Dr. Tina Stephens - Veterinarian


Dr. Stephens is an Orange County native.

As a veterinarian, she has been very rewarded with a career in a field that helps pets have better quality of life, and also to be there to help them when they are hurt or ill.

Interest in animals led her to acquire an Associate's degree in Animal Health Technology prior moving to Missouri to be near family to finish a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Missouri Southern State University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri, Columbia.

A love for all animals has resulted in a varied work experience in many aspects of veterinary medicine with small companion dog and cat practices, exotic animal practices, a Zoo Veterinary hospital, and an equine practice.

Over the past ten years at Marina Hills Animal Hospital, the patients have entirely consisted of dogs and cats.

Dr. Stephens is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and she is constantly pursuing further training and knowledge in how to treat pets, prevent disease and reduce fear and stress in our furry little friends.


  • BS in Biology, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • California Veterinary Medical Association
  • Southern California Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association of Feline Practitioners