Mark C. Rigoni and Soot, DVM
Dr. Mark Christian Rigoni is the Medical Director of Southern California Veterinary Hospital. He has worked full time at Southern California Veterinary Hospital since 1996. He thoroughly loves working with animals and has enjoyed numerous pets in his lifetime.
Dr. Rigoni was born at the UCLA Medical Center and has lived in the Los Angeles area most of his life. He graduated with honors from Servite High School and started his college career at CSUF in 1979 studying physics, biology, and philosophy. A few years later, he embarked on his first career as a fashion model and commercial actor which lasted about 10 years. His first career allowed him to study on his own and live and travel extensively in Europe, Australia, New York, Caribbean, and Japan. While modeling in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Rigoni attended CSUN majoring in biology and philosophy. He ended his first career and moved to Oregon in 1990 to finish his college career. He graduated in 1991 Cum Laude from OSU attaining his B.S. Degree in Biology.
Dr. Rigoni finally graduated from the University of Washington and Oregon State University’s DVM program, Cum Laude, in 1995. Dr Rigoni is married to Natalie Lynn Rigoni who is a specialized animal surgical technician. Dr Rigoni has two children; his daughter Katarina Marie, born in 1997, and his son Hunter Christian, born in 2010. His pets include 3 cats: Maui, Pumpkin, Joey, and one dog Daughtie. Besides his love for animals, he also enjoys outdoor activities and water-sports, such as water skiing, surfing, swimming, and scuba-diving.
Dr. Rigoni has a special interest in Dermatology and Surgery.