Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Jim Breilein

    Jim Breilein is a native Californian who has dedicated his life to helping pets and their families. He really loves his job and has been working as a technician since 1989. In 1999, he joined the team at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital.

    Jim and his wife share their life with 3 cats; Moufassa, Dexter and Skeeter, and 3 dogs; Hannah a pit bull, Twist, an American Eskimo, and a new puppy Chihuahua named Barney, who loves wearing his little plaid coat when it's cold.

    Jim lives in Palmdale, California and commutes every day, 3 hours each way to Santa Monica. Jim and his wife also have a thriving pet grooming business in Norwalk, California.

    When Jim is not working, he goes fishing with his dad, loves to cook on the grill, enjoys music and the outdoors.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Liz W.

  • Technician


  • Technician

    Star Zemba

    Star joined VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital in December 2004 as a receptionist. Her positive attitude and desire to help patients quickly earned her a position our Veterinary Technician department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, family and friends and loves exercising along the beautiful California coast.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    David Maldonado

    David joined our team in October 2014 as a valued member of our Technician department. On his spare time David enjoys to spend time with his friends and family by going hiking, international traveling, road cycling and just enjoying the beautiful California coast.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Chelsea S.

  • Doctor Assistant

    John Flicker
    School: UC Merced, B.S. Moleculare and Cell Biology

    John joined our team in the spring of 2014 as a kennel assistant. Since his hire, he has progressively been promoted to Safety Officer and Doctor Assistant. His scientific background has helped him achieve success here at Wilshire Animal Hospital. His compassion for animals and drive for exceptional client service has had a positive contribution to Wilshire's strong reputation in the community. On his spare time, John is an avid supporter of our local community and often attends social charity events.                                                   

  • Doctor Assistant

    Cristina Malesci

    Cristina joined our team in March 2014 as a receptionist and was proudly promoted to our doctor assistant team. On her spare time Cristina is active in her community volunteering at pet orphanages and participates in several cultural music venues throughout the year. She also enjoys reading novels, memoires and just loves good ole' Monday night football!

  • Doctor Assistant

    Jonny T.