James joined Point Vicente Animal Hospital in 2021. James has been working with animals for 4 years, but has had all kinds of animals for his entire life. Currently he has 2 bearded dragons, 1 leopard gecko, 1 blue tegu, 1 corn snake along with 4 cats.
Janine graduated in 2017 from the University of Pretoria in Cape Town, South Africa with her BVSc degree which is recognized by the South African Veterinary Council for registration as a Veterinarian. Janine moved to California in 2019 when she was married and has 4 cats at home.
Our Hospital Director, Krishna Van Buren, RVT, comes to us with a wealth of experience in veterinary medicine. Over her career, she has worn many hats. Krishna got her start over 30 years ago right here in Rancho Palos Verdes, working for Dr. Lauhoff, at the Animal Hospital of Golden Cove which was located in the Golden Cove Shopping Center. In fact, it is the very space where PVAH got its start after Dr. Lauhoff retired. While working with Dr. Lauhoff, Krishna was earning her degree in Economics at UC Irvine. Krishna then returned to school to meet the requirements to sit for the National and State of California Veterinary Technician certification boards.
Shanna Hobbs joined the team at Point Vicente Animal Hospital in 2015, after managing VCA Clarmar Animal Hospital, in the Torrance area for many years. We feel very fortunate to have Shanna on our team. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 1998, and brings with her a wealth of experience.
Shahzeen has a degree in zoo biology and has been working in the veterinary field since 2008. She joined our team at Point Vicente Animal Hospital in 2014. Her favorite thing about working in veterinary medicine is helping animals get better. She especially enjoys seeing all of the different
Born and raised in Southern California, Dawn has been in the Veterinary field since 2014. Dawn is a hard worker that love to help clients and their pets. She is also studying to become an RVT. Dawn spend every Sunday at the Marine Mammal Care Center where she cares for sea lions and elephant s
Stephanie began with PVAH in 2004 as an intern. She left to attend UCLA and earn a Degree in Biology. Stephanie also studied animal behavior and conservation in Uganda. Returning to PVAH in March 2018 Stephanie joined our amazing reception team. Stephanie has a puggle named "Bruin" and many m