Meet Dr. Constantino
Dr. Rick Constantino was born and raised in Fresno. He received his Bachelor's degree in zoology from Fresno State, his master's in zoology from the University of Washington, and his D.V.M. from UC Davis. He began his career in Sacramento but returned to his hometown and opened Sierra View Animal Hospital in 1981. His philosophy has always been to provide quality veterinary care while allowing the pet owner to participate in the decision-making process. He has always been proud of Sierra View Animal Hospital's reputation and is very pleased with it's continued growth under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Scheidt. His plan is to continue to work at SVAH part-time because he enjoys the practice of veterinary medicine, the patients, and the clients.
Dr. Constantino is married to Kathy, a retired kindergarten teacher, and has two children. Scott, who lives in San Francisco, works in the computer industry. Christina lives and teaches elementary school in Ventura. Christina and her husband Glenn Austin have a son named Will, age 8 and a daughter, Makenzie, age 3. They are the light of their grandparent's eyes. Semiretirement will allow much more time to be spent with family. Even though they are empty-nesters the Constantino house is filled with the pitter-patter of little feet from their miniature poodle Chloe.
Dr. Constantino and Kathy love to travel and have many new places that are in their future plans. They also have spent much time ballroom dancing and will continue to do so. Since they have more free time they have been able to exercise more at a local gym. Dr. Constantino says the one new adventure he has been pursuing is learning to speak Spanish.