Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinary doctors along with our skilled veterinary staff are ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Kim at Ukiah animal hospital

Kim
Hospital Manager

I am a California implant from Chicago and moved here a little over a year ago. Prior to my career here, I spent 15 years in the optical industry in various field management roles. My professional interests include employee training and development, coaching, and marketing. In my spare time I enjoy thrift shopping, traveling, watching documentaries, cheering on my beloved Chicago Cubs and spending time with my spoiled dog Max, and my kitten Ferris Mewler.

Receptionists

Allie

Allie at Ukiah Animal HospitalMy life’s passion is to work with and help animals. I am currently attending classes in Santa Rosa to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. I am married with one child and two furry children, living on a ranch in Redwood Valley. In my free time, I love to garden, crochet, kayak, and spend time with family and friends.

Brooke

Brooke at Ukiah Animal HospitalI joined Yokayo Veterinary Center in July 2013. My love and passion for working with animals started when I was very young. Originally from upstate New York, I attended SUNY Canton College of Technology where I earned an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Science. I also earned my Veterinary Technician’s license for New York State.

My sense of adventure led me to move to Colorado. I lived in the Rocky Mountain state for 12 years. Working as a veterinary at Louisville-Veterinary Clinic, I had a wonderful time increasing my knowledge and care of animals.

I moved to Northern California in August 2012. I lived in the coastal town of Point Arena for a year and worked at the Historic Point Arena Lighthouse as well as the Gualala Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. I enjoy spending time at the ocean, exploring beaches, hiking, camping, photography, and, of course, working with animals.

Craig

Craig at Ukiah Animal HospitalHi there! I am the proud Doggy Daddy of a sweet little border collie named Lola. I am happily married (most of the time…haha!). I started and owned a donut shop in Lakeport for about a year. I love bowling and playing poker.

Jennifer

Jennifer at Ukiah Animal HospitalI grew up in Santa Barbara and I have always enjoyed animals. I have worked with everything from cats, dogs, horses, ponies, birds, iguanas, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters to cows, pigs, geese, and wounded sea birds affected by an oil spill off of the Santa Barbara coast.

I am happily married with one son, three dogs, and two cats. I have been working in Reception at Yokayo for eight years and love working with clients and their pets.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and my fur babies. My husband and I love to take our dogs on long walks by the creek or to the river. I also enjoy taking my dogs to Montgomery Woods for hikes, as well as to the ocean for swim and play.

I love taking photographs outside, reading, or just relaxing at home by the fire.

Zahra

Zahra at Ukiah Animal HospitalHey there! I’ve been working at Yokayo since February 2015. I work both as a Veterinary Assistant and as a Receptionist. I love my job. Animals are my passion. I am currently going to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. I love to spend my free time cuddling with my dogs. I enjoy doing just about anything outdoors. Camping is my favorite. I am also a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan!
I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Erin

Erin at Ukiah Animal HospitalI am a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 14 years of experience. I have worked in both equine and small animal veterinary hospitals. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS degree in Animal Health Science as well as a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. I am happily married with a young son and daughter, two goats, two dogs and two cats.

Mary

Mary at Ukiah Animal HospitalI am a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and have been at the clinic longer than....everybody. I spearhead the efforts with animal rescue groups, spay/neuter and health programs. I am also the Head Surgery Technician.

Jessica

Jessica at Ukiah Animal HospitalI have been a Registered/Licensed Vet Tech (RVT/LVT) for 9 years. I graduated from Medaille College in New York with a BS in veterinary technology-feline medicine and an AS in veterinary technology-equine medicine . I moved to California in 2015. I have worked in both small animal and equine practices and enjoys working with exotics. I am an avid hockey fan and enjoy going to car races (NASCAR and Indy). I also enjoys reading. I own a German Shepherd, three cats and reptiles.

Veterinary Technicians

Brandi

Brandi at Ukiah Animal HospitalI have been working in the veterinary field for over 7 years. I started out as a kennel assistant and worked my way up to veterinary assistant. I also occasionally work up front in reception. Since I was a little kid, I have always had a passion for animals. I have a 7 month old son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 horses. I spend my free time playing with my son and riding my horses.

Cara

Cara at Ukiah Animal HospitalI started with Yokayo in early 2015 working as a veterinary assistant. I completed the veterinary technician program at Santa Rosa Junior College and I am working towards becoming a licensed technician. I enjoy wearing mermaid socks, eating vegan food, and hiking.

Cristal

Cristal at Ukiah Animal HospitalI love all types of animals, especially puppies. I am a very busy person and do everything you could possibly think of. I enjoy helping people and spending time with my dogs at the coast. I'm that assistant you see and think “wow…she's got style!”

Noey

Noey at Ukiah Animal HospitalMy full name is Noelani. I have an American Bulldog at home named Anabelle, and I am a sucker for any dog that has wrinkles and an underbite!

Kennel Assistants

Melissa

Melissa at Ukiah Animal HospitalI have worked at Yokayo Veterinary Center as a Kennel Assistant since 2002. In my free time I like to spend time with my animals.

Sierra

Sierra at Ukiah Animal HospitalI grew up in Hopland. I have 2 dogs, Monte and Zara. In my spare time I enjoy painting. One day I would like to open my own animal rescue!