Dr. Wayne Cockrell

Dr Wayne Cockrell was born and raised in Surprise Valley on his family’s cattle ranch. He graduated from Surprise Valley High School in 2006, and began attending California State University, Chico, where he received his B.S. in both Animal Science as well as Agriculture Business. Dr. Cockrell was heavily involved in his education and programs at the university, including working at the university’s Meat Lab and Beef Unit.

Upon graduation from CSU Chico, Dr. Cockrell attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with highest honors, receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He then did clinical residency at UC Davis.

After working at our Modoc Veterinary Center for 2 years, he relocated to Susanville to join our team at Thompson Peak Veterinary Clinic full time. He is excited to be working in the community, practicing large and small animal medicine. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, and horseback riding, as well as returning to Cedarville on weekends to help out on his family’s ranch.