Dr. Kahlon joined our team on May 2016 after earning his DVM from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) in India and also is certified by American Veterinary Medical Association. His decision to pursue veterinary medicine was inspired by an experience he had when he was a teenager. At that time, he had a pet named Rimpy that died as a result of an unknown sickness and the lack of proper veterinary care. Also at that moment, he decided that he wanted to become a veterinarian so he could prevent others from having the same experience. Dr. Kahlon is the proud pet parent of a chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix named Brownie, and a shih tzu named Snickers. His professional interests include dermatology, soft tissue surgery and emergency care medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including wife Navpreet, son Eshaan and recently welcomed his daughter Arnaaz to the world.
Dr Gabrielle Szwajkowska, AKA Dr Gabi, joined our team in September 2021. While she was born in Southern California, she grew up in Europe and returned to California to finish High School. She went on to graduate from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in love with the field of veterinary medicine ever since. Dr Gabi’s interest in veterinary medicine stems from her love of the mix of pets, people and detective work. The thing that brings her the most joy at work is seeing pets get better and the loving families they come in with. In her spare time, she enjoys beautiful beaches, craft food, drinks with friends and gorgeous hikes. She is a mom to one wonderful cat and is particularly fond of our feline patients.
Yaya has been with us since August 2021. Originally from the Los Angeles area, since a young age she has always had all sorts of pets. If you can name it she's had it. She graduated Animal Behavior College in 2013 to learn to become a Veterinary Assistant and began working in her first veterinary practice in Sherman Oaks. In 2015 she got married to her high school sweetheart and moved to Santa Maria, shortly after got immediately hired at VCA Animal Hospital. After taking a few years off back in 2018 to be a stay at home mother to 2 kids (a boy and a girl), Yaya got anxious to get back into veterinary medicine and we were lucky enough to scoop her up. She currently has a Lab mix named Rey and she still fondly thinks of her late Lab Chevy who is no longer with us. Despite her current pets, Yaya LOVES cats the feistier the better. She is always excited to help any pet in need.
Janelle has been with us since January 2022. She is currently studying to take her VTNE to become a registered veterianry technician. She is a mom to 4 dogs and a cat by the names of Bailey, Lulu, Candy, Peanut, and Chispa. Bailey is a Queensland heeler/border collie mix, Lulu is a St. Bernard , Candy and Peanut are Chihuahuas and Chispa is a Tuxedo cat. Janelle enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her family and pets.
Nicole has been with us since March 2022. She is currently trying to get into the RVT program at Allan Hancock College. She is a mom to 3 dogs by the names of Milo, Maya, and Koko. Milo is a Shih Tzu mix , Maya is a mixed breed, and Koko is a chihuahua. Nicole enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
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Sharid has been with us since April 2022. She is currently taking her pre requisites to get into the RVT program at Allan Hancock College. She is a dog mom to a husky mix by the name of Luna. Sharid enjoys spending time with her son and husband.
Nicole has been with us since Feburary 2023. She is currently in the RVT program at Hancock college, set to graduate in May 2024. She is a mom to 2 german shepherds by the names of Nala and Bradley. During Nicole's free time she likes to TNR (trap, neuter, release) cats that live in colonies to help reduce the amount of homeless cats. She also loves to hang out with her family and friends in the spare time.
Kailey has been with us since October 2023 but has worked in the veterinary field for the past two years. She is originally from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and recently graduated from Cal Poly SLO with an Animal Science Degree. She is a certified dog obedience trainer and works as a part-time canine rehabilitation therapy technician. During her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her American Bully, Chapo, her Calico kitty, Daisy, and foster dogs.
Sasha has been with us since October 2023! She is our Registered Vet Tech. Vet med is her passion and absolute dream job. Sasha brings 7 years of Pet ER experience and has 13 animals at home that she loves on everyday.