Meet the Staff

Get acquainted with the talented Veterinary Staff that makes our work at Poway Animal Hospital possible!

Management

Veterinary Staff

Becky Goheen, Hospital Manager

I have always loved animals and thought it would be fulfilling to work with them. I originally joined the team at Poway Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 1990. After moving to Bend, Oregon for a year in 2011, my husband and I realized that San Diego was our home and I was very fortunate to again find a place at Poway Animal Hospital.  The most rewarding part of my job is greeting clients, caring for pets and working with the Poway Animal Hospital staff. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, the beach, working in my garden, and of course spending time with my cocker spaniel Jenna.

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Chris Eaton, Office Manager

I started at Poway Animal Hospital in 2002. It has been such an amazing experience. The doctors, staff, clients, and patients are all great to work with! I am a native of Poway, and am very active with my family, which is growing by the minute.

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Jessica, Lead Technician Manager

I have been a member of the Poway Animal Hospital team since 2013. A San Diego native, I have been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. I absolutely love caring for animals, and I have five furry critters at home to keep me busy! In my free time I am an avid yoga practitioner and instructor, and I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors.

Supervisors

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Emily

I graduated from Poway High in 2012, and am currently finishing up my transfer requirements at Mirama Community College.  Poway Animal Hospital has been a huge influence in my respect and love for animals; I am forever grateful for their willingness to further educate me on animal health and wellness. In my free time, I have two cats and two pugs that keep me very busy.

Technicians

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Brian

I graduated from the San Diego Mesa Animal Health Technology Program in 2012. Even working 6 days a week in this field, there is never really a dull day, as long as you are doing what you love. I was born and raised in San Diego. I have a cat named Emmee, 2 leopard geckos, and a freshwater fish tank.

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Lauren

Ever since I was little I have always had a passion  for animals. I was always taking stray pets home and I realized helping pets would be the career for me. The most rewarding part of my career is being able to help pets in need. I am currently enrolled in an RVT program at Penn and Foster.I have a teacup yorkie named Harley. I love to travel, volunteer and go to concerts; I love music.

Receptionists

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Shelly

I relocated to Southern California in August 2005. In 2006 I attended Pima Medical Institute, where I graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program. I have been working in the veterinary field ever since. In my spare time, I love hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family, which includes my pug, Jiro. I joined Poway Animal Hospital in June 2016. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing team!

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Stori

I moved to San Diego in December of 2016 and I started working at Poway Animal hospital in January of 2017. I love all animals and have two fur babies of my own! In my free time I like to go hiking with my dogs and play volleyball.

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Shantel

I joined the team at Poway Animal Hospital in September 2017 and am thrilled to be working with such a knowledgeable and personable group of veterinary professionals. I love working with animals and look forward to learning more about veterinary care. In addition to working with animals, I have several of my own; I have two cats, a crazy Husky-German Shepherd puppy, and two horses!

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Lisa

I joined the Poway Animal Hospital family in November of 2017. Before coming here, I was a Veterinary Assistant for 7 years. My passion for animals came at the young age of 12 years old, when my aunt gave me a miniature dachshund. I cared for her as my own and she quickly became my best friend. She lived to be about 18 years old and I learned what it meant to care for an animal to the best of my ability. Later on in life, I decided that I wanted to help other people learn to care for their pets properly, so I went to Pima Medical Institute and received my certificate in veterinary assistance. I enjoy what I do each day and I continually strive to learn as much as I can about pet health care so I can spread my knowledge to others.

Veterinary Assistants

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Tabatha

I joined the Poway Animal Hospital team in April of 2016 and am excited to continue learning about animal wellness. When not working, I enjoy hiking and volunteering for local animal shelters.

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Mia

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Kennel

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Alice

I came to Poway Animal Hospital in 2007 and normally like hanging out in the reception area or in the doctor's office. I enjoy sitting in chairs or my bed up front. I'm also very friendly and enjoying meeting new clients when they come in. Hopefully I'll see you on your next visit!

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Maggie

On June 17, 2010, I was found under a car with a very serious leg injury. I was only eight weeks old and had been injured for five days. I was VERY hungry and VERY skinny. My heroes at Poway Animal Hospital could not save my leg, but they saved my life! I have totally recovered now and live in a wonderful new home!

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