American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

Our Staff

Meet the Staff at Del Valle Pet Hospital

Audrey HartAudrey H.

Office Manager

Joined Team: June 2002
Pets: Dogs: Shelby, Hennessey, and Roscoe and Raider the cat
Hobbies: Camping, decorating my home, and family time.
Favorite thing about your job: Everyday challenges, learning new things, interacting with clients and their pets.
Favorite hospital memory: The day I got hired after completing my high school program volunteering.

Karen P.karen

Lead Receptionist

Joined Team: November 1, 2004
Pets: Three cats named Pookie, Keely, and Jazu Neko
Hobbies: Music! Cats, Thrift Store Shopping, Swimming, Old movies
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to love on and help people with their pets.
Favorite Hospital Memory: All the love I received from everyone when I returned after a year hiatus.

Diana W.diana


Joined Team: March 2014
Pets: I have had dogs and cats my whole life. I can’t imagine not having an animal. It is the unconditional love that they give. I will be looking for a new kitty soon.
Hobbies: Hiking, walking, gardening being with my kids, family, and friends.
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to see all of the clients’ dogs and cats, puppies and kittens and helping them stay healthy. Also, all of the puppy kisses don’t hurt.
Favorite hospital memory: Getting hired at Del Valle Pet Hospital and getting to work with such a caring staff.

Cathy T.Cathy Twesten


Joined Team: October 2005
Pets: Angus the black cat and Ella the terrier mix.
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, and reading.
Favorite thing about your job: I enjoy the technical aspect of my job, learning how to take radiographs was especially challenging, for example, and now taking good ones is very rewarding!
Favorite hospital memory: Bringing my dog Ella to work with me, she loves meeting our patients!

Kacey H.Kacey

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: May 2014
Pets: Cinder a Border Collie
Hobbies: Hiking, writing, volunteering at the Valley Humane Society, horseback riding, fabricating costumes, movie make-up
Favorite thing about your job: Helping and being a part of the team that takes an incredibly sick animal and brings it back to health.
Favorite hospital memory: Getting hired and meeting “Mobey Dyer”

alexis-wentzAlexis W.


Joined Team: March 2015
Pets: Luna the Sassy Siamese Cat
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, going to concerts, and watching movies.
Favorite thing about your job: Being able to help people and animals at the same time, and snuggling the occasional puppy or kitten. Also being able to comfort the animals and owners.
Favorite hospital memory: Seeing people and their pets leave happy and healthy!

Angelica G.

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: September 2016
Pets: Duke the dog
Hobbies: Going on hikes with my dog, spending time with my family and friends, horseback riding, and playing sudoku.
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to meet all of the animals and people. Learning new thing about veterinary medicine.
Favorite hospital memory: Getting into Del Valle for my internship in the ROP high school program then getting hired!

angelica-gonzalezMakayla B.

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: April 2017
Pets: 4 dogs: Tucker, Cooper, Nike, and Daisy.
Hobbies: Horseback riding, full-time student, spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to meet new people and their animals, and helping those animals in need.
Favorite hospital memory: Seeing our clients leave happy and healthy!

angelica-gonzalezJoanne G.


Pets: Mama Dog- A 6-7 yr old rescue Poi Dog Mix from Kekaha, HI
Hobbies: Living so close to Del Valle Pet Hospital has allowed me to have the time to cook more and explore new recipes. Next up is to deep fry a prime rib! Yum!
Favorite thing about your job: How welcoming the whole Del Valle family has been and being able to fulfill my passion for helping animals.
Favorite hospital memory: A kitty came in with a laceration which turned into a massive wound that had a large amount of dying tissue that needed to be addressed. The staff stayed during the long procedure to make sure this kitty survived. She is now making new tissue and well on her way to recovery.

Jessi E

Veterinary Assistant

Joined Team: September 2016
Pets: Dogs: Layla and Kagda, Cats: Otto, Cooper, Baxter, and Kitty Mama
Hobbies: Restoration, ceramics, physical activity, just doing things!
Favorite thing about your job: Trying to make coming to the vet not such a terrible ordeal for the patient. Also seeing all of the different critters and their personalities.
Favorite hospital memory: Make new faves every day!

Elisa S.

Veterinary Assistant

Pets: 1 dog- Lulu the German Shepherd mix, 1 cat named Daisy, and 3 chickens
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Dirt Biking, & Horseback Riding
Favorite thing about your job: Meeting new patients, especially the puppies and kittens
Favorite Hospital Memory: Watching patients go home feeling better than they did when they arrived.

Megan P.


Pets: 2 Basset Hounds – Borris & Toufer, 2 cats- Malashia & Little P, 2 Chickens- Penny & Trayaurus, and a WhiteTree Frog
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, friends, and animals, hiking, and making crafts.
Favorite thing about your job: I get to be around animals and work with some great people!
Favorite hospital memory: Everyday!

Sarah F.


Pets: Two dogs, two cats, a guinea pig, a bearded dragon, and a turtle.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, reading, hiking, camping, and cooking.
Favorite thing about your job: I love seeing a sick or injured pet come back feeling better. It makes me happy knowing I was a part of that.
Favorite hospital memory: Reviving C-section puppies!

Luna E.

Pets: 3 dogs, 1 cat & 2 parrots
Hobbies: Painting, sketching, playing the guitar
Favorite thing about your job: Being able to assist my co-workers when they need it, and making the pets trip to the vet a better experience.
Favorite hospital memory: Being in a room with nine 6 week old Golden Retriever puppies.


Pets: The staff at Del Valle Pet Hospital
Hobbies: Eating, Sleeping, Basking in the sun, ordering around the staff
Favorite thing about your job: Being the boss, making new dog friends.
Favorite hospital memory: Playing with my co-workers dog Ella almost everyday!

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