Our Veterinarians

Dr. Robert Totman
Owner, Medical Director
When he was a toddler, Robert Totman’s family dog, Spot, would watch him as he played in their front yard. Occasionally, young Robert would wander toward the street. Spot would come up behind him and grab his diaper, pulling him back out of harm’s way! Now Robert gives back the compassion Spot gave him as a child, caring for pets every day as the Owner and Medical Director of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Totman grew up in Wichita, Kansas, as the eldest of three children. His veterinary journey began in Costa Mesa, California, where he took a position at one of the first referral practices in Southern California. After a year, he was transferred to a satellite practice in San Clemente. He eventually opened up his first practice in Laguna Niguel, practicing there for 20 years! In January 2003 he purchased Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery is a special area of interest for Dr. Totman, and he prides himself in his high surgery success rate. He also likes seeing young puppies grow into healthy adults, and working with geriatric patients to deliver the best quality of life possible.

Robert lives with his wife Joan—Practice Manger at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital—and their four dogs: Jimmy, a poodle; Sully, whose favorite pastime is eating; Sophie, who sees Robert off to work every morning; and Annie, an elderly adoption. The family also owns a Cockatiel who is simply and appropriately named Cockatiel!

In his spare time, Dr. Totman enjoys woodworking, cooking, and wine tasting. A carving that Robert did of a grapevine can even be seen at the clinic. He especially enjoys finding excellent wines for reasonable prices, before they are discovered by the general public!
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    • Laura D'AmicoLaura D'Amico

      The love i felt from that office, cannot be matched. 💖! My dog actually left there smiling. They are beautiful, from support staff, to the beautiful office, to the level of care, & an outstanding, empathetic, compassionate doctor. They are a true gift 💜💙💚.

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    • Jay Wiley JonesJay Wiley Jones

      I recently called to renew my dog's shots and they scheduled it for a convenient time and I took my dog in and after a brief exam she was given her shots. I highly recommend this Veterinary service.

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    • Martha McKayMartha McKay

      Took Sophie in on an emergency basis, I didn't even know they were in the Albertson's shopping center on Rancho California Rd., the whole staff was wonderful. They stayed after hours and treated my dog. The Veterinarian even called the next day to see how Sophie was doing. Will definitely be going back there.

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    • tobeyrptobeyrp

      We have been taking our pets to Vineyard Veterinary clinic for years and have always been satisfied. Dr. Totman is exceptionally knowledgeable and spends a lot of time with you and your pet and explains everything thoroughly.
      The office is clean and the staff,(particularly Danielle) are very helpful and friendly.
      I highly recommend this facility!

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    • Christina FreyChristina Frey

      Amazing staff, great friendly place to take the furry members of your family. The veterinarian was so amazing with my dogs and really genuinely cared about their health and well being. 10/10 would recommend and as long as I'm in temecula I will be bringing my woofs here for all their health and dental needs.

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    • Patricia E.Patricia E.

      My Olivia sees Dr Totman. She has special needs. See she was born without hips. So the first local vet told me "bring her back at three months old and we... Read More

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