Carol Crittenden, DVM
Carol Crittenden grew up in Temple City and remembers accompanying her mother to Temple City Animal Hospital to have the family dog, Midnight, looked after by Dr. Jobe and his staff back in the 1960s. She received her DVM degree from UC Davis in 1985. Following graduation she returned to the San Gabriel Valley and has been practicing locally ever since.
Dr. Crittenden is pictured here with her cat, Kit Cat. Not pictured are sons Sam (momentarily home after four years in the Marines) and Tim, daughter Elizabeth (who is responsible for Kit Kat’s name) husband Arthur and Speck the Chihuahua.
Neil Bodie, DVM
Dr. Bodie owned a veterinary hospital in the Agoura Hills for over 25 years, selling the practice in early 2012. Dr. Bodie has been honored by both Guide Dogs of America (honored personally by Betty White) and Guide Dogs for the Blind in recognition of his service in treating Seeing Eye dogs. Doctor Bodie is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, allowing him to keep abreast of the latest developments in this challenging field. Doctor Bodie has been researching the causes and treatments for autoimmune diseases and viral induced immune mediated diseases since 1997. Dr. Bodie is the lead inventor for six issued U.S. patents, one Australian patent and several U.S. and World/PCT patents pending. He has collaborated with a Nobel Laureate, doctors at Columbia University, Thomas Jefferson University, UCLA and the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. In August 2014, Dr Bodie received his sixth US Patent for Methods for Treating Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Dr Bodie has turned his expertise to developing treatments for Zika. Doctor Bodie is an avid photographer and has photographed wildlife ranging from butterflies and hummingbirds to sea turtles and coral reef fish in Maui.
Debbie Hu, DVM
Dr. Hu grew up in the San Gabriel area. She received her DVM from Purdue University in 2004. She then practiced emergency medicine for two years in Arizona before settling back home in California where she lives with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
Lisa Nguyen, DVM
Dr. Lisa Nguyen received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. After graduation, she practiced at a small animal hospital in Chicago for a year and then moved back to California. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine.
Dr. Nguyen grew up in Temple City and still has many family members living in the area. Besides her love for animals, she enjoys nature, cooking, and traveling. During her time in veterinary school, she completed two summer internships. One was at a horse farm in Hannover, Germany and another was at a small animal hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. There, she improved many clinical skills, learned about international differences in veterinary practices, and gained insight into other cultures. Moreover, Dr. Nguyen is a mean cook in the kitchen and loves to dabble in new recipes. Ask her about Bún riêu (Vietnamese crab and shrimp vermicelli soup) if you are interested in a delicious soup.
Adrienne Ng, DVM
Dr. Ng was born and raised in the LA area. Her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian started she was 8 years old. Having now earned her DVM degree, Dr. Ng is a firm believer that dreams can come true. After graduating from University of California, Davis in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, she began working at Temple City Animal Hospital as a technician assistant. While simultaneously applying to veterinary school, she gained valuable technical experience and asked as many medical questions as her TCAH mentors would tolerate.
In 2016, Dr. Ng received her DVM degree, with honors, from Louisiana State University. She also completed a Gold Business Certificate from the Veterinary Business Management Association.
Dr. Ng is very excited to rejoin her Temple City Animal Hospital family in a different role! Her special interests include integrative medicine, clinical pathology, and internal medicine. Aside from veterinary medicine, she enjoys discovering new food, traveling, DIY projects, and photography. She has two pets: “Atticus,” a Shepherd-mix whose goal in life is to place his paw in your hand, and “Digby,” a clever cat who thinks he’s a dog.
Arthur Crittenden, Business Manager
Cookies, payroll and painting, Arthur’s days at the hospital.
Kelly Blake, Hospital Manager
Kelly has always had a passion for animals and has worked in veterinary hospitals for 18 years. She has been with Temple City Animal Hospital since 2004. She has 2 perfect dogs and many beautiful cats. Pictured here is her male pugs, Humphrey and Mikey.
Nancy Cervantes, Lead Technician
Nancy has been in the field for nineteen years. She enjoys watching NASCAR and Criminal Minds with her Chihuahua Mardi and her polydactyl cat Hagatha.
Jennifer Liu, Technician Assistant
Jen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from UC Riverside in 2003. After deciding to go down a different career path, she is currently taking prerequisite classes in preparation for veterinary med school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, snowboarding, and even reading while snowboarding :). Featured here is her favorite feline, Meow Meow. Jen also goes home to her feisty brown tabby, April.
Meghan Osman, Receptionist
If Meghan had a bigger house she’d have more cats. Lots more cats.
Kailynne Atkinson, Technician Assistant
Hi, my name is Kailynne Atkinson. I am currently an undergraduate student at Cal Poly Pomona, studying Animal Science. One day, I hope to attend to veterinary school and specialize in either primate surgery or toxicology. In my free time, I love to read and work on my research projects at school, which mostly focus on molecular biology and toxin detection. I have also been playing violin for over fifteen years and perform occasionally. At home I can be found with my two dogs and two cats. Toby, my Lakeland Terrier, is pictured with me.
Navila Gazca, Registered Veterinary Technician
Hey there! My name is Navi and this is my dog Eddie. I am in a Vet Tech program currently and love taking Eddie on walks to the park or to the beach. I plan on owning a snake one day too.
Claudia Lomeli, Technician Assistant
Hi. My name is Claudia Lomeli. I’ve been working with animals for about three years and I’ve been around animals since I was four years old. I currently own a poodle mix named Bengi, a basset hound named Maya, and a red headed amazon named Pedro. I love working with animals and IO want to keep working in this field for many more years.
Yedid Holguin, Technician Assistant
Hello, my name is Yedid and I am currently attending Mt.San Antonio College for their Registered Veterinary Technician program. I own two dogs, a poodle named Teo & a Yorkie mix named Toby. I have loved animals my whole life and I enjoy working with them as well. I also enjoy the outdoors, going on bike rides and trying new things.
Kathryn Mello, Technician Assistant
Kathryn has lived in Pasadena since childhood and goes to Cal Poly Pomona for a degree in Animal Science. She hopes to attend UC Davis’ vet program and specialize in dentistry. In her free time Kat likes to read, lift weights, dance, and take art classes. She has two cats and is always trying to trick her human family into expanding the pet family.
Brandy Morin, Technician Assistant
Hello:) my name is Brandy Morin and this is my dog Milo. I recently graduated from veterinary technology school and plan to further my education in hopes of becoming a veterinarian for small and large animal. My goal in veterinary medicine is to give the best love and care to pet owners and their companions.
Rebecca Rosas, Technician Assistant
Hi my name is Rebecca! I’m currently a student at cal poly pomona studying animal science and I hope to one day be a veterinarian. I love working with all animals big and small. I spend my time going out and trying new foods, studying, and cuddling with my 3 dogs and 2 cats. Shown here is one of my dogs, Sugar the American Eskimo.
Stephanie Leung, Technician Assistant
My name is Stephanie and pictured here is my 10-year-old chihuahua mix, Chi (pronounced like Kai). I graduated at UCLA with a bachelor in psychology and am currently taking science prerequisites at a local community college to apply to vet school in the near future.