Emergency Staff

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Halley, Emergency Dept. Manager, Veterinary Assistant

Halley was born and raised in the Inland Empire. She has been in working in the veterinary field since 2008. She started working in general practice but found that her passion was for emergency and critical care. Halley would like to get her RVT license and pursue a VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in emergency and critical care. She has 2 dogs, a Pitbull named Jordan, and a Maltipoo named Logan. She also has 2 cats, an 18-year-old named Angel and a 2-year old named Rogue. In her spare time, she loves going to concerts, experimenting with makeup and hair, and she also will model from time to time.

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Kristine, RVT, VTS (ECC), Shift Lead

Kristine was born in New Jersey but grew up in the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valleys. Kristine has been working in the veterinary field since 1994. She is an RVT and just recently got her VTS in emergency and critical care in 2019. She joined the MASH emergency and critical care team in January 2020. Her goals are to use her knowledge and skill to minimize patient fear and maximize patient comfort. She also wants to teach all that encompasses emergency and especially critical care to the MASH emergency team. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, go to the beach and be outdoors, also enjoy good food and wine.

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Jonathan, RVT, VTS (ECC), Shift Lead

Jonathan started working in veterinary medicine as an assistant in general practice in 1992 followed by an emergency clinic 6 years later where he worked for 16 yrs. He attained his credentials as an Registered Veterinary Technician in California in 2006 with the intent to also specialize in Emergency and Critical Care. In 2007 he began working at a 24hr specialty practice in Orange County in an effort to gain the necessary knowledge and experience to apply to the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT). He gained further experience by working with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), a mode of dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury, and long term therapeutic mechanical ventilation. His interests include, but are not limited to, acid/base, advanced anesthesia/analgesia, mechanical ventilation, shock and transfusion medicine. Following several years of study, he passed his boards in 2010, achieving his Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care, VTS (ECC).

Jonathan has volunteered his time as a member of the AVECCT Examination and Mentoring Committees and has also served on the Appeals Committee. He has authored and contributed a chapter on ocular emergencies in The Technicians Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Jonathan has lectured nationally and locally and attends continuing education conferences on a yearly basis. He is also certified in Veterinary CPR: Basic Life Support. Jonathan lives in Los Angeles with his three dogs and four cats. Much of his free time is spent going to concerts, museums, the beach and simply just relaxing with a good book.

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Noemi, RVTg, Shift Lead

Noemi was born in Los Angeles and raised in Baldwin Park CA. She graduated in 2017 from the Animal Health Science Program at Cal Poly Pomona and received her Bachelors in Animal Health Science. She obtained her RVT license a few months after graduating. She has been in the veterinary field since 2014 and has worked in small animal practice and most recently spent the last few years in emergency and critical care where she found her passion in emergency medicine. She has 2 tortoiseshell cats named Mimosa and Midori, a chihuahua named Roman and a miniature poodle named Barbie. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, working out and binge watch shows on Netflix.

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Ryleigh, RVT, Shift Lead

Ryleigh was born in Michigan, and after living in Austin, Texas, moved to Los Angeles in 2021. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013. Ryleigh has worked her way up from being a receptionist to technician assistant to RVT. She has worked in both general practice and specialty/emergency veterinary medicine. She has an Associated of Applied Science Veterinary Technician from Lone Star College. Her goal is to get her VTS in emergency and critical care. When not working, Ryleigh likes to go to the beach, hike, work out, cook, and craft.

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Omar, RVT

Omar was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. Omar has experience working in surgery and intensive care units. He also works in shelter medicine. Omar joined the MASH emergency team in June 2020. His goals are to continue to work with furry pets and continue to learn. He has a chihuahua named Roxy. In his free time, you can find him at car shows with his kids!

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Lorraine, RVT

Lorraine was born and raised in Carson, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. She started out as a Technician Assistant in general practice and then obtained her RVT and has worked in emergency and internal medicine. Her goal is to continue to grow in the veterinary field in both knowledge, practice, and skill. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has 2 mixed breed dogs Mimi and Boogy. She also has several black cats. In her free time, she likes outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and running, as well as, eating and relaxing with her furry kids.

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China, RVT

China was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. She has worked her way up from a receptionist to an RVT. She has a AS in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College. She joined the MASH emergency team in November 2020. Her goals are to become an event planner and possibly go back to school for pharmacology. China has a long-haired Chihuahua named Bob and a DSH named Binti. In her free time, she likes to event plan and roller skate.

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Alexis, RVT

Alexis was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. She has been living in Los Angeles since 2005. Alexis has been in the veterinary field since 2008. She has worked her way up from reception to an RVT. She has worked in general practice and specialty medicine. Alexis’s goal is to get her VTS in Emergency and critical care. She has three horses, six goats, three dogs (two Pitbulls and a pug), three cats, one rabbit, and a Macaw. When not working, Alexis likes to hike, ride horses, kayak, fish, mountain bike and ride motorcycles.

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Fabian, RVT

Fabian was born in Puruandiro, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles in the early 90’s. Fabian has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. He has worked in general practices, surgery, and internal medicine as a technician assistant. He joined the MASH emergency team in March 2021. His goal is to obtain his RVT soon. He will be sitting for his RVT boards in March 2021. His main goal is to obtain his DVM. He has a Chihuahua named Cholula, who is his living doorbell, and a Bulldog/Shih-Tzu named Luna, who is built like a nightclub bouncer. In Fabian’s free time, he loves to watch movies and read books of the sci-fi, action, thriller, suspense, and comedy genres. He also enjoys cooking, as much as he enjoys eating, and likes to brew beer. Fabian is always up to try new things and his motto is that “adventures are good for the soul!”

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Daniel, RVT

Daniel was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2016. Daniel has been working in emergency / critical care and oncology. His goal is to go into human radiology. He has a Bassett Hound named Trusty and a Cockapoo named Gordon Ramsey. In his free time, he likes to eat, binge watch television shows, and go for hikes!

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Claudia, RVT

Claudia is from New Mexico and is new to the Los Angeles area. She has worked in the veterinary field for two years as a veterinary assistant and RVT in Emergency. Her goals are to learn as much as possible and be a great RVT. Claudia joined the MASH Emergency department in 2021 as RVT. Claudia has two cats: a boy named Guero and a girl named Tiny. When she has time to herself, she likes to spend it with her family.

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Lisa, RVT

Lisa has lived in Southern California her whole life and has worked in the veterinary field over 23 years! She has worked in GP and ER as well as reception, as a TA, and an RVT. She joined the Mash Emergency team in 2021 as RVT. She has a Bachelor's in Business with focus on Organizational Leadership. She has four dogs that are all mixes named Shaggy, Ginger, Salt, and Pepper; as well as two cats named Michonne and Darryl. In her spare time, Lisa likes to go for hikes, go to the beach, read, and watch movies.

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Dayna, Triage Supervisor

Dayna was born and raised in Pasadena, California. Dayna has been working in the veterinary field since 2001. She has over 12 years of experience in general practice medicine and over 7 years of experience in emergency and critical care. She joined the MASH emergency and critical care team in January of 2018. She has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Pre-vet Med from Cal Poly Pomona University. Dayna is driven by emergency and critical care medicine because she gets to be a part of a team of fast responding critical care Dr’s and techs that help patients defeat all odds against them and reunite them with their owners after debilitating disease, injury or trauma. Dayna plans on pursuing the alternative route program to earn her RVT and wants to obtain her VTS in Emergency and Critical Care medicine in the next two years. In her free time, she enjoys taking her four kids to the beach and spending lots of time at family gatherings; cooking, laughing, and playing music. She has a 6-year-old cat named Meow Meow, a 2-year-old Rottweiler named Kapone, and two one year old guinea pigs named Peanut and Sugar.

