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Larchmont Animal Clinic Family
Veterinary Technicians and Assistants:
Our veterinary technicians and assistants have completed courses in Laser Therapy, Digital Radiology, Dental Cleaning and Laboratory Diagnostics. Our doctors, technicians, and receptionist fulfill mandatory continuing education courses throughout the year.
Erick has been working with us since 2013. He started as a kennel worker and is now a veterinary assistant. He loves being around animals and has rescued and fostered many tiny kittens. In his spare time, Erick enjoys playing basketball and football.
Josh joined Larchmont Animal Clinic in 1996. He began as a part time kennel cleaner and quickly took over the head grooming position. He earned his veterinary assistant certification through the CVMA in 2012. He also earned his laser therapy certification through AMLA in 2014. While Josh is a skilled assistant, his true passion is grooming. He enjoys the transformation of grooming and seeing happy animals looking their best. In his spare time, Josh enjoys riding his bike and going on hikes with his wife.
Francia grew up loving animals and always wanted to work in the veterinary field. She began volunteering at a practice in the valley 20 years ago and has been working in veterinary medicine ever since. Her areas of interest are emergency medicine and exotics, namely birds. She started at Larchmont Animal Clinic in 2007. Francia has two pets; a 23 year old cockatoo grey named Frankie and a cat named Butterscotch. Butterscotch and Frankie get along wonderfully and sleep together at night! After work she enjoys pet sitting and helping clients care for their pets at home.
Dave started with Larchmont Animal Clinic in 2014. He has been working in the veterinary field since 1990. He became a state and nationally certified technician in 1994 while completing his BS in veterinary science at the University of Arizona. He has worked in various aspects of the field and moved to Sydney, Australia to attend their veterinary medical school. When not working at LAC, Dave teaches anatomy, physiology, and biology at Stanbridge College in Irvine. Dave enjoys playing with his daughters Charley, Riley, and Tyler and their dogs "Badpenny" and "Jake".
Jonathan began working with animals in 2010. He has a dog named Lyla and a cat named Harley that love to play together. He's been around animals since a young child and quickly grew a passion for them. In his spare time, he loves to go hiking with Lyla and spending time with his family. His goal is to become a registered veterinary technician.
Alexa Guzman grew up loving animals and always wanted to work with them. I am currently majoring in communications and biology at California State University Northridge, but plan to move on to Cal Poly Pomona to major in zoology and study abroad to study wildlife. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking with my dog, and singing.
Deva graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from UC-Davis in Fall 2015. She has gained work experience as a Veterinary Assistant from various veterinary clinics before joining the team at Larchmont Animal Clinic in February 2018. She lives in Pasadena with her family and 3 cats and enjoys singing, playing guitar, recording songs, volunteering and exploring new and interesting places around Los Angeles
Karina our Head dog Groomer. She has been grooming for about 5 years and hopes to some day get in to competitive grooming. Karina enjoys grooming dirty shaggy dogs and turning them into clean fresh and fluffy pets. The highlight of her day is to bring a dog she groomed to the owner and see the smiles on the owner's face. Ever since she was little she wanted to work with animals. Pitbulls have a special place in her heart. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and dogs.
Office Manager and Receptionists:
Elaine has been with us the longest starting here immediately after finishing her RVT degree at Pierce Collage in 1977. She is both the office manager and the fill-in tech if needed! Elaine has always had a love of animals, rescuing several dogs and cats over the years. Currently she and her husband have a cat named Josie, a dog named Tucker and a lizard. Aside from raising two children, Elaine enjoys doing yoga, hiking and bike rides at the beach.
Marilyn has always loved animals and knew that she'd love being in veterinary medicine. She has worked with animals both as a technician and as a receptionist. She joined Larchmont Animal Clinic in 2012. While she doesn't currently have any pets at home, she is the foster mother to Missy Achenbach's little Jack Russell terrier, Lester, when he comes to work!
Amanda has been working with Larchmont Animal Clinic since 2013. She divides her duties between the Clinic as a receptionist and the newly re-opened Barking Lot pet shop were she helps our clients choose the best products for their pets. Amanda has two dogs at home, one of which she rescued from LAC. She likes to hike and walk with her two dogs in her spare time.
Amanda S started working with animals in 2010 and knew that she found her career path. She attended veterinary assistant school in 2013 and joined our team in 2015. Her free time includes running after an active 4 year old daughter and caring for her 2 dogs, 1 cat,1 rabbit, and 3 birds!