Our Support Staff
Meghan Correa has been with San Jose Animal Hospital since 1993, and is our most valued senior staff member. She has lived in California for a majority of her life and has had a love of animals since childhood. Her own pets include two cats, Yoda and Howie, and three dogs (Coco, Bane, and Mannie). When not working, she enjoys running. She has been in three half marathons.
Chris Gonzales has been a part of San Jose Animal Hospital since 2003. He loves every part of what he does because animals are so important to him. He has a special "demon cat" named Pepper. In his free time he enjoys cheering on the Boston Bruins, going to heavy metal concerts, taking his daughter to basketball games, and lifting weights.
Baba Jabraeili, RVT
Baba Jabraeili has been part of San Jose Animal Hospital since 2005. He obtained his veterinary technician licensing in Iran back in 1991 and became a U.S. Registered Veterinary Technician with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2007. He first worked in Chicago for 3 years before moving to California. He enjoys hands-on work such as dental cleanings, radiographs, placing IV catheters, and running lab work. He lives with his wife, Carmen, a registered "human" nurse, and has two sons, Bronsin and Brayan, as well as a Chihuahua named Happy. When not working, he enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, ping-pong, listening to music, and traveling.
Kristen is a graduate from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. Previous to San Jose Animal Hospital, she has worked as a vet assistant in multiple hospitals the Bay Area. In the future, Kristen plans to complete testing to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has recently married and now has a son as well as two cats (Torpedo and Oliver), and a dog named Phoenix. Kristen loves kayaking, scuba diving, reading, and has plans to visit every national park in America.
Crisanta is currently attending De Anza College and will soon be transferring to a four-year college to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Finance. Crisanta lives with her family and boyfriend (Andy) here in San Jose. Crisanta has three dogs (Peanut, Akuma, and Sobe) and a cat named Guillermo T'Challa. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, eating out, and traveling.
Luis comes to us after working eight years as a receptionist in the human health field. As an easy-going guy, he enjoys working with everyone at the practice. In his spare time, Luis enjoys gardening, painting and interior decorating when he’s not working out. He also enjoys quality time with family and friends and vacationing whenever time permits. Luis has no animals at this time, but does share custody of a miniature pinscher (Enkil) and loves dog sitting for his friends.
Irene is a recent graduate of San Jose State University, earning a degree in Biology. She hopes to one day become a veterinarian and make animals as happy as they have made her. When she’s not around animals at San Jose Animal Hospital, she cares for her own Tibetan Terrier (Moo Moo) and cat (Zoltan). Irene enjoys arts and crafts, planning adventures with friends, and being outdoors in her spare time.
Jeevan Sidhu has been a part of San Jose Animal Hospital since 2013, starting as a receptionist working his way to veterinary assistant. He is currently attending Carrington College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Jeevan and his fiancé (Natalie) own three dogs: a German Shepherd (Rocky), a Tibetan Terrier (Ella), and a Maltese-Mix (Junior). In his spare time, Jeevan enjoys watching movies, spending time with his family and fiancé and is a big fan of the Denver Broncos - although he doesn't know why.
Tiffany, born and raised in San Jose, recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a concentration in Physiology. Tiffany has been a part of San Jose Animal Hospital since 2014, working her way through the ranks from volunteer to kennel assistant to receptionist. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, hang out with her dog (Po), a Dachshund/Labrador mix, and her cat (Tatertot), and enjoys long walks to the fridge. Tiffany recently obtained her National EMT Certification, and though she is unsure about her future career plans, she has a passion for the medical field (both human and animal).
Sharon has been a receptionist at San Jose Animal Hospital since 2005. She loves working at the practice and loves making a difference in the lives of the pets that walk through our doors. She is married, with one daughter and three grandchildren, and she also has cats and a dog. She loves quilting and gardening. Little known fact, as a child, she used to have a fear of cats and dogs!
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Brittney is a graduate from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. She is currently in the process of applying to veterinary school with hopes to become a small and exotic animal veterinarian. Starting as a receptionist in 2016, Brittney has since worked to become a veterinary assistant at San Jose Animal Hospital due to her passion for hands-on work with animals and interests in surgery. Her interests include hiking, watching Netflix, and eating a lot of noodles.
