Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Media City Animal Hospital!

  • Katie Taylor, MA, CVPM
    Hospital Director

    Katie has been with Media City since 2008. She has a Masters in Business and is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. She lives in Valley Glen with her husband and son, and her cats Doug and Caboose. 

  • Adriana Zarate- Magana, RVT
    Assistant Hospital Manager
    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.
  • Jazmin Penne-Quezada, RVT
    Patient Care Coordinator

    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 husband, two cats Ken and Mochi, and her dog Rocket Raccoon.

  • Melissa M
    Client Service Supervisor

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

  • 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 - Lead
    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.
  • Brandon Ruiz
    Veterinary Assistant - Lead
    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.
  • Eveleen Jimenez
    Client Service Representative - Lead
    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 - Lead

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

  • Natalie Valenzuela
    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.
  • Talene Baghdassarian
    Veterinary Assistant

    Talene was born and raised in Montebello, but she is of Armenian descent. She loves her doggies Leela, Coyote and Baby, a dachshund who is 19! She loves to garden, camp, hike and draw. 

  • Ruth Estrada
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ruth is a first generation American- her parents are from Mexico. As a vegan, Ruth enjoys coming up with new recipes and cooking but most of her spare time is dedicated to designing and promoting for her new LGBTQ clothing store online.

  • Destiny Ramirez
    Client Service Representative

    Destiny is an LA native. She is currently working towards a degree in Architecture, and spends any spare time watching movies with her dogs Bear, Snookie, Blue and Luna, and her cats Fat Ass and Jacob.

  • Stephanie Garcia
    Client Service Representative

    Stephanie has four dogs: Cookie, Foxy, Bella and Buster, and she loves taking them all to the park. Outside of work she also enjoys hot yoga, painting and museums. 

  • Tanya Baruffi
    Client Service Representative

    Tanya and her cats Spooky and Sophie live right here in Burbank. Tanya has many hobbies including reading, road-tripping, archery, video games, baking, arguing, D&D, making cheese, painting, and reviewing books.

  • Denise Lugo
    Veterinary Assistant

    Denise and her family live in Sylmar. She has three dogs: Roxie, Cali and Suzy, and 2 red eared sliders named Kracken and Gamera. But she is most proud of her son, Andrew. She spends as much time as she can with Andrew and her family outdoors.

  • Marcella Trinidad
    Veterinary Assistant

    Marcella lives with her family in the San Fernando Valley, including a Frenchie, Odie and Boston Terrier, Sonny. She loves to explore the city with her son, Jaylen. She joined our staff in 2018.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed