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Dr. Stan Kunin

Dr. Stan Kunin

Veterinarian

Dr. Stan Kunin was raised on a 44-acre chicken ranch in north San Diego. Spending his youth with his knowledgeable grandfather, he learned about chickens and the menagerie of other animals residing there, including horses, dogs, cats, a goat, and a pig. It was there that he fell in love with the idea of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Kunin graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, after which he completed an internship program in West Los Angeles. During his internship, he worked emergency shifts while concurrently learning from specialists who trained him in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, and exotic animals. He is married with three grown children and one grandchild. When not working, he enjoys performing magic (once a member of The Magic Castle), playing and discussing baseball, and traveling with his family.
Dr. Michelle Beermann

Dr. Michelle Beermann

Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Beermann was born and raised in sunny Hollywood, Florida. She knew from an early age that she wanted to spend her life working with animals. She received her Bachelor’s degree in zoology at the University of Florida in 2014. After her undergraduate education, she attended the University of Illinois where she obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2019. Dr. Beermann moved from Illinois to beautiful California with her miniature poodle, Skuttle, and completed an emergency and general practice internship. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the animals and their owners. When she is not working, Dr. Beermann enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and bird watching.
Dr. Savoy Sullivan

Dr. Savoy Sullivan

Veterinarian

Dr. Sullivan is a Colorado native who developed a love for the ocean while attending vet school at Ross University on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts. She recently moved to Santa Monica, California with her dog Luka, cat Mowgli, and her twin sister! Dr. Sullivan has a passion for traveling and volunteering internationally and has worked with wild animals across the globe in the pursuit of animal conservation. She also enjoys longboarding beside the beach, cooking, and music.
Diana Menken

Diana Menken

Hospital Administrator

Diana was born and raised in Southern California, where she was drawn to the wildlife that surrounded her, learning about various creatures, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. After college, she accepted a banking position where she became the assistant manager of her branch. Wanting to travel extensively, she obtained her travel agent’s license, left California, and navigated to foreign destinations allowing her to explore different cultures, customs, and their surrounding indigenous creatures. Upon returning to Southern California, she married and became a full-time parent volunteer for each of her 3 children’s schools until she decided to use what she had learned from her history and began working at Veterinary Medical Center. Diana has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird. She still enjoys traveling but mostly loves spending time with her husband, children, and grandchild.
April Wells, R.V.T.

April Wells, R.V.T.

Registered Veterinary Technician

April is a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician with a degree in Animal Health Technology from Pierce College. A dedicated professional, April has advanced training and experience in dentistry, nutrition and canine massage therapy. April wanted to work with animals her entire life; she has been on staff at Veterinary Medical Center since 1979. She enjoys the beach, nature photography, baking, arts and crafts, and being “mom” to her Shelties.
Erik Carrera

Erik Carrera

Lead Technician Assistant

Erik has been a Veterinary Assistant with Veterinary Medical Center for 20 years. He has always had a passion for animals since the young age of 5 and has owned a variety of animals from chickens to dogs and parrots. He is enthusiastic about caring for animals and their well being, and in educating clients on the proper care for their pets. When not at work, he loves to spend time with his family and pets. He enjoys traveling the world, flying his drone, and collecting a variety of succulents and orchids. He currently resides in Camarillo with his husband, 2 dogs Charlie and Kia, and his parrots. He hopes to see you soon to meet your furry child!
Jennifer Scheuch

Jennifer Scheuch

Lead Technician Assistant

Jennifer joined Veterinary Medical Center in 1997. She grew up in Granada Hills, California. Her journey for her love for animals started at an early age by caring for dogs and cats around her neighborhood. Prior to joining the VMC team, she worked at a pet store while attending high school and shortly after, worked as a groomer for 9 years. She loves constantly learning new things and has a passion for helping all kinds of animals. She also continues to have a successful pet sitting business which she has had for 30 years. Jennifer has 3 dogs named Darla, Ranger and Lulu, and 1 cat named Ivy. Her animals are her children. In her spare-time she loves to watch movies and read biographies and horror novels.
Brittany Heller

Brittany Heller

Technician Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she has always had a love for animals, invariably trying to find ways to help them in their time of need, even going back to when she was little and bringing stray animals home. She has been in the veterinary field for 15 years and can’t imagine doing anything else. She currently has a dog named Sally, two cats named Mary and Asylum, and three geckos. In her free time she loves to go hiking, camping, traveling, and exploring national parks with her husband and two daughters, who are the light of her life.
Gabriela Ramirez

Gabriela Ramirez

Bio coming soon!

