Our Staff

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Meet the Oceanside Veterinary Hospital Staff

Kari, Hospital Manager

A San Diego County native, Kari has been involved in the veterinary profession for many years. After holding several positions at local hospitals, Kari has found a home at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital and anchors the team. She oversees all aspects of management of the hospital and helps all the doctors deal with the day to day nuances of running a veterinary practice. She is a pet advocate and dedicated individual and loves working with people and their pets. In her spare time, Kari enjoys dancing, following professional football (especially the Chargers), and spending time with her two young children when she is not working to help pet owners.

Cindy, RVT, Supervisor

Cindy was born in France but moved to the US when she was six and lived in San Francisco and Singapore before moving to San Diego. Cindy has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego and after taking some time from school, she went to work and volunteered at Helen Woodward Animal Center at their Adoption and Pet Therapy department. From there, she learned about the RVT program at Mesa College. Cindy attended Mesa and graduated with her Associate degree in Animal Science: Animal Health Technology and, afterwards, passed the State Board Examination to become an RVT. Cindy worked with Dr. Hackett at a practice in Del Mar for four years before coming to OVH. In her spare time, Cindy loves to spend time with friends, at the beach, watching movies, reading, hiking and spending time at home with her husband and two cats, Caleb and Jax.

Aida, Veterinary Assistant

Aida grew up in Lancaster CA, moved down to San Diego in 2003, and has been in the veterinary field ever since. She has two dogs, Cherry, a Jack Russell terrier and Sophie, a black pug. She got them both as puppies in 2004 and they are only four months apart. Aida also recently got a kitten who is a great addition to her fur family. Aida has always loved al animals and so it is a real pleasure to get to work with them everyday. In her off time she likes to hike with Cherry and enjoy nature and the outdoors. Aida also goes to school part-time and is studying to be a counselor.

Jenna, Receptionist

Jenna is a California native, having grown up in the Central Valley and moved to the San Diego area after she graduated high school. She has always had a passion for animals, having grown up with rescued cats and dogs her whole life. Because of this, Jenna has developed a desire to work in an environment to help more of them. In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her tuxedo cat Riven, reading, writing, coloring, and video games.

Kendall, RVT

Kendall was born and raised in San Diego, California. She recently graduated with an Associate of Science degree from San Diego Mesa College’s Animal Health Technology Program and has recently passed her RVT certification exam. Kendall shares her home with five cats (Whiskey, Benson, Clyde, Moxxi, and Momma Steve), four rescued laboratory rats (Nelliel, Amumu, Waffles and Theodore), two hermit crabs (Pops and Walter), a crested gecko (Anders), and a red-footed tortoise (Trevor). In her spare time, she enjoys going on impromptu adventures, dabbling in video games, DIY projects, camping, and learning how to speak “Cat”. Meow!”

Hailey, Receptionist

Haley was born and raised in Indiana. She is a military spouse and just moved here from Georgia. Hailey has two dogs at home, a redbone coonhound named Gus and a German Shepherd named Sam. Hailey has always had a passion for animals, and her dream since she was little has always been to help animals. Hailey is currently taking classes through Penn Foster College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her spare time Hailey likes to read, play tennis and spend time with her family.

Sierra, Veterinary Assistant

Sierra was born and raised in Southern California. She always knew from the start that she loved to work with animals. She started her first job at a dog daycare after graduating High School and worked there for four years before signing on with Oceanside Veterinary Hospital. Sierra also works part-time in San Diego doing hydrotherapy and rehab work with pets that are in need of physical therapy. She is very thankful for all the opportunities she have been given to work in the animal field and hopes to continue to learn and help as many pets as she can be healthy and happy.

Brittany, Receptionist

Brittany was raised in Oceanside, California, but recently called Colorado her home. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and minor in Business Administration. With her newfound appreciation for Dental Hygiene, she is continuing her education in August. With a passion for fitness, she is working toward soon sharing that passion with others through personal training.

She enjoys spending time outside, hiking and biking but, above all, loves spending time with family and friends. She is thankful for her internship and volunteer opportunities with Oceanside Veterinary Hospital and looks forward to caring for your pets, as she does her own.

Brittney, Receptionist

Brittney is from Bakersfield, California and just recently married a United States Marine and moved down to Camp Pendleton in April. Before she moved down here she rescued a Shepard Mix named Max from an Oildale Veterinarian Hospital, he’s a very active puppy that enjoys running up and down the stairs to let you know he wants to play. Brittney went to Bakersfield College and is now planning on attending Mira Costa College to get her Associates in Business management.

Maria, Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

Maria was born in Renton, Washington and has spent some of her childhood in Kitzingen, Germany and Ensenada, Mexico, but grew up in California. She is a newly resident to San Diego County from the Inland Empire. Her passion and thrive has always been to care for all animals. Maria has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years and will continue to provide her knowledge and gentle care indefinitely. She is currently studying to take her Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVTg). On Maria’s personal time if she’s not studying, she is spending quality time with her Fiancé who is an RVTg, their 10 and 6 year old daughters, and their 6 four legged babies (3 cats, 2 dogs, and 1 leopard gecko). Maria is definitely excited to be a part of our team here at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital. She is eager to meet and provide the upmost loving care to all of your furry family members