Our animal hospital team in Ventura

Our Team

When your pet needs care, we’re here to help. East Ventura Animal Hospital is staffed by a team of nurturing professionals, committed to the health and wellness of animals. We are dedicated providers of wellness care, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and more.

Leadership

Jill- Hospital Manager, RVT

Team member Jill at East Ventura Animal HospitalHi there!!!! My name is Jill and I am the Hospital Manager here at East Ventura Animal Hospital. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and have worked in the Veterinary field since 1993. The last 14 years I worked predominantly in Veterinary Emergency and Specialty. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Business with emphasis in Management degree. 

I currently have 2 dogs and a cat and all of my animals were rescued. Lucy is my Pitbull that loves to give wet kisses and Ricky is a Hound/Mastiff mix that likes to have bad behavior and steal food off the counters.  Avery is my geriatric kitty that loves to have all of the attention. My family also includes my husband Mike, our daughter Lily (6 years) and son, Mason (21 months). We are licensed foster care parents and adopted both of our children though the foster care system. In our spare time, my family and I enjoy spending time camping (the beach is our favorite), dirt bike riding and being outdoors.

 

Ashley- Senior Certified Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Nutritional Advocate

Team member Ashley at East Ventura Animal Hospital

Ashley received her AA in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology from Ventura and Oxnard Colleges. In 2008 she started her Veterinary medicine career with the East Ventura Animal Hospital. She received her Certified Veterinary Assistant certificate through the CVMA in 2011 and completed the Hill’s Veterinary Nutritional Advocate program in 2012. Currently, Ashley is working on her RVT through the local ADHOC alternate route program. For fun, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and extended family playing at the beach, walking their 2 dogs, Kala and Lilo, eating chocolate and drinking iced tea. And she has a cat too!!

Wendy- Senior Client Relations

Team member Wendy at East Ventura Animal Hospital Hi, I’m Wendy. I have worked at East Ventura Animal hospital for over 17 years. Currently, I have 2 dogs. Lacee is my 5-year-old German Shepherd mix. I adopted her from the Ventura County Animal Shelter when she was 3 months old. Jaxx is my year old Bichon/Poodle mix. He comes all the way from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I adopted him from a local organization that works with the Mexican Humane Society. They are my pride and joy. Before coming to EVAH, I worked at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for 22 years. When I retire, I plan to move to Oregon and get more involved in animal rescue. Hopefully, even starting my own rescue organization that I plan to name “Ginger’s Haven” after my beloved Chihuahua who passed away at 17 in 2015.

Technicians

Cindy, RVT

Team member Cindy at East Ventura Animal HospitalAfter working as a teacher for over 10 years, Cindy had the opportunity to change careers. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in 2014 and was hired by East Ventura Animal Hospital soon after.

Cindy is also certified in small animals, as well as human massage therapy. She eventually would like to utilize her background in small animal massage to specialize in animal physical therapy

Emily- Technician Assistant

Team member Emily at East Ventura Animal Hospital Emily was inspired to work with animals after the loss of her 18-year-old Cocker Spaniel named Rusty in February 2014. That December she became a Veterinary Assistant at the East Ventura Animal Hospital. She was born and raised in Oxnard, California and currently has a 10-year-old Chihuahua named Buddy and a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix named Baby. She is a huge football fan and also a part time drummer.   

Isabelle- Technician Assistant

Team member Isabelle at East Ventura Animal HospitalIsabelle joined East Ventura Animal Hospital in February 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. Her Veterinary Journey began in October 2006. She has worked in a feline only hospital for just about 10 years. Isabelle is currently looking into and plans on enrolling into a college to obtain her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Since Isabelle was a young girl she knew she would be a part of the medical field in some way, shape or form. She enrolled in human medical courses and then wanted to further our knowledge by pursuing Human Phlebotomy. Isabelle has been a licensed Human Phlebotomist since 2011. Isabelle tried the human aspect of the medical field but quickly realized that animals are her true passion. Here at East Ventura animal hospital Isabelle is able to utilize her phlebotomy skills with our furry patients. Isabelle has pets of her own to keep her busy, four Dumbo rats named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. When Isabelle is not working she is busy at home spending time with her husband and two children. She is actively involved in her church and loves to keep busy with crafts such as crochet and sewing, just to name a few.

Jessica- Technician Assistant

Team member Jessica at East Ventura Animal Hospital Jessica started working at East Ventura Animal Hospital in March 2016. She is a Veterinary Assistant and is currently in school for an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and aspires to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is a military family and is originally from Washington State and has moved a few times before ending up in California with her husband and fur babies. She has a passion for animals and has been in the field for about 4 years now. She has two 5-year-old cats, Simon & Sheldon, and a 4-year-old Border Collie named Griffon. In her free time she studies and loves to go on hikes.

Lizz- Technician Assistant

Team member Lizz at East Ventura Animal Hospital Elizabeth has been with EVAH since March 2014. She is a Veterinary Assistant and orders the prescription foods for our hospital. She has been working with animals since 2009. Lizz finds it challenging and exciting to work with the variety of animals that we see. Lizz's special interests are oncology patients as that’s the area she is looking to get into. Outside of work she spends time with her family at the beach and park. Her pets include Omen, a domestic shorthair cat. Tolo, a jack Russel terrier. Timmy, the bischon frise and White Chocolate Coconut the Olde English Bulldog.

Patti- Technician Assistant

Team member Patti at East Ventura Animal Hospital​Bio Coming Soon!

Client Relations

Ari – Client Relations

Team member Ari at East Ventura Animal HospitalAri has worked at EVAH since August 2015. She is a receptionist that has a degree in Healthcare Administration. She grew up in Colorado and has lived in California for about 3 years. She lives at home with a very spoiled Siamese cat that she rescued from the shelter. Always an advocate for animal adoption, she knows that they truly are the ones that rescue us. She is one of the most compassionate, caring and kind individuals you will ever meet. She is extremely organized and will make sure all of your needs are met when you are here or calling in on the phone.

Brandon – Client Relations

Team member Brandon at East Ventura Animal HospitalBrandon started working at East Ventura July of 2016. He is a native to the Ventura County area and has worked with animals most of his life including grooming, doggie daycare and as a receptionist at another animal hospital. He is an avid animal lover having two very spoiled dog’s named Killer and Monster. Brandon also has a 17 year old red eared slider turtle named Philbert. In his free time he likes to spend his time with his dogs and play video games.

Doug – IT/Client Relations

Team member Doug at East Ventura Animal HospitalAfter working 34 years in the computer field, Doug joined East Ventura Animal Hospital in July 2009 working as the business manager. In 2015, Doug took time off to travel the world, meeting people from every lifestyle. Doug returned in late 2016 and could not stay away from clients and furry friends, rejoining EVAH in October 2016.

Today, Doug greets client and pets when one of the staff members are out and about and not at work. You can also find him working with the doctors, on the not so friendly computer system.

When not at EVAH, Doug loves working on computers, playing with his 6 cats, walking his two schnauzers and setting up a saltwater aquarium.

 

Kayelyn - Client Relations

Team member Doug at East Ventura Animal HospitalKayelyn was born and raised in Oxnard and currently lives in Camarillo. She has worked with EVAH since May 2015 in Client Relations. She is attending Ventura College to attain her A.S. degree, and plans to transfer into a nursing or biological studies program. She is very busy at home with her son, Deagan who was born July of 2016. Kayelyn grew up with family pets, and has since adopted her own; 3 year old mixed breed cat Syra, and 9 year old Lab/Rottweiler Petunia.  On her free time she loves to go camping and loves all things Disney.