Our people are what makes Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital such a special place to bring your companions, and we take the time to make sure we hire the best people for the job, who share the same love for animals that we do. Our goal is to make sure that your pet gets the most effective medical care in the most comfortable environment with the best possible customer service.
Allan, Veterinary Assistant
Allan began his career in the veterinary field in 2007, right here at TLVH. With over 10 years of hands on experience, it’s no wonder Allan has become very skilled in dentistry, diagnostics, and surgical assisting. His calm demeanor proves effective when working with nervous patients and he enjoys sharing his expertise while on-boarding new staff. What he finds most rewarding about his job is the special relationship that builds between the clients, patients and our staff. In his spare time, Allan prefers to be outdoors, either hiking, camping, backpacking or rock climbing. Those of us who have known Allan for a long time have even seen him bring out his break dancing moves!
Ophelie, Veterinary Assistant
Ophelie grew up surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens–and more– in her hometown, a small village in the countryside of France. Having studied animal husbandry, she honed her skills working in several boarding kennels in France until her move to the United States in 2009. Since her move to California, Ophelie has continued to work in this field and we are lucky to have her as one of our Veterinary Assistants. With her passion for the welfare of all animals, it’s no wonder she has decided to pursue her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She, her husband, and her dachshund named Maxx enjoy weekend getaways exploring Northern California camping, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors!
Front Office Staff
Ashley, Client Services Representative
Born and raised in Southern California, Ashley has recently relocated to the Bay Area and we are thrilled to have her on our team! As one of your first points of contact when you enter our hospital, Ashley will offer you a warm greeting and get you checked in. Ashley grew up caring for many pets at home so the veterinary field has been an exciting career change for her. Currently she has her hands full raising a “Chiweenie” named Chica; a Jack Russell/Beagle mix named Duke; and a Pomeranian named Bailey. When her and her husband have a day off together, they enjoy trying new Bay Area cuisine, and all that the Northern California outdoors has to offer.
Andrea, Client Services Representative
Having worked in the hospitality industry until 2010, Andrea knew she wanted to make a career change into helping people and their pets. To help with that transition, she began volunteering for various organizations (SFSPCA, Paws/LA, Beagles and Buddies) to gain some experience. Finally, she landed an opportunity working the front desk at a veterinary hospital, and has been in a client service role since 2011. What she enjoys most about her job is getting to know the clients and their pets and being a part of that special bond. She and her husband live in Marin County with their two Shih-tzus–Mickey and Ming–and their rescue cat named Boots. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys running, hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa Jo Jimenez
Lisa Jimenez is an experienced practice manager with large hospital and emergency experience. Lisa now manages our veterinary practice at Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital and our daycare and boarding facility, Tails of Terra Linda. Lisa had a long career in high-tech, managing projects and people in building products and services that make the world a better place.
Lisa has experience with wild animals and raptor rescue and once worked as a park ranger. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, golf, traveling and spending time with her family and her three dogs.