Kristina Naef, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Kristina Naef was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended undergraduate school at Arizona State University, before pursuing a Master’s d...

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Kristina Naef, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Kristina Naef was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended undergraduate school at Arizona State University, before pursuing a Master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. While iving in Colorado, she worked for the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic before moving to Indiana to complete her DVM at Purdue University. Her veterinary interests include behavior, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and internal medicine. She has a passion for shelter medicine and enjoys volunteering with shelter and rescue groups. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Naef loves practicing yoga and whipping up culinary delights! She enjoys music, hiking and spending time with her family, which includes two cats, Gordon and Wheatley.

Cindy Hong, DVM

Dr. Cindy Hong was born and raised in Southern California. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado S...

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Cindy Hong, DVM

Dr. Cindy Hong was born and raised in Southern California. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University for her Degree in Veterinary Medicine. An avid animal lover since childhood, Dr. Hong has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, and wildlife rehabilitation. Through her work at Bixby Animal Clinic, Dr. Hong aims to strengthen the human-companion bond through client education and working as a team with pet parents to ensure their pet lives a long, healthy, and happy life. Dr. Hong lives locally with her 3 chihuahuas and labrador. She enjoys outdoor activities including running, biking, and hiking.

Katie O'Neill, DVM

Dr. Katie O'Neill grew up in Los Angeles before heading up the coast to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. Up...

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Katie O'Neill, DVM

Dr. Katie O'Neill grew up in Los Angeles before heading up the coast to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. Upon completing her undergraduate education, Dr. O'Neill returned to Southern California to earn her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. Dr. O'Neill spends her free time with her husband, her three dogs, and "Little Bit" the cat.

Julia Drury, DVM

Dr. Drury has been part of the Bixby Animal Clinic Family since early 2016. After attending undergrad at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, she went ...

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Julia Drury, DVM

Dr. Drury has been part of the Bixby Animal Clinic Family since early 2016. After attending undergrad at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, she went on to achieve her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to volunteer and work with various shelters and clinics before joining our practice. Dr. Drury currently resides in Long Beach with her husband and two kids as well as their two dogs and cat, affectionately named "Neville Cat Bottom".

Dana Currier, DVM

Dr. Dana Currier joined our practice after earning her Veterinary Degree from UC Davis. She grew up in the South Bay and worked as a Registered Veteri...

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Dana Currier, DVM

Dr. Dana Currier joined our practice after earning her Veterinary Degree from UC Davis. She grew up in the South Bay and worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a local clinic before attending vet school. Dr. Currier received her Bachelor's of Science in Animal Health from Cal Poly Pomona before moving on to UC Davis for her graduate studies. Dr. Currier is happy to be back in Southern California with her newly adopted kitten, "Winston". In her free time, Dr. Currier loves hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach.

Alex Tsai, DVM

Dr. Alex Tsai was born in Taiwan and grew up hanging out with his grandmother’s ten cats before moving to Irvine, California at the age of 10. He gr...

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Alex Tsai, DVM

Dr. Alex Tsai was born in Taiwan and grew up hanging out with his grandmother’s ten cats before moving to Irvine, California at the age of 10. He graduated from UC Davis for both his undergraduate study in Animal Biology and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His veterinary interests include behavior, surgery, and preventative medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Tsai enjoys playing the ukulele, playing basketball, going on hikes, and spending time with his wife. He also enjoys cuddling with his Tuxedo cat, Mimi.

Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Paul Cechner, a mobile surgical specialist, tends to our clinic's more complicated surgical cases, as he does for several hospitals in our communi...

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Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Paul Cechner, a mobile surgical specialist, tends to our clinic's more complicated surgical cases, as he does for several hospitals in our community. Dr. Cechner graduated from veterinary school in 1973 from the University of Illinois and completed his surgical residency in 1976 at Purdue, where he worked as an Assistant Professor educating future veterinarians on surgical procedures until 1983. When he is not busy with complex surgeries, Dr. Cechner stays busy with his own 5 furry family members at home.

Dr. Nuñez

Dr. Nuñez was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Mt. SAC and Cal Poly Pomona for his undergraduate studies before moving up north to...

