Dr. Kevin Ashbran

Veterinarian, Owner

I grew up in Glendora, CA where I worked at a small animal hospital in Covina over the summers while going to UCSD for a bachelor degree in general biology. While working with Dr.

Dr. Sarah Wind

Veterinarian, Owner

My parents tell a story about me when I was in elementary school, telling my teacher I would grow up to be a veterinarian.  I have always loved animals (to my mother's displeasure when it came to snakes!). So, it should come as no surprise as I chose veterinary medicine as my career. 

Dr. Mary Sebzda

Veterinarian, Reproduction Specialist

How I became a veterinarian: I think it had something to do with my dad saying "that girl's going to be a vet", every time he saw me light up in the presence of a dog, cat, calf, lamb, piglet, tank of fish, etc.

Dr. Chris Bates


I always have loved animals and knew from a very young age that I would be working with animals as a career. However, I didn't quite know in what capacity when I was little.

Dr. Renee Owen


I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. Even before I can remember, my Mom tells me that I wandered towards any dog I saw at the park. I was always sneaking lizards, baby birds, and the occasional stray kitten home, and trying to "save" them.

Dr. Cindy Wade


I grew up in coastal Northern California and the west coast of Canada. I was the typical teen age girl-horse crazy. I was fortunate to have a mentor who trained horses for the Queen and was stable manager for both the British and Canadian 3 day Olympics teams.

Dr. Jennifer Osborne


Dr. Jennifer Osborne is a Northern California native. She began her journey into veterinary medicine at the age of 15. She initially started by working as a kennel attendant in a veterinary practice, then moved up to a veterinary assistant prior to going to college.

Dr. Mark McDaniel


I was born in Cerritos, California and was raised in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was in the 8th grade. For my undergraduate career, I attended Cal Poly Pomona and received a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science.

Dr. Claire Akashi


I am an Orange County native who developed a love for animals by watching countless hours of Animal Planet at an early age. I volunteered at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific for four years, and soon after began working at an animal hospital.


Registered Veterinary Technician/Practice Manager

Cassidy has been with us since 2006. She started as a kennel attendant and worked her way up to veterinary assistant before she went to school to become an RVT. Today, Cassidy is our hospital manager and is such a great support for our team.


Registered Veterinary Technician / Inventory Manager

Dawn has been with us since 1978 and she has been a great value to our team since then. She has worn many hats during our time with us, from RVT to Operations manager, and now she works hard as our inventory manager.


Practice Manager

Erica has been with us since 2018. Erica is such a hard working employee, and sets such a great example for our staff. She transitioned from Lead Kennel Attendant to Practice Management in a very short time because of her work ethic.


Practice Manager

Gina has been here since 2021. She is has a lot of experince working in the veterinary field, and a wonderful addition to our team. Gina is excited to work with our clients and patients to help make their visit with us the best it can be.



Jeanie has been with us since 1998. She came to Newport Harbor Animal Hospital one summer to help the administration team and could not leave after the summer was over. She has always considered the staff like family.

Jessica C.

Pharmacy Assistant

Jessica has been with us since 2001. She loves that we all work so great as a team and that her coworkers are so helpful and she considers the team a part of her family. When Jessica is not at work, she loves spending time with her kids, antique shopping, camping with family and sewing.



Melinda has been with us since 2002. She helps with various administrative needs including payroll. Melinda has always loved working here because she says she loves the staff, being around the animals and being a part of the team.


Media Relations

Stephanie has been with us since 2009. She started as a receptionist and then took over our media relations, social media and marketing. Stephanie is an amazing photographer and loves taking pictures of our patients.

Aleshia K.

Kennel Attendant

Aleshia is a wonderful addition to our team, and is so great with our patients and boarders. She has always been an animal lover, and wanted to work in the veterinary field. Her goal is to give the absolute best care to the pets in our care, and continues learning new things daily.


Kennel Attendant

Adriana has been with us since 2021. She has always wanted to work in a veterinary hospital simply beause she loves all animals, and wants to become a veterinary technician.

Abigail G.

Kennel Attendant

Abigail comes to us with a great passion for all animals, and working towards being a Registered Veterinary Technician in her fututre. She has a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources which we find facinating.


Kennel Attendant

Andrea has been with us since 2022. Her goal is to become a veterinarian and currently has her B.S. in Animal Biology. Andrea is excited about working here to get more hands on experience, and learning as much about the veterinary field as possible.


Kennel Attendant

Edward has been with us since 2012. He loves caring for the animals and they all love him just as much. Edward likes being able to help the veterinary assistants so he can continue to learn new skills. When Edward is not at work, he enjoys music production and sound design.


