Meet Our Veterinarians

Kirollos Abdelmalek, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Kirollos Abdelmalek, affectionately known as Dr. K, came to the U.S. from Egypt when he was 11 years old.  He grew up in the U.S. and attended St. Matthews College of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands, graduating in 2012.  He completed one year of clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. K has a passion for both dermatology and soft tissue surgery.  His focus is always on the wellness, comfort and overall well-being of his patients.

Dr. K and his beautiful wife Christine are blessed with a daughter, Isabella Mona, born on Valentine’s Day 2017. The family enjoys traveling, binge watching Netflix series, shopping (when Mrs. K can drag him along), and cooking. They also own and operate a pet apparel company together, Pink Papyrus.

Chad Maki, DVM

Dr. Maki earned his B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked extensively in the field of stem cell research in Irvine prior to pursuing his D.V.M. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Since completing his veterinary program he has moved back to Orange County with his wife and newborn son. He is a member of AVMA, CVMA and RCVS. Dr. Maki sees your pet as a family member and strives to provide the utmost care and compassion with an emphasis on high quality veterinary medicine.

Omar Elamir, DVM

Dr. Omar Elamir is dedicated to providing your pet with the best veterinary care possible. From St. Matthew’s University, where he studied veterinary basic sciences to the University of Georgia where he completed his veterinary clinical studies, Dr. Elamir acquired knowledge and skills to serve you, your pet, and the community. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Elamir moved to California in 2018 and is ready to be a part of the IPC family. With special interests in surgery, internal medicine, and ultrasonography, Dr. Elamir is excited to meet you and your pets.

Sheri Candeletta, DVM

I am Dr. Sheri Candeletta, and I love veterinary medicine! Treating and preventing disease in animals is the greatest thing I could ever do. While I received my veterinary degree from the University of Florida over 20 years ago, I’ve been practicing as a small animal veterinarian in Orange County since graduation. I’ve worked at various different types of small animal hospitals including doing an internship in oncology in Fountain Valley, and for six years I owned a clinic in Foothill Ranch. In 2002 I founded the Professional Veterinary Assistant School to train veterinary assistants and prepare them to be licensed technicians. The school still continues as the OC Veterinary Assistant School. At Irvine Pet Hospital, I want to share my knowledge and help our clients take great care of their precious family members.