Nissan Mosapor, Hospital Administrator, CEO
Nissan Mosapor is a native of Los Angeles, California. He has been working in the veterinary field since he was 17-years-old and is a licensed registered veterinary technician. Over the years, he has worked in several veterinary disciplines ranging from emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery and neurology departments at various specialty animal hospitals. Nissan has a expansive understanding of the veterinary industry and spent years using this expertise to help veterinary hospitals market their brands. Nissan’s dream of opening a specialty animal hospital that cultivates excellence in customer service and unparalleled medical care for animals was accomplished with the opening of Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters.
Beatriz, Practice Manager, MASH Outpatient
Beatriz was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013. She has worked in specialty veterinary medicine all her career. She has experience in client care, DA, TA and hospital management. Beatriz is currently working on getting her certified veterinary practice management license and wants to also continue to learn and grow in their field. She loves to learn! She has a Pug named Ms. Piggy, a Frenchie named Spike, a Pug named Waffles, and a Terrier mix named Teddie. She is also the aunt to sweet “Biggie” a Presa Canario. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family building memories. She loves going to Disneyland, enjoys watching The Office, and having family game nights.
Brittany, Executive Assistant
Brittany was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. This is Brittany’s first time in the veterinary field. After joining the Mash administration team in June 2021, her goal in the next 5 years is to have a solid career that she is an expert in. She also would like to break into the acting field. Brittany has a Tuxedo cat named Pepper. In her free time, she likes to work out, hike, enjoy the beach, watch shows/movies, travel, and hang out with friends and family. She is also always up for a spontaneous adventure!
Rick, Hospital Coordinator
Rick was born in Burbank and grew up in Southern and Northern California. He has been in the veterinary field since 2010. He has worked his way up from being a client service representative, a veterinary assistant, and now to his current position as MASH’s Hospital Coordinator. He helped to form MASH in its beginnings and designs all of MASH’s artwork and designs. Rick graduated with his Bachelors in Geography from Cal State Northridge. Rick has one tuxedo cat named Lucky and a pitbull named Cookie. Rick has a passion for nature and is a Certified California Naturalist and avid birder. In his free time, you can find Rick fishing, working on motorcycles, at a plant sale, surfing, or at a skate park.
Kendra, Assistant Hospital Coordinator
Kendra was born and raised in Fresno, California. She moved to Los Angeles in 2018. This will be Kendra’s veterinary debut and she is excited to join the MASH team! Her goals are to expand her operations, management, and leadership skills, while contributing to the veterinary and overall Los Angeles community. Kendra has a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from University of California, San Diego. Her family has an English Labrador named Odie and she frequently babysits for her friends Catahoula Leopard-Labrador wild child named Bishop. In her free time, she coordinates community art events, and she composes music. She also loves to grab food with friends and DM Dungeons and Dragon campaigns.
Jamie, Front Office Manager, MASH Main
Jamie was born and raised in California. She has been working in the veterinary field for 11 years. She started working as a client service representative in general practice and then moved to specialty where she became a doctor’s assistant. She is now MASH’s Front Office Manager. She loves helping to save animals lives and rescue animals. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Associates degree in Biology and Accounting from Cal State University, Northridge. She has two handsome chocolate labs named Griffin and Riddick. In her spare time, you can find Jamie on the slopes snowboarding, in the mountains hiking or at home watching movies.
Tomas, Front Office Manager, MASH Outpatient
Tomas was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, but was raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2013. He was a receptionist supervisor for a specialty veterinary cancer center and then was a client care assistant manager at a large animal specialty center. Tomas joined MASH’s front-end management staff June of 2020. His goal is to get his certified practice management certification soon. He has a miniature Schnauzer named Kody. When not working, Tomas enjoys spending time with his friends. He also absolutely loves to go to theme parks, especially Disneyland! (He has all the passes!). He also enjoys watching movies and taking car rides to new and exciting places.
Holly, Human Resources
Mary, Payroll Specialist
Mary was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. This is Mary’s first time working in the veterinary field. She is excited to join the MASH family and bring her knowledge to the payroll department. Mary has an AA in Business and Accounting. In Mary’s free time, she likes to read her bible, and spend time with her family. She especially loves to spend time with her husband, her best friend, and her beautiful granddaughter.
