Dr. Paul Hobson, BVetMed, MRCVS, Head of Dentistry
Paul Hobson graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1981. He owned and
operated veterinary hospitals in the UK for 20 years before moving full time into veterinary dentistry.
He has focused his skills on oral and craniomaxillofacial surgery for the last 17 years. He operated a
large dental referral practice in the UK before meeting his wife and moving to California. He started
to work in California, while still frequently travelling back to the UK. He is now working full time in
Southern California and is working towards his dental specialty qualification in the USA.
Interested in all aspects of veterinary dentistry and craniomaxillofacial surgery, Paul is
especially interested in endodontics, craniomaxillofacial trauma treatment and reconstruction, and
oral oncologic surgery. He is also adding dental implantology to his treatment options.
Paul lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife and 5-year- old son. They have a German Shepherd
named, Nola,to further add to the chaos at home, so his passions for triathlons and street
photography are on the back burner for now.
Arlene, Veterinary Assistant, Dentistry
Arlene was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She has been working as a veterinary assistant in emergency, dentistry, surgery, and general practice. She joined MASH Dentistry team in January 2020. Arlene has completed the veterinary technician program and will be sitting for her RVT licensing exam this year. She has two chihuahua’s, Dexter and Didi, a tuxedo cat named Stinky, and a bird named Chappy. When not working, Arlene like to hike, got to the movies, and try new restaurants.
Elisa, Veterinary Assistant, Dentistry
Elisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015. She started as a receptionist and now is working as a veterinary assistant. She joined the MASH dentistry team in January 2020. She wants to expand her knowledge in this field and eventually become an RVT. She has a Chihuahua named Sammie, a Terrier cross named Logan, and two Tortie cats named Patches and Aroona. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her kids going on fun adventures.
Heidy, TA, Ophthalmology/Dentistry
Heidy was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. She has worked in animal caretaking and as a veterinary assistant. Heidy joined the MASH emergency team in January 2020. Heidy’s goal is to become an RVT and then figure out what she would to specialize in. Marine mammal training is also a goal of hers, as well as, to run her own organization that helps animals. She has two German Shepherds, Benji and Princess. In her free time, she likes to workout, play soccer, train her dogs, and go on adventurous bike rides.