Kennel Attendant

Fernando has been with us since 2009 as a kennel attendant. Fernando is one of our assistants who also does overnights with our boarders and hospitalized patients.


Kennel Attendant

Jocelyn is a wonderful addition to our family, and so compassionate with our patients and boarders. We knew the moment we met her that she was the perfect fit by the way she wanted so badly to help care for our sick patients, and expressed that it was her lifes dream to work with animals.


Kennel Attendant

Isai is a wonderful addition to our team, with very valuable knowledge. He has his A.S. in DMs, and working on graduating as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2024.


Kennel Attendant

Layla is a wonderful addition to the Newport Harbor family and team. She enjoys working closely with our patients, boarders and clients and they are quickly creating close bonds with her as well.


Kennel Attendant

We are so proud to have Lizette on our team, as she has a great love for all animals and her care for them is extraordinary. She is an Animal Health Science major, with a goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.


Client Service Representative

Anastasia has been with us since 2021. She loves all kinds of animals, and excited to learn all that she can working withour team. She was drawn to our hospital because she loves all that we offer to our clients, and felt welcomed immediately by the staff.


Client Service Representative/Technician Assistant

Brandon comes to us with very valuable experience, and we could not be happier to have him as part of our family. His outgoing personality and passion for animal care is exactly what we look for in a staff member.


Client Service Representative

Frankie has been with us since 2021. She is so outgoing, friendly, and such a great adition to our family. She is a nurturer, so people really gravitate to her instantly, and feel very comfortable with her.


Lead Client Service Representative

Kamilah has been with us since 2021. She has experience in the veterinary hospital field, and a much valued addition to our team. She wanted to work for our hospital, because she had heard great things about us, and wanted to work for a place that she would trust with her own pets.


Client Services Representative

Jennifer is a valuable addition to our team, as she comes with quite a few years of experience in all areas of a veterinary hospital. She was drawn to our hospital because of the friendly environment, and the many services we provide.


Client Services Representative

Melissa has been with us since 2021. She has a passion for working with animals, and looking forward to learning all that she can here at our hospital.


Client Service Representative

Samira has been with us since 2021. She came to work with us because she has a love for animals, and a drive to pursue the field of veterinary medicine. Samira's father was a veterinarian while she was growing up, so she is very familiar with what it takes to work in a practice.


Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa has been with us since 2021. Alyssa is always smiling and loves her job here at Newport Harbor Animal Hospital. She loves all animals, and you can clearly see that when she interacts with our patients.


Veterinary Assistant

Brittney has been with us since 2015. She loves the bond that she gets to create with our clients and their pets. Brittney started working here right after she got her Associates in Animal Science. When Brittney is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, pets and her friends.


Veterinary Assistant

Carla has earned her Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology and will soon become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She also holds an additional degree in Liberal Arts. She is extremely smart and great with our patients and clients.


Veterinary Assistant

Chloe comes to us with her B.S in Veterinary Science, and very helpful experience. She's excited to work with us because she looks forward to learning more skills, and expanding her knowledge so she can make a difference in our patients lives.


Registered Veterinary Technician / Lead Surgical Technician

Debbie has been with us since 2015 and hs been an amazing surgical tech. Debbie's favorite thing about working here are the clients, patients and our team. She loves that we all have the same goal, excellent patient care.


Veterinary Assistant

Emme has been with us since 2022. She has a B.S. in Zoology, and experience as a veterinary assistant. She had heard that our veterinarians and staff practice quality medicine, and that we have a very supportive team.


Veterinary Assistant

Erika has been with us since 2020. She is such a hard worker, compassionate with our clients and patients, and just a wonderful addition to our team. Erika is enjoying learning new things, and loves how everyone here works as a team.


Veterinary Assistant

Grant has been with us since 2015. He values being a part of the team, learning new skills and time management. Grant has the best sense of humor and often has the hospital in tears of laughter. When Grant is not at work, he loves watching movies and listening to music.


Veterinary Assistant

Hannah has been with us since 2022. She comes to us with a lot of experience, and excited to work in a large practice with our nine veterinarians. She loves that we are a hard working team, and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the veterinary field.


Technician Assistant

Kylie is such a wonderful addition to our family, and so great with our patients. She comes to us with vast experience, and a true natural with animals. Kylie was drawn to our hospital because loves that the staff is so friendly, helpful, and that the owners treat the staff so well.


Veterinary Assistant

Nhi has been with us since 2022. She comes to us with veterinary assistant experience, and really excited to work in a large state of the art hospital with all of our doctors. She also loves that the staff is so friendly and welcoming.