Veterinary Staff

Jen Iiguchi-Oliver

Practice Manager

Jen has been in the veterinary field for 8 years and has managed a general practice before coming to AEMC. She truly believes in our core value of being respectful, empathetic and compassionate at all times to the pets and the pet parents that come in.

When Jen is not busy working at the hospital, you can find her at home with her husband Mike and her adorable son Kota. She loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.

Valerie Flores

Inventory Operations Manager

Valerie has been in the veterinary field for 16 years, working as CSR and administration. Valerie has 2 dogs, Puggie Sue the pug, and Dallas along with her cats Arthur Fonzerelli and chops. In her free time, Valerie enjoys watching football, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

Randy Aoki

Technician Manager

Bio Coming Soon

David Martinez


David has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. He is always striving to learn more about the industry and takes advantage of any opportunity that comes his way. During his free time, David enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, and traveling.

Jennifer Grice


Jennifer has been working in the veterinary industry for 22 years, with a mixture of general practice and specialty and emergency. Jennifer makes sure to stay up date on her knowledge by attending various continuing education opportunities in the veterinary field. At home, she is greeted by her kitties Peanut, Butter, and Tommy along with her dog Strawberry Pinknose. In her free time, she enjoys dancing ballet and contemporary ballroom, traveling, camping, Nascar, and of course, cuddling with her fur babies.

Arzoo Shaikh


Arzoo has been in the veterinary field for 5 years and with each year her passion for industry has only grown stronger. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Health Science but does not plan on stopping there as she aims to further her education in the veterinary world. In her spare time Arzoo enjoys dancing, karaoke, and going to the beach.

Stacey Kaliher


Stacey has been working in the veterinary field for over a year now. She is currently enrolled in school to further her knowledge in the industry as she has a love of learning. At home, Stacey has her dogs, Speckles and Carl, her cat, Cricket, and tortious, Tucker. Her free time is spent at the beach, Disneyland, and just spending time with her family.

Briana S.


Briana has been in the veterinary field for almost 3 years and obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. She has a full house with her 3 cats and 2 dogs waiting for her when she gets home from work. In her free time, Briana enjoys ceramics, sculpting, and binge-watching Netflix.

Katrina Hall


Katrina has been at AEMC for 1.5 years, but has been in client service for over 15 years. In her free time, Katrina enjoys reading, spending time with her cat, and watching movies with her family.

Rebecca Verdusco

Support Staff

Rebecca has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. At home her 3 beautiful dogs wait for her, Vicelia, Herbie, and Pookie. Her free times consists of sewing, playing pool, and spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Gomez

RVT, Emergency Department

Laura obtained her BS in biology at Cal State Dominguez Hills and her Registered Veterinary Technician license at Carrington College. Laura has 7 years of experience in a general practice setting and joined Animal Emergency Medical Center in order to pursue her professional interests in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as her special interest in exotic pet medicine.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys running, swimming, watching movies while relaxing with her dogs, going to concerts, and traveling.

Lorraine Gomez

RVT, Emergency Department

Lorraine obtained her BS in biology at Cal State Dominguez Hills and her RVT license at Carrington College. She has been in the veterinary field for 7 years, where she worked in general practice, internal medicine, and emergency. At home, Lorraine has a full house of 4 dogs and a handful of cats. Her spare time is spent running, eating, watching Netflix, and spending time with her children.

Robin Field

RVT, Emergency Department

Robin Field has been a veterinary technician since 1995. She earned her technician’s license in 2004 and continues to serve on the advisory board of Professional Veterinary Assistant School in Orange County. She is currently the coordinator for the AEMC Internal Medicine Department. In this capacity, she works closely with our board-certified internal medicine doctors to provide the personalized care and attention which our patients require. She loves her job AEMC as it gives her chance to bond not only with her patients but also their families.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Sheldon, gardening, horseback riding, reading and traveling.

Jamie Ross

RVT, Emergency Department

amie has been in the veterinary industry for 21 years, during which she attended PVAS and obtained her RVT license in 2010. She enjoys working in emergency and internal medicine. Currently she is attending Cypress College to acquire a bachelors of nursing degree. In her free time, she enjoys playing and writing music, hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends. Jamie has a beloved chihuahua named “Penny Lyn” & a precious 3 pound yorkie by the name of “Hanna”.

Angie Navarrete

RVT, Emergency Department

Angie has been in the veterinary field for 16 years. She has 2 fur babies at home, Syd the pitbull and Siouxsie the 3 legged cat. In her spare time, Angie enjoys going to the beach, hiking with Syd, watching horror movies and taking photos of her fur babies while spending time with them at home.

Cristian Cuellar

Veterinary Assistant

Cristian has been in the veterinary field for 3 years. He hopes to one become a fire fighter and EMT using his knowledge of medicine to help him. Cristian has 3 fur babies, Mona, Canelo, and Choco. During free time, he enjoys weight training, soccer, playing the guitar, hikes, and working on his car.

Ino Tanner

Veterinary Assistant

Ino has been in the veterinary field for 2 years where he hopes to specialize in surgery. He has attended the California Healing Arts Program. Ino has 2 cats, Dash and Retch, whom wait for him to get home from work. During his free time, Ino enjoys spending his time playing basketball.

Jamie Nix

Veterinary Assistant

Jamie has been in the veterinary industry for a year with hopes to specialize in emergency and critical care. She attended schooling for veterinary technology and will soon be sitting for her RVT exam. Her fur babies include Sailor, the Pitbull, and Charlie, the cat. During free time, she enjoys archery, bartending, running spartan races, Netflix, and caring for her pets.

Marissa Fernandez

Veterinary Assistant

Marissa has been in the veterinary field for 8 years where she hopes to be able to specialize in surgery. She has at home her 6-year-old rat terrier fur baby, Rexy, and her kitty, Hanzo. During her spare time, she enjoys working on cars, listening to music, and spending time with friends.

Cristina Barajas

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

Britany Valentine

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon

Madison Leeds

Surgery Head Veterinary Assistant, Supervisor

Madison Leeds graduated from Redondo Union High School in Southern California in June 2009, with an interest in Biology and Animal Science. Shortly after graduation, she began her pre-veterinary courses at West Los Angeles College. She completed her freshman year with honors. Shortly after completion, she transferred to Penn Foster Career School in which she will complete Registered Veterinary Technician school, allowing her to sit for her RVT board exam.

In the summer between her freshman and sophomore year, she joined Surgical Group for Animals full time which allowed her the opportunity to further her skills, knowledge, and abilities in veterinary medicine, while working with patients, clients and staff. She hopes to complete RVT school, obtain an RVT license, and apply to Vet school. Madison is the proud parent of her Pitbull, Popeye, and her domestic sshort-hairedcat, Rascal. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and playing the piano.