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.

Dr. Tiffany Dang

Dr. Tiffany Dang



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

Dr. Tiffany Dang

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.

Dr. Lisa Lee

Dr. Lisa Lee

Associate Veterinarian

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

Dr. Lisa Lee

Associate Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Rikki Alley, DVM

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.

Dr. Louise Qu, DVM

Dr. Louise Qu, DVM

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Dr. Julissa Hogeveen, DVM

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.

Will Zepeda

Will Zepeda

Practice Manager

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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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Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Front Office Manager

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Rebecca L

Rebecca L

Co-Office Manager

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Kejera RVT

Kejera RVT

Technician Supervisor

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Kayla D

Kayla D

Technician Supervisor

Kayla always wished to work with animals. Since the beginning of her life up until now, she has always had cats as pets. She currently has one dog, 3 cats and 1 rat. She was motivated and started to work in the animal field straight out of high school. Kayla is currently working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T). Read More

Kayla D

Technician Supervisor

Kayla always wished to work with animals. Since the beginning of her life up until now, she has always had cats as pets. She currently has one dog, 3 cats and 1 rat. She was motivated and started to work in the animal field straight out of high school. Kayla is currently working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T).

McKenna

McKenna

Lead Doctor Assistant

McKenna joined our team recently and brings with her 1 year of animal hospital receptionist experience. She is currently attending Cal State Long Beach working towards her degree in biology and hopes to become a veterinarian in the future. McKenna enjoys spending her free time with her dog Millie hiking, paddle boarding at the beach and playing sports. Read More

McKenna

Lead Doctor Assistant

McKenna joined our team recently and brings with her 1 year of animal hospital receptionist experience. She is currently attending Cal State Long Beach working towards her degree in biology and hopes to become a veterinarian in the future. McKenna enjoys spending her free time with her dog Millie hiking, paddle boarding at the beach and playing sports.

Gary

Gary

Head Registered Veterinary Technician

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Lauren

Lauren

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lauren has always had a passion for animals. She worked as a receptionist in an animal hospital for 6 years before atteding Mount San Antonio College and obtaining her R.V.T. license in 2017. Lauren joined our team in March of 2019. When not taking care of animals, you can find Lauren coaching Cross Country for Mayfair High School. Lauren is the proud owner of Murphy an Irish Setter and Ebony a dwarf rabbit. Read More

Lauren

Registered Veterinary Technician

Lauren has always had a passion for animals. She worked as a receptionist in an animal hospital for 6 years before atteding Mount San Antonio College and obtaining her R.V.T. license in 2017. Lauren joined our team in March of 2019. When not taking care of animals, you can find Lauren coaching Cross Country for Mayfair High School. Lauren is the proud owner of Murphy an Irish Setter and Ebony a dwarf rabbit.

Kerry

Kerry

Doctor's Assistant

Kerry started 5 years ago as a student volunteer and was hired permanently shortly after finishing her veterinarian assistant program. She is currently enrolled in an online Registered Veterinary Technician program and will soon be an R.V.T. Kerry has always loved animals and has grown up with dogs, cats, horses, ducks, lizards, fishes, and an opossum. Currently, she is the proud owner of Oreo the Chihuahua and 4 rescue cats. When she is not working, Kerry enjoys spending time with her son, Landen, playing video games, and eating Taco Bell food. Read More

Kerry

Doctor’s Assistant

Kerry started 5 years ago as a student volunteer and was hired permanently shortly after finishing her veterinarian assistant program.

She is currently enrolled in an online Registered Veterinary Technician program and will soon be an R.V.T. Kerry has always loved animals and has grown up with dogs, cats, horses, ducks, lizards, fishes, and an opossum. Currently, she is the proud owner of Oreo the Chihuahua and 4 rescue cats.

When she is not working, Kerry enjoys spending time with her son, Landen, playing video games, and eating Taco Bell food.

Talia R.

Talia R.

