Ginny De La Hoya, DVM

Ginny De La Hoya, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Ginny De La Hoya is a Los Angeles native. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. She is married and has 6 fur babies, 4 dogs, and 2 cats. She previously worked at a 24-hour emergency practice and did an internship in Emergency and Critical Care. Ginny joined or team in late 2016. She enjoys hiking, the beach, and traveling in her spare time. Read More

Ginny De La Hoya, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Ginny De La Hoya is a Los Angeles native. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in 2010. She is married and has 6 fur babies, 4 dogs, and 2 cats. She previously worked at a 24-hour emergency practice and did an internship in Emergency and Critical Care. Ginny joined or team in late 2016. She enjoys hiking, the beach, and traveling in her spare time.

Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Paul Cechner, a mobile surgical specialist, tends to our clinic's more complicated surgical cases, as he does for several hospitals in our community. Dr. Cechner graduated from veterinary school in 1973 from the University of Illinois and completed his surgical residency in 1976 at Purdue, where he worked as an Assistant Professor educating future veterinarians on surgical procedures until 1983. When he is not busy with complex surgeries, Dr. Cechner stays busy with his own 5 furry family members at home. Read More

Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Paul Cechner, a mobile surgical specialist, tends to our clinic’s more complicated surgical cases, as he does for several hospitals in our community. Dr. Cechner graduated from veterinary school in 1973 from the University of Illinois and completed his surgical residency in 1976 at Purdue, where he worked as an Assistant Professor educating future veterinarians on surgical procedures until 1983.

When he is not busy with complex surgeries, Dr. Cechner stays busy with his own 5 furry family members at home.

Yu Fen Hwang, DVM

Yu Fen Hwang, DVM "Dr. Jen"

Dr. Jen is excited to be part of the Lakewood Pet Vet family! Dr. Jen is a New York native and received her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in NY. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine she completed her clinical studies at the University of Illinois. She then successfully completed a rigorous small animal rotating surgery and medicine internship program at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in NYC. In October 2014, Dr. Jen made the permanent move to sunny SoCal. In her spare time, Dr. Jen enjoys trying new restaurants, exercise and spending time with her fiance Mike and Rupert the cat. She also loves relaxing, watching movies, and yoga. Read More

Yu Fen Hwang, DVM "Dr. Jen"

Dr. Jen is excited to be part of the Lakewood Pet Vet family! Dr. Jen is a New York native and received her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in NY. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine she completed her clinical studies at the University of Illinois. She then successfully completed a rigorous small animal rotating surgery and medicine internship program at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in NYC.

In October 2014, Dr. Jen made the permanent move to sunny SoCal. In her spare time, Dr. Jen enjoys trying new restaurants, exercise and spending time with her fiance Mike and Rupert the cat. She also loves relaxing, watching movies, and yoga.

Tiffany Dang, DVM

Tiffany Dang, DVM



Dr. Tiffany Dang was born and raised in Huntington Beach. After graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, she completed a rigorous one-year rotating internship at Inland Valley Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center where she gained experience in many fields including, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and shelter medicine. Outside of work Dr. Dang enjoys spending time with her fiance, trying out new food, baking, and watching online cats and dogs videos. Her family consists of two dogs, a cat, two lovebirds, a box turtle, and fish. Read More

Tiffany Dang, DVM

Dr. Tiffany Dang was born and raised in Huntington Beach. After graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, she completed a rigorous one-year rotating internship at Inland Valley Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center where she gained experience in many fields including, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and shelter medicine. Outside of work Dr. Dang enjoys spending time with her fiance, trying out new food, baking, and watching online cats and dogs videos. Her family consists of two dogs, a cat, two lovebirds, a box turtle, and fish.

Lisa Lee, DVM

Lisa Lee, DVM

Dr. Lisa Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Orange County after her family moved to California when she was just 8 years old. She attended undergraduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, and continued her journey to become a veterinarian at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, behavior, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Lee loves cooking, baking, and exploring new boba spots with her fiancé. Her fur babies include Louie, a Havanese mix and parvo survivor rescued prior to vet school, and Nilla, a poodle mix rescued during her shelter externship. Read More

Lisa Lee, DVM

Dr. Lisa Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Orange County after her family moved to California when she was just 8 years old. She attended undergraduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, and continued her journey to become a veterinarian at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Her veterinary interests include dermatology, behavior, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Lee loves cooking, baking, and exploring new boba spots with her fiancé. Her fur babies include Louie, a Havanese mix and parvo survivor rescued prior to vet school, and Nilla, a poodle mix rescued during her shelter externship.

