torrey, and a rescue cat named Mercedes. He has been married to his wife, Darlene, since 1979, and they have 2 kids (Kelsey and Daniel) and one grandchild so far! In his spare time, Dr. Jackson enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking, SUP, swimming, gardening, traveling and baseball. Over the years Dr. Jackson has volunteered with Little League, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, as a mentor for high school students, church and GCWR. He also assisted with local high school scholarships. His professional associations include AVMA, CVMA, and AAV.
Dr. Rich Jackson, MS, DVM
Veterinarian, Founding Partner
Dr. Rich Jackson was born and raised in Champaign Urbana, Illinois and spent most of his youth growing up in Northern California. Dr. Jackson is the proud father of triplets and has 9 fabulous grandkids. He attended UC Davis and received his BS in Physiology in 1974, an MS in Animal Physiology in 1976 and then completed Veterinary School in 1979. Dr. Jackson became a vet because he enjoys teaching people about the animals entrusted to them- every life matters. His favorite thing about animals is their amazing minds and hearts. “I love to try to figure out what animals are feeling and thinking. It is always more complex than it may seem,” says Dr. Jackson. Before founding Animal Medical Center in 1983, Dr. Jackson worked in mixed animal practices. His special interests include cosmetic surgery, orthopedics and emergency surgery. He enjoys helping animals in need whenever he can. In fact, over the last decade he has modified his existence to become a practicing vegetarian leading to a nearly complete vegan lifestyle. In his spare time Dr. Jackson along with his wife Diane enjoy hiking and camping. Together they have many rescue animals including, a goat named Reflection, 2 pigs named Wilbur and Bubble Gum, 6 cats and 5 dogs. An occasional rodent, bird or reptile can often be found resting with the Jackson family before continuing their journey. His professional associations include CVMA and AAVA.
Dr. Adriana Moreno, DVM
Dr. Adriana Moreno was born in Santa Rosa and lived in northern California until she was 10 years old when her family moved to the midwest. She has lived in 9 different states! Growing up she loved interacting with the equine vets on her family's horse farm.. She decided to becoma a vet because finds medicine fascinating and always liked animals better than people. She earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Okahoma State University in 2009 and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Okahoma State in 2013. Previously Dr. Moreno did relief work in Okahoma, worked at a mixed animal practice in Lake County and spent 2 years at a small animal practice in the Bay area. Her special skills include internal medicine, preventive medicine and ultrasound skills. Her favorite thing about animals is their quirky personalities and the interspecies bond between humans and animals. Dr. Moreno has 3 cats: Kichi, Sushi and Arnold and a horse named Monster. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, watching medical drama shows and painting. Dr. Moreno is a member of AVMA and CVMA.
Dr. Jamie Posthumus , BVMS, MRCVS
Dr. Jamie Posthumus was born and raised in Santa Clarita, CA and currently lives in Auburn, CA with her 2 dogs, 2 cats and a snake. She graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Scotland in 2008. She decided to become a vet because she loved medicine and science combined with the joy of being around animals. She previously worked at La Cañada Pet Hospital in Los Angeles. Her special interests include imaging and the privilege of watching animals grow through all life stages. She also loves seeing all of the cute quirks each pet has. She has a Doxie/Chihuahua mix named Ollie, Buy, a Chihuahua mix, two cats, Skye and Holly and a Ball Python named Louis. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, exploring the area with her dogs and visiting with friends. Her professional associations include AVMA, CVMA and MRCVS and Christian Veterinary Missions.
Dr. Bonnie Coyne, DVM
Veterinarian, Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon
Dr. Bonnie Coyne was born and raised in Sedalia, Colorado and attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. She previously worked at Kansas State University and UC Davis as a Veterinary Surgical Instructor and was also a staff surgeon at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic. As a board-certified small animal surgeon, Dr. Coyne travels to Animal Medical Center to perform orthopedic and specialized surgeries for our patients. Dr. Coyne’s goal is to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats through quality surgical services. Her professional associations include AVMA and ACVC. Dr. Coyne's special interests include soft tissue and reconstructive surgery.