Jacobo Balairon

I have always loved animals and felt most happy when surrounded by nature, at school biology and science were always my preferred subjects so Veterinary medicine became the only profession that would truly interest me. During my school years I dived deep into wildlife medicine working for the Zoo of Madrid, volunteering at numerous Wildlife [...]

Carlos Cuervo

My love for animals goes back to when I was 12 years old, as I witnessed for the first time how my beloved Labrador, Kimba, gave birth to 8 precious puppies. My mom and I bottle fed two of the tiniest ones until they grew stronger and healthier. From that moment on, I knew I [...]

Enrique Landa

I was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Venezuela where I graduated from the Central University of Venezuela and then completed an internship in internal medicine. I have been a part of the Primary Care Team since 2015 and I feel blessed to have enjoyed the company of dozens of dogs and cats. [...]

Cara Nguyen

My interest in animals, nature and the sciences began during my early childhood days as I watched a television program called Nature with my family during dinnertime. The beauty, science, and wonders of nature I have seen on this television program not only fascinated me, but also ignited my curiosity to explore the animal diversity [...]

Natalie Magallanes

Dr Natalie Magallanes is the newest addition to the PCAH team. She is a California native and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University in 2016. She has a special interest in internal medicine and is passionate about strengthening the human-animal bond. A true animal fanatic, Dr Magallanes and her husband live [...]

Laurel Nakata

Dr. Laurel Nakata is a Long Beach born and raised native. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts after finishing up her clinical year at Colorado State University. After graduating, Dr. Nakata returned back to Colorado where she went on to complete her internship at a small animal emergency hospital. [...]

Maria Tellez

Primary Care Animal Hospital is pleased to welcome our newest addition to our veterinarian team, Dr. Maria Tellez! Dr. Maria has graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has pursued her veterinary career in Long Beach, California by interning with our hospital since June of 2022. Her unwavering passion for animals blossomed when she [...]

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