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Stephanie, Triage Assistant Supervisor, Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2000. She started out in general practice veterinary medicine but found that her passion was in emergency medicine. Stephanie joined the MASH emergency team in February 2019. Her goal is to become a registered veterinary technician. She has a 4-year-old Chiweenie named Jelly. She also enjoys rehabbing wildlife and currently has a squirrel named Lucky. When she has free time, she likes to be in nature and hike in the surrounding LA mountains. She also enjoys being with friends and family.

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Chelsea, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Chelsea was born and raised in Los Angeles. Chelsea has been working in veterinary field since 2011. Before joining the MASH team, she worked with avian and exotics. Chelsea’s goal is to get her RVT license and get her VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in emergency and critical care. She has a passion for wolf conservation efforts and has been volunteering at APEX Protection Project for 9 years caring for the wolf-dog pack. She has a tortoise named JB, and a dog named Bullet. In her spare time, Chelsea likes to play basketball, travel and work out.

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Carlos, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Carlos was born and raised in Glendale, CA. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. He has worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. His goal is to become an RVT. He has a Domestic shorthair named Slim Jim, a Maine Coon named Stewie, an orange tabby named Rusty, an orange tabby named Beezy and a Chihuahua tripod named Knubby. When not working, Carlos likes to build RC scale model trucks (crawlers), hiking, gardening, volunteer at his church and he’s a big foodie!

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Angie, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Angie was born and raised in New York. She moved to Los Angeles 3 years ago because she has always loved the weather here and for a new experience. She has been in the veterinary field for 12 years. Angie is going to obtain her RVT soon and her goal is to become a lead/manage a department. She has 2 dogs, a Pit bull named Jordan, and a Maltipoo named Logan. She also has 2 cats, an 18-year-old named Angel and a 2-year old named Rogue. Angie loves the outdoors, camping, watching sports, and going to music concerts.

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Lily, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Lily earned a degree in Biochemistry from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She worked five years in pharmaceutical and oncological research before transitioning to the veterinary field. She has two beautiful cats and a wonderful service dog. In her free time, she co-operates a home-based pet care business. She strives to provide her patients with compassionate care.

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Jesse, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Jessie was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. He has worked in general practice, surgery, and emergency. However, his passion is for emergency and critical care veterinary medicine. He likes the knowledge that he gains from all the different cases, the actual patient care, and cultivating client relationships. Jessie joined the MASH emergency and critical care team in July 2018. Jesus recently finished the veterinary technician alternative route plan at Platt College. He plans to take the licensing test soon and become an RVT. Jessie has two dogs, a 3-year-old Cocker Spaniel/ Poodle mix named Dominic, and an 8-year-old Pomeranian/ Yorkie mix named Giselle. In his free time, he likes to watch soccer and other sports, go snowboarding in the winter, take long trips, and spend time with family.

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Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA (Go birds!). She moved to Los Angeles in 2014. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006. She has worked as a doctor’s assistant and veterinary assistant. She is currently working on obtaining her RVT and a certificate in feline behavior and training. She has 2 cats, Neuman and Dante. In her free time, she likes to watch true crime shows, try different restaurants and spend time with her cats.

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Cesar, Veterinary Assistant, Shift Lead

Cesar was born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. Cesar started volunteering with animals when he was 16 years old but has been working in the veterinary field since 2011. He has worked at a high volume spay/neuter clinic, general practice, and emergency. Cesar joined the MASH emergency team in September 2020. Cesar will be sitting for the Veterinary Technician National exam in December to become an RVT. His goal is to eventually go back to school to finish his prerequisites to get into the Registered Nursing program. Cesar has a 170-pound Saint Bernard named Sully, a Chihuahua named Tiki, and a DSH named Thomas. When not working, Cesar likes to cruise the streets of LA and Santa Monica, sightseeing and listening to Rihanna. He also likes to watch television shows and he recently become a gym person.

