Support Staff

Alicja Rudnicka
Alicja Rudnicka

Client Services- Boarding/Grooming 

In addition to scheduling appointments and supervising the staff, Alicja likes to learn from the animals that come into Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital. She believes that animals have the ability to teach humans a lot, especially about how to love unconditionally and be happy.

This is why Alicja is pursuing her education in Bowen Animal Therapy. She thinks the more she can learn about animals, the more she will learn about humanity.

Jessica Gavlick, R.V.T.
Jessica Gavlick, R.V.T.

Registered Veterinary Technician

At Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Jessica assists with patients during exams, radiographs, and dental work in addition to monitoring the animals during surgery. She loves working at HRVH because of the state of the art equipment. Jessica thinks that this allows for the team to provide the best possible animal care, and this is what she is truly passionate about.

Jessica enjoys hiking and archery in her free time, as well as tending to her two Quarter horses, Rio and Juliet, and her five-year-old rabbit, Snickers.

Elisa Wong-Lobell
Elisa Wong-Lobell

Client Services

At Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Elisa is all about customer service. Elisa likes listening to the funny and heartwarming pet stories shared by the animal owners. When it comes to the staff at Harden Ranch, Elisa loves that everyone has a “heart of gold” and truly cares for each pet and their two legged family.

Elisa has 38 years of experience working in the veterinary field.

While at home, Elisa stays busy taking care of her eight cats and two Koi fish.  Her cats are named Crazy Girl, Colby Jack, Moki, The Dude, Lumpy, Tiptoo, Kinky, and Curmie.

Sara Lazzerini
Sara Lazzerini

Client Services

When you walk through the door at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Sara Sellers is the receptionist greeting you with a bright smile. She truly loves interacting with each and every person and animal that comes in. Sara’s job is perfect for her because animals are what make her life complete.

When she’s not working, you can find Sara spending time with her two dogs and cat. Sara also enjoys fishing, hunting, shopping, going to concerts, and spending time with loved ones, including “fur babies”.

Joanie Cooley
Joanie Cooley

Client Services

If you are taking your pet to Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Joanie will be one of the receptionists who take care of you. She is proud to say that HRVH has the best staff, facility, and clients in the world. Joanie couldn’t ask for more.

During her down time, Joanie goes hiking with her dog, Domino, and works in the yard. Perhaps one of her favorite pastimes is watching the Red Sox win.

Joanie holds a bachelor of arts in liberal arts from St. Joseph’s College.

Rafael Bernal
Rafael Bernal

Administration 

Rafael is Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s trusted administrator. He manages accounting, hospital administration, and facility repairs. He prides himself on the fact that he can fix anything that breaks. Working at HRVH is a joy for Rafael because he finds himself faced with new challenges every day. This keeps things exciting.

Rafael doesn’t have a TV at home and would rather spend his time camping, cooking, dancing, woodworking, making pottery, or, you guessed it – repairing things. Rafael is one handy guy to have around.

Bonnie Holaday
Bonnie Holaday

Client Services- Boarding/Grooming

Bonnie is the smiling face that greets your pets when they come in to Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital for grooming or boarding. As a receptionist, Bonnie’s favorite part of the job is greeting the clients and their fur babies.

For fun, Bonnie likes to garden, make repairs on her 100+-year-old house, read, build computers, and play with her grandkids and dogs.

Kristi Maxberry
Kristi Maxberry

Practice Manager

Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s practice manager, Kristi Maxberry, does it all. She is in charge of managing the day to day functions of the hospital, the staff schedule, inventory, employee relations, budget, social media, and marketing. Whew!

At HRVH, Kristi likes implementing new policies to help the staff, doctors, and clients provide the best quality care for pets. This is what keeps HRVH ahead of the curve when it comes to patient care.

When Kristi comes up for air, she enjoys baking, hiking, water skiing, camping, and reading.

Vogue Rene Ross
Vogue Rene Ross

Pet Stylist

As a pet stylist at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, it’s Vogue’s job to care for the animals’ hygiene and grooming. With six years of grooming experience, it’s safe to say that she knows what she’s doing. Her experience as a veterinary assistant helps her to alert the doctors of any potential health issues with the animals. The expertise of the doctors and friendly environment at HRVH is why Vogue loves her job.