Ashley Sosa

Ashley Sosa

Lead Receptionist

Ashley was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She has 6 years of experience in the veterinary field. Her passion for animals came at a very young age when her parents gifted her a puppy when she was only 10 years old. She has since expanded her fur family to 2 dogs and a cat who she absolutely adores. Ashley enjoys educating new pet owners and strives to provide the best customer service for you and your furry friends. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her partner, activities that include her pets, as well as reading and watching crime documentaries.
Alex Hacker

Alex Hacker

Lead Receptionist

Alex grew up in West Hills and has been with VMC since 2015. Having always loved dogs, she couldn’t wait until she could finally adopt one as a teenager and that’s where her adventure into having a fur family began. She has three small dogs, two Chihuahuas and a Cairn Terrier. Though her job mainly consists of office work, her goal is to provide the best service possible both to owners and their pets.
Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Bio coming soon!

Alexis Bazurto

Alexis Bazurto

Receptionist

Alexis was born and raised in California. Even at a young age she knew that she wanted a career dedicated to helping animals. She has an adorable cat and one loving dog. In her spare time she enjoys reading, puzzles and, of course, Netflix.
Leslie Badillo

Leslie Badillo

Receptionist

Leslie was born in Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in San Fernando with her 3 cats Ophelia, Athena and Matilda, and her dog Dobby. Leslie grew up around animals and loves providing the best customer service to you and your furry friends. In her free time she enjoys discovering new kinds of coffee and being around family and friends.
Natali Lomeli

Natali Lomeli

Technician Assistant

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Natali’s love for animals began at a very young age, somehow always finding herself drawn to the idea of helping and nurturing them. Her dream has always been to work with animals as her connection with them has always given her so much joy. Her other hobbies include anything with nature and the arts.
Cristian Cruz

Cristian Cruz

Technician Assistant

Cristian was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He has always had a love for animals and is the parent to a German Shepherd mix by the name of Ozzy. In 2016 he got his first position as a veterinary assistant and has worked in general practice and overnight emergency hospitals since then. Cristian likes to spend his free time expanding his music library, tinkering with cars and computers, and exercising.
Alejandro Nuñez

Alejandro Nuñez

Technician Assistant

Alejandro Nuñez was raised in Van Nuys. Since he was small he has always loved animals, especially dogs. He likes to play around with animals but also sees the importance for, and has the desire to educate clients, to ensure the animals stay healthy. In his free time he likes to play soccer, travel, and go to the park with his pet dog, Mambo.
Jessica Levine

Jessica Levine

Receptionist

Jessica is a Veterinary Receptionist and loves working in the field. Raised in the San Fernando Valley, she grew up with dogs all throughout her life. Jessica graduated from Cal State University Northridge with a Bachelors in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology. Jessica also works at a juvenile placement facility for boys on probation. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, taking her dog, Saint, on long walks and spending quality time with her family & friends.
Yasaman Ettehad

Yasaman Ettehad

Technician Assistant

Yasaman has lived in Woodland Hills all her life and since she was young had always known she wanted to be a veterinarian. She is currently attending UC Davis studying Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity and is planning on applying to veterinary school in the near future. Yasaman has pets of her own, a poodle terrier named Abby, and a cat named Kendall. When she is not at work or studying, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading.
Monica Ayala

Monica Ayala

Receptionist

Monica was born and raised in the Bay Area. She knew she loved animals and wanted to work with them as a career but didn’t know what route to take. While attending California State University East Bay, she became a pet groomer and fell in love with caring and helping animals. After she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she moved to Southern California to pursue her career but realized animals were her true passion. Monica loves to be outdoors spending time at the beach, hiking, and exploring new places. In her free time she loves to dance Zumba and exercise.

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22544 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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