Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Zsolt Laszlo Varadi
    Veterinary Tech School: Saint Stevens Veterinary University, Budapest, Hungary

    Zsolt has been with VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital since June 2004. He is a native of Hungary and acquired his veterinary degree from Saint Stevens Veterinary University of Budapest, Hungary. He's currently completing his National and State Boards to become a licensed veterinarian here in the United States. His favorite part of work is being around animals daily. His passion for animals has existed for as long as he can remember.  Zsolt is an avid golfer and spends most of his free time on the golf course as a stress reliever or should we say, "stress factor"!

  • Technician

    Jocelyn Garcia

    Jocelyn ( AKA "Josie" ) is the most recent addition to our VCA Parkwood Staff. A graduate of the Platt College RVT Program she is currently working toward obtaining her RVT License. In her free time she enjoys the company of her 8 year old Chihuahua "Oreo".

  • Technician

    Zarui Melkonyan

    Zarui Melkonyan (also known as "Z") has been a technician at VCA Parkwood since March of 2004. Prior to this time, she volunteered at the East Valley Animal Shelter where she helped find homes for hundreds of homeless pets. In her spare time she volunteers at Wildlife Waystation in Tujunga. Her ultimate goal is to open a rescue for abandoned farm animals and other pets. Her current furry family includes one dog "King Tubby".

  • Technician

    Valentina Serrano

    Valentina Serrano with her cat Stinky who she rescued at 1 day old. Valentina has been a vet tech for 12 years and has worked for VCA Parkwood Animal hospital since 2011. Valentina loves animals of all kinds and has recently volunteered at the Wild Life Way Station, where she helps with feeding, cleaning and socializing with lions, tigers, chimpanzees and other exotics. Valentina enjoys motorcycle riding in the mountains and being with her family.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Encalada

     Nicole Encalada is valued member of our staff, Nicole has worked at VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital for 2 years, first as a volunteer kennel assistant, then later as a veterinary assistant. She loves animals and has enrolled in the RVT program at Los Angeles Pierce College.