MEET OUR TEAM
LEE A. CALSYN, DVM, MS
TODD CALSYN, VMD
TONY EBLING, VMD
MEREDITH RETTINGER, DVM
BRETT DRAYTON, DVM
ODELIA BOUGANIM, DVM
ALLISON PANG, DVM
JD CALSYN, VMD, DACVIM
JASON BALARA, DVM, DACVS
BVSc, MVS, FANZCVS, DACVIM
SKIP LAROCHE, MBA
Skip was a client at Laurel Pet Hospital before he started working here. He initially started as a consultant to see how he could improve the workflow of LPH before being offered a full-time position as Hospital Administrator.
Skip received his BA in History from the College of William and Marry, an MA in History from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Duke University
On his free time, Skip enjoys traveling, going to the gym, and spending time with friends.
HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
Los Angeles native, Erik grew up around various farm animals in Michoacán, Mexico, which sparked his current vegan lifestyle. Once back in the United States, he gained experience working with diverse reptiles, insects, and marine life. Those experiences led to him pursuing a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology, Wildlife Science, Zoology and is currently attending school to obtain his BFA in Photography. Erik also has special training in management as well as customer service and conflict resolution.
During his free time, Erik enjoys days at the beach, hiking, discovering wildlife in their natural habitat, road trips, and traveling.
CASSIE BURNS, CVA
CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER
Originally from Lompoc, CA (in the Santa Barbara area), Cassie worked in the veterinary field for four years prior to moving to Los Angeles. Cassie has been in the Veterinary field for over 10 years and has worked as a reception manager for 4 years prior to coming to LPH. Cassie graduated from Santa Barbara City College, Cosmetology Academy in 2007, but changed gears and went to receive a Certificate in Veterinary Assistant from Penn Foster in 2011.
Cassie has an eight-year-old-son named Rio who loves coloring, playing basketball, and cuddles with their pit bull, Cookie. Cassie loves spending time with her family, watching movies, going to the beach, and dancing.
CHINA S., RVT
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES