Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Media City Animal Hospital!

  • Katie Taylor, MA, CVPM
    Hospital Manager

    Katie has been the manager at Media City since 2008. She has a Masters in Business from The University of Redlands, and is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. She lives in Lake Balboa with her husband and son, and her cats Officer Sniffy and Doug.

  • Adriana Zarate- Magana, RVT
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Adriana has worked at Media City since 2011. She is a licensed RVT, and our patient care coordinator. She lives in Burbank with her husband, two daughters, cats and dogs.

  • Jessie Lorente
    Client Service Supervisor

    Jessie has worked at Media City since 2013. She is our Client Service Supervisor. She lives in Tarzana with her husband, two children, Chloe and Kaleb, and her kitten Princess Cinderella (Ellie).

  • Jazmin Penne, RVT
    Veterinary Technician - Lead

    Jazmin has worked at Media City since 2008. She is a licensed RVT, and one of our lead Veterinary Technicians. She lives in Burbank with her two cats Ken and Mochi, and her dog Rocket Raccoon.

  • Melissa Martinez
    Client Service Representative - Lead

    Melissa has been a receptionist at Media City since 2011. She lives in Burbank with her daughter and her kitties Chiz Kaek and Natalie, and a dog named Bailey.

  • Mia Fierro
    Veterinary Assistant, Hospitalized Patient Liaison

    Mia has been with our hospital since 2012. She is a Veterinary Assistant and our Hospitalized Patient Liaison. She lives in Alhambra with her two cats, Suki and Seamus O'Stray.

  • Yvonne Soto
    Veterinary Assistant - Lead

    Yvonne has worked at Media City since 2008. She is taking classes to become a veterinarian herself. She lives in Burbank with her cat, Coco, and her dog, Brownie.

  • Christian Solis
    Veterinary Assistant

    Christian, who you may know as Juan, was born in Mexico. He has been working at Media City Animal Hospital since 2004. He is often called on to work with especially scared or "grumpy" cats. Juan lives in North Hollywood with his dog, Canela and cat, Rumina.

  • Erwin Quesada
    Veterinary Assistant

    Erwin has worked at Media City since 2012. He has many years of Veterinary Assisting experience. Erwin has two grown sons and lives with his wife in Glendale.

  • Caresse Rios
    Veterinary Assistant

    Caresse, or CJ, has been with Media City since 2016. She has been accepted to Veterinary School and will leave us to pursue her DVM in 2018! We know she will serve her patients well!

  • Tiffany Rodriguez
    Veterinary Assistant- Lead

    Tiffany has been with Media City Animal Hospital since 2016. She mainly works our extended hours until 10 pm. Tiffany lives in Sherman Oaks with her cat, Chow.

  • Brandon Ruiz
    Veterinary Assistant

    Brandon has worked at our hospital since 2016. He began working with animals at the East Valley Animal Shelter. He lives in Panorama City with his family and their pets Coke, Emma, Muneca, Penny and Zoey.

  • Jo Smith
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jo Smith has worked at our hospital since 2015. He completed his degree in Veterinary Technology and will be taking the qualifying exam for his RVT license soon. He has a special needs kitty named Toots.

  • Eveleen Jimenez
    Client Service Representative

    Eveleen joined our clinic in 2016. She has lived in Burbank her whole life. She loves to travel and explore new places! She has two Pomeranians, Hemi and Subi.

  • Mauraya Garcilazo
    Client Service Representative

    Mauraya has worked as a Client Service Representative at our hospital since 2016. She has a black pug named Pickle. She lives with her family in Sylmar.

  • Natalie Valenzuela
    Client Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant

    Natalie has worked at Media City since 2015 as a Client Service Representative, and now as a Veterinary Assistant also. She has four dogs: Archie, Beverly, Big Foot and Faith, and a kitty named Whitney.

  • Jessie Herrera
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jessie joined our hospital in 2016. He graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science. Jessie has two dogs, Billy and Panther.

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