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Meet Our Staff

Peter Bratis, DVM
Medical Director

Peter Bratis

Dr. Bratis grew up in Southern California. He comes to Bodhi as our new Medical Director. Dr. Bratis completed a degree in Psychobiology at U.C. Santa Cruz and went on to get his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in 2004. 

Dr. Bratis has a strong interest in Fear Free medicine, the Human Animal Bond and Emergency medicine. He is committed to developing a relationship with clients and patients and nurturing the human animal bond that they share. In his spare time you will find him doing Crossfit, Olympic weightlifting, backpacking, or enjoying hanging out with his wife, Jaime and the two dogs, LuLu the pitbull and Ha’ani the golden retriever.

Tracey Hayes, DVM

Tracey Hayes

Dr. Tracey Hayes moved from northeastern Ohio to become part of the Bodhi family in January 2015. She received her veterinary degree from Ross University in 2013 and completed her clinical rotations at Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hayes loves working closely with people to keep their furry family members happy and healthy. She values great communication to best understand the holistic picture of physical, behavioral and the emotional health of the entire family. She plans to become board certified in canine and feline general practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and to work more closely with the shelters and rescue organizations in San Diego.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, tennis, swimming, reading, the occasional triathlon or marathon, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family of three cats. Dr. Hayes is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, AAFP, OVMA, San Diego Veterinary Medical Association, and is fully accredited with the USDA and APHIS.

Tyler Hodgson, DVM

Tyler Hodgson, DVM

Dr. Tyler Hodgson grew up near Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been involved with animals from a very young age. He began volunteering with his family veterinarian in high school and since then knew he was destined to work in the field of veterinary medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. He fell in love with San Diego after completing a one-year veterinary internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital and is now happy to call it his home.

Dr. Hodgson's areas of interest in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. He enjoys teaching and informing his clients about the ailments our pets have and creating treatment plans as a team with his clients. He is thrilled to work at Bodhi and serve the surrounding North Park community. Outside of work you may find Dr. Hodgson at CrossFit, playing video games or spending time with his husband, German Shepherd mix, and cat.

Heather Powers, DVM

Heather Powers

Dr. Heather Powers is originally from New York, but she received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a one year internship in small animal internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, oncology, and emergency medicine in 2006, at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Powers has diversified clinical interest in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. She hopes to pursue acupuncture in the near future. The brachycephalics such as the French Bulldog, hold a special place in her heart. Dr. Powers shares her home with a Border Collie, Bobbi, and a Frenchie, Bebe.

Jessica Tyler, DVM

Jessica  Tyler

Dr. Jessica Tyler completed her undergraduate studies in Reno, Nevada and graduated from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Her special interests are Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Behavior, and Surgery, but she also loves every other aspect of veterinary medicine. She particularly enjoys the challenge of difficult situations and having the opportunity to make sick pets get healthy and feel better. She can’t imagine ever doing anything else.

In her free time, Dr. Tyler enjoys hanging out with her sister and family, hiking, camping, the Vineyards in Temecula and taking road trips. She loves to travel and is fluent in French. Dr. Tyler  has a son, two dogs, and four cats. All of her animals are rescues.