Meet Our Patient Care Staff
Patient Care Staff
MEET THE PATIENT CARE STAFF AT PACIFIC ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Bonnie grew up with a love for animals that has continued to grow into what she hopes will be a lifelong profession in the veterinary field. Graduating with honors from Carrington College in Phoenix, AZ as a veterinary technician in 2001, she left school with a love for internal medicine and phlebotomy. Bonnie took her first step in 2011 working for a large 8 doctor veterinary practice. She also has a wide range of experience in emergency medicine as well as hard work spent on a mobile nonprofit surgical bus for low income families, whose animals needed medical care. Bonnie and her husband moved to California a year ago with their two cats Sargent and Adian, along with their 7 year old black Labrador named Buddy. Bonnie joined the PAH team in July of 2015 and hopes to start school and get her RVT degree in the near future. Her lifelong dream is opening an Equine therapy camp/sanctuary in her home state of Texas.
Cassidy has always had a love for animals - big or small. The wellbeing of animals has always been something that she has cared for. This lead her to always want to work in a veterinarian hospital and take care of all kinds of pets. She started working at PAH in hopes that it would help her in achieving her dream of becoming an exotic animal vet so she could help pets of all shapes and sizes. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her friends, family and her loving pets. She also enjoys spending time on farms where she can be surrounded by all kinds of animals.
Daria has been a veterinary technician since 2002. She earned her associates of science degree in veterinary technology from Foothill College. She chose this career because of her love of animals, science, and medicine. She enjoys her work because of the unconditional love she receives on a daily basis and because “every day is different and fulfilling.” Her main goals as a veterinary technician are to help educate owners about the proper medicine for their pets and to one day co-own her own hospital. Daria has worked at Pacific Animal Hospital since 2006, when she got married and moved to southern California from Northern California. Her own animals include two cats Lina and Remo and two dogs, Capone and Athena. When away from work, Daria’s personal life consists of family time with three children and her wonderful husband. They enjoy days at the park, the beach, bike riding, wine tasting, and dog parks. Daria is also a Scentsy consultant and enjoys the time she gets to spend “with the ladies” during her Scentsy parties.
Diane has worked with pets since the mid 1990s. She finds the veterinary field very rewarding because “the patients give unconditional love.” In her words, she enjoys “a profession that is both challenging and helps make pets’ lives better.” In Diane’s spare time, she volunteers with the San Diego Humane Society Animal Rescue Reserve. She and her husband have Annie, a beautiful blonde Labrador and Ki, a sweet loving kitty who is gracious enough to allow them all to live in her home.
Kelly has been in the veterinary profession since 1999. She enjoys caring for pets, continuing education, and “being part of an awesome team.” When not working, she spends her time with her family and friends enjoying outdoor activities, including hanging out at the beach, hiking, and traveling. Kelly and her husband have two precious daughters, a chocolate lab named Taylor and a Jack Russell Terrier, Henry.
Kirissa started working at Pacific Animal Hospital in September of 2015, although she has worked in the veterinary field since 2013 when she moved here from northern California. She chose this field because of her love for furry creatures and the fulfillment that comes with the job. She is currently enrolled in school to achieve her registered veterinary technician license to further her skills and knowledge. Kirissa has one doting feline named Felix and she makes sure to get her puppy fix every day at work. In her free time, she loves to lounge at the beach, explore new places in San Diego, and hang out with friends. Kirissa is excited to be a part of this team, and looks forward to what is in store for her.
Melisa started her journey in the veterinary field in 2012. She started vet tech school in San Diego, then finished in Las Vegas. Finding her way back to California with her two Great Dane mixes and salt water fish, she found PAH and has never been so excited to work with such an amazing staff!
Nichole began her Veterinary Technician career in 2009. She chose to leave her previous career in business management and work with animals. Nichole has always loved and been fascinated by animals and says they fill our hearts with warmth and love. She feels the best way she could give back was to be there for them in their time of need. Nichole aspires to one day become certified in animal emergency and disaster relief. She currently has 2 dogs named Dozer, a 10 year old lab mix and Wink, a 7 year old Doxie/Chihuahua mix. In Nichole's free time she likes to spend time with friends and family, go hiking with her dogs and to go camping whenever she can get away.
Tracy is a Southern California native who grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita. Her family always had at least two dogs, and an assortment of other pets including cats, rats, parakeets, and even an occasional chicken. Tracy was usually the first one to observe that one of the family pets needed veterinary care even from a young age. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School and went to Heritage College to get her training as a Veterinary Technician. She lives in Oceanside with her husband, Chris and their two dogs, Penny, a rescued Border Collie mix and Koa, a boxer. Their hobbies include anything to do with the ocean: sailing, surfing, hanging with friends, and camping. She came to Pacific Animal Hospital in 2017 when she and Chris relocated to Oceanside from San Clemente where she had worked as a Veterinary Technician at San Clemente Veterinary Hospital for 4 years. She loves her job and looks forward to each day that she can help care for animals and help the people who come in to receive help for their family pets. She realizes the importance of these usually furry family members who are entrusted to our practice.