Lauren (Practice Manager-CVPM)
grew up in Temecula, California. She has always had a love for
animals and began working as a veterinary assistant while attending
college. In 2009 Lauren graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a
Bachelor's degree in Zoology. She then moved to the Antelope Valley
when her husband began work at Edwards AFB and started working at
Lancaster Pet Clinic in January 2012. When Lauren isn't working at
Lancaster Pet Clinic she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and
spending time with her family, friends, and her Beagle, Wallace.
Ashley (Office Manager)
Ashley has worked at Lancaster Pet Clinic since September 2011, however she has worked with Dr. Greg and Dr. Leigh Gallegos since 2004. She has primarily worked in small animal hospitals and also has 2 years of experience with a large animal practice. Ashley has an AA in Business Management from AVC and an AS in Veterinary Technology from CVC in Texas. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and plans on testing to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the future. Ashley loves to be at the lake with her family and friends.
Sammy is originally from Glendale, California and moved to Lancaster 2 years ago. She joined the Lancaster Pet Clinic team in December of 2018 and enjoys working with both animals and people. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, arts and crafts and making people laugh. She also enjoys spending weekends with her family at home.
Laura (Veterinary Assistant)
Laura has always had a love for animals. After high school she began taking classes to become a teacher, then worked as a Pre-school teacher shortly after. Laura taught for several years but then decided she wanted to work with animals. Laura has worked as a veterinary assistant since 2007 and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2008. She began working at Lancaster Pet Clinic in January 2012. Laura loves helping pets and wants to continue her education in the veterinary field; she is especially interested in Ultrasonography for animals. Laura enjoys spending time with her friends and family; both human and furry.
Andrea (Veterinary Assistant)
Andrea grew up in the Antelope Valley and obtained a Veterinary Assistant course certificate. She is now pursuing her goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Andrea's furry family includes her cats Athena, Apollo, and Lucius, her German shepherd, Deebo, and her Fenchies, Bruce and Autumn. Andrea started working at Lancaster Pet Clinic in March 2013 and loves how everyday is different in the veterinary field.
Leah (Veterinary Assistant)
Leah is an Antelope Valley native and after leaving Palmdale for a few years for schooling she decided to come back to the AV to settle down and be close to her friends and family. Leah has been in the veterinary field as both a receptionist and veterinary assistant since 2010. When Leah is not working she enjoys snowboarding, dirt biking, going on trips to the river and cuddling with her beloved dogs Cookay and Tommy.
Emma (Veterinary Assistant)
Emma came to Lancaster in November 2018 with her husband and dog Charlie after spending 5 years in Mississippi. She originates from the beautiful state of Arizona. She has always been drawn to the animal field, starting with volunteering at a horse stable, then working for 3 years in an animal clinic, and lastly working at a boarding/grooming facility before moving to California. Emma hopes to continue learning more about animals and to one day become a registered veterinary technician.
Jennifer (Veterinary Assistant)
Jennifer moved to Palmdale 4 years ago. Ever since she was little, she knew she wanted to work with animals. She has been working in the animal field for over 8 years. She currently has 4 dogs, Susy, Bam Bam, Jupiter and Chiquita, and a cat named Nina. She joined the Lancaster Pet Clinic team in January of 2019. During her free time she enjoys traveling.
Vanessa (Veterinary Assistant)
Vanessa grew up in Santa Clarita and moved to Lancaster 3 years ago. She has always had a love for animals, and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the animal field since she was little. Vanessa has been working in the animal field for about 13 years and hopes to one day start her own rescue for senior animals, so they don't have to spend their last days in a shelter. When shes not working, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her fur babies and family.
Tawnie (Veterinary Assistant)
Tawnie moved to Lancaster in September of 2019 from Prescott, Arizona. Originally from Las Vegas, Tawnie moved to Prescott when she was 13 years old. She has always had a passion for animals, especially horses. She has 2 Akitas, Tia Mae and Kuma, who love to go on hikes with her. She has worked as a veterinary assistant for the last 5 years and is currently going to school to become an RN. In her free time, Tawnie enjoys hiking (she especially loves waterfalls and caves), rock climbing, camping, shooting and fishing.
Marisol (Animal Care Giver)
Marisol started working at Lancaster Pet Clinic in the spring of 2017. She grew up in the Antelope Valley where her family always welcomed the presence of rescues and bully breeds in particular. She has helped injured and and abandoned wildlife since she was very young and hopes to help open a rescue with her sister.
Our Resident FurBabies
Night Fury was found as a very tiny kitten by one of our employees. He was believed to have followed her cat home and was clearly in need of a family and medical attention. The LPC team nourished him back to full health. He formed a very special bond with some of our staff members and enjoys daily kisses and lounging on the office chairs. He was named after the animated character “Toothless” who is a night fury dragon, because of his feisty personality, yellow eyes and black coat.
Sheldon & Penny
Sheldon & Penny were found on the side of the road with mama cat nowhere to be found and brought in by one of our clients. We were happy to take them in and give them the medical attention they needed. These two little babies had a terrible virus that infected their eyes so badly that Sheldon's right eye and both of Penny's eyes had to be removed. Thanks to our very own surgeon, Dr. Leigh, they went through the surgeries with flying colors and have grown up to be healthy, happy cats. Our entire staff fell in love with these kittens. Sheldon is quite the boy cat always causing mischief, he is an attention hog, while Penny is calm, quiet and very sweet. She moves around the hospital like she can still see and surprises us daily with her independence.