Denise started her career in veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant. A fast learner and dedicated worker, Denise quickly moved up the ranks and was promoted to technician. She has worked with all types of animals including birds, reptiles, and, of course, cats and dogs. In 2007, she received her RVT license.
She joined the Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital family in 2009, and quickly became one of our most trusted technicians. In 2021 she accepted the responsibility of Technician Manager. She is a natural leader, our team is thriving under her supervision.
In her free time, you can find her on the trail with her horse Kirin, followed by her dogs Rowdy and Wyatt.
Some of you know Linda as “the cat whisperer” because she can calm even the wildest kitties. Linda graduated from Pierce College of Los Angeles and became an RVT in 2000. She has worked with Dr. Perrault since before he purchased CADAH and they had such a fond respect for each other, that she joined him on his adventure of becoming a veterinary practice owner. The most gratifying part of her job is cleaning teeth. There is nothing Linda enjoys more than to see a cat or dog’s mouth go from being completely full of tartar, cavities, bad breath and pain to pearly white teeth, fresh breath and being pain-free!
Kim started her veterinary adventure as a tech assistant in 1993. Throughout the years she has gained an abundance of knowledge working with a wide variety of furry, scaled, and feathered friends in general practice as well as Internal medicine and critical care. In 2010, she received her RVT license. Her compassion and extensive knowledge of the veterinary field make her an asset to our team and our community.
Melissa graduated from Professional Veterinary Assistant School in 2008 and received her RVT license 2012. She has worked in the field for 10+ years including at a specialty surgical center for six years. In her free time Melissa enjoys spending time with her two cats Gillian and Sally, gardening, and cheering on the Steelers.
Clarisa is currently a student at Mt San Antonio College working on becoming an RVT. She has a unique ability to calm the nerves of a scared fur baby and help them to understand that she means no harm. She has loved animals since the day she was born and will continue to love and give them the best care for the rest of her life!
Bonnie joined our team in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital family. We were her first move into the field of animal medicine, which has fascinated her since day one. She loves observing our medical teams at work and admiring their wealth of experience and knowledge. Bonnie takes pride in her ability to see the best in people and if necessary, help them to see it in themselves. She loves encouraging others to believe in themselves and to bring their best selves into the day. She also loves solving a difficult puzzle and finding solutions to tricky situations. Those interests and skills have made her a great leader for our team. She works hard to make sure we are all able to provide the best quality of care to your fur babies. When she is not cheering us on, she can be found snorkeling at a local beach, camping amongst the California wilderness, or gardening. All under the careful supervision of her trusted side- kick, Ducky.
A lifelong animal lover, Patty came to Cats and Dogs in 2016 after a relocation to Long Beach. She has been a dog trainer since 2003, and spent 10 years training guide dogs for the visually impaired. Patty is dubbed Snow White by her family and friends for the menagerie of animals that she befriends, but her favorites are her chihuahua Chicharrón and kitty Ginger.
Originally from Alaska, Alex moved to California in 2008 and is happy with the constant sunshine. She has been living in Long Beach for about 6 years. She loves working at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital among fellow animal lovers. Her coworkers love the rapid speed and enthusiasm she tackles the tasks of the day with. Her energy is electric and impressive. On her off time, she sails into the sunset off the coast of Long Beach. She enjoys taking her bearded dragon and her cat to the park to allow them to enjoy the outdoors. She also enjoys making natural skincare products.
Ingrid has loved animals since the first stray cat she brought home to her parents when she was 7 years old. She has worked many different jobs and has always volunteered with animal rescue and rehabilitation groups on the side, to foster that love. In 2019, she took the relationship to the next level and started her veterinary career. We hope you will benefit from her humor, wit, and love for all furry creatures as much as we have since she joined our team. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family, riding Vespas and playing with her baby boy, Brutus the pug.
Anna was raised in Long Beach, CA. She has been surrounded by animals her whole life and has experience with most domesticated pets. She started her career in animal care in 2019 and fell in love with learning and understanding the wild world of animal medicine. She hopes to grow with our team, from CSR to Tech Assistant, and one day become a Radiologist. We have no doubt she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. Her genuine love for people and animals made her an instant asset to our team. She is very excited to help take care of your pet!
Travis has been an invaluable member of the Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital team since 2005! He helps keep the hospital sparkling! In his spare time he is an avid bowler, and recent Southern California Special Olympics Bowling Gold Medalist with a high score of 176. As kennel attendant his favorite aspect of the job is the relationships he gets to form with all of our patients and their human counterparts. He is always there to lend a helping hand.
Rowdy has been a supervisor at Cat’s and Dogs for 10 years. He runs a tight ship and expects the best of us all. Although his judgments are not always fair and level as his approval can easily be bought with treats, we feel we are a better team under his tutelage.