Dan wasn’t always a dog person; meeting his then-girlfriend and falling in love with her pet pavilion changed everything. Now he and his wife share the love of the multiple pets in their home, and now Dan gets to bring that love into the office as the Practice Manager at Santaluz Animal Care.
Assistant Practice Manager
With 40 years (and counting) in the veterinary industry, Theresa has seen and experienced just about everything imaginable. Yet, every moment and milestone has only strengthened her lifelong passion for and commitment to helping animals feel special and loved. From a childhood spent bringing home strays to the countless fosters she’s helped rehome over the years, animals have defined Theresa’s life, and she’s thrilled to be able to continue making a difference in her role as Assistant Practice Manager.
Lisa’s own pets have always been there for her. She’s never taken that unconditional love and loyalty for granted. For Lisa, being able to take care of animals as a member of the veterinary profession is a dream come true! She’s a proud member of the grooming team here at Santaluz Animal Care and also serves as a Room Assistant.
When Ariel was growing up, you could usually find her glued to the TV, binge watching shows on Animal Planet. Even back then, she had a fascination with animals and a deep desire to help them in any way she could. As a veterinary assistant, Ariel is thrilled to be able to finally put her passion to work, helping people and pets alike as she works toward her goal of one day becoming a vet.
Customer Service Representative
Sonia has always been passionate about helping those in the world who have no voice. She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years and still loves every moment. Today, Santaluz Animal Care is proud to have her as a Customer Service Representative. She loves everything about her job, especially educating pet owners about wellness and preventative services so their pets can live long and healthy lives!
When Jamie was in elementary school, she and a friend would often stand by the street near her home for hours, encouraging passers-by to stop and donate money for the local animal shelter. When she finally got her first dog, her lifelong love of animals turned into a career goal. As a veterinary assistant here at Santaluz Animal Care, Jamie is now one step closer to her dream of one day becoming a vet.
Receptionist / Customer Service
Prior to working at Santaluz Animal Care, Carol spent more than a decade in the human healthcare field. Her deep love of animals and a desire to help their owners drove Carol to make a career change. As a receptionist and customer service representative here at Santaluz Animal Care, Carol is one of the first friendly faces our clients and patients encounter, and she does her best to ensure that all experiences with our clinic are positive ones!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Unlike most of Aaron’s colleagues, he didn’t grow up knowing he wanted to work with animals for a living. A classically trained chef, he found himself wanting more out of life. He happened upon PIMA Medical Institute and the rest, as they say, is history. As a registered veterinary technician here at Santaluz Animal Care, Aaron draws from his innate affinity for nursing care and loves each patient as if they were his own.
Gabby hails from São Paulo, Brazil, where her love of animals and desire to help them was realized at a very young age. Even back then, she knew that when she grew up, she wanted a career that would allow her to give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. As part of the Santaluz Animal Care team, Gabby is able to fulfill her childhood dream and work with animals for a living.