We’re committed to keeping clients and staff safe during COVID-19 with NEW admittance and check-out processes. Learn more.

Urgent care is now open Monday-Friday, 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

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Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Desert Animal Hospital is made up of 60 dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet.

If things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets.

Explore our veterinarians’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet’s care.

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Our Support Team

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve.

Explore our support team members’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet’s care.

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Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Ellena Capuchino

Client Service Representative

Maritza Hernandez-Jimenez

Client Service Representative

Jennie Jamison

Client Service Representative

Aisha Loudhni

Client Service Representative

Bonita Murray

Client Service Representative

Shannon Preuss

Client Service Representative Supervisor

Cynthia Siracusa

Client Service Representative

Vincent Talavera

Client Liaison

Laura Underwood

Client Service Representative

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.

Karen Andrade

Kennel Assistant

Crystal Anguiano

Kennel Assistant

Natalie Arsenault

Kennel Assistant

Benjamin Bechter

Groomer

Jemina Bolton

Kennel Assistant

Sammie Daidone

Kennel Assistant

Tammy Duenas

Kennel Supervisor

Ashley Gomez

Kennel Assistant

Carolyn Petrik

Kennel Assistant

Paula Rodriguez

Bather

Desiree Warren

Kennel Assistant

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Maintenance

Our maintenance team of facilities professional and housekeepers ensure that our facilities are secure, expertly maintained and functioning at their best so we can continue to provide our clients with exceptional veterinary care and exceed their expectations when inside any of our hospitals. Sometimes it's the little things, like a clean restroom, that makes all the difference and our maintenance team knows that.

Susana Anguiano

Hospital Housekeeping

Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.

Veterinary Services for Your Pet

Your pet can enjoy comprehensive preventive and wellness care veterinary services for every stage of life, from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. We invite you to explore our services to learn more and help keep your pet happy and healthy!
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