Our Veterinary Assistants


Jose has been a valued part of our team for many years. Jose cares for many animals in the hospital and is always ready to learn new techniques and assist in surgery. Jose has been part of the SCAH Team since February 2009

Mario SCAHMario

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. Mario has been part of the SCAH Team since July 2010


Christina is one of our veterinary technicians here at SCAH. She has been volunteering and working with various types of animals since she was 16 years old. Christina is an ambitious young lady with a great sense of compassion. She came to us with 5 years of previous experience in the veterinary field. Christina has been part of the SCAH Team Since July 2016

Haley SCAHHaley

Haley is one of our talented Veterinary Technicians here at Santa Clarita Animal Hospital. Haley has been training dogs and horses for meany years. Her love for all animals shines through in her work. Haley is the founder and CEO of Tails and Scales Animal Rescue.

Haley is a lover and advocate of all animals, from dogs, cats, & horses to snakes, lizards and arachnids. She will fearlessly care for them all! Haley has been part of the SCAH Team since September 2016

Oscar L.

Oscar comes to us new to the veterinarian field but he enjoys working with the animals and is never afraid of getting his hands a little dirty. Oscar does a great job helping out where ever he is needed.


Kaitlyn came to us with both experience in the veterinary field and working with humane societies. Kaitlyn’s favorite part about veterinary medicine is helping animals in need. It brightens her day every time a new puppy comes in to be seen.

Oscar C.

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


Mikayla is a Pre-Vet Student at Piecre college with 2 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.



Lauren is a wonderful member of our receptionist team, coming to us with years of experience with pet stores and other animal related fields. Lauren has a special place in her heart for all the felines, but from Kittens to Great Danes, Lauren loves them all.


Tara has been working with animals for many years, anything from kennel work to grooming prior to becoming a receptionist with us in July 2017. Tara’s favorite dog breed is the Husky and she loves to give all our husky patients special greetings.


Maddie, our newest receptionist, is no stranger to the veterinarian field. With experience in the field, tech work and kennel work she has plenty of knowledge to make a great addition to the Santa Clarita Animal Hospital team. Maddie was raised with lots of animals, anything from dogs to horses, she’s ready to jump in and help where ever she is needed.

Office Pets

Pedro SCAHKitty Pedro

Pedro was adopted by the clinic after his previous owners could no longer afford to treat his serious and chronic urinary tract abnormalities. Pedro is very happy spoiled kitty. You will often find him lounging in the receptionist area on a chair, sunning on one of the lobby benches or trying to make room on our ultrasound table by knocking equipment off and out of his way.


Charlie is our resident five year old Stafford Terrier mix. He lives with us here at the hospital. During the day, his favorite place to hang out is the back office along side the doctors and manager. In the the evening, Charlie helps the night crew with activities such as pre-cleaning the floor, alerting staff to outside noises, and keeping tabs on our house cat, Pedro.


Chief is our African Grey Parrot who lives in the hospital. Chief 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.