Faith started working at PBVC in March of 2019. Originally from Duarte, California, she moved here with her mom in 2011 to get away from the crazy Los Angeles traffic and for a better lifestyle. Currently, Faith has 3 dogs, Monster, Baby, and Tila Tequila, who love daily beach runs and hiking the ridge.
Faith is one of our customer service representatives. Chances are, if you’ve been to the clinic in the last six months, you’ve been helped by Faith in one way or another! Faith loves meeting patients and answering their owner’s questions. Faith takes pride in making all of our patients feel safe and welcome in our clinic.
In her spare time, Faith enjoys working out and teaching people how to box. She’s a retired silver medalist boxer for The U.S but gave it up to continue her education and eventually become an RVT.
Jenni joined the team at PBVC in 2017 and became one of our lead technicians. She keeps the flow going on the daily, helps doctors with rooms, and leads her fellow employees! She has a special love for pitties (as she has her own rescue pup at home). Jenni is a lover of all things Disney and coffee.
Jenni has been working in the veterinary field since late 2006, and came to work at PBVC in 2017. She became interested in veterinary medicine when her horse was diagnosed with a neurological disorder in 2003. Having to be extremely hands on during the diagnostic process and medical care, Jenni learned not only how interesting veterinary medicine could be, but also the importance of client education. She became even more interested in neurological cases and studies when given the opportunity to work at a specialty hospital just outside of Washington D.C., in their surgery and neurology department; which included working alongside a neurosurgeon. It’s no surprise that neurological cases tend to be Jenni‘s favorite aspect of her job. Assisting in out-of-the-ordinary and complicated surgeries comes in a close second! Jenni completed her Bachelors in Science in Communication and Culture in 2015.
Jenni lives with her two daughters, and they take frequent trips out to Big Sur and Disneyland! Jenni has three rescue dogs, Spicey Pie Rice, Lolly, and Reeses Pieces; and her two horses, Wynny and Pearl. In her free time, Jenni enjoys spending time with her girls, horseback riding, taking trips to the beach, and creating products for her small artisan soap side business.
Heidi has been working with animals for many years but she’s been in love with them for as long as she can remember! Heidi has had the pleasure to work at a vet that treated Pacific Wild Life animals and had hands-on experience with owls, eagles, pelicans, etc.
Heidi has also spent time in the Philippines volunteering at a wild animal rescue for fruit bats, brown long tail macaques, and bear cats. Heidi’s favorite experience in the Philippines was a whale rescue she participated in and she spent 8 hours with a Dwarf Sperm whale! As exciting as this experience was, Heidi missed small animal practice and is so happy to be a part of the team at Pismo Beach Vet! She has a special passion for veterinary dentistry and enjoys educating our clients about the importance of dental health.
Cassidy recently moved here from Austin, Texas after living all over the United States due to her dad being in the U.S. Navy. She joined the PBVC team in February of 2019 to earn some more experience in the veterinary field as she is studying nursing but considering changing her major. Cassidy is one of our kennel assistants, helping out our doctors and technicians by running blood work, cleaning up, and holding patients. She is always a smiling face in the clinic and ready to help on busy days! Cassidy’s favorite patients to see in the clinic are pugs.
On Cassidy’s days off, you can find her playing with her pug, Cochina, at the dog beach, playing roller derby, bowling, or doing her homework at the last minute. She loves all things honey bees and the color yellow. Animals have always been a huge part of who she is, and she is very excited to be able to take care of your best friends!
Gabbie has worked with many animals on the central coast as a groomer, a kennel technician, and now as a veterinary assistant at PBVC. Her favorite part about working here at Pismo is the unpredictability of the days. She loves being able to help ease the worries of owners and help their sick pets. Gabbie enjoys learning about medicine and understanding why we do what we do! This inquisitive nature led her to be interested in emergency medicine. Once a week, Gabbie helps out at our sister clinic PETS Hospital, a 24 hour busy emergency clinic. Whether it’s a routine check up or a true emergency, Gabbie is always ready to help you and your pet.
