Hospital ManagerRaymond Mestas
School: Orange Coast/Rio Hondo
Raymond joined the Desert Hospital staff as Hospital Manager in October of 2014. Raymond has 27 years experience in management, the last 15 years he has been a Healthcare manager in Nursing, Mental Health and Pharmaceutical along with working for a Northern California Zoo. Raymond has studied Accounting,Animal Behavior, and was a California Certified Tax Preparer for several years working for a Southern California CPA firm. Raymond has volunteered for many agencies and causes which include a Zoo, the Desert Aids Project, Sacramento Rodeo Chapter, and Habitat for Humanity. He grew up in the Los Angeles area, lived in Sacramento for 18 years and moved back to Palm Springs in 2009 and enjoys birds, cooking Latin food and living with his Miniature Schnauzer "Schatzi".
Office ManagerBlanca Huizar
Blanca is a native of the Palm Springs area. She joined VCA in 2004. Blanca started with VCA as a receptionist and moved into Pharmacy in 2012. In 2015 Blanca was promoted to Office Manager utilizing her acute talent for analyzing and the skills and knowledge she has developed here at VCA and from jobs prior. Blanca loves reading, playing video games, hiking and travel. Blancas goal is to some day be a Hospital Manager for a VCA practice. She currently lives in the Palm Springs area with her cat Tofu and her dog Mila.
Facilities ManagerPat Knollmueller
Pat joined the Veterinary field when she was in high school. Pat started out working in the kennels. She worked her way through the ranks from kennel to Vet. Tech Supervisor. She filled that role for many years and decided to switch things up and currently has the role of Facility Manager for Desert Animal Hospital. Pat recently celebrated 30 years at this Hospital.