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Gary, Veterinary Assistant

Gary was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. Gary has a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. Gary loves what he does and wants to continue working in the veterinary field especially in emergency medicine. He has a Chihuahua cross named Lala, a Savannah cat named Afeni, and a Bengal cat named Walkenstien. When not working, you can find Gary fishing.

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Doug, Veterinary Assistant

Doug was born and raised in Bloomington, California. He recently made a switch in careers to veterinary medicine. He joined the MASH emergency team in June 2019. Doug is excited about being in the veterinary field and his goal is to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Doug has a 10-year-old Pitbull mix named Cain and a cat named Bruce. When not working, he likes to relax and play video games.

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Thelma, Veterinary Assistant

Thelma is originally from El Salvador but moved to Los Angeles when she was 6 years old. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013 as a doctor’s assistant and a technician assistant. She joined the MASH Emergency team in March 2020. Thelma is currently working on obtaining her RVT from Penn Foster. After getting her RVT she would like to continue to get a bachelor’s degree. She has a Shiba Inu named Kenji and a Poodle mix named Fluffy. When not working, she loves partaking in outdoor activities: hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. She also likes to spend time with family and friends, as well as, hang out with her pets and find delicious vegan foods to eat.

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Cristina, Veterinary Assistant

Cristina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Go Dodgers!). She has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. She has worked as a receptionist and veterinary technician assistant in general practice and in emergency. She is super excited to join the MASH emergency team and advance her emergency skills. Her goal is to obtain her RVT and get into zoo/wildlife medicine at either the LA Zoo or the Zoological Department. Cristina has two Associate degrees, one in Veterinary Technology and one in Social Science. She has a Maltese cross named Lucy and a Ball Python named Coco. When Cristina is not working, she is out hiking chasing waterfalls, running along the beach, checking out new coffee shops, hanging out with her family for game nights, and binge watching The Office on Netflix repeatedly.

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Britany, Veterinary Assistant

Britany was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2014. She has worked reception and veterinary assistant in both general practice and emergency. Her goal is to pass the VTNG and become a RVT very soon! She has a Associates in Animal Sciences from Platt College. She has an American Bulldog named Rusty, a mix named Spike, and a Conure named Pineapple. In her free time, she loves to watch movies and go to the beach.

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Alexa, Veterinary Assistant

Alexa was born and raised in Glendale, CA. This is Alexa’s first time working in a veterinary hospital. since finishing school. She has worked with animals though for many years. She is currently waiting to finish/pass her exit exam at school and will then officially have her A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Her goal is to become an RVT and hopefully specialize in Neurology since her biggest interested in in that department. She has a German Shepard/Malinois cross named Maddi, a Husky cross named Hendrix, two Boston Terriers, Gordo and Ollie, and a Chihuahua named Pinky. In her free time, she likes to hike, explore the outdoors, whether it be with her dogs or alone, and just enjoy nature. She is always looking for new hiking spots and if it has a waterfall, that’s always a plus in her book.

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Cristian, Veterinary Assistant

Cristian was born and raised in Los Angeles. Cristian has been working in the veterinary field since 2016. He has worked in reception and has worked as a veterinary assistant in surgery and emergency. His goal is to become a firefighter/paramedic. He has an Associates in Fire Tech from East Los Angeles College. Cristian has two Pitbull’s named Mona and Canelo. He also has two cats named Figaro and Silvester. In his free time, he likes to strength train and condition. He really likes different competitive sports and recently he picked up boxing. He also likes to binge watch funny shows and learn new crafts. He is a handyman at heart, a jack of 1000 trades, master of none.

