Hospital ManagerCristin Luebben
Veterinary Tech School: Los Angeles Pierce College
Cristin, also known as "Cece", has been working in the veterinary profession for over 15 years, with a primary focus in small animal internal medicine.
She started out a dog washer in a local clinic, and soon developed a passion for veterinary medicine. After attending Los Angeles Pierce College where she completed the veterinary technology program, Cristin went on to work with a variety of animals including reptiles, farm animals, primates, tigers and even elephants!
Although Cristin's primary job at VCA TLC is managing the hospital, she enjoys being able to work closely with patients on a daily basis.
Cristin enjoys camping, fishing, long road trips, and always has her 3 little dogs in tow.
She shares her home with two wonderful dachshunds, a super duper terrier, and two mischievous cats.
Assistant ManagerErika Berlant
School: University of Nevada Las Vegas, M.A. Political Science
Erika grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she received her M.A. in Political Science. In 2002, Erika took a position managing a veterinary hospital in Las Vegas. This experience set the ball rolling and Erika has since made the veterinary field her career. In 2005 she joined VCA and the management team at VCA Marina Animal Hospital. We were lucky enough to have Erika become part of our VCA team in February 2012.
Erika has a strong passion for client service, almost as strong as her love for pets! Erika says, “One of the best parts about working in a clinic like TLC is being able to watch pets grow from puppies and kittens into sweet old seniors”.
In her free time Erika enjoys reading, cuddling with her cats “Noodle” and “Roger”, watching horror movies and hiking with her dogs “Stella” and “Belle”.
Financial ManagerSondra Smith
Sondra is the Financial Manager at VCA TLC. Having lived in the South, Midwest, and on the East Coast, she now is happy to call Los Angeles her home.
Although she has always loved animals, Sondra went to school to become an actress and never expected to work in an animal hospital. However, she believes that life picks you up and lands you in the perfect spot and she finds it immensely satisfying, getting to be a part of a group of people who are helping to keep our little 4-legged friends happy & healthy!
Her interests include traveling, scuba diving, movies, and learning about ancient advanced civilizations. Sondra enjoys every hour of time spent with her husband, and family and their friends from around the globe.