Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Jennifer at Pleasanton Animal Hospital

Jennifer
Practice Manager

I grew up in Alamo, North Dakota, and moved to Wilmington, NC, when I was 21 years old. I have an A.A.S. in Marine Technology and a B.I.S. and B.A.S. in Criminal Justice with a background in Sociology.

I have moved around the country working as a technician and clinic manager in a regular DVM , emergency, and in a high volume spay/neuter shelter clinic. I recently moved to California for my new position.

In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my 2 four-legged children, Arthur Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” and Jocelynn, aka “Jaws.”

Client Care Specialists

Beth

Beth at Pleasanton Animal HospitalI have always loved animals. Growing up in Washington, my friends and I would find orphaned litters of bunnies. We would each take one home, intent on keeping them alive until we could release it into the wild. I get my love of animals from my mom, who one day came home with a Dachshund named Lady. Lady lived a long and happy life with us. We adopted many more "mutts" over the years; all have a special place in my heart.

Years later as a single mom, my daughter and I talked our landlord into letting us have a hamster. Then I met my future husband who had quite a zoo of animals (2 legged and 4); a Golden retriever, 2 cats, a bird, rats, a rabbit and a Chinese Box Turtle named Flash. Today we share our home with a young Golden named "Ruby" who made a "career change" from Guide Dogs for the Blind and "Flash", the box turtle. My hobbies include spending time with my family, cooking and going to the movies.

Danika

Danika at Pleasanton Animal HospitalHello, my name is Danika, and ever since I can remember I have had a love for animals. I grew up in Union City with my father and brother with a household of rescued pets, and have worked in the veterinary field for close to 13 years. I have 2 cats (Wasabi & Max), a dog (Bailey) and a very energetic 6yr old daughter. In my spare time my family and I love to enjoy nature, hiking, fishing, boating, camping and lots of other outdoor activities.

Suzanne

Team member Suzanne at Pleasanton Veterinary HospitalSuzanne comes to us after staying at home for several years with her 2 kids. She has a B.S. degree in microbiology, and a worked in several fields, including laboratories, environmental remediation, and environmental health and safety. An avid animal lover, she has a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, cat, rabbit, and a sulcata tortoise, with past animals including chickens, hamsters and crabs. When not working, she enjoys embroidery and cooking.

Veterinary Assistants

Alexa

Alexa at Pleasanton Animal HospitalMy name is Alexa and I am 24 years old. I am originally from Union City, California, but I currently reside in Modesto. At home, I have 4 fur babies who are all Chihuahua mixes, and also my newest addition to the family is a 3 month old bearded dragon. Ever since I can remember, I was always trying to bring home stray or injured animals to try to nurse them back to health. Driving my parents crazy with all these critters and reptiles was worth it! As a young girl, and now as an adult, my need to help all animals has never changed. I am incredibly lucky and extremely happy to now have a career at the best veterinary hospital where I can do what I've always wanted.

Kayla

Kayla at Pleasanton Animal HospitalMy name is Kayla! Born and raised in Modesto, California, my family decided to move back to the Bay Area where both my mother and father were raised. After attending college for 2 years on a full soccer scholarship, I decided to move back closer to my family here in Pleasanton. I am a technician here at Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital and I couldn't be happier! Who wouldn't want to play with puppies and kittens all day long? I have been in this field for about 5 years now, starting as a kennel technician and moving up to veterinary technician. I am looking forward to caring for all the animals that come through these doors with the best care I have to offer.

Melissa

Melissa at Pleasanton Animal HospitalI wake up each day excited and looking forward to what furry friends’ lives I can impact and how I can make it better. During my childhood I remember always being surround by animals, specifically dogs, horses, snakes and rats…and most of the days it felt like a farm! After graduating high school in 2003, I decided I wanted to be around four legged friends every day, and that’s when my 8 year journey in the veterinary field began. After 8 years, I met the love of my life, got married and relocated to the East Coast and shortly after became a stay at home mom in 2012! After a few years of being at home, we relocated back to California and I started missing the veterinary field very much. I decided I couldn’t stay away anymore, so here I am today part of the exciting team at PVH and I love every second of it! When I’m not working, I’m on adventures with my husband and son or you can find me behind my computer with my other love…beauty and fashion blogging on my website and for a magazine in LA!

Natashia

Natashia at Pleasanton Animal HospitalHey, everybody! My name is Natashia. I grew up in the central valley and have worked for different types of veterinary practices. I look forward to coming to work every day to see who my patients are going to be. I have an adorable pit bull named Daisy Duke who is my snuggle buddy. Since junior high school, I've always wanted to be a Veterinary Technician. I can't see myself doing anything other than taking care of animals.

Tara

Tara at Pleasanton Animal HospitalHey Y'all, my name is Tara and I couldn't be more excited about joining the team at Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital! I look forward to helping our doctors and staff provide quality care for your pets, keeping them happy and healthy. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2007 while attending Las Positas College in Livermore where I graduated with an Associates Degree. I'm currently taking classes through San Juan College in pursuit of my Bachelor's Degree and Veterinary Technician License. I have always been particularly interested in behavior, preventative and internal medicine. My prior experience and education in this career field is what helps me to best serve our patients. My boyfriend and I recently moved into our first house together in Livermore, the town where I was raised. We have two quarter horses named Wyatt and Maverick, both of whom were therapy horses for an adaptive riding program that I taught for, which aided disabled children and adults in the community. In my spare time I ride for the Diablo Ladies Drill team throughout California's rodeo circuit. When I'm not at the office I enjoy taking road trips, rodeos and camping. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your furry family!

Lee Ann at Pleasanton Animal Hospital

Lee Ann
Accounts Manager

Growing up in nearby Moraga, we got our first dog, Austin, when I was 11 and I was so happy! I attended CSU Sacramento and majored in Child and Family Development with a psychology minor. When I married my high school sweetheart in 1989, Austin was the Best Dog in our wedding and wore a white bow tie and boutonniere. With previous experience as Assistant Hospital Administrator at another animal hospital, I joined the PVH team in March, 2011. Before that, I was busy raising 3 children and, over the years, 6 dogs. A constant source of amusement and unconditional love in my home now are dogs, Maggie & Oliver. I enjoy daily walks with the dogs, playing tennis, sports photography, traveling & making mosaics.