Dr. Jiulianti grew up on the east coast in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  There he received his bachelors degree in biology from Widener University in 2006. He traveled abroad his junior year and decided he wanted to do the same for vet school.  He attended Ross University in the Caribbean for his doctorate in veterinary medicine graduating in 2011.   

He has spent time practicing back home in Philadelphia , Boston and most recently here in the Bay Area when he relocated to San Jose.  He loves the warm weather and is enjoying the sunshine.  

Dr J. looks forward to working at east lake and hopes to help keep your pets happy and healthy.


  • ​Bachelor of Science in Biology - Widener University 
  • ​Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ross University  

Dr. Amaral

  • Cal Poly- Bachelors of Science in Animal Science
  • Graduate of Ross University

Dr. Justin Jiulianti

Michael J. O’Connor is the son of John Thomas O’Connor.  His Grandfather was a fighter pilot in the Navy and as actually baptized in St. Patrick’s Church in Watsonville on March 5, 1944.  Dr. O’Connor was born in Valencia, California.  His family moved around a few times until spending his teenage years in the pastoral landscapes of Charlottesville, Virginia.

He graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 and was a teacher first, before finally getting the opportunity to realize a lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. O’Connor attended San Francisco State University and majored in biochemistry, before being accepted at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 2011, and worked in western and central Texas before moving back to the Pacific coast in 2016.

Dr. O’Connor has special interests in veterinary ultrasound as well as surgery. He feels very grateful to have had the opportunity to join the superb group of people at East Lake Animal Clinic. Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys playing the guitar, fishing, reading, and movies. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Mississippi State University

Dr. Michael O'Connor

Dr. Amaral, or as we call her- Dr. Dee, grew up in the valley of California.

Upon graduation from highschool, she attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) , where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science, with pre-veterinarian concentration. She was then accepted to Ross University School of Veterinarian Medicine in September of 2018 and began working at East Lake Animal Clinic as an associate veterinarian.

When Dr.Dee isn't working, she loves being active with her dog- Macaroni; they enjoy long walks on the beach,hikes and bike rides. Dr. Dee's family and hometown isn't too far from her home in Watsonville, so family and friend visits are her favorite way to spend her down time.


  • Graduate of University of Illinois Veterinary School
  • Attending Vet for UCSC Long Marine Lab

Dr. Casper graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary School in 1973. He has been a practicing small animal veterinarian for over 40 years. He is the attending veterinarian at U.C.S.C., Long Marine Lab and works at East Lake on Saturdays.

His predominat interest is in marine mammal medicine and research. He directs the marine mammal stranding network in Santa Cruz County and participates in university research on marine mammals. Dr. Casper has 5 cats and loves gardening! 

Dr. Casper


  • Graduate of UC Davis in Veterinary Medicine
  • ​Bachelors in Biology

   David C. Carroll, DVM was born in San Francisco in 1950. He is the son of Howard F. Carroll DVM, one of California's pioneers in small animal practice. He loved working in veterinary medicine so much that upon graduation from high school he went to UC Davis where he graduated with a Bachelors in Biology (1972) and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (1976). Upon graduation he interned at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group, California's largest 24 hour emergency service and then worked at Crocker Animal Hospital, a full service emergency hospital in San Jose. Late in 1978 he moved to Watsonville to be near the coast and run his own veterinary practice at East Lake Animal Clinic. His philosophy has always been to serve the community by making affordable high quality veterinary medicine available to all. East Lake Animal Clinic is open 7 days a week and from 7 AM to Midnight so as to provide complete accessibility to veterinary care.

Dr. Dave Carroll