Dr. Mark J. Weimer is a fourth generation California native. Born and raised in Northern California, he spent a lot of time on the family ranch in San Joaquin Valley. By age seven, he was assisting his veterinarian uncle with spays and neuters of farm cats. His compassion for animals and willingness to learn had launched, headed for a career in veterinary medicine.
Mark graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology. He then ventured southeast, his first time ever east of Virginia City, Nevada and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
As a new veterinarian, he returned to California. He was an associate at animal hospitals in Carmel, Chatsworth, Big Bear and Long Beach. In 1992, Dr. Weimer was recruited to South Shores Pet Clinic . He had found his permanent work place. He and his fiancee Christine would call San Pedro home. Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur selected Dr. Weimer to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care to sick and injured seals, sea lions, and dolphins. Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific entrusted him to provide veterinary medical and surgical care for the fish, reptiles, and birds.
In 2019, Dr. Weimer and his wife Christine became sole owners of South Shores Pet Clinic. They have twin sons, Wills and Harrison, who have worked at the clinic since age 14. Dr. Wills is an associate veterinarian here at South Shores Pet Clinic and Harrison is an attorney practicing in Philadelphia. Their daughter Ava can be seen greeting clients or filing, along with their Newfoundland. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Weimer enjoys family time, camping, fishing, cultivating his vegetable garden, car restoration, woodworking and being at the BBQ. Dr. Weimer’s mission at South Shores Pet Clinic, and for his life, is to use his talents, education, and training, to benefit others. In responding to a late-night call to care for a sick patient or repairing a torn ACL, or saving an animal post trauma or delivering new life or promoting wellness and preventing disease, he always strives to provide the highest level of veterinary medicine to his patients and clients.
Growing up in San Pedro, California and only a mile from South Shores Pet Clinic, Dr. Wills Weimer has been a part of our practice since age 14. Dr. Wills’s veterinary career started when owners Dr. Mark Weimer and Christine Weimer had him cleaning kennels and walking dogs.
Dr. Wills graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He extended his time in the Midwest and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. While at Minnesota, Dr. Wills served as President of the Veterinary Business Management Association and was a member of the veterinary dentistry club. When not in the classroom, Dr. Wills competed on the University of Minnesota’s Ultimate Frisbee team Grey Duck and whipped up milkshakes while being a server at the Original Malt Shop in St. Paul. With the promises of snowless winters and employment in the family business, Dr. Wills returned to San Pedro to start as an associate veterinarian at South Shores Pet Clinic in 2022.
Outside the clinic, you can find Dr. Wills on the sand volleyball courts in Hermosa Beach, cheering on his beloved Michigan Wolverines and New York Giants, or biking on the boardwalk with his family and friends. With Dr. Wills’s commitment to veterinary excellence and modern perspectives on patient care and clinic management, we are grateful to have Dr. Wills as part of our family team.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.”
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”