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.&nb

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. 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


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

Dr. Cindy Wade

Veterinarian (enjoying retirement since 2022)

Update: After 22 years at NHAH and over 40 years of practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Wade has retired and is thoroughly treasuring all of the memories.


Pharmacy Assistant

Brigitte comes to us with invaluable experience in the veterinary field. She has her B.S. in Biology, and very interested in Medicinal Chemistry, which makes her a perfect fit for our Pharmacy Assistant position.


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.