Doctor Assistant

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Valerie

Valerie

Doctor's Assistant

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Roxann

Roxann

Doctor Assistant

Roxann has been in the veterinary field for 8 years. She is currently pursuing an RVT license and one day hopes to specialize in brachycephalic breeds as she has a very special fondness for Boston Terriers. Roxann has one human son, Jameson, and 2 fur kids named Deesoul and Wookie. Read More

Roxann

Doctor Assistant

Roxann has been in the veterinary field for 8 years. She is currently pursuing an RVT license and one day hopes to specialize in brachycephalic breeds as she has a very special fondness for Boston Terriers.

Roxann has one human son, Jameson, and 2 fur kids named Deesoul and Wookie.

Jazmin

Jazmin

Veterinary Assistant

Jazmin joined our team a year ago. Jazmin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolution and hopes to become an R.V.T. She has 3 years of animal rehabilitation experience assisting in physical therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and stretching to increase range of motion. In addition to rehabilitation, Jazmin has volunteered for 3 years at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. When not working, Jazmin loves spending time with her 2 rescue dogs, hermit crabs, parakeets, turtle, and fishes. Read More

Jazmin

Veterinary Assistant

Jazmin joined our team a year ago. Jazmin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolution and hopes to become an R.V.T. She has 3 years of animal rehabilitation experience assisting in physical therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and stretching to increase range of motion. In addition to rehabilitation, Jazmin has volunteered for 3 years at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. When not working, Jazmin loves spending time with her 2 rescue dogs, hermit crabs, parakeets, turtle, and fishes.

John H.

John H.

Veterinary Assistant

John has been a veterinarian technician for many years and has enjoyed seeing and being a part of the many advancements in the veterinary field. His passion is working with exotics as well as companion animals. When not working, John and his wife enjoy caring for all types of rescue animals. He loves the great outdoors fishing and hiking with his 2 Chihuahua mix dogs. Read More

John H.

Veterinary Assistant

John has been a veterinarian technician for many years and has enjoyed seeing and being a part of the many advancements in the veterinary field.

His passion is working with exotics as well as companion animals. When not working, John and his wife enjoy caring for all types of rescue animals.

He loves the great outdoors fishing and hiking with his 2 Chihuahua mix dogs.

Kathia

Kathia

Veterinary Assistant

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Joy

Joy

Veterinary Assistant

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Tranette

Tranette

Veterinary Assistant

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Blanca

Blanca

Pharmacy Technician

Blanca joined our team in 2018 after finishing veterinarian assistant training at a local trade school. She has a special interest in teeth and one of her goals is to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician so she may specialize in dentistry. Blanca enjoys the outdoors and enjoys hiking with her dog Max as well as doing puzzles. In addition to Max, Blanca is the proud owner of a cat she rescued through our hospital. Read More

Blanca

Pharmacy Technician

Blanca joined our team in 2018 after finishing veterinarian assistant training at a local trade school. She has a special interest in teeth and one of her goals is to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician so she may specialize in dentistry. Blanca enjoys the outdoors and enjoys hiking with her dog Max as well as doing puzzles. In addition to Max, Blanca is the proud owner of a cat she rescued through our hospital.

Shawna

Shawna

Pharmacy Technician

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Aley

Aley

Client Care Representative

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Daniella

Daniella

Client Care Representative

Daniella has been an employee since the inception of our hospital in 2013 but has worked for our company since 2005. Daniella attended El Camino College with a major in theater. When not working, you may find her attending a variety of music concerts, singing karaoke with her friends, reading through many books and rescuing cats. Read More

Daniella

Client Care Representative

Daniella has been an employee since the inception of our hospital in 2013 but has worked for our company since 2005. Daniella attended El Camino College with a major in theater. When not working, you may find her attending a variety of music concerts, singing karaoke with her friends, reading through many books and rescuing cats.

Starr O.

Starr O.

Client Care Representative

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Torri C.

Torri C.

Client Care Representative

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Nina

Nina

Client Care Representative

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Rosa

Rosa

Kennel Attendant

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Chris

Chris

Kennel Attendant

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Veronica C

Veronica C

Kennel Attendant

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