Providing Quality Care to Furry Family Members Since 1981
Lake Balboa Veterinary Care started out as a small clinic originally named the Dog & Cat Spay Neuter Clinic in October 1981. As the humble name suggests, we began by providing the basic services of spaying and neutering dogs and cats in order to provide an effective means of population control and help keep the number of homeless animals in shelters to a minimum. We have expanded our medical services slowly and recently moved into our current larger location. Although the practice has grown from a handful of clients to many more over the years, we remain committed to the founder’s original guiding philosophy: to provide compassionate and humane care for our patients and their owners.
Karin joined the team in 1990. She has since become the indispensable heart of our practice. Although she started as a veterinary technician, Karin slowly transitioned into an office manager role as our clients were naturally drawn to her bright personality, patient ear, and affable smile. Karin is a tireless multi-tasking master and these days you will often find her checking in one patient, checking out another, and handling an urgent call from a distressed pet parent—all without missing a beat. Due to her deep love for science and a passion for medicine, Karin studied Animal Science at Pierce College and earned a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from CSU Northridge. Karin enjoys spending quality family time with her husband, and daughter while caring for her pack of two dogs and three cats.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Alexa is a graduate from Stanbridge University where she earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2019. She has always had a passion working with animals and is now living that dream taking care of animals, no matter how big or small. In Alexa’s free time, she loves dancing away in Zumba class, spending time with her family, boyfriend, and friends and playing with her adorable Pomeranian named Meili.
Anush is a graduate of Los Angeles Pierce College's Veterinary Science program. She was motivated to work in this field because of her passion for animals. She has three wonderful pets: Hanna (a senior Dachshund/Beagle mix), Oden (a senior Dachshund), and Sparky (a yellow-bellied slider). She has a soft spot for senior animals, all Dachshunds, and patterned scrubs.
Kailyn is a full time student who has been with the team for almost 2 years. She has a passion for science and looks forward to a career in the medical field. Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, she volunteered weekly at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital neonatal unit assisting families. She enjoys helping people, their pets, and cuddling with animals, especially kittens.