Animal Caretakers

Saira

Saira

Kennel Co-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!

Katelyn

Katelyn

Kennel Co-Supervisor

Katelyn is one of the core members of our staff here at APCC, coming to us in 2015 and already moving up to be a co-supervisor of the kennel team. She joins the long and proud list of So Cal natives here at the hospital and loves where she lives. Katelyn loves spending time outdoors, spending time hiking and going to the beach. She has two dogs of her own (a rat terrier named Miky and a husky mix named Gusty), a cat named Lily and two birds: Raider and Zoey. If Katelyn were an animal herself, she would be a meerkat. Katelyn loves country music and her favorite tv show is The Voice. Though she wanted to be a veterinarian all her life, since high school she has decided to change her goal to becoming an RVT. We can only hope that we are a major player in helping her achieve that goal. She already loves working here at APCC, being part of a team that creates such a positive environment, is super friendly and keeps her busy. Katelyn loves being able to help take care of all of the animals here, and we can assure you, your babies are in good hands during her watch!

Abby

Abby

Abby was born in Gardena, CA and happily makes Orange County her home. She has strong ties to her family and thrives on their support and love. In her spare time, Abby loves to work out, spend time with her family and watch movies (especially Halloween-themed movies). Her favorite tv shows are Big Bang TheorySons of Anarchy and Mad Men. Abby has always felt a deep love for animals and since she was little, she has been rescuing stray kittens around her home. She loves the compassion that our entire staff has for all of the pets and that everyone genuinely cares for every patient. Abby has an infectiously good attitude and brings a joy to the job that not only makes every one around her happy, but spreads to your babies when they are here as well.

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. 

Reily

Reily

Reily is one of the newest members of our staff here at APCC. Reily is, you guessed it, a So Cal native. She loves being active and spending time in the outdoors, off-roading, camping and, most importantly: riding her horse. Reily's biggest passion in life is geared toward the world of horses and equine veterinary care. As a young girl, she always wanted to be a horse vet, and that goal is right on track for her. We may not handle the care of horses as part of our standard here at APCC, but she will definitely develop many usable tools to accomplish that here at the hospital. Reily's favorite band is Blink-182 and, clearly a vampire fan, two of her favorite tv shows are True Blood and Vampire Diaries. Reily loves working with all of the animals here at the hospital and we are hoping to see great things from her!

Miranda

Miranda

Miranda is, much like most of the staff, from So Cal, although she is from at least over 10 miles away from our location. So, we'll give her some extra credit for that. If she could live anywhere in the world, she would choose Oregon. A true nature and animal lover, her favorite movie is "We Bought A Zoo" and her favorite band is Seven Lions (it has an animal right there in the title!). If she could be any animal, she would be an African Serval...which leans toward her overwhelming passion for the cat species. In her spare time, Miranda loves to draw and go to music festivals. As a child, she imagined herself becoming a novel writer or editor. Miranda said that she loves that "everyone here is so dedicated and passionate about the animals and works so hard to be a productive team"... which we love too! 

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany is one of our newest influx of animal caretakers here at APCC. She is another of our very outdoorsy types: loves to offroad and go wakeboarding when she can get away. On her days off, Brittany enjoys hiking, swimming at the beach and spending time with her boyfriend and their year old golden retriever, Riley. Brittany loves country music and her favorite TV show is "Hart of Dixie". A dancer for over 10 years, Brittany always wanted to grow up to be a Mom because of how supportive her own Mom was at all of her events. Brittany is loving her job here and enjoys meeting all of the new dogs and cats that visit. She loves working with her team and seeing all of the new and interesting things throughout the day.

Francesca

Francesca

Francesca is a northern Orange County native who started with the hospital in spring of 2016. She loves to read and catch some of her favorite TV shows in her spare time. Her fave shows range from Big Bang Theory and Once Upon a Time to Game of Thrones and Outlander. One of three sibling sisters, Frankie would hands down choose Montana if she could live anywhere in the world. When she was young, she always wanted to become a veterinarian. Frankie loves being a part of the APCC family, getting to work with all of the "amazing people" and the animals that she quickly falls in love with. 

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah keeps our streak of SoCal natives very strong and if she could live anywhere in the world, her choice would be Laguna Beach. A little of an indoor and outdoor lover, Hannah enjoys volleyball and hiking when she is not working, as well as working on art through drawing. She has a cat, Ivy, and a dog, Willow, that she shares with her boyfriend. One of Hannah's favorite things to do in her free time is going shopping; she loves those fun Target runs. Hannah also loves Gordon Ramsay; Kitchen Nightmares is her favorite show and she would choose a dinner with him if she could dine with any famous person. When she was little, Hannah always wanted to be a ballerina... but she is happy as can be getting to work with all of the animals here, whether they are your pets or the many rescue pets we work with.

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! 

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby is one of the newest members of our staff here at APCC. A Southern California native, if she had the chance to live anywhere in the world she would not move away. Shelby loves spending time with her family and friends, painting and doing photography. She has a Border Collie mix named "Forest" that she loves spending time with at the dog beach. As a youngster, Shelby's favorite thing to watch was the Tom and Jerry Show. If Shelby could have dinner with any person, she says it would be Larry David. Her favorite tv show is Law & Order SVU and her favorite movie is Almost Famous. She always wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up, and now she has set her sights on becoming an RVT. She loves being at APCC, being around all of the animals, caring for them and working with such a hard-working team of people.

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