Dr. Jenna Cooper is from Orange County and grew up with a home full of pets. She went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a major in Animal Science and graduated from Massey University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
When she graduated, she wanted to be able to handle any situation so she took a position at an emergency and specialty hospital and worked her way into one of the top facilities in West Los Angeles where she was an associate for 7 years before moving back to private practice in Orange County at OC Veterinary Medical Center for four years.
Being in these positions has provided her the knowledge and skills to provide top of the line care here at Banderas Pet Hospital.
She believes continued learning is an on-going commitment to her career and she is an active member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association. She attends clinics and regular seminars every year.
Dr. Cooper has a strong belief in prevention of disease and advocates always for the best care for your ‘pet kids’. Today preventing health conditions before they occur is the best medicine.
Accidents and illness still occur, and when they do, she is highly trained in emergency and critical care to keep you from needing a trip to the emergency after-hours hospital- keeping all of your pets health records and care in one place when possible.
Dr. Cooper and her husband, Daniel, have two clever daughters – Kate and Holland, and two dogs – Samantha and Odin.
The “Pet Kids”: Samantha, is a rescue husky-shepherd cross from Canada- she smiles when she is in trouble and allows the kids to dress her in scarves and tutus on a regular basis.
Odin is a Rottweiler, affectionately referred to as ‘odin-weiler, happy-weiler, hungry-weiler and when he is in trouble ‘no-din’ who can be seen looking after the children like something out of the ‘Good Dog Carl’ books.
Practice Manager & Lead Technician
Allie graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 with a Bachelors in History. She then decided to change directions and took an entry level position working in the kennels at a local veterinary clinic. In 2011 she joined the Banderas Pet Hospital team where her ability to learn new skills quickly and her passion for veterinary medicine helped her advance at a fast pace. She received her CVA certification a couple years later and continued to take an interest in every aspect of how a successful veterinary hospital functions. Today, Allie is an efficient manager and skilled technician.
Allie spends her free time with her husband and pets, Boots, an American Pitbull Terrier, Lilo, a Labrador-Pitbull mix, and her Quarter Horse, Molly.
Lead Receptionist & Nutrition Specialist
Toni made a career change in 2000 to follow her passion and began a career in a veterinary hospital. In 2008 she joined the team at Banderas Pet Hospital and received certification in Veterinary Nutritional Education.
Toni shares her home with her 3 dogs, Bella & Ruby, Kind Charles Cavaliers, and Koa, a Blue Merle Sheltie
Technician & Groomer
Jenny majored in Animal Science and Management at UC Davis. She began her career in veterinary medicine in 2005, and joined the Banderas Pet Hosptial team in 2012. Jenny quickly advanced to the position of Technician through fast paced on the job training. Today, she is a reliable technician and an invaluable team member, efficient in all positions, including Technician, Groomer, Receptionist, Kennel Attendant, Kennel Manager, and Administrative Assistant.
Jenny spends her free time with her husband and dog, Phoebe, a Dachshund mix.
After graduating high school Victoria’s love for animals led her to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She hoined our team at Banderas Pet Hospital in the summer of 2015 and looks forward to continuing her education in animal science and care.
Victoria shares her home with her 4 feline pet kids: Vader, Luke, Kristie, and Roxy.
Rachel recently graduated from San Clemente High School and is considering a career in veterinary medicine. She joined the Banderas Pet Hospital family in the Spring of 2017 as one of our kennel attendants. Her obvious love of animals and her unbridled excitement whenever a Pug enters the building makes her a great addition to our family. She is quickly learning how to best provide our boarding dogs and cats with the care, love, and compassion they need while they are away from home.
Rachel is the "pet mom" of a cuddly cat named Lenny, and is hoping to add a Pug to her family soon!
Lori is our newest addition to the Banderas Pet Hospital family. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and began a career as a teacher, though her love for animals never subsided. Recently, she joined our team where her patience, compassion and hard work ensures our furry friends are always safe and happy!
Lori's "pet kids" are Roscoe, a Pitbull Mix, and Lucky, a Beagle.