Rikki Alley, DVM

Rikki Alley, DVM



Dr. Rikki Alley grew up in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at California State University, Long Beach. While in school, she volunteered at marine wildlife rehabilitation centers and developed a passion for animal medicine. She attended Colorado State University for her D.V.M., then returned home to Southern California to start her career. She is interested in internal medicine and surgery and loves educating clients so they can be fully involved in the care of their pets. Outside the clinic, Dr. Alley enjoys surfing before work and rock climbing outdoors with her husband on the weekends. She has a pet family that consists of a wonderful dog named Toki and his 3 mischievous feline sidekicks. Read More

Rikki Alley, DVM

Dr. Rikki Alley grew up in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at California State University, Long Beach. While in school, she volunteered at marine wildlife rehabilitation centers and developed a passion for animal medicine. She attended Colorado State University for her D.V.M., then returned home to Southern California to start her career. She is interested in internal medicine and surgery and loves educating clients so they can be fully involved in the care of their pets.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Alley enjoys surfing before work and rock climbing outdoors with her husband on the weekends. She has a pet family that consists of a wonderful dog named Toki and his 3 mischievous feline sidekicks.

Julissa Hogeveen, DVM

Julissa Hogeveen, DVM

Dr. Julissa is a Cali girl who braved the snowy winters of NY to complete her Health Science degree at Hofstra University. She then moved home to complete her veterinary schooling at Western University of Health Sciences. Additionally, she attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine to obtain a certificate in veterinary acupuncture. She loves exploring the great outdoors, both land and sea. In her spare time, you will catch her riding her horse Rocco, jetskiing to Catalina or traveling to a new destination. Read More

Julissa Hogeveen, DVM

Dr. Julissa is a Cali girl who braved the snowy winters of NY to complete her Health Science degree at Hofstra University. She then moved home to complete her veterinary schooling at Western University of Health Sciences. Additionally, she attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine to obtain a certificate in veterinary acupuncture. She loves exploring the great outdoors, both land and sea. In her spare time, you will catch her riding her horse Rocco, jetskiing to Catalina or traveling to a new destination.

Sara Beroukhim, DVM

Sara Beroukhim, DVM

Dr. Sara has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a little girl. Her father, also a veterinarian, instilled in her the love for animals that lead to her to where she is today. Dr. Sara, a Cali girl at heart, received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and then went to receive her DVM from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She recently moved from Houston, TX where she completed an internship in general medicine. Her veterinary interest includes soft tissue and emergency surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Dr. Sara is married and has two fur babies, a cat, and a dog. Her cat, Garbanzo, was her partner in crime throughout all of veterinary school. Her dog, Ardy, was born in Texas but is a huge fan of the Cali weather. In her free time, Dr. Sara and her husband enjoy trying new foods, going to the beach with Ardy, and shopping at Costco. Read More

Sara Beroukhim, DVM

Dr. Sara has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a little girl. Her father, also a veterinarian, instilled in her the love for animals that lead to her to where she is today. Dr. Sara, a Cali girl at heart, received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and then went to receive her DVM from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She recently moved from Houston, TX where she completed an internship in general medicine.

Her veterinary interest includes soft tissue and emergency surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine.

Dr. Sara is married and has two fur babies, a cat, and a dog. Her cat, Garbanzo, was her partner in crime throughout all of veterinary school. Her dog, Ardy, was born in Texas but is a huge fan of the Cali weather.

In her free time, Dr. Sara and her husband enjoy trying new foods, going to the beach with Ardy, and shopping at Costco.

Cody RVT

Cody RVT

Practice Manager

Cody brings 14 years of experience to the Lakewood team. Throughout his career he has worked with all types of animals big to small. After becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, Cody began his journey in management quickly making his way to practice manager. Cody Loves to teach and he has special interests in Dentistry and Anesthesia. Cody hopes to one day earn his degree as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and is excited to help serve the Lakewood community. In his free time, Cody enjoys working on projects at home and spending time with his two dogs. Read More

Cody RVT

Practice Manager

Cody brings 14 years of experience to the Lakewood team. Throughout his career he has worked with all types of animals big to small. After becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, Cody began his journey in management quickly making his way to practice manager. Cody Loves to teach and he has special interests in Dentistry and Anesthesia.

Cody hopes to one day earn his degree as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and is excited to help serve the Lakewood community. In his free time, Cody enjoys working on projects at home and spending time with his two dogs.

Susanne RVT

Susanne RVT

Operation Manager

Susanne has been part of the team since the start of it all! She started at our flagship location, Bixby Animal Clinic, in 2006 and later joined the Lakewood Pet Vet team in 2019. Throughout her time with us, Susanne also earned her BS from Cal Poly and earned her RVT license in 2014. When she's not at the clinic, she spends time with her four pups, Emmalee, Boston, Auggie, and JB. Read More

Susanne RVT

Operation Manager

Susanne has been part of the team since the start of it all! She started at our flagship location, Bixby Animal Clinic, in 2006 and later joined the Lakewood Pet Vet team in 2019. Throughout her time with us, Susanne also earned her BS from Cal Poly and earned her RVT license in 2014.

When she’s not at the clinic, she spends time with her four pups, Emmalee, Boston, Auggie, and JB.

Randall

Randall

Co-Operation Manager

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Rebecca L

Rebecca L

Office Manager

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