MEET THE TEAM
Terry, Exam Room Nurse
Terry has been in the veterinary field since 2006 when she applied for a job at the veterinary hospital where she brought her own cat (she says they hired her because she could spell!) She has been working with people for most of her life. She likes being able to make a difference in animals’ lives. Terry has a son, two step-children, eleven grandchildren, a cat named Z, and a desert tortoise named Mr. T.
Terry collects cookbooks and salt and pepper shakers. Her Sundays are spent cooking while watching football (Go Redskins!) and she adores visits with her grandkids and family. She graduated from Chula Vista High in 1978. She is people oriented and detail oriented and loves taking care of our clients’ furry family members. She wants people to know that she will help them make the best decisions regarding their pets and she will treat their animals as if they were her own.
Karla joined the Pacific Pet Hospital team in February of 2010. She has always had the passion to work with kids and animals. After previously working as a receptionist for a pediatrician’s office for six years, she decided to cross over into animal healthcare which she greatly enjoys.
She has a husband, Hugo, and two daughters, Kaylin & Kamryn. In her spare time, Karla enjoys reading, going to the beach, bowling, BBQ’s, and any quality time she has with her family. Even though she doesn’t have any pets at this time, she would one day love to have a Great Dane.
Dee, Veterinary Technician
Ever since Dee was young, she knew she was destined to help animals, and here she is! She has a special place in her heart for dogs, and states that the reason she got into this field was “To help those who can’t help themselves.” Dee loves making owners happy by helping make their pets healthy, and an additional perk of her job includes getting to see many cute puppies!
She currently has three dogs, Ivory, a Maltese, and two Yorkies named Eboni and Chloe. She also tends to two guinea pigs named Pikachu and Patrat, and a cat named Vega, who ended up with her family on the lunar eclipse of ’17.
A graduate of PIMA, Dee is a big Pokemon fan who aspires to one day adopt a Chinese Crested dog, a pygmy goat and a miniature pig. She is constantly keeping her eye out for lost/stray animals, so she can rescue them, and she is proud to be a monthly donor to the ASPCA.
A 2016 graduate of Pima Community College, Janet is the proud mom to a Half Moon Conure, a Siamese cat, a Rough Coat Collie, and a human daughter.
When she’s not here, answering the phones and your pressing pet care questions, she enjoys going for walks, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to podcasts.
She’s happy to accept any goodies you bring into the office!
A life-long animal lover, Sarah is a graduate of both Santa Fe Community College and Southwestern College. Her furry family consists of Westley, her three-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, and her three cats, Marlita, Guinness, and Riley. She also has two children – Alyson, 13, and Isaac, 12.
In her free time, Sarah can be found in the great outdoors, camping and hiking. She also loves watching crime and mystery shows.
Working with animals and their families is a dream come true for her, and she’ll always work hard to make sure your pets get the best of care.
Jamie, Veterinary Technician
Jamie cites her special, innate bond with animals as the reason for pursuing her career. She has been taking her dogs to hospitals like ours for the last 20 years, and after observing the passion many of the employees have had for their work, she knew that this was the right career for her. Jamie is a strong advocate for using hydrotherapy to rehabilitate animals, and whenever she can, she loves giving pets a massage!
Prior to working with us at Pacific Pet Hospital, she graduated from the veterinary technician program at Pima’s Medical Institute as well as Platt College San Diego.
At home, Jamie cares for her mother, grandmother and dog named Danny Boy, a cockapoo she adopted from Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. She also shares her house with a mouse named Ricky and an Argentine Horned Frog who goes by Froggy or sometimes even Frogger, depending on his mood.
When she’s not at work, Jamie enjoys learning new things, sculpting, drawing, painting, bowling, archery, playing 8-ball billiards in an APA league, hanging out with her dog, going to the zoo and wild animal park and enjoying her favorite music.
Regarding pet care, she wants all our clients to know that she will be gentle and loving with their beloved animals and will help them stay calm and happy during their visit to our hospital.
Alicia, Veterinary Technician
Alicia grew up on a cattle ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she dreamed of someday becoming her father’s personal veterinarian.
Her family includes three daughters and two dogs, Dodger and Luna. She graduated from Pima Community College in 2003 with her Veterinary Assistant’s degree, after which she did her internship here at Pacific and, much to our satisfaction, stayed on.
In her free time, she likes to travel and go to Disneyland and Dodger’s baseball games. A vegan for five years, she also enjoys experimenting with vegan recipes. She has a special interest in sea turtles and dogs.