Dr. Janet Berens DVM ABVP (Avian)- Dr. Berens has been practicing veterinary medicine since she graduated from the Texas A&M University in 1981. She became interested in avian and exotic pets after some time working with a well know Avian specialist. As her love grew, she knew that it was only a matter of time before she was able to complete her studies and become certified in Avian Practice. In 2000 Dr. Berens and her husband Dr. Ehrenberg bought the West Valley Pet Clinic and have been able to maintain the local small town vet in the big city setting. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her family, her dog Duke, baking and Dixieland jazz. Recently she has developed an interest in Ham radios and is a licensed operator.
Richard King (practice manager) Richard has worked in the veterinary field for 27 years. He has worked for both small animal (day practices) and for large referral centers (surgical and emergency practice). He does not have any pets of his own so that he can be able to be there for yours. Richard has a 21 year old daughter and loves spending time with her when she want to. I like to play pool and is getting into photography. He does not have any pets at home so that means he can pay special care to yours when they come in.
Naomi Nguyen- Naomi has worked in the veterinary field for 2 years and is studying to be a veterinary technician at Pierce College. She has a love of animals that started at an early age and still loves meeting all the different pets that walk through the doors at West Valley Pet Clinic on a daily basis. When not at work Naomi along with her boyfriend have a fur family of 2 dogs, (Tom and Barry) and 2 cats named Khan and Winry. She enjoys good music and food when not working at the hospital.
Vanessa Ramirez- Gyulyan – Has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years. Vanessa is also studying Veterinary technology at Pierce College. She and her wife Lousine share their home with a terrier named Harvey Dent and a cat named Selina Kyle. When not at home she keeps her love of dance that she got in high school as an activity along with going to the movies and spending time with the rest of her 2 legged family.
Jessica Franklin - Jessica has worked for the WVPC for about a year now and before that in the field for about 1.5 years. She enjoys working with the wide array of animals seen at the WVPC and learning new things. She really enjoys working with and learning more about our feathered friends. Jessica is very close to her Grandparents, her 2 brothers and 2 nephews. Jessica lives with her Marine boyfriend and a cat she rescued from another clinic, 2 senior cats and a chihuahua. When not at work she is an avid baker, enjoys swimming and feeling the wind in her hair on the back of a Harley.
Kevin Dinh – Kevin has work at WVPC for over a year and has been in the field for about 5 years. He studied at the Agriculture University of Saigon before coming to America. Kevin has a special talent for caring for the pets that need to stay in the hospital for treatment or to be hospitalized. He has 2 boys and several kids that have fur and walk on all fours. When he is not working at WVPC he likes to go to the movies, do some fishing or some traveling.
Paul Davidson – Paul has worked here for over 2 years. He enjoys working with the all the pets, clients and staff. He is very good at handling birds and pocket pets. Paul lives with his wife Mumtaz and 3 kids Roxanne, Sophia and Sean. He also has 2 cats that rule the house. In his time away from work he like spend time with his family, do some garden or go fishing.
Alex Venta – Alex has been working in the veterinary field for 4 years and is studying to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys working with the exotic pets that are seen at WVPC. Alex shares her home with her boyfriend Shane, 3 year old son Sean, cat named Snarky and 3 snakes. When she is not at work she likes spending time with family, going to concerts and spending time out doors.
Lisa Reichmeister – Lisa is a native Californian that has grown up with cats and dogs her whole life and has worked in the field for 12 years. She currently live with her boyfriend and 2 cats. Lisa enjoys getting a chance to see all the exotic pets and dogs and cats. When she is not in the office she enjoys reading, gardening and camping.