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

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.


Edgar, Customer Service Representative

Edgar was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has been working in the veterinary field since 2019. He has worked at a non-profit cat rescue as a foster/medical counselor. He has a passion to help save animals lives as well as rescue. His biggest aspiration is to become an RVT. He wants to be able to make an impact in their lives and their owners. Edgar has two amazing cats, Odesza, a DLH Tabby and Diva, a Snowshoe Siamese. In his free time, he enjoys socializing with his cats, hiking, hanging out with family/friends, go dancing, and watch reality TV shows.