Julia French works as both a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She is currently finishing a Bachelor's Degree in Ecology and Conservation. She hopes to later attend veterinary school and become an equine vet. Julia has had many animals throughout her life, including: dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, salt-water fish, and reptiles.
A resident of the Bay Area for over 22 years, Marcella loves to serve her community with great customer service through her passion for animals and interactions with clients. Marcella and her husband Chris have two boys - Carlos and Nathan - a Labrador Retriever named Marley, and two cats - Mama and Sammy. In her free time, Marcella loves going to Disneyland, taking Marley on walks, and spending quality time with her family.
Brian, a man of many talents, has had 15 years of experience in customer service in many varying fields including: Corporate, Retail, Sales, and many more. He is currently living in San Jose with his husband (Jason), daughter (Kaily), and four dogs (Jake, Kai, Oreo, and Missy). In his spare time, Brian likes to spend as much time as he can with his family.
Born and raised in San Jose, Linda has worked at two different boarding kennels over the span of 11 years. Linda enjoys pet-sitting, dog walking, gardening, cooking, fitness, water sports, dirt bikes, and mixed martial arts. She owns two mixed-breed dogs (Harley and Hogan), doves, finches, geckos, and Jeffrey the turtle. Linda also has rescued and rehabbed four strays. In her free time, Linda is a Crossfit Coach/Trainer for Crossfit San Jose. Though Linda has since moved to Gilroy, she is committed to her work here at San Jose Animal Hospital, keeping the people and animals healthy or getting them there!
Alex has been a part of the San Jose Animal Hospital staff since 2013. Alex has a passion for animals, especially cats as he and his mom work closely with a local rescue group that rescues, fosters, and fixes abandoned and stray cats. Alex has one cat (Rachel), who is smart and helps socialize the kittens that his mom fosters. Alex's interests include computer technology, digital arts, as well as animal and earth sciences.
Carlos is a recent graduate of St. Francis High School and is currently attending Evergreen Community College, planning to later transfer to a CSU and become a firefighter. His hobbies include playing and coaching basketball and taking his dog Marley out on walks.
Ellen completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry at Santa Clara University. While she remains passionate about biochemistry, pharmacology, and scientific research, Ellen says that nursing animals and helping their human parents is her calling. She shares her home with a snow-corn snake named DC, two geriatric Siamese mix cats named Wobblet and Yum Yum, and a rambunctious kitten named Squirrel who walks on leash, plays fetch, and sits for treats.
Therese is a South Bay area native and currently lives in South San Jose. She has two pets: a dog named Samson and a cat named Simba. Therese enjoys playing video games during her free time and often travels to the East Coast to visit family.
A Bay Area native, Kat is the newest addition to the San Jose Animal Hospital family. Before becoming a veterinary receptionist, Kat was a licensed cosmetologist for 5 years. Though she still free-lances in cosmetology, Kat decided she needed a change of pace and after owning animals her entire life, decided to work in a field in which she could help out the furrier members of society stay healthy. Kat has one dog, a Wire Haired Terrier named Finn and lives in San Jose with her loving husband.
Stormy Gonzales has been with San Jose Animal Hospital for many years, after being abandoned at our front door with a skin infection. He has slowly worked his way up the ranks to become Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the company. He routinely greets clients, both in the lobby and in the exam rooms. He is overweight and diabetic but is also the life of the party and has a care-free attitude.
Baby Kitty is a 7-year-old female, left at our back door 6 years ago, suffering from a severely injured leg that needed amputation. She has been here ever since. She's free to roam the hospital as she chooses, but generally prefers to stay in the kennel area, having become "institutionalized" over the years.
Cakes is a 2 year-old female who was abandoned at our hospital doors as a kitten along with two of her siblings. While both of her other siblings went to other homes, Cakes was diagnosed with serious a intestinal disorder and was hospitalized for over a month. During her recovery, the staff fell in love with her and she has a been a resident of the hospital ever since. She loves to hide behind the refridgerator in the back and stare down the hallway at all the commotion that goes on in our dental and treatment areas.