Dr. Aiden Kang, DVM, MSEducation: Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kang was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 2006 to seek change and a better opportunity to serve. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine, of Seoul, Korea in 2000. He majored in veterinary internal medicine and dermatology in graduate school, thus earning his master’s degree. He worked as an internal medicine/dermatology specialist and as a general practitioner in big and small practices in order to obtain a wider range of experience. Dr. Kang also gained valuable critical care and emergency experience after transferring to the biggest referral practice in all of Korea. He began working at a private practice then continued his work at a 24 hour emergency practice for more than 2 years before he began to work at Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital. He owns two cats, Tori and Zorro. They are rescues. He’s dying to get dogs too in the near future.
Dr. Melissa Lucas, DVMEducation: Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Melissa Lucas began her career in high school when she worked as a veterinary assistant for a small animal clinic. After high school, she was thrilled to be accepted into the pre-veterinary program at Cal Poly Pomona. During college, she worked as the student assistant to the campus veterinarian and helped wrangle everything from cattle, sheep, and pigs to horses, cats, dogs, and exotics. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After completing a residency in Comparative Medicine at UCLA she spent three years as a veterinarian for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2012 she transitioned into private practice. Her professional interests include teaching, dental/oral surgery, soft tissue surgery, and management of chronic conditions such as kidney disease and diabetes mellitus. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Crystal RamirezCertified Veterinary Tech
Crystal is a proud advocate of the ASPCA and strong supporter of animal rights. Crystal volunteered at a small dog rescue for 3 years where she received recognition for her hard work and determination to give dogs a second chance in life. She hopes to become a vet, too.
Sabrina AlfoneVeterinary Assistant
Sabrina's dream was to be a veterinary technician since she was 6 years old. She loves taking care of people pets. She also plans to go to school to be a registered veterinary technician in the future.
Ina ChangVeterinary Assistant
Ina volunteered at the Los Angeles county animal shelter in the past for about 4 years. She has always had a passion for caring for animals, from fostering to having pets of her own. She is currently attending college to accomplish her major as a vet tech.
Carlos JimenezVeterinary Assistant
Carlos grew up in Mexico and visiting his grandparent's farm which nurtured his love for animals. He is currently attending Moorpark College and is planning to transfer to California State University, Northridge to pursue a business administration degree. He also has a seven year old boxer and can speak four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Mayan).
Jaylin ReyesVeterinary Assistant
Jaylin is a life-long animal lover. She started helping animals by volunteering at the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. She is currently going to school to earn her Sociology degree and she plans to take some veterinary programs after she graduates. She has two dogs of her own Bentley, a Labrador/German Shepard mix, and Mimi, a super cute gray Tabby.
Dawn has worked in the veterinary field for 4 years as a receptionist and technician. She is currently enrolled in an online RVT program and studies when she can between working and raising her 5-year-old son. She loves working with animals and the rewarding feeling she receives when she can help them. She is a Simi Valley native and currently has one cat.
Victoria FazioMarketing Manager
Victoria has worked within a number of marketing teams including La Reina High School, Debatable Productions, Residential Life at The University of Arizona, and has even interned as a photographer for the Fryhoff for Sheriff campaign. Spending a great deal of her childhood riding horses and adoring her rottweilers, she is excited to combine her passion for animals with marketing.
Meet Friskie, our adorable, sassy, and sometimes cuddly hospital cat. She likes sun bathing, napping, and telling us when she wants to be pet!