Gabbs joined the team at PBVC in October of 2016. She enjoys spending her free time outside of work with her trusty pooch “Hooch” and her cat “Oliver” lounging at home watching Netflix. She loves traveling to new places to find the best local foods and wines. Gabbs also has a super obsession with Boxer dogs! Currently, Gabbie is planning the wedding of her dreams, with her best friend Carlos. Congrats Gabbie!
Elaine, like many, was initially interested in working in the veterinary field because of her love of animals. As she started to work and learn, she became more interested in the medicine and helping with difficult cases and emergencies. Her favorite cases to assist with are blocked cats because of the intricacy of the medicine involved. Elaine loves to share her knowledge from getting her registered veterinary technician license. She takes pride is being able to mentor those who are new to the field. As a supervisor here at PBVC, she is always happy to answer any and all questions our clients or staff may have.
Elaine joined PBVC in May of 2016 (Happy 3 year anniversary!) after working 8 years in veterinary emergency medicine. She has worked in the five cities area in the veterinary field over 10 years. Elaine and her husband share their home with their two cats, Indira and Shaka. Elaine likes to spend time with her animals, crafts, gardening, and hanging out with her husband. She loves to travel to many new places in the world and experience new cultures. Next week, Elaine will actually be exploring Spain!
Debbie is a native Californian who has worked in the veterinary field for 16 years. Before settling on the central coast, she lived in San Diego and worked as a Personnel Recruitment Clerk in North Island Naval Base on Coronado Island. She has had love and compassion for animals since she was a child. If you’ve been to PBVC lately, it’s likely you’ve seen her up at our reception desk with a big smile on her face!
Over the years, Debbie had many different pets such as ducklings, canaries, cockatiels, turtles, cats, a lamb, rabbits, her beloved German Shepherds (Dapper and Lady) and the love of her life: Boogie the Chihuahua. Debbie enjoys the simple things in life that the central coast has to offer. She enjoys whale watching, walks on the beach, biking, hiking, kayaking and yoga.
Debbie loves listening to local bands, reading, cooking, watching movies, and traveling. Debbie has enjoyed meeting all the wonderful and interesting clients along with the loves of their lives since April of 2016 and is looking forward to meeting many more. Next time you’re in, say hi to Debbie!
Carolina has been at PBVC for over 13 years caring for client’s pets as if they were her own. Carolina enjoys helping out our doctors in the exam rooms, monitoring anesthesia, performing dental cleanings, and loving on our patients. If there’s a cute puppy around, you’ll find her nearby with a camera! She is always a smiling face and ready to help where needed!
She has three dogs of her own (Mikayla, Chula, and Diego). In her spare time she loves to go shopping and spend time with her son, Mikey.
Olivia is a fourth year student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who joined our team in July of 2018. She is a pre-veterinary Animal Science major who is also pursuing a minor in Studio Art just for fun. Olivia loves to work with all sorts of animals, ranging from companion animals such as cats and dogs to exotic ones like tortoises and parrots. She hopes to eventually specialize in exotics in veterinary school, a passion which led her to become an avid member of Zoo and Exotic Animal Careers Club on campus. She served as President for the club last year, and will continue to play a major role in the leadership of the club this year.
When not at school or working, you can expect to find Olivia painting watercolors or practicing her photography. She loves to visit the local beaches and to go on hikes with her friends. Since she doesn’t have any animals of her own, Olivia fulfills her love of animals by volunteering her time at the Charles Paddock Zoo and Pacific Wildlife Care.
Yvette joined our team in August 2018. She was born and raised in San Luis Obispo county. This past June, she graduated from SLO High School. While there, she took 1 year of small and large pre-vet classes, 1 year of vet science, and showed animals for 4 years at the California Mid-State Fair.
Yvette has a 5 year old Belgian Malinois named Tali, an American quarter horse named Critter, and a rescue bunny named Brier. In her free time she likes to barrel race, ride quads at the dunes, train dogs, and travel.