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Christian, Veterinary Assistant

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Maria, Veterinary Assistant

Maria is a Los Angeles native, but spent the last three years in Portland, OR. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2012. She has worked as a veterinary assistant at emergency and at a zoo. Her goal is to become a political scientist/attorney. She is currently in school working on her political science bachelor’s at Portland University. Maria has a Jack Russel Terrier named Luna, a Pomeranian mix named Miyuki, an Aussie mix named Cody, and a French Bulldog named Olympia. In her free time, she likes to hike and sleep!

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Shelene, Veterinary Assistant

Shelene was born and raised in Norwalk, CA. She recently moved back to California after living in Hawaii. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. Shelene has worked as receptionist and technician assistant in ICU, ER, surgery, oncology, and internal medicine specialty services. Her goal is to become an RVT. She has a French Bulldog named Kobe Bean. In her free time, Shelene likes to spend time with her dog, work out and eat good food.

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Sean, Veterinary Assistant

Sean was born and raised in North Hollywood, CA. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2019 as a technician assistant in general practice. His goal is to become a Veterinarian and specialize in exotics (birds) or surgery. Sean has a Bachelors in French and Biology from Amherst College. He has a Shih Tzu named Oso. In his free time, he likes to run, bake, practice languages, and do puzzles (Sudokus). He hopes to start volunteering with a wildlife rehab soon.

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Ryan, Veterinary Assistant

Ryan has lived in Korea Town, Los Angeles his whole life, up until last year. He has worked in the veterinary field for three years, mostly in general practice. He has experience as a technician assistant, receptionist, and surgical technician. He joined the Emergency department in 2021 as Veterinary Assistant. Ryan plans on being a CVA soon and one day an RVT. He has two cute littermate whippets named Tobi and Lucky. When he's not at work, you can find him driving around taking pictures and exploring.

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Valerie, Veterinary Assistant

Valerie has lived in Los Angeles for forty years and has worked in the veterinary field for fourteen years - six in general practice and eight in Emergency/Critical Care. Valerie joined the MASH Emergency Team in 2021 as Veterinary Assistant. On top of her B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Biology from UCR and a degree in Animal Science from MTSAC, she plans obtain her RVT. In her free time, Valerie likes to hunt, hike, bike, paddleboard, and volunteer for "Working Dogs For Warriors"! She has a German short-hair pointer named Indy.

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Maryuri, Veterinary Assistant

Maryuri is from Moreno Valley, CA, has lived in Las Vegas, and is now settled in Los Angeles. She has worked in the veterinary field for 11 years as a veterinary technician in ER, IM, and Nephrology. She has a degree in Esthetics, as a Nutrition Coach, and is a certified Personal Trainer. On top of owning a meal prep company, her goals are to own a beauty spa, open a gym / personal training business, and start an animal sanctuary. Maryuri joined the Emergency team in August 2021 as Veterinary Assistant. She has five pets - a pug (Blackbeans), a chihuahua (Precious), a frenchie (Kike), a jack russel (Snoopy), and a tuxedo cat (Kitty). When she isn't running her other two businesses, she likes to hike, play soccer, weightlift, spend time with both of her boys, and read.

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Jessika, Doctor’s Assistant

Jessika is a Southern California native. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. She has worked as a receptionist and a technician assistant at general practice prior to working at MASH. Jessika joined the MASH emergency team in October 2019. Jessika’s has an Associates in Psychology and is currently working on her Bachelors. Her goal is to become a psychiatric technician. She has a Husky mix named Bruno, a German Shephard named Chubs, a Siberian Husky named Balto, and a cat named Tiger. When not working, Jessika enjoys hiking with her dogs, bike riding and binge-watching documentaries.

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Tiffany, Doctors Assistant

Tiffany was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2018. She has worked in reception in general practice and is overly excited to start working as a doctor’s assistant in MASH’s emergency department. Tiffany’s goal is to go to school to become an RVT. She has a Chihuahua Terrier mix named Rudy. When not working, Tiffany likes to hang out with her son and her family/friends.

