Dr. Melissa Fogel is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her pre-veterinary work at the University of Missouri-Columbia and obtained early admission to the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, she graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine and moved to Los Angeles. She practiced in the Los Angeles area and in 2004 created Media City Animal Hospital with Dr. Isabel Chan. Dr. Fogel lives in Burbank with her husband, their son, their dog and two cats. Dr. Fogel's husband has an instagram account for their cats: disney_cats_pumpkin_and_blue. Check it out!
Dr. Jan Levitt is originally from San Diego. She graduated from U.C. Berkley in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Zoology. In 1984, she obtained her Masters in Animal Service from U.C. Davis. In 1988, she graduated from U.C. Davis with her Doctorate in veterinary medicine. She has practiced at Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group, Arden Animal Hospital, and Avenue 26 Small Animal Hospital. She began practicing here in 2001 when the hospital was Magnolia Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Levitt is married and has three children.
Doctor Liz was born in Chicago, IL, but lived most of her life in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1996 she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced at Chino Hills Equine Hospital and Aloro Pet Clinic in North Hollywood. She began at Media City in February of 2008. She is currently a member of the Southern California Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Liz enjoys riding her horse in Griffith Park, scuba diving, reading, drawing, and photography.
Dr. Leigh Trout is originally from Austin, Texas. She moved to California in 1997. She graduated from the prestigious Veterinary College at the University of California at Davis and has been with us ever since. Dr. Trout is a member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Trout lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and her kitties Jerry, Nina, and Ellie.
Dr. Isabel Chan is originally from Los Angeles. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in genetics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1988. She worked in the field of biotechnology as a research associate for five years. However, she was drawn to the veterinary profession, and in 1996 she graduated from the University of California-Davis with her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Chan practiced at Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group from 1996 to 1997 and at VCA-Burbank from 1998 to 2004. Dr. Chan is a member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Alissa Hilliard was raised in Los Angeles. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota and practiced at a clinic in Glendale before joining our practice. Dr. Hilliard is particularly interested in Dermatology, and she enjoys the collective knowledge offered by working with our team of doctors. She is a veritable walking encyclopedia of film, television, and music trivia and an avid NY Times Crossword Puzzler. Dr. Hilliard lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and 3 fur babies; a dog named Irving, and two cats named Ramona and Grover. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California and Southern California Veterinary Medical Associations, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Robert Odama was raised in Hacienda Heights. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Florida in 1998. He has practiced at Veterinary Healthcare Center in Monterey Park for the past 18 years before joining the team at Media City Animal Hospital. He is currently a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Association. Dr. Odama enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and spending time with his cat and dog.
Dr. Franco graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2005. After graduating she completed Internships at Sonora Veterinary Specialists and Oklahoma State University. She has been practicing at Media City Animal Hospital since 2014. Our house cat, Anikin, is her biggest fan.
Dr. Frances Osowski joined our staff in 2017. She graduated from the University of Minnesota's Veterinary School. Dr. Osowski lives in the Valley with her husband and daughter.