Meet Our Technicians

Roberta, Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Southern California, Roberta’s family was one of the original families in Mission Viejo. At Mission Viejo High School, she enrolled in a course that introduced her to the animal field with a focus on animal medicine. After graduation, she continued to Orange Coast College where she received her AA Degree and Registered Veterinary Technician Degree in 1982. Roberta has worked at various South Orange County animal hospitals as a Registered Veterinary Technician and came Laguna Hills Animal Hospital in 2000.  She has been a valued member of our Customer Service team for over 17 years.

Roberta enjoys wildlife and nature.  You can find her at the beach, gardening, hiking and camping. Travel to Dana Point and you may spy her on her paddle board fishing, looking for whales and other marine life and removing flotsam and jetsam from our ocean. Roberta continues to enjoy living in the area with her husband, where they have raised their three sons.  They have shared their home with various rescued cats and a dog. Currently their one cat, Black Jack, can be found sporting tiny pirate costumes, business suit or dressed up for the holidays.

Kaemi, Veterinary Assistant

Kaemi is a Southern California native having been born in Glendale, California.  She has been enjoying life in California ever since.  Kaemi began her career at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital as a volunteer while she was in high school.  She so impressed everyone that she was hired in 2011 as a kennel assistant.  In 2015 she transitioned to our technician department as a Veterinary Assistant. Kaemi recently earned her phlebotomy license and is also a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

When Kaemi is not busy mastering her phlebotomy or nursing skills, she enjoys hiking with friends and her dogs.  You can find her trawling for fish off the coast of Mexico, visiting the beach and sampling the offerings at local breweries.  Kaemi has a bit of wanderlust that she indulges by exploring what is around the next corner on road trips. One of Kaemi’s favorite trips was to Havasu Falls in Supai, Arizona, where she backpacked ten miles to hidden waterfalls in the Grand Canyon. Even though it was a rough six-hour hike, she will tell you it was amazing and would do again.

At home you will find her hanging out with her two dogs., a black Labrador mix, Kona and brown Lab, Riley.

Ali, Veterinary Assistant

Ali has worked as a kennel attendant area for Laguna Hills Animal Hospital since August 2017. She is a native of Norco CA where she still lives and shares her time with her two horses, PeeWee and Gomer. In her spare time, Ali enjoys trail riding and participating in equestrian competitions with her equine companions. Ali also has two Australian Cattle Dogs, Bea and Dollie. They enjoy going for walks and swimming. Ali recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in business.

Joelle, Registered Veterinary Technician

Joelle has had a passion for working with animals since a young age. She has owned various different species such as rodents, birds, fish, horses, dogs, cats, and reptiles; she always knew she wanted to be working with animals in the veterinary field. She started working in the veterinary field immediately after high school with a veterinary orthopedic surgeon and fell in love with surgical assisting. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Platt College in 2018 and became licensed shortly after. When she isn’t working at Laguna Hills Animals Hospital she enjoys trail riding with her horse, Cherry, or hiking with her fiancé and dog.

Ivonne, Registered Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth, Veterinary Assistant

Katia, Veterinary Assistant

Kelly, Veterinary Assistant

Megan, Veterinary Assistant