Veterinary Technician

Demetrio joined PVAH in 2018.  Demetrio is trilingual speaking Spanish, English & proudly Zapotec, the indigenous language of his ancestors. He is a founding member of Quialana en el Exterior, a Oaxacan cultural organization, created in 2005. While the organization primarily works to promote the languafe, culture and gastronomy of Oaxaca, in recent months they gathered and distributed free food & supplies for Los Angelenos effected by the Corona Virus pandemic. Demetrio spends time volenteering at the Marine Animal Care Center in San Pedro  as well as I Heart Willmington, a resident-led community movement that focuses on creating positive change. He enjoys working will all types of animals and is excited to help with the exotic animals we see at PVAH.