Tania joined the Bay Animal Hospital team in June 2015. Born and raised in the Midwest, she grew up with a great love and compassion for animals. After attending the University of Arizona and studying Animal Sciences, Tania enjoyed working on the management side of veterinary medicine. With over 18 years in the veterinary field, 13 years of experience in management positions, Tania was excited to work at Bay Animal Hospital. Tania loves the sunny California weather and spending time at the beach. She has an adorable chihuahua mix named Lexi who comes to work with her daily.
Laura has been working at Bay since Sept. 2011. She started off as Pharmacy Technician for 3 years, and then became an assistant manager. Her favorite thing about working at Bay is helping animals. Laura has one furry baby, which is an American bulldog named Stella. Laura’s interest outside of Bay is going to the beach, traveling, hiking, camping, and snowboarding with Stella. She’s also from Philadelphia and likes to visit often.
Shanise has been working for BAH since October 2006 and has been a veterinary technician since 1990. She has a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and Management from UC Davis. Her past work experience includes protecting animal actors on movie sets for the “no animals were harmed” credit and working as an animal control officer . She truly loves animals! Her family consists of a loving husband, one daughter and three sons. They have two dogs — Chewy and Princess Leia, and a cat named Whiskers. Shanise works hard to ensure that the hospital has the medications, supplies and prescription diets needed to provide excellent care for our patients.
Beatriz joined the Bay team in Feb 2015. Her favorite thing about working at Bay is every patient that comes in and gets treated with care and love. Beatriz graduated in 2013 from Carrington College in Pomona CA with A.A. degree in Vet. Technology, RVT. Beatriz owns lots of furry babies, which are Kiki, Pepper, Harley-cats, Churro ,Orchata,Mort, Emma, and Grandpa – guinea pigs, Rango-chameleon, and Shorty-chihuahua. Before Beatriz started working at Bay she worked at Banfield, Exotic Animal Care and at TLC Animal Hospital. Beatriz interests outside of Bay are fostering kittens and puppies and learning about reptile exotic medicine.
Doreya is responsible for all hourly treatments for our hospitalized and boarding animals. She also volunteers a lot of her time to rescuing abandoned animals and finding them good homes.
Doreya was voted Employee of the Year in 2013 by the BAH team!
Juan has been with Bay Animal Hospital since October 2015. Juan has been a Veterinary Technician for many years and enjoys working with animals. In his spare time, he enjoys listening and dancing to music. Juan teaches Zumba classes and goes Salsa dancing 5 times a week! Juan loves meeting new people and is an upbeat positive person. He loves his job and working with the patients and his coworkers.
Rocio joined the Bay team in September 2014. Her favorite thing about working at Bay is the happy environment and the positive attitude between employees and Doctors. She attended Carrington College and received her A.A. in Animal Science. She has a few pets that were all rescued, which are Freckles and Smalls-dogs, Gena, Polly, and Felicia-guinea pigs, and Lizzie-bearded dragon. Before Rocio joined the Bay team she was working at Cottage Pet Animal Hospital and served in the MilitaJuan Fry for 6 years. Her interests outside of Bay are to scrapbook, and watch movies with her husband and son.
Juan has been working at Bay since March 2013. Before joining Bay he worked at The Cat Doctor Hospital. His favorite thing about working at Bay is his coworkers. Juan owns 2 furry babies, which are Monkey and Mickey-guinea pigs. Juan’s interest outside of Bay is playing paintball.
Monica joined the BAH team in October 2013.
Memo joined the BAH team in December 2009. He enjoys music and going out with his friends.
Victor has been with Bay Animal Hospital since November 2017. His favorite thing about working at Bay is our great energy and teamwork while helping our patients. Before coming to Bay, Victor worked at Access Specialty and Metropolitan Animal Hospitals in Los Angeles. He graduated from Platt College with an A.S. Veterinary Degree and has been in the veterinary field for years. Victor’s interests outside of work are spending time with his family, hiking with his husky mix Hazel, and watching movies.
John has been with Bay Animal Hospital since January 2016. He attended Colorado State University and completed the RVT program. He has worked in both animal hospitals and shelters. John enjoys hiking, surfing, drawing and writing. He has two dogs; Spunky, a Jack Russell, and Ella, a Beagle mix.
Sandra has been with Bay Animal Hospital since March 2016. She is a current student at Pierce College working towards her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Sandra enjoys long hikes and the great outdoors. She has two cats, Tiger & Mitsy, and bulldog named Benny. Sandra enjoys working with the Bay Team because they are a passionate and caring team.
Kim joined the Bay team in August 2016 as a Client Care Specialist and quickly transitioned to our Doctor’s Assistant position. She moved back to the South Bay from San Francisco and has been taking care of patients in the veterinary field for many years. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, swimming, and listening to music. She also has a little terrier mix named Gidget, and 2 adorable cats – Ribs, and Monster.
