Veterinary Staff

Anna Minnich

RVT, Practice Manager

Anna Minnich received her Registered Veterinary Technician license in December 2009. Initially, Anna had an interest to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine, but after working in several veterinary hospitals in the South Bay region, she decided to continue working as a veterinary technician to gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of a 24-hour emergency and referral hospital. After 15+ years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine, she has expanded into the administrative side of the veterinary hospitals where her current role at Animal Emergency Medical Center is handling the hospital finances and human resources. Her goals are to continue her education towards a Certified Practice Manager.

When Anna is not working she enjoys traveling, spending time at the beach, and developing her skills as a foodie.

Toni Vitalich

Technician Manager

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Kailey Ruffin

CSR Manager

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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 Registered Veterinary Technician license at Carrington College. Lorraine brought her experience in Internal Medicine, as well as the skills she obtained while working in a general practice, to Animal Emergency Medical Center in 2012 where she continues to pursue her professional interests in emergency medicine, critical care, and patient care.

In her spare time, Lorraine takes interest in expanding her knowledge through continuing education and likes learning new things. Lorraine also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, and always looks forward to traveling and vacationing.

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

Jamie obtained her RVT license in 2010 through Professional Veterinary Assistant School. Jamie has over 19 years in Emergency Animal Medicine.

In her spare time, Jamie’s passions include songwriting, guitar playing, going to concerts, listening to and researching music. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and pets.

Celia Barajas Huerta, RVT, Emergency Department
Alex Oliva, RVT, Emergency Department
Patty Ogasawara, RVT, Emergency Department

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.

Beatriz Garcia

Veterinary Assistant

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Cristian Cuellar

Veterinary Assistant

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Ino Tanner

Veterinary Assistant

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Jacque Morales

Veterinary Assistant

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Jamie Nix

Veterinary Assistant

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Marissa Fernandez

Veterinary Assistant

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Michaela Brannum

Veterinary Assistant

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Michelle Duarte

Veterinary Assistant

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Monica Leon

Veterinary Assistant

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Randy Aoki

Veterinary Assistant

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Roxy Tota

Veterinary Assistant

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