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Dr. Stan Kunin
Dr. Nina Nardi
A Southern California native, Dr. Nina Nardi was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She grew up in a house of dogs, cats, turtles, and hamsters. She knew from an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Nardi completed her undergraduate degree with a BS in Biology from Pepperdine University. From Pepperdine, she went on to Veterinary School and graduated with the first graduating class at Western University in Pomona, California, in 2007. She has worked at several different hospitals, and she is very happy to be back at Veterinary Medical Center. She was a regular on the CBS television series, ‘Lucky Dog,’ and occasionally does radio and social media events. She is very dedicated to her patients and enjoys a wide range of medical disciplines. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Dr. Alexandra Barker
Dr. Barker initially pursued human medicine during her undergraduate studies because she found joy in helping people; however, her love for veterinary medicine was reignited when she rescued her best friend, Hero. She then began volunteering at a marine and wildlife rehabilitation center, a veterinary hospital, and a farm animal rescue. It was then that she decided to blend her two passions: helping people and animals. Dr. Barker earned her veterinary degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
When she isn’t taking care of her patients, Dr. Barker enjoys cooking or can be found in the outdoors kayaking, hiking, and camping.
April Wells, R.V.T.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Lead Technician Assistant
Quetzalli was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She grew up with her cat, Maxie, and has always dreamed of working with elephants. Quetzalli graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Animal Biology and an Education Minor. She has always been drawn to animals, and it has been her dream to become a veterinarian. She hopes to work with creatures big and small and to one day teach all she’s learned. She enjoys dancing, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Dior was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She first joined the Veterinary field in
2021 and is currently studying to achieve her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her love for animals began when she learned to walk and would go pet horses at the stables. She grew up having dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and fish. She is happiest when she’s helping animals and can’t imagine her life any differently. At 9 years old, Dior became a member of California Rangers a youth equestrian organization modeled after the equestrian Cavalry of the 1800s. She was a dedicated member of the California Rangers for 10 years. She developed skills in horsemanship, performing high-speed drill maneuvers, leadership, discipline, and responsibility. She is passionate in her advocacy of animals and treats them as if they are her own. In her free time, she enjoys taking her pitbull Duke on long walks, listening to music, going to the beach, exercising, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. Dior is grateful to be able to call herself a part of the VMC family.
Bio coming soon!