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Suzi, ACH's manager as well as a Registered Veterinary Technician, has extensive veterinary experience since 2004 and has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from UC Davis.

She has also completed courses in dentistry in San Diego under board-certified veterinary dentist Dr. Brook Niemiec.

While living in Davis, Suzi helped start a feral cat program while getting her degree. Her interests outside of work include any kind of art, as well as the continual project of fixing up their home.


Rebecca is a Registered Veterinary Technician that joins us with a wide variety of experience and has been licensed since 2007.

Her education includes an Associates degree from VVC and another from Mt. SAC where she completed her R.V.T program. She has also completed a course in dentistry in San Diego under board-certified veterinary dentist Dr. Brook Niemiec.


Married in 2012, she and her husband are home owners in Victorville where they live with their four legged kids that consists of 3 dogs and 1 cat.


In her spare time she enjoys interior design, gardening, time with her pets. And whenever she gets a chance, she loves to go to Disneyland!!! She also has a self-admitted obsession with chapstick and pigs.

Drema has been a member of the ACH team for over 15 years! She has worked part-time as a veterinary nurse and room technician.

When not working at ACH, she spends her time doing the other thing she really loves: Training dogs!

Drema is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

Drema was a registered Delta Society dog handler for over 10 years visiting nursing homes and Alzheimer's units. She and her dogs also worked in the Hospice program for the Visiting Nurse Association being one of the first teams in the area.

Also, she participated in the monthly children's READ program at the Apple Valley Library. Today, she puts these skills to use in her dog training classes at ACH.

Trina is our longest employee- she’s been at ACH longer than Dr Deb! She is the glue of the hospital. Her hard work and effort to keep things running smoothly are always appreciated.

As a veterinary assistant, she is so caring with our patients. She’s been building her skills over the years and knows every area of ACH inside and out. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with friends and relaxing with her two little dogs.

Heather joins us as a June 2014 graduate from a veterinary assistant program after completing her externship with us.

She has always had a love for furry, feathery friends and an occasional reptile too. Her experience in animal care include 2 years as a volunteer at the Dorothy O'Conner Animal Shelter in Texas before moving to the High Desert.

Married to her husband since 1997, they have a full household including 2 children, 2 exotic birds, Miss Kay and Clutch, 2 spoiled Himalayans, Phoebe and Tinker and 2 dogs, Cherry and Pepsi.

Her goal is to continue her education, while getting the necessary experience and training to become an RVT.

Elena has been in the veterinary field since 2006. Her bubbly personality and extensive experience has been a welcome addition to our team

She and her husband have 7 “furry babies,” and welcomed a human baby to the family in 2018.

When she's not cuddling animals, she's getting down and derby with her local roller derby team, The Dirt City Roller Rats. She's known as The Vegan Mary #336

This is Ashleigh's second stint with ACH.

She moved to Alaska for 2 years with KidKid the bravest, toughest kitty around, they learned to love moose and survive -30 degree weather.

We are very happy for her to be back in California as are her family and long time friends.

Her life goal quote - "Tryin' to make a livin' doin' the best I can". This shows her love from music and her commitment to be the best she can be!

Lacey has been in the animal field since 2013 and joined ACH in 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.

She currently has 1 dog, a pittie named Bruiser, and 2 kitties, Sybil and Hugo.

In her down time, she enjoys hiking, as well as playing guitar and bass, and writing her own music.


Laura has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2016, with many years of experience in the field prior to that. She has a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care. She and her husband have a lot of pets, so she definitely chose the right career!

In her down time, she studies martial arts, and enjoys reading, classic rock, and muscle cars. And you can always get on her good side by bringing her a juicy pomegranate.


Ruthanne, a Registered Veterinary Technician, brings a wealth of experience to ACH and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

She has been in the veterinary field since before 2003 and has over 5 additional years at the Humane Society. Her hands on approach will lend a great amount of talent to our staff.

Ruthanne has also completed a course in dentistry in San Diego under board-certified veterinary dentist Dr. Brook Niemiec.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her husband and doing agility work with her dog.