At Yorba Regional Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, your pet’s health and happiness are our primary concerns. We take great care in choosing and training our team of compassionate, pet-loving professionals. We are proud to have some of the area’s finest veterinarians who, along with our top-notch administrative, nursing, customer service, kennel and grooming personnel, are dedicated to providing exceptional care. There are currently 16 Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) working at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital with 3 more attending school.
As part of our dedication to excellence, new employees enter a comprehensive orientation and training program. Every department utilizes “Phase Training and Testing” for all new employees, regardless of their skill level upon hire. Our monthly team meetings cover policy, standards of excellence, and customer concerns. We also provide all employees with educational training through various veterinary conferences plus outside veterinary specialists and consultants.
Liz Flores joined Dr. Dunbar in 1989 as a Kennel Attendant and was quickly promoted to Assistant Technician. Through her hard work and dedication, she became an exceptional and experienced Veterinary Technician. Having worked at Eastlake Animal Hospital for so many years, Liz became familiar with all aspects of hospital operations and subsequently took on many management duties. When Dr. Dunbar opened Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, she was instrumental in assisting with the move and setting things up at the “new hospital”.
Liz is now part of the “Administrative Team” at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital and plays a huge role in overseeing and managing the Nursing and Customer Service teams. She also assists the Department Managers in implementing new protocols and testing for employees and helps maintain the unified care teams at our hospital.
Liz has been an animal lover her entire life and says, “I’ve always known I would spend my life helping animals”. She is very proud to be part of an award winning hospital with all its growth and challenges. When not busy working, Liz loves to travel with her husband and enjoys baking for her cupcake and decorative cookies side business.
Sarah grew up in Yorba Linda and went to Travis Ranch/Esperanza. After high school, Sarah went on to a private school where she graduated and received her RVT license.
Sarah started working for Dr. Dunbar at Eastlake Animal Hospital in 1999. Starting in the kennel department, she worked her way up to a technician position. Later she received her Registered Veterinary Technician License and currently manages our pharmacy department and hospital inventory.
When Sarah is not working she likes to spend time with her husband and two boys.
Alice has a life time love of working with animals. In high school she participated in their pre-veterinary and FFA programs. With a background in livestock she attended Cal Poly Pomona, where she majored in Animal Science. She has been in the veterinary industry since 1991, starting as a tech and eventually finding her place in customer service at Yorba Regional. Alice came to Yorba Regional in 2007 and after taking a short break to stay at home with her daughter, she returned to Yorba Regional in 2014 to become a Customer Service Supervisor. Alice has been promoted to Customer Service Manager and truly enjoys what she does here. She also enjoys spending time with her family, her daughter, husband, her pug-Marlee as well as being outdoors, fly fishing and breeding budgies.
Wendy DeBerry is the newest member of the Administration Team at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital as the Hospital Administrator. Wendy came fromhuman medicine were she was a Practitioner and Regional District Manager for 15 years. In 2014, she made the decision to follow her passion for animals and switch to animal medicine where she has been Hospital Administrator for two other large hospitals in Southern California. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering at zoos and working with exotic animals around the world. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her daughter. They have 3 pets including 2 cats, Bella and Tiger Lily and a 9 year old Pomeranian, Pepper. She looks forward to making sure you and your pets have a great experience with Yorba Regional Animal Hospital.
Renee Rodriguez joined Dr. Dunbar in 2005, shortly after he combined his two practices into Yorba Regional Animal Hospital. Renee has worked in the veterinary field since 1994 in small animal practices and a specialty referral group. Renee enjoyed learning about the complex nature of specialized medicine, but she prefers the close family atmosphere and one-on-one with clients and their pets here at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital.
Renee was the Customer Service Manager starting in 2006 then further promoted to Resort Manager in 2014 and has strived to help make Yorba Regional Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, “a modern hospital with a warm down-home feeling”.
Salina has worked at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital since 2006 and in the veterinary industry for over 10 years. Salina is also a licensed EMT and a teacher. She contributes to our management team with her abilities in all aspects of patient care. Salina enjoys utilizing her teaching skills to oversee and assist with employee training, customer service and employee appreciation programs.
Salina's off time is spent with her son and 5 dogs (3 of which are rescues), other family members and friends. When not working she also enjoys reading and running.
Nestor Miranda began working for Dr. Dunbar as a kennel attendant in 1994, at East Hills Animal Hospital. Over the subsequent 4 years, Nestor gained experience as a Kennel Attendant and a Technician Assistant and was promoted to Animal Health Technician. In 2000, Nestor pursued an opportunity at another hospital training kennel attendants. Feeling more “at home” working with Dr. Dunbar and his team, Nestor returned in 2002 and helped assist with the move and starting up the large boarding facility at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital. In 2006, Nestor was promoted to Assistant Resort Manager and has played major role in establishing the many procedures, protocols and training policies utilized in our kennel. In his free time, Nestor enjoys spending with his family.