Sandra began working at Bay Animal Hospital in November 2017. Before coming to the South Bay, Sandra worked at Culver Palms Animal Hospital in Culver City. She enjoys playing soccer, and spending time with her son. They have 2 dogs – Rocky and Princess, and 5 cats – Zena, Caramel, Apple, Beetlejuice, and Black Panther.
Sara has been with Bay Animal Hospital since November 2016. She came to us with years of experience in animal and customer care, and quickly became helpful in every department. In Sara’s free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her Australian Shepherd mix, Abbey Road.
Kelli joined the Bay team in May 2017 with years of experience as a doctor’s assistant at Animal Emergency Medical Center in Torrance. Kelli’s favorite place to spend time at is the beach. Her other hobbies include camping, dirtbike riding, rollerskating and hiking. She has a dog named Roxi and a cat named Boo Radley.
Client Care Specialist Supervisor
Carmen joined the Bay team in August 2014. Her favorite thing about working at Bay is the excellent patient and client care we give. She owns two pit bulls, which are Chloe and Rokko. Before Carmen joined Bay she worked at Veterinary Cancer Group and Access at City of Angels. Carmen’s interest outside of Bay is to watch movies. She’s also a huge 49er Fan!
Client Care Specialist – Assistant Supervisor
Alma has been with Bay Animal Hospital since August 2015. Alma has extensive experience in the medical field. She worked as a Dental Assistant for 5 years and has been in the Veterinary Field for 8 years. Alma enjoys spending time with her two children, daughter Jezebel and son Santos. She also has three furry family members, “Rex” a min-pin/dachshund mix, “Pooh” a Chihuahua, and Thalia. Alma enjoys working at Bay Animal Hospital with the friendly, hardworking staff.
Client Care Specialist
Tiffany has been with Bay since June 2015. Tiffany has several years’ experience working in the veterinary field. She also worked in fashion design and merchandising. Tiffany enjoys going to the gym, sky diving and base-jumping, shopping and sport bike riding. She has a Siberian husky named Mad Max. Tiffany enjoys working at Bay Animal Hospital and is proud of the quality of medicine we provide and our customer care.
Client Care Specialist
Coreena has been with Bay since October 2015. Coreena worked for California Science Center and studied Marine Biology. She has worked with wildlife and aquatic animals for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Sirena, and being by the ocean. Coreena is a synchronized swimmer and has been enjoying the sport since she was 7 years old! She also has 3 cats; Salem, Mimi and Bobby G. Coreena enjoys working with her coworkers at Bay Animal Hospital, because everyone is compassionate and caring and loves working with animals.
Client Care Specialist/Pharmacy Assistant
Jacqueline has been with Bay since February 2016. She comes from a human medicine background, but made the transition to veterinary medicine in 2012. Jacqueline enjoys watching sports, shoe shopping and spending time with her son, MJ.
Client Care Specialist
Yamira started with Bay in December 2015. She has worked in personal home care and child care. Yamira enjoys playing volleyball and expressing herself in cosmetology. She has two turtles named Myrtle and Speedy. Yamira enjoys working at Bay Animal Hospital learning new things and working with animals. She is looking forward to expanding her career and become a veterinary technician in the future.
Marwin started working for Bay early in 2015. Before joining Bay he worked at VCA West LA for 7 years and at California Animal Hospital for 2 years. He also went to Cal State LA for fashion. His favorite thing about working at Bay is continuously learning new things. Marwin’s interest outside of Bay is fashion, traveling, and going to concerts.
Vicente has been with us at Bay Animal Hospital for over 30 years! He loves staying busy and helping all of our patients that come into the hospital. He also has a lot of family in Guatemala, and likes to visit often.
Norma joined the Bay team in September 2016. She is currently in school for Kinesiology and Business. When Norma isn’t helping take care of our hospital patients, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, having picnics, and walking all 8 of her dogs! She also has a clowder of cats she takes care of and keep her very busy.
Benjamin has been working at Bay since December 2006. He has five children and owns two dogs, Nena and Lyla. He enjoys taking them to the park in his spare time.
Ozzy is one of our hospital cat residents. He has been here at Bay since 2002. Ozzy was relinquished to us by his previous owner because she was moving and unable to take him with her. He was a blood donor for his first few years here and helped save so many kitties lives. He has been retired for a while now and likes to sleep a lot in between saying hello to our boarders. He loves attention and his soft little “meow” is our favorite!
Sid is our second hospital cat resident. He came to us after Ozzy in 2006. Sid was relinquished to us by his previous owner because he liked to eat too many things around the house – in this instance it was a Barbie doll head! The family was unable to afford his surgery, so we got this lovable goofball. He was also a blood donor and has since retired. He likes to visit us in our treatment area every morning and sleeps with his adoptive brother Ozzy the rest of the day.