Our animal hospital team in San Diego

Our Team

Lifetime Animal Care Center’s experienced support staff strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Hospital Manager at San Diego Animal Hospital

Hospital Manager

Dana is originally from Pennsylvania and has lived in San Diego for the past 15 years. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master's Degree in Animal & Public Policy from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Dana has worked in the animal industry for 13 years, with positions in animal sheltering, community spay/neuter, and zoo management, but her passion is veterinary medicine. Dana lives in Pacific Beach with her husband Torrey, her daughter Amelia, and Skylar the cat.

Vet tech at Lifetime Animal Care Center

Veterinary Technician

Nicole is a Clairemont native and has worked in the veterinary field for two years. She has an Associate's degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences from Grossmont College and an Associate's in Animal Health Technology from Mesa College. In 2014, she received her Veterinary Technician License. Nicole lives with her family, which includes cats Beau & Cooper and dogs Opie, Miley & Willis. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys riding quads in the desert.

Jenn of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Veterinary Receptionist

Liz is a native San Diegan who received her Veterinary Assistant certification at Pima Medical Institute. She is currently attending the Veterinary Technician program at Pima. Liz has several years of customer service experience and is very excited to share her enthusiasm for animals and their human companions with the patients & clients of Lifetime! Liz shares her home with her daughter Kehlani and her black Lab, Phylow. When she’s not studying or working, Liz enjoys going to the beach, camping, hiking, and traveling with her family.

Sam of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Veterinary Receptionist

Sam is a San Diego native who studied communications at the University of Hawaii. She is currently taking veterinary science classes at San Diego City College. Sam shares her home with her boyfriend James and her 5 beloved guinea pigs: Charles, Carl, Francine, Monkey & Squirrel. Sam is very adventurous and enjoys road trips and humorous photography.

Sue of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Veterinary Receptionist

Originally from the Chicago area, Sue lived in the suburbs of Boston for 12 years in support of her husband’s career. Now an empty nester, she moved to San Diego to be closer to her sister and parents. Sue has 3 grown sons. Sue has a degree in Radiologic Technology and 20 years of experience in the field. She returned to school after raising her kids and obtained a BS in Business. After working in an office setting for a few years, Sue found that she missed interacting with clients & patients so she joined the staff at Lifetime Animal Care Center as a receptionist, a position that she loves. Sue shares her home with a cat named Jaba. She doesn’t have any grandchildren to spoil yet, but she has her fingers crossed!

Gaby of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Chula Vista, Gaby attended Animal Behavior College for her Veterinary Assistant certification and she is currently studying Veterinary Technology. She has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. Gaby enjoys spending time with her daughter, Nayelli, and her Yorkshire Terrier, Jasper. She loves the outdoors and going for long runs. Gaby’s dream is to someday work with elephants.

Veterinary Assistant & Lead Client Service Coordinator

Alyssa, a native San Diegan, received her certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Pima Medical Institute. She is currently taking courses at Mesa College. She has been in the veterinary field for 3 years and is also a professional pet sitter. She aspires to be an RVT someday. Alyssa enjoys watching anime, reading, going to concerts, road tripping, and exploring San Diego. She shares her home with her Dachshund, Potato and her beloved cat Nelson.

Daniel of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Veterinary Assistant

Raised in Brawley, CA, Daniel has 2 years of experience in the veterinary field and attended the Veterinary Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute. Daniel lives with his brother and 5 dogs in San Diego and enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors off-roading and hiking. Daniel loves caring for patients and gives his all every day at Lifetime.