Heather was born in Washington, D.C. and lived a number of different places before her parents finally settled in Redlands, California where she grew up. She has always had a soft spot for animals and people in need so she knew she wanted to work with animals from a very early age.
She received her BS in Animal Science from Purdue University and has been working in the veterinary field for fourteen years. Most of those years have been spent in emergency medicine. In the interest of taking on some day time hours and learning something new, she started working for Dr. Hoffman in July of 2011. She shares her home with her husband, three children, two cats and a dog.
Her two cats are Jasper, an ocicat and Gidget, a stray found off the streets at about 5 weeks old. Her dog Chance was a case of neglect that came into the emergency hospital one night because he could no longer walk and was covered with open sores. It took a month of medicated baths and tender loving care but he is now thriving and happy in his forever home.
Angelina brings 17 years of experience with her to our practice. She started volunteering in small animal surgery during high school. After then, she was employed by her first veterinary hospital as a kennel assistant and quickly worked her way up to a technician.
Her love of veterinary medicine has pushed her to continue her education and she is currently working on her prerequisites for veterinary school. She has advanced training in emergency medicine and critical care medicine/surgery.
She also enjoys volunteering her time to rescue groups and helping to find loving homes for pets that are waiting to be adopted. She is the mother of two beautiful boys and five four legged babies.
Her hobbies include camping, singing, watching scary movies, and spending time with her family and friends.