Rebecca, Veterinary Social Worker, LCSW
Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, born and raised in Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College, and received her Master of Social Work degree from USC. She is a lifelong animal lover and advocate, and recently transitioned to the veterinary field from medical social work. Her goal is to one day own her own farm sanctuary. Rebecca has a 1 year old mutt named Marty, and a betta fish named Sandy. In her free time, she loves watching scary movies, and recently got into roller skating.
Gabby, Veterinary Social Worker, MSW
Gabby is a southern California native and has spent time living in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from California State University of Los Angeles and later pursued a Master of Social Worker degree from California State University of Fullerton. Her years of experience in the profession of social work have included work with unaccompanied refugee minors, children experiencing life in the foster care system, and providing mental health counseling to students in a local school district. As an animal lover herself she is proud to now work in a setting where she can relate and be a support to other pet lovers. She is passionate about helping others incorporate self-care in daily life activities and looks forward to making a positive impact as a veterinary social worker. Gabby has an 8-year-old Miniature Pinscher named Jigger and adopted a senior Rottweiler, now named Whiskey, 4 years ago. Her favorite activities are going to the beach, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Alli, Finance Manager
Alli has over 20 years of organizational management experience working in retail, law firms, a major pop culture collectibles company and most recently in the last 5 years, back in the veterinary field, at VCA TLC, ASG, and now MASH!
She has two, crazy, adorable, feline boys: Stevie Wonder and Jaxxson. They are the BEST! Her hobbies are more of a passion. Alli currently volunteers at Apex Protection Project (amazing organization, amazing people). She has also volunteered at Pacific Marine Mammal Center for 14 years as an animal care specialist rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals, small whales and dolphins. When not volunteering, Alli is either traveling or going to shows, as music is another big passion of hers.
Kamii, Charge Nurse
Kamii was born and raised in New Orleans near the French Quarter. She moved to California in 1990. She has been working in the animal field since 2009. Kamii has worked a wide variety of positions in the veterinary field: reception, pharmacy tech, grooming, kennel/boarding, and as a doctor’s assistant. She joined the MASH finance team in October 2019. She has an Associate’s degree in Hospitality. Her goal is to own a boarding facility for dogs and cats, as well as a nonprofit/no kill shelter for dogs. She has a 9-year-old Toy Poodle named Eru and a grand doggie 1.5-year-old pug mix named Kai. When not working, Kamii loves to spend her time whale watching, window shopping, going to comedy shows, and hanging out with friends.
Caylynne, Charge Nurse
Caylynne was born and raised in Southern California, but lived in Oak Harbor, Washington for two years where she began her veterinary career. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2005. She has worked as a receptionist and technician assistant in general practice, emergency, exotics, and specialty medicine. Caylynne aspires to become an RVT, but lately she has been exploring the administration/management side of veterinary medicine. She has a bachelor’s in animal health sciences from Cal Poly Pomona University. Caylynne has three rescue dogs: a Cockapoo/Shih Tzu mix named Ozzie, a Jack Russel/Poodle mix named Beast, and a Maltipoo named Gracie. When not working, Caylynne enjoys movie nights, brunching with friends, trips to Disneyland, trips to the beach and bowling with family and friends. During these Covid months, she has enjoyed days spent cuddled up with a good book, playing with her daughters in the backyard, walking her dogs around the neighborhood, family game and movie nights, adult coloring books and Zoom happy hours with friends.
Jolene, Charge Nurse
Jolene was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has been working in the veterinary field for 6 years. She started out in general practice and has worked as a kennel attendant, technician assistant, and now receptionist. Jolene loves learning new things and being helpful to clients and patients. Jolene goal is to go back to school to obtain an RVT license. Jolene has 3 cats, Kernel, Batman, and Buggy. She also has 4 dogs: Monkey (Shih Tzu mix), Bella (Border Collie Mix), Speck (Terrier mix), and Benjamin Waffles (Lasa Apso Mix). When not working, she likes to spend time with her son, hike with her dogs, and catch up with friends.