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Dr. Nuñez

Dr. Nuñez was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Mt. SAC and Cal Poly Pomona for his undergraduate studies before moving up north to complete his degree in Veterinary Medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His interests include cardiology, surgery and behavior. Outside of the clinic, he likes to spend quality time with friends, family and his German Shepherd, Puma. He also enjoys gaming, going to the movies as well as visiting the variety of places Southern California offers.

Cody RVT

Practice Manager

Cody brings 14 years of experience to the Lakewood team. Throughout his career he has worked with all ty...

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Cody RVT

Practice Manager

Cody brings 14 years of experience to the Lakewood team. Throughout his career he has worked with all types of animals big to small. After becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, Cody began his journey in management quickly making his way to practice manager. Cody Loves to teach and he has special interests in Dentistry and Anesthesia. Cody hopes to one day earn his degree as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and is excited to help serve the Lakewood community. In his free time, Cody enjoys working on projects at home and spending time with his two dogs.

James Patterson

Technician Manager

James brings 20 plus years' experience in the veterinary field from general practice to emergency. My ...

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James Patterson

Technician Manager

James brings 20 plus years' experience in the veterinary field from general practice to emergency. My goal is to excel at making Bixby Animal Clinic the hospital that everyone wants to bring their pets in for a visit! I'm a people person and enjoy working with my Co-workers. I'm a big team player and get along with everybody. I enjoy traveling and discovering new places. I look forward to growing with my team and Bixby Animal Clinic.

Angle Hall-Jones

Front Office Manager

Hello, my name is Angel aka “Cat Mom”. I came to Bixby in 2020 as a Front Office Coordinator. W...

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Angle Hall-Jones

Front Office Manager

Hello, my name is Angel aka “Cat Mom”. I came to Bixby in 2020 as a Front Office Coordinator. Where I met a group of highly dedicated animal professionals. I was lucky enough to have senior staff take me under their wing and show me the ropes. I quickly learned the delicate but intricate process of Bixby. With that and 15+ years of customer service experience, I was promoted to Front Office Coordinator. I make sure my Front Office maintains a healthy balance, of both customers' needs and hospital policy. In my spare time, you can find me with my plants and daughter Alaskah. She’s a 5yr old Russian Blue with golden eyes. We love to canoodle endlessly. Or I’m somewhere watching a mixologist work their magic, I’m a huge crafted cocktail connoisseur. I also enjoy traveling especially to London, it’s kind of my second home. However, most of my days consist of cat mom duties and tending to my plants.

Genesis Patino

Co-Front office Manager

Genesis has been a part of the Bixby Animal Clinic team since 2020. She is known to bring the goo...

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Genesis Patino

Co-Front office Manager

Genesis has been a part of the Bixby Animal Clinic team since 2020. She is known to bring the good energy to Bixby. Her favorite thing about working at an animal clinic is every day is a new day to learn something different in vet medicine. She’s a huge animal lover and proud dog mom to 7 Bichon Frisés and 1 Great Dane. One of Genesis's greatest accomplishments is receiving a gold medal in the Mexican Olympics. Her years of training for the Olympics led her to be disciplined, hard-working, and a go-getter. These traits help her tremendously as she assists in co-managing the front. When she’s not working, Genesis loves to power lift and spend time with her family.

Wendy Gomez

Lead Dr. Assistant

My name is Wendy Gomez, I’ve been in the animal field for about 15 years. I’ve been here at Bixby...

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Wendy Gomez

Lead Dr. Assistant

My name is Wendy Gomez, I’ve been in the animal field for about 15 years. I’ve been here at Bixby Animal Clinic for close to 2 years. I am a Lead Doctors Assistant, I was born and raised in Long Beach. I have my furry baby (not so baby anymore) Diesel a 13-year-old American Pit Bull. He’s the sweetest dog in the world and I love him so much. He was the one that pushed me to work in this field, I’ve always loved pets. I love to help them when I can, I love to inform owners of the importance of vaccines, spay and neutering your animal and of course the importance of the all the horrible diseases your pet can get. In my spare time I love to hang out with my children and husband, as well as friends and family.