Dentistry Staff


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 an street photography are on the back burner for now.


Arlene, RVT, Dentistry Department Manager

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’s goal is to get her VTS in Dentistry. 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

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.

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Jonathan, Technician Assistant

Jonathan was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has worked in the veterinary field for 10 years! He has done it all, from being a receptionist, to a kennel assistant, a surgery assistant, and a vet assistant in both general practice and specialty practice. He joined the Mash Dentistry team as technician assistant, and plans on becoming an RVT. In his free time he likes to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, go to events/concerts/sports games and listen to music. He has a cat (DSH) named Marley and a dog (Chihuahua/Terrier mix) named Lyla.

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Amelia, Technician Assistant

Amelia is a southern California native. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2011. She has worked as a kennel assistant and inventory assistant. She joined the Mash Outpatient team in 2021 as a technician assistant to help multiple departments. Her goal is to be a part of the inventory team. She has two Chihuahua mixes named Negrito and Chwee. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her mom.


Ryan, Customer Service Representative

Ryan is from Torrance but has been dreaming of living in Los Angeles and plans to move there soon! Ryan has been working in the veterinary field for a year – first as a kennel assistant, then in reception. She enjoys working as a receptionist and plans to stay one for a long time, and is also interested in being cross-trained as a tech. She is currently working on her AAT in Political Science at El Camino College. Ryan is currently working in Mash’s Dentistry Department as Customer Service Representative! For fun, she likes to crochet, spend time with friends, binge-watch shows and play with her striped and spotted Tabby Cat. She is also working on a large project: converting a small school bus into an RV to travel with on weekends.