Dr. Virgilio Tolentino graduated in 1985 with a DVM degree from College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines. He moved to the U.S. and was able to get a RVT license. He worked with County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care and Control and City of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Services as a RVT and while working with City of L.A., he continued his studies to get a veterinary license in 2003. Dr. Tolentino worked briefly as a city veterinarian before going to private practice. Because of his experience in working in animal shelters and private practice, he strongly believes in the importance of population control, preventive care and responsible ownership of pets.