Animal Caretakers

Saira

Saira

Kennel Supervisor

Saira was born in the Northern California area and loves living in So Cal. She is a huge fan of the outdoors and loves to go on walks or hikes. Her dogs love that activity too; she has a red-nose pitbull, Kane, and a black lab/pitbull mix, Zeus. If Saira isn't outdoors getting exercise, she may very well be indoors at the gym or working on her kickboxing skills (Muay Thai). Perpetuating the idea that you can't judge a kickboxer from their cover, Saira loves the movie Sixteen Candles and one of her favorite bands is Mumford & Sons. She loves everything about working at APCC, especially interacting with the animals and how every day is different. When she was little, Saira wanted to be a veterinarian, so we are proud to be involved in getting her onto the path of her childhood dream!

Rita

Rita

Rita joined our hospital during the summer of '15 and has been a great addition to the hard-working kennel team. When she isn't spending time at the gym or at work, it's a good bet you'll find her spending time with her Great Dane "Pickle" or even spending extra time with one of the PRC rescue dogs that are housed here at the hospital. If she was an animal, she thinks she would be a cheetah and if she could have any super hero power, she would want to be able to fly. When she was younger, she always wanted to be a law enforcement officer when she grew up, which is probably why she says 'Cops' is her favorite TV show. Good thing for us, Rita loves working here at APCC; enjoys waking up to do something that she loves, helping all of the animals that she loves. 

Cassie

Cassie

Cassie is one of the newest members of our team here at APCC. She is a So Cal native who would move all the way across the globe to Australia, if she could. Cassie would want her superpower to be the ability to communicate with animals, which would really help here in the animal hospital! She has an adorable 4 month old son that she loves to spend time with while she's not at work. She recalls her first celebrity crushes being on Nick Jonas and Zac Efron. Cassie's favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and Arrow. When she was a little girl, she wanted to grow up to be a wizard at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Cassie loves working with all of the welcoming and super nice people here at APCC and enjoys coming to work every day to see all of the cute cats and dogs. We are very excited to see where this job leads for Cassie! 

Liza

Liza

Liza is one of the newer members of our staff here at APCC. A Southern California native, if she had the chance to live anywhere in the world she would want to be in the countryside. Liza loves spending time hanging out with her family and friends, camping and being in the great outdoors. One of her biggest pet peeves is bad drivers; that may have something to do with why she would prefer to be out in the countryside to here in the OC. He first celebrity crush was Ryan Reynolds and her favorite TV show is The Office. If she could have dinner with any one famous person, she would want to sit and dine with Amy Poehler. Clearly, Liza loves to laugh...and that contagious, cheerful spirit is a great character trait which serves her well while taking care of your beloved pet! 

Lexi

Lexi

If you're noticing a trend, it is true... Lexi is yet another of our SoCal natives. Her favorite bands/artists include: Sublime, Nirvana, Rebelution and Rihanna. Her interests and hobbies include (aside from music): sports and her pets. Lexi's furry (and not so furry) family members are 2 cats, a bunny and a snake. Her childhood crush has held strong to this day: Channing Tatum. Lexi is a cool customer; her biggest pet peeve is being rushed and one of her favorite things to do outside of work is to sleep. A self-described total daddy's girl, her dream job when she was little was to be a veterinarian. Lexi is excited about her job here at APCC, working with the animals and chasing her lifelong dream of working with them! 

Jamie

Jamie

Jamie was born in Southern California, but she has not stayed put all of her life. Her love of the outdoors and her passion for horses has led her to live north of the border in Canada for a spell. It's not a surprise that if she could live anywhere, she would choose Montana or Oregon. Speaking of her love for the outdoors, her favorite things to do outside of work include: riding horses, snowboarding, dirt biking, barrel racing, trail riding, hiking and camping. Jamie's furry family members are 2 German Shepherd/Labs, a Pitbull/Lab mix, a Chihuahua and a Daschund. Among her hidden talents, Jamie can play piano and the drums. Two of her favorite TV shows are Sons of Anarchy and Vampire Diaries. Her favorite bands include Justin Moore, Miranda Lambert and Blink 182. We are excited to have Jamie as part of the team here.

Emily

Emily

Emily was born in Virginia and if she had her druthers, she would live back on the east coast, maybe in North Carolina because "it's just like California, but with seasons". Emily will surprise you a little; one of the most kind and gentle people you may ever meet, she loves off-roading! She also loves art, animals, music and riding her horses in the great outdoors. A lover of country music, she also loves to sing and play the guitar. Emily has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 bunny rabbits at home. She recently stumbled upon a book that she wrote in when she was little and one of the things she wrote while in 1st Grade was that she "wants to be an animal helper". Her absolute favorite part about working here is being around the animals all day, knowing that she is helping them be happy. 

Rachel

Rachel is one of the newest members of our staff here at APCC. Rachel is, you guessed it, a So Cal native. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, hiking and camping; she lives for scenic views and small mountain towns. Rachel is the type of person you want as a friend. She calls her group of friends "her family". If she were an animal, she would see herself being a polar bear: "cute and cuddly, but also lethal". If that isn't enough irony for you, she said if she could have any superpowers it would either be to have Wolverine's hand blades or to have the ability to heal. Her first celebrity crush was Ralph Macchio in 'The Outsiders'. Some of Rachel's favorite TV shows include 'Adventure Time' and "Game of Thrones'. When she was young, she wanted to be a veterinarian to fulfill her tremendous love for helping animals. We feel fortunate to have Rachel as part of the team and are anxious to see where her road in this field ends up going!

Teresa

Teresa is the newest member to join the team in Kennel. 

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