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Teresa, Doctor's Assistant

Teresa was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2019, working as a receptionist in general practice. Teresa joined the MASH emergency team in 2021. Her goal is to become a human EKG/EGG technician and certified phlebotomist. She has a rabbit named Lola. In her free time, Teresa enjoys spending time with her children, going on hikes, and taking walks with her daughter.

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Jocelyn, Doctor’s Assistant

Jocelyn is a Southern California native. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015 as a receptionist in general practice. Jocelyn joined the MASH emergency team in May 2021. Her goal is to become a human registered nurse. She has three cats: Bella, Panda, and Panther; and a dog named Roxy. In her free time, Jocelyn likes to hike, enjoy the beach, and have family nights!

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Andrea, Doctor's Assistant

Andrea is from South Central Los Angeles and has worked in the veterinary field for 10 months. She has been a receptionist for all specialties and hopes to get certified as an RVT. She joined MASH as Doctor's Assistant in the ER department! When she has time to herself, she likes to walk her miniature pinscher Zoey, go on hikes, go to the beach, bake, cook, and train in Muay Thai.

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Jennifer, Doctor's Assistant

Jennifer has lived in Los Angeles for 30 years. After working in the veterinary field for two years in reception, triage, and general practice + specialty, she joined our Emergency team in 2021 as Doctor's Assistant. She hopes to one day become an RVT or Dispatch. She has a yorkie named Bella, a German shepherd named Bailey, and a Husky named Jake. When she isn't busy, she likes to hike, travel, read, go to the beach, and go to the movies!

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Michelle, Doctor's Assistant

Michelle is originally from Hayward, CA, but moved to L.A. three years ago. Se has worked as an overnight customer service representative and loves working closely with animals. She joined MASH's Emergency team in 2021 as Doctor's Assistant. She has a B.A. in (technical) Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a Masters in International Relations, focusing on International Development from Norwich University. She has a domestic shorthair, tabby dilute name Frojya (Freya). Michelle can't get enough of the outdoors and a good book, and finds that mixing the two is most often the best way to spend her free time.

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Maria, Doctor's Assistant

Maria was born and raised in Los Angeles. After working in the veterinary field for three years, she has worked as a pharmacy technician and client representative, and has a pharmacy technician license. Maria joined MASH's Emergency department in 2021 as Doctor's Assistant, and is currently working to obtain her RVT. She has three cats -- one female named Freya, one male named Banana, and one hermaphrodite (who goes by she/her) named Billie Jean. Maria likes to visit different cities in California by car when she has free time.

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Jennifer, Doctor's Assistant

Jennifer is from Southern Los Angeles and has lived here her whole life. During her four year veterinary career, she has worked in reception, as a DA, and as a TA. She will be joining our ER department as our newest DA! She was working on her AA in Criminal Justice when she decided she wanted to work with animals, and now her goal is to become an RVT and someday a DVM. She has 2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 red-eared slider turtle. During her time off she enjoys going to the beach and working in her garden.

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Dexter, Doctor's Assistant

Dexter was born in Northern Germany and--as a son of military parents--has lived all over the world. He has been living in Los Angeles for the past 10 years, and has been working in the veterinary field for 10+ years. He has worked in reception and pharmacy as a Doctor's Assistant, and most recently has been working in animal behavior. His goals are to learn continuously and grow his skills. Dexter joined the MASH ER department as Doctor's Assistant in 2021! He aspires to study human psychiatry. He has two cats, March and Persephone. When he isn't at work, he loves absolutely anything involving music, film, art and nature.

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Roberto, Technician Assistant

Roberto is a Southern California native. This is Roberto’s first time working in the veterinary field and he is excited to start to learn! Roberto joined the MASH emergency team in March 2021. His goal in life is to acquire multiple family rental properties. In his free time, Roberto loves to read personal growth books, he also likes to take car photos and edit them.