Carra, Marketing and Event Manager
Carra was born in Indiana, but grew up most of her life in Wisconsin (Go Packers!) Carra was a Certified Veterinary Technician for 10 years, working in emergency and general practice. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI with an AA in Veterinary Technology. During school she was Adoption Co Chair and Animal Caretaker for the animals that stayed on campus. Her favorite part of being a technician was anesthesia and dentistry. Carra served on the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Board as their Legislative Committee Coordinator and Continuing Education Coordinator. Looking for a change, she moved to California in July 2018.
Carra loved being a veterinary technician, but found her passion was in relationship building, events, and marketing. Carra graduated from Colorado State University Global in November 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Specialization in Public Relations. She did not want to leave the veterinary field, so she is so happy to be able to be in the field she loves and do what she loves.
In her free time, she loves to be in nature; exploring National Parks/Monuments, camping and hiking. Her goal is to visit every national park and monument! She also likes binge watching TV shows, and reading a good book. Carra has two cats that are brothers, Luke and Hans.
Micaela, Marketing Assistant
Micaela is a Southern California native. She has proudly worked with a wide range of companies but is new to the veterinary field, and is very happy to be joining the diverse team of experts at MASH. After previously working in the Chiropractic field, she has a grounded appreciation for all the staff members in any health care setting and the time / effort put into each patient’s wellbeing! Micaela is excited to share and further develop her five years of Marketing experience and skills with the goal of reaching and offering more care to animal patients in need. She has a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from University of California, Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!). Her family dogs, Beau (a Shih-Tzu/Maltese mix) and Honey (a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix) are very loved and spoiled. In her free time, she loves to write poetry and short stories. Her love of music, reading, taking pictures of hummingbirds, visiting local gardens with her fiancé, and eating ridiculous amounts off ice cream.
Kindra, RVT, Inventory Manager
Kindra was born in Utah and moved to Los Angeles when she was 12 years old. She has been in the veterinary field since 2014. She obtained her Associates in Animal Science from Pierce College and is an RVT. She has always had a passion for emergency and critical care medicine but has also worked in general practice and neurology. In the future, Kindra would like to obtain her VTS in emergency and critical care. She has a 2-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Olive, and a 9-year-old cat named Maggy. In her free time, she like to hang out with her husband and dog hanging at breweries, cooking or reading.
Aluizio, IT Specialist
Aluizio is originally from Brazil but has been living in Los Angeles since 1990. He has never worked for a veterinary hospital before, but he has over 20 years of experience working with dogs. Aluizio joined the MASH administration team as their information technology specialist in November 2020. He has a Basset Hound named Sugar. In his free time, Aluizio likes to partake in outdoor sports.
Carlos, Head of Maintenance
Carlos is originally from El Salvador. He moved to the LA area in 1999. Carlos has been working in the veterinary industry doing maintenance for over 13 years. Carlos is your quint essential handy man. Carlos has a wide range of trade skills: repair work, maintenance work, plumbing, electrical, and both exterior and interior work. In his free time, he likes to fish, watch/play soccer, and enjoys eating at the local Mexican joints.
Porfirio was born in El Salvador. He has lived in LA for 28 years. This is his first foray into the veterinary field and has worked with us for nearly a year. He has two small mix dogs. In his free time, he likes to go fishing and eat, not necessarily in that order.
Jaszmine was born and raised in El Salvador. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001. She is brand new to the veterinary field and joined the MASH maintenance team in November of 2019. She has a Chihuahua named Laky. In her free time, she likes to go on walks with her daughter near the river.
Santos is originally from El Salvador but has lived in Los Angeles since 1985. This is Santos’s first time working in the veterinary field and he is excited to join the MASH family. Santos would like to adopt a Chihuahua one day, as this is his favorite dog. In his free time, he likes to play/watch soccer, watch television, and eat barbecue with his friends and family.
Vera was born and raised in El Salvador. She has been living in Los Angeles since 2010. Vera joined the MASH Maintenance team in August 2020. When not working Vera loves to take walks around Los Angeles.