Jennifer – Receptionist
Jennifer has been a receptionist at Agoura Hills Animal Hospital for the past 14 years. Jennifer began her career in veterinary medicine just out of high school & has spent most of her adult life working in the field. After a brief time in the human medical field, she found it was more rewarding to work with both two & four-legged creatures. Jennifer says the deep connections that she sees between humans & the animals they love restore her faith in humanity on a daily basis. When not at the animal hospital, Jennifer teaches yoga classes, enjoys hiking outdoors with her new pup, Pony Ma, & adventures around town with her husband. She has a great love for family and is extremely proud of her son, who is frequently traveling overseas and excelling in Jiu Jitsu competitions.
Jorge – Technician
Jorge has been part of the Agoura Hills Animal Hospital family since 2001, but has been working in the animal field since 1992. He started in a pet store, soon after became a groomer, and then decided he loved working with animals so much he wanted to become a technician! In his spare time Jorge and his daughter like to attend fundraisers, festivals and award shows. They have an adorable teeny tiny dog named “Tinkerbell” who comes to work to play during the day.
Debbie – Technician
Debbie was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She grew up in Chatsworth riding horses. Her love for animals drew her to the veterinary field where she was trained as a veterinary assistant. She later went on to complete a medical assistant course and worked for many years in the human field, but was eventually drawn back to working in the veterinary field because that is where she is the happiest. In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her children and being outdoors.
Mallory – Technician
Mallory was born and raised in Newbury Park with her two brothers. She grew up exploring the outdoors, mostly the Sycamore Canyon Trails, with her pup always by her side. She currently has a border collie named Joey that she loves to go on hikes with. Mallory has always had a love for animals and a desire to work with them, which sprouted from when her mother was a veterinary technician when she was young. She is very excited to be a part of this team, and to absorb all of the knowledge there is to offer.
Helen – Technician
Helen grew up riding horses, and began working as a riding instructor in high school before going on to train horses professionally for jumping. Knowing that she wanted to work with animals, she majored in equine science at Pierce College where she discovered her love for veterinary medicine. In her free time, Helen loves scuba diving, reading, and hiking with her dog Benji.
Lindsey – Technician
Lindsey grew up in Agoura Hills with her two triplet sisters and a younger brother. Her passion was riding horses, and she now has her very own 6 year old Thoroughbred, Zeus who she says is her life! She works part time at a ranch training horses and giving rides. She also has 2 pit bulls she loves dearly named Ruca and Jameson. Lindsey grew up doing extreme sports, riding bikes, and loving the outdoors. As a kid she always wanted to be in the veterinary field and she is very excited to be here and learning it all.
Kristy – Technician
Kristy has recently graduated with her bachelors in Zoology from Humboldt State University and is a new addition to our team here at Agoura Hills Animal Hospital. She is also an educator at Santa Barbara Zoo and strives to continue onto veterinary school. In her free time she enjoys hiking and riding her bike.
Valerie – Receptionist
Valerie was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She grew up riding horses, and has always had a love for animals. She is finishing school to become a vocational nurse, but has always wanted to work with animals as well, so she is very happy to have the opportunity to do so at Agoura Hills Animal Hospital. In her free time she likes to be snuggled up with her dog, Sosa, and take him hiking.
Nikki – Receptionist
Nikki joined our team in August 2018, but has been in the veterinary field for several years. She spent time working for a holistic vet, and has always had a love for animals. Although you will usually see Nikki in our front office, we often have her help out in the back because she has technician skills from her years of experience as well. She gets to spend time with our clients and their pets this way! When Nikki isn’t at the office she is spending time outdoors with her son, who also has a love for animals.
Katya – Kennel Assistant
Katya is passionate about animals and has been caring for her own animals large and small. She has been riding and training horses for most of her life. As a practitioner of natural horsemanship and a student of animal medicine at Pierce College, Katya utilizes her skills to support and help animals thrive.