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Henry, Technician Assistant

Henry is a Los Angeles native. This is Henry’s first time working in the veterinary field and he is excited to work in different positions to find out what position suits him best. Henry joined the MASH emergency team in January 2021. He has a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix named Roger. In his free time, Henry likes to listen to music, play games, read comics, and watch movies.

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Deneen, Technician Assistant

Deneen was born and raised in Norwalk, CA. This is Deneen’s first time working in the veterinary field and she is excited to learn. Her goal is to advance positions in this field and learn as much as she can. She has certificates from Cypress College in Human Services Generalist, Family studies, and Addiction studies. She has a Cocker Spaniel. In Deneen’s free time, she really enjoys reading.

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David, Technician Assistant

David was born and raised in Rosemead, CA. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2009. He has worked at a veterinary assistant in general practice and emergency medicine. David joined the MASH emergency team in August 2020. His personal goal is to obtain his RVT before his 35th birthday. David has two Pomeranians, Trixie and Mia, and a Chihuahua named Peewee. He also has two cats, a DSH named Sir Martin and a Calico named Apple. When not working, David likes to go hiking, eat and hang out with his family. Much of his time is taken up by being a brand-new dad! Alex says that it is a blessing to have his little one in his life.

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Sabrina, Technician Assistant

Sabrina was born and raised in Van Nuys, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2018. She has worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant in general practice. She joined the MASH emergency team in March 2021. Sabrina's goal is to become an architect. She has two dogs, Pluto and Tiki, and three cats named IPA, Nico, and Cho-Cho. In her free time, she likes to hike, paint, and garden.

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Crystal, Technician Assistant

Crystal is from Los Angeles, though she just moved back after living up north for three years. She has worked in the veterinary field for a year and a half as a veterinary assistant in ICU and Emergency. She has two Associates, one in Natural Sciences and the other in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She also just recently graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a B.S. in Biology. While ironically she has never had a dog or cat as a pet, her goal is to become a veterinarian. Crystal joined the MASH Emergency team as Technician Assistant. In her free time, she like hiking, reading, and trying new places to eat.

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Saumia, Technician Assistant

Saumi is originally from Orange County and has lived in Los Angeles for three years. During her four years working in the veterinary field, she has worked as a kennel attendant, in reception, and vet assisting in GP, ER and IM. She will be joining our ER department as our newest TA! With her Veterinary Technology Associates degree from Platt, she hopes to become an RVT by the end of the year and eventually work as a zoo vet tech. She has a cat named Mo. In her free time, Saumi likes to go hiking and go to the beach.

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Mariana, Pharmacy/Laboratory Technician

Mariana was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. This is Mariana’s first veterinary job, but does have experience compounding veterinary medications. While the veterinary field is not her main goal, she does want to work in Psychology field and be able to work with kids and families someday. She is currently in school for this. In her free time, she like to spend time with her son drawing.

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Janneth, Pharmacy/Laboratory Technician

Janneth was born in El Salvador, but grey up in Los Angeles. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015. She has worked as a receptionist, pharmacy tech, veterinary technician assistant, inventory manager all in general practice. She joined the MASH emergency team in March 2021. Her goal is to obtain her RVT. She has a Business Office Administration degree from UEI. Janneth has a recue Chihuahua mix named Dante, a Pitbull named Luna, and a French Bulldog named Fendi. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, cook and run.

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Aura, Pharmacy/Laboratory Technician

Aura was born in Guatemala but has lived in Los Angeles her whole life. She is new to the veterinary field after working in the medical / hospital field for ten years. She would like to learn more about medicine, phlebotomy, and possibly surgical tech work. She has an AA in Culinary Arts and also in Pharmacy Tech. Aura joined the MASH Emergency department in August 2021. She has four fur babies, two pugs (13 & 2 years old), one husky (3 years old), and one lab-pei (6 years old). For fun, Aura loves to hike, camp, go on road trips, cook, bake, knit, and do scratch art.