Dr. Ekwood joined CCVH in 2017 after earning a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Washington State University, master’s degree in toxicology from Karolinska Institute and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University. Her main veterinary interests include small animal, dentistry and nutrition. In her free time, Dr. Ekwood enjoys reading books, hiking, scuba diving, and spending time with her husband, 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Dr. Mejia knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl riding horses and hiking with the dogs at her uncle’s farm in Colombia. She graduated from Universidad de Antioquia School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked for several years in an SPCA-type facility and at her alma mater before moving to Florida with her family. She and her family moved again in 2015, this time to beautiful California, following her daughter’s acting career. Dr. Mejia loves to spend time with her family: her husband Sergio, her daughter Isabella and a beautiful adopted white kitty with different colored eyes named Tita.
AMY KLOTSCH – HOSPITAL MANAGER
Amy is originally from a small town in Wisconsin called Tomahawk. She has been around animals all of her life. She was a farm girl while growing up and has always had a passion for animals. She has lived in California since October 2015 and started working at our Emergency Hospital in Lancaster in 2016 as a Receptionist, and is now the Hospital Manager here at Canyon Country. Her dog Reeses comes to work with her every day, and she has become the “Hospital Mascot” as the girls here all say. Amy absolutely loves coming into work every day and loves the team that we have here.
HAYAN ZAVALA – VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Hayan has 10 years of experience working in the veterinary field she is engaged and has a 7-year-old daughter who is also an animal lover, she also has 5 furry babies a chihuahua mix named Alvin another Chihuahua named Simon and 3 cats named Charly, Penny, and Pedro. She started volunteering in the East and West Valley animal shelter 11 years ago fostering newborn kittens and puppies at the age of 1-day old bottle feeding them every 2 hours. She then started working at VCA Adler in the San Fernando Valley where she gained a lot of experience working with small animals. Hayan moved to Canyon Country and continued learning more at Canyon Country Veterinary Hospital for 4 years, where then she moved to Lancaster and worked at Quartz Hill Veterinary for almost 3 years. Now she has since moved back to the area and is excited to continue working with us again. Hayan also was able to volunteer in Cusco Peru helping out in a Zoo working with monkeys and bears and other exotic animals.
ALLISON WASHINGTON- VETERINARY ASSISTANT/TECHNICIAN
Allison is one of our 3 veterinary assistant/techs. She is currently going to Pierce College to get her veterinary technician license and has been working in the veterinary field for 6 years, loves animals more than anything and could not imagine doing anything else with her life. She has grown up with animals her whole life and currently has three dogs. A Labrador retriever named Cody, a Labrador retriever named Bindi, and a husky mix named Travis.
KRISTIN WEBSTER- VETERINARY ASSISTANT/INVENTORY MANAGER
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ILEANA GACYK- RECEPTIONIST
Ileana, is our newest addition to our CCVH tean. Ieana grew up surrounded by animals. She got her first pet at the age of 5, a guinea pig named Sandy. As she grew up, she always wanted to be a vet. As she got older, she adopted more guinea pigs and wanted to specialise in small animals. She began working as a receptionist at a previous veterinary hospital while going to highschool and realized while working there, that her calling was in the Veterinary field. Ileana is currently going to school to become a Veterinary Technician to follow her calling. She has 3 pets 2 guinea pigs names Dumbo & Pebbles, and her dog Bella.