VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jamie Hempen

    Jamie attended the Registered Veterinary Technology program at Mount San Antonio College and graduated in 2007. Jamie obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) status in 2008. Jamie currently lives in Wildomar with her husband and baby girl. Jaime has four pets that she calls her "4 fur babies". Joey the beloved sheltie, Sampson the hyper Aussie, Havoc a sweet Maine Coon cat, and Mayhem a kitty rescued from the local shelter. Jamie has brings with her years of veterinary experience and an outstanding dedication to the field of veterinary medicine.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Starra Weinberg

    Starra became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2002, graduating from Mount San Antonio College. She has taken a few years off to raise her 3 children. Now that they are older, she is excited to re-enter the veterinary field and come back to Cal Oaks.
    She lives with her husband, children, and many animal companions, including: terrier mix, 3 cats, 2 bunnies and a tortoise.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Megan Hastings

    After receiving her veterinary assistant certificate from Mount San Jacinto Center in 2011, Megan started at Cal Oaks. She plans on continuing her education to become a registered veterinary technician license.

    Megan has 3 dogs, who she loves dearly, and also fostering pets. "I love the VCA Cal Oaks staff, it is such an amazing place to work!"


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley Marino

    Ashley has been a VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital staff member since May 2007. The proud mother of Kelley and Allister, she also has 3 kittens at home. For Ashley, the most rewarding part of her job is, "building a relationship with our clients and their pets that is going to last a long time." She aspires to utilize her training and experience to attend college and become a veterinarian herself.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa McCray

    Melissa worked at Petco as a manager for 5 years. As the Petco manager, she had been working in partner with the Cal Oaks staff the last few years. She says she feel in love working with the staff at Cal Oaks and wanted to be part of the Cal Oaks amazing team!
    When not at work, she spends time with her boyfriend and her Golden Retriever named Charger.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Vicky Ramirez

    Vicky jokingly refers to herself as "the grandma" at VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital, having been here longer than any other employee. She began work working here in 1998.

    You will often see her as your pet's exam room nurse. When she is not here, she loves spending time with her family, her Yorkshire terrier, and her exotic pets.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tawnya Whedon

    Tawnya started working with California Oaks Animal Hospital since 2005. In addition to being one of our most diverse staff members, she has a passion for fostering and tending to abandoned animals. Tawnya and her husband currently have 11 animals at home.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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