About Us

Our Dedicated Team of Care Practitioners

Meet our Team

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Jose has been part of the SCAH Team since February 2009. He originally came to us without any veterinarian hospital experience. Jose quickly gained experience and is now part of everything that happens here at Santa Clarita Animal Hospital. From taking vital, cleaning ears, surgical assisting and dental scaling he is your guy! Jose is a very valued member of our team.

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Mario is one of our talented overnight caretakers. He ensures the hospital is kept in tip top shape and cares for hospitalized pets in the late hours of the night. He has been part of the SCAH Team since July 2010.

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Oscar comes to us with over 5 years kennel experience, with movie animals no less! He enjoys working with all the dogs that come through our doors, big dogs and huskies being his favorite.

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Oscar was originally new to the veterinarian field but quickly gain skills and knowledge. No matter what you need he is always there to help and assist. Taking vitals? No problem. Radiographs? He’s your guy!.

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Mikayla is a Pre-Vet Student at Pierce college with years of experience in the veterinary field. She grew up around all animals, dogs, cats & horses included. When she isn’t at school or work Mikayla spends her time volunteering with kids on horseback.

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Gabby comes to us with 6 years of experience in the veterinary field. She graduated from Pennfoster Veterinary technician program and now working as a licensed RVT. Animals have always been a huge part of Gabby’s life. From cats and dogs to horses and livestock, animals have always played an important role.


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Lauren is a wonderful member of our technician team, coming to us with years of experience with pet stores and other animal related fields. She has a special place in her heart for all the felines, but from Kittens to Great Danes, Lauren loves them all. Lauren is making her way to the back for assistant work and is thriving! So the next time your pets come in for a visit don’t be surprised if its Lauren obtaining their vitals and providing their treatments.

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Stephanie’s grew up with all sorts of pets bunnies, hamsters, fish, turtles, exotic birds, horses and lots of dogs. She enjoys going on adventures hikes & traveling. Her heart belongs to all types of animals especially the ones in need. Stephanie’s dream would be to one day have a clinic of her own while traveling the world & helping all the homeless animals in need.

Office Pets

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Winchester was adopted by the clinic when the previous owners had to move. He has been a resident with us for over a year now. He enjoys his morning cuddles and loves to greet guests and their pets. You will most likely find him in the lunch room trying to get snacks from the staff.

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Bruce is a newly adopted great Dane. Bruce loves spending time with staff, sleeping if not sunbathing out doors

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Chief is our African Grey Parrot who lives in the hospital. He was given to Dr Burkhartsmeyer after his owner of many years passed away. Anyone who visits Santa Clarita Animal Hospital has surely heard all the whistles and chirps Chief enjoys making. Along with mimicking cat & dog sounds he also likes to confuse our receptionist by mimicking our phones ringer too.

Meet the Veterinarians

Dr. John Burkhartsmeyer

Dr. John Burkhartsmeyer

Dr. John Burkhartsmeyer has been practicing in the Santa Clarita Valley for close to 40 years and has a particular interest in orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He was raised on a cattle ranch in northern Montana. He attended Colorado State University, obtaining a B.S. and receiving his D.V.M. in 1976. He practiced in Helena, Montana, for 10 years before moving to Santa Clarita in the mid-1980s. Dr. B. initially had the Animal Clinic of S.C.V. in Saugus and later moved to Santa Clarita in 1990. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Judi, a 21-year-old cat named Lucy, two little dogs named Sophie and Colby, and a family of peafowl.

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Dr. Anh Tran

Dr. Tran has been with Santa Clarita Animal Hospital since 1995, and her special interests include behavior medicine and dermatology. She graduated from the Cleveland Humanities Magnet Program in Reseda, CA, and attended California State University at Northridge, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She pursued her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis. While at Davis, she volunteered at the University’s Raptor Center, treating and rehabilitating injured owls and hawks. She also spent time in the zoological medicine department at U.C. Davis during her Junior and Senior years. Dr. Tran has been working at Santa Clarita Veterinary Hospital ever since, and she is dedicated to caring for all pets. Her other interests include gardening, the environment, singing, music, outdoor activities, photography, traveling, painting, gourmet cuisine, and spending time with her family. Her favorite non-profit organization is www.healthychild.org.

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Dr. Jessica Bones

Dr. Jessica Bones, D.V.M. is a Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. She has been a registered veterinary technician since 2002. She has a background in small animal medicine with a special interest in feline medicine. She has spent most of her life in Southern California and has two beautiful young children who have played a vital part in her drive for success and two feline fur babies. She enjoys art, music, and spending time with her family. She has a passion for helping others with their animal companions and firmly believes that education is the key to improving the lives of all animals.

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Dr. Carly Brink

Dr. Carly Brink graduated from Western University Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley and is excited to practice in her hometown. Her interests include dermatology and internal medicine. When not immersed in veterinary medicine, she spends time with her family, doing yoga, hiking, or binge-watching Netflix.

Santa Clarita Animal Hospital

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