Vogue holds an associate of science degree, as well as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Phlebotomy licenses.

Gigi Meza
Gigi Meza

Pet Stylist

Whether she’s bathing, brushing, or clipping – Gigi loves her job as a pet stylist. She particularly enjoys picking out the perfect bows or bandanas to accentuate your pet’s personality. Gigi is certified in pet grooming, which means your pets couldn’t be in better hands.

On the weekends, you’ll find Gigi hiking, swimming, or at any festival event with her family.

Raquel Santillan
Raquel Santillan

Veterinary Technician

As a vet tech at Harden Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Raquel spends most of her time taking care of the patients. You’ll find her working alongside the doctors during surgery, monitoring the animals’ vitals, and educating the clients on how to take great care of their pets. She greatly enjoys teaching and learning.

To satisfy her urge to learn, Raquel is currently studying nutrition education at San Jose State University. She previously received her associate degree in animal health technology from Hartnell College.

Wendy Rivera, C.V.A.
Wendy Rivera, C.V.A.

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Wendy started as a kennel attendant in 2014, while going to school to be a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She has since completed the course and received her C.V.A certificate from The Animal Behavioral College in Santa Clarita, Ca. You can now find her assisting the doctors in surgery, doing procedures in treatment, or helping clients in rooms.

She has an adorable terrier mix named Ami, who can be found sporting the latest sweater fashions on cold days.  Wendy likes to hike and spend time outdoors.

Odalys Ramirez

Kennel Attendant/C.V.A.
If you book a stay for your pet, “Odie” will be one of our Kennel Attendants making sure that your pet is taken care of “just like at home”. She loves getting together dog-friendly puppy parties in the yard.

Odie currently has her CVA certification. When not working, she can be found taking classes to become an RVT, hanging out with family, or walking her poodle-mix named Missy.

Maria Ortiz
Maria Ortiz

Kennel Attendant

While Maria has only been at HRVH since March 2016, she has several years of experience taking care of boarding animals.  She is especially good with the shy or nervous boarders, helping them to come out of their shell while staying with us.  She can often be found sitting in a run, hand feeding a reluctant eater.

You can frequently spot Maria walking her young Malamute "Ziba" around HRVH at lunchtime.

In her spare time, Maria loves to cook, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Kaitlin Schoch

Pet Stylist

Whether you wants  just suds for your pet, or a complete "Spa Day", Kaitlin has you covered.  She came to us part time, with several years of grooming experience.

Her yorkie Xander can often be seen accompanying her to work.  A true  country girl, she grew up on a goat dairy farm, and still can be found working there in her spare time.

Haley Markow

Veterinary Technician

With a bachelors degree in animal science, Haley is one of our go-to gals.  She will be leaving us this next fall to pursue her career as a veterinarian!

She has an entire "stable" of four legged friends: 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 horses.  Between school and work, you can find her horseback riding, running, hiking, cycling, and spending time outdoors.

Vanessa Lopez
Vanessa Lopez

Client Services/Veterinary Assistant

You can spot Vanessa almost anywhere in our hospital.  A "jack of all trades", she is a receptionist, veterinary assistant, and even fills in in our boarding department.

When not making plans to visit Disneyland, she loves hiking, painting, scrapbooking and relaxing with family and friends.

Cristina Arias RVT
Cristina Arias RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Cristina has joined HRVH as one of our experienced RVT's.  She has been working in the veterinary field for over 14 years.

She has 3 dogs, a Border Collie named Kamira, a Chihuahua mix named Paisley, and her newest addition to the pack, Kaliah, a 9 week old Pitbull.

When not sharing her experience, she enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with her family.

Ana Celaya

Pet Stylist

Ana comes to us with more than 10 years of experience.  She loves interacting with the many different dogs and personalities.  She strives to give each pet a style individualized to the client and the animal.

When not working, she spends time with her family and 4 dogs and cat.

Nikki Martin

Client Services

Natalie Rodrigues

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jason Humphries

Veterinary Technician