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

Dana
Hospital Manager

Dana is originally from Pennsylvania and has lived in San Diego for the past decade. 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 10 years, with positions in animal sheltering, community spay/neuter, and zoo management. Dana lives in Pacific Beach with her husband Torrey, her daughter Amelia, Cisco the poodle, and Skylar the cat.

Vet tech at Lifetime Animal Care Center

Nicole
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.

Rachel of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Rachel
Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Clairemont, Rachel received her associate’s degree in Animal Technology from Mesa College. She has spent time volunteering with both Project Wildlife and Pilots-N-Paws. Rachel lives with her fiancé Jeremy and her dog Foxy Papa. When not helping animals, Rachel enjoys traveling, camping, kickboxing, and visiting local breweries.

Jenn of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Jenn
Veterinary Receptionist

An Ohio native, Jennifer is currently a graduate student in Women’s Studies at SDSU. She has had pets her entire life (she has a calico named Callie who is back in Ohio with Jenn’s mom) and always been interested in working with animals. Jenn has a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and prior to her master’s degree work, was a settlement worker for refugees. Jenn enjoys art and photography and loves to paint and draw. She is incredibly excited to be at Lifetime!

Sam of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Samantha
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 4 beloved guinea pigs: Charles, Carl, Franny & Porky. Sam is very adventurous and enjoys road trips and humorous photography.

Sue of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Sue
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 Maltese named Lexi and a cat named Jaba. She doesn’t have any grandchildren to spoil yet, but she has her fingers crossed!

Ellie of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Ellie
Veterinary Assistant

A native Californian, Ellie interned at Lifetime during her final semester at Mesa College’s Animal Health Technology program. Now that she has graduated, Ellie joins our Lifetime team as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently studying for her board exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, and is also volunteering at the San Diego Humane Society as a dog walker and in the Pet-Assisted Therapy program. Ellie has two cats: Pepe Le Pew & Little Paw. She enjoys traveling, enjoying time with family & friends, and trying new, vegetarian-friendly places to eat.

Gaby of Lifetime Animal Care Center

Gaby
Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Chula Vista, Gaby attended Animal Behavior College for her Veterinary Assistant certification. She has been in the veterinary field for 3 years. Gaby enjoys spending time with her daughter, Nayelli, and going for long runs.

Alyssa
Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa, a native San Diegan, received her certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Pima Medical Institute. She has been in the veterinary field for two 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 Pomeranians Jax & Opie and her beloved cat Nelson.