Small Animal Facility: We are located in Ontario, California. Our state of the art facility is clean and professional and our animal loving staff are always welcoming. We have a comfortable waiting room, a private exam room and then a large exercise area to perform our various therapies. We also have a large walk-in water treadmill to provide hydrotherapy. Please call us if you would like to have a tour of our facility.
Dr. Naomi Weinberg
Dr. Weinberg was born and raised in the Bay Area in California. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, with an equine focus.
Dr. Weinberg obtained a degree in veterinary medicine in 2011 from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and went on to an equine internship at West Coast Equine in Southern California. Since then she became an on-site ranch veterinarian, taking care of 11,000 goats, 6,000 rabbits, 150 reining Quarter horses and 150 head of beef cattle. Following this experience, she took a large animal ambulatory and small animal in-hospital veterinary position in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Weinberg met Dr. LeFave during their acupuncture certification course in Colorado, both searching for the ability to relieve pain and discomfort in their patients that “modern medicine” did not seem to completely prevent. When they both realized their passion for animal therapy and rehabilitation, they kept in touch. A year later Dr. LeFave opened Back to Health with Cheryl Ziemba and invited Dr. Weinberg to join their growing practice.
Dr. Weinberg is happy to be back in California, working in a small animal emergency clinic and practicing at Back to Health. She enjoys traveling to horse barns and performing acupuncture and other physical therapies on horses, along with working in the clinic on dogs and cats.
“A wonderful aspect of these physical modalities that we use at Back to Health is that we are helping an animal’s own body heal and support itself, sometimes avoiding surgery or other treatments. And we can even help them walk again!”
In her spare time Dr. Weinberg is rehabilitating her horse, Barbie, from a suspensory ligament injury. She brings her chocolate Labrador in to Back to Health for water treadmill and laser therapy sessions following bilateral ACL injuries to keep him happy and healthy. You may see her either practicing yoga or driving up to Mammoth for a hike or fun in the snow.
“We are able to help our patients live long, happy, comfortable lives, when certain surgeries and medications are unable to. It is a great gift that I wish to share with everyone.“ If you would like to speak with Dr. Weinberg, please contact us at any time.
Together Cheryl and Dr. LeFave opened Back To Health Veterinary Services in 2014. Cheryl is not only the hospital director but she is also the head technician at our small animal facility. She has over 30 years experience as a technician and has worked at East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic in Diamond Bar for over 20 years.
Cheryl was born in Indiana but moved to Southern California when she was young, growing up in Arcadia. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly, Pomona. She has then continued her education and has attended multiple courses in emergency medicine, exotics, physical therapy and acupuncture.
Her special interests include managing the critical patient, neonatal care, physical therapy and laser treatment. Cheryl has an extremely kind and caring personality that all animals appreciate. She has a special talent of making animals feel comfortable.
When Cheryl is not working she is usually out hiking with her husband and German Shepherds, playing softball, in the back yard gardening or spending quality time with her horse.
Tina was born in Los Angeles California, she started her first job as a veterinary technician in 2006. She studied Animal Behavior at Mt. San Jacinto College and has been a therapy technician here at Back to Health since March of 2017. Tina loves spending time with her pets, her human family, essential oils and sloths.
Sabrina was born and raised in West Covina CA. She graduated from Platt College in Alhambra and has been a veterinary technician for over 4 years. She has been a therapy technician here at Back to Health since September of 2018. Sabrina loves spending time with her fiance and her adorable dog pack made up of Abby, Chester, and Roxy.
Briana was born in Utah and moved to California in 2012. Shes been a veterinary technician for over 4 years and has her associates degree from Platt College. Briana has done rodeos, drill team and lots of parades. Shes loves to ride her horses and has been an avid rider for over 20 years.
Robin was born and raised in the Inland Empire. She's been in customer service for over 10 years and has been a receptionist at Back to Health since July 2016. Robin enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and her three crazy and handsome boys.