Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic in Spring Valley, CA! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (619) 660-1114 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Gary L. Simpson, D.V.M.


Gary L. Simpson, D.V.M. graduated from the University of California Davis of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He was a Monte Vista High School graduate that returned home and purchased the Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic from his mentor, Dr. Fred Sherman, in 1985.

Dr. William Elyea, D.V.M.


William Elyea, D.V.M. received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC Davis in 1993. He completed his internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 1994. He received a Master of Science degree in Public Health, with a toxicology emphasis, from the Graduate School of Public Health at SDSU in 2013. Memberships: AVMA, SDCVMA, AAFP.

Dr. Celeste Benavides, D.V.M.


Celeste Benavides, D.V.M. graduated from the University of California Davis Veterinary School in 1989. She has lived and worked in San Diego County since graduating and joined the Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic in May, 2016.