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Practice Name

West Lake Animal Hospital

Primary Location
3800 W 5400 S
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Phone: 801-966-6348
Fax: 801-966-5356

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:005:30
Tuesday7:005:30
Wednesday7:005:30
Thursday7:005:30
Friday7:005:30
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Dr. David L. Benson was born in Blackfoot, ID and raised in Provo, UT where he attended and graduated from Provo High School. He then served a 2 year LDS mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia before returning home to attend BYU. He received his B.S. degree in 1990 from BYU in Animal Science. While at BYU he met and married Leslianne Caldwell and they are now the parents of 5 children, one son-in-law, one grandson, and a golden retriever, Simba. In 1995 he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Colorado State University. He is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi) and the Veterinary National Honor Society (Phi Zeta), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA), and the Salt Lake Veterinary Medical Association (SLVMA).

Following graduation he worked in two practices in Banning and 29 Palms, CA for 5 years before returning to Utah in 2000.

Outside of veterinary medicine he enjoys being with his family and watching or playing most sports. He also enjoys studying various languages but is currently only fluent in Spanish—and English—and reading biographies and non-fiction historical accounts of WWII and the Revolutionary War.

Kasandra Pederesen (Veterinary Technician) has been a Veterinary Technician for about 4 years. Kasandra got her associates degree from Weber State University and her veterinary technician certification from Utah Career College. She also does pet sitting as a part time job. When not working with animals Kasandra enjoys rock climbing and spending time with her husband, Matthew, and son, Damien. They have a 4 year old colorpoint siamese cat named Telos (who plays fetch), and a 3 year old pit bull mix named Bailey.

Katrina Trimble (Veterinary Technician) 

Jennifer Larsen (Veterinary Technician)

Jodi Rueckert (Veterinary Assistant)

Valerie Soto (Veterinary Assistant)

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Business Hours (By appointment only. Dr. appointments 8:00 - 9:45 and 2:00 - 4:45; other times may be available depending on the day)

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:005:30
Tuesday7:005:30
Wednesday7:005:30
Thursday7:005:30
Friday7:005:30
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 Closed Closed
5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 Closed Closed

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