Our team of true professionals invites you to join our practice family. At Choice Vets, we promise to provide you with individuals that aren’t just highly trained nurses, receptionists, and managers, but are also educators, care-givers, and specialists within our profession. Our team members genuinely and compassionately love animals and they dedicate themselves to provide you with open and honest communication as well as comfort and support for your pets. Without further ado, meet our Choice Vets family:
Our Caring And Compassionate
Veterinary Care Team
Dr. Ben Orozco
Dr. Ben’s veterinary experience and love for animals began early in life when he started working at his dad’s veterinary practice at the age of 8. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He has practiced veterinary medicine in Queensland, Australia, and completed a preceptorship in Miami, Florida. He graduated from a small animal rotating internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. From New York, Dr. Ben moved to Miami Beach, Florida, and began a relief service company and mobile veterinary practice.
Dr. Ben has since moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania where he began his life-long dream of building a veterinary practice. Dr. Ben is 100% dedicated to his clients and the pets that they love. He is very passionate about this amazing profession as well as building relationships with owners and their pet family members. He has special interests in surgery, radiology, and dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. Ben enjoys traveling with his wife, Claudia, son Nolan and daughter Joelle, distance bicycle-riding with his dachshund, Vienna, and walking with Jesus, his Savior.
Dr. Watts has been a part of the Choice Vets family since 2018. He grew up in Union City area where his parents still reside. He attended Gannon University and then earned a VMD degree from The University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 2000. After graduation, he returned to the Erie area and began practicing small animal medicine.
In 2002 Dr. Watts and his wife, Lorrie, moved to the beautiful community of Fairview where their two children, Logan and Rebekah, attend school and are involved in a number of activities (FHS Lacrosse, basketball, and dance). Dr. Watts enjoys the enhancement of the human-animal bond and strives to enrich this relationship through quality medicine and education. Special interests include dentistry, internal medicine, endocrinology, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasonography.
Outside the office, Dr. Watts enjoys traveling with his family, especially with visits to warm, sunny, and exotic beaches with excellent snorkeling. He is an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church where he sings as cantor and within the choir. He enjoys theatre and has been a strong supporter of the Erie Playhouse, one of the oldest and largest community theaters in the nation, as a board member, volunteer, and occasionally a participant in productions (Aida, South Pacific, Cats, Full Monty, and The Little Mermaid, to name a few).
He also enjoys exploring the local culinary and beverage spots within the area. Dr. Watts and his family have recently added two wild and crazy felines to their family in early 2021, Tater Tot and Cayman.