Focusing on high quality veterinary care, communication, and a commitment to compassion.
Since he can remember Dr. Ransom has always been a passionate advocate for animals. This passion and dedication to our four-legged friends led him down the long path towards becoming a veterinarian. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school Dr. Ransom served in a number of different roles including as a board member for the non-profit organization Wee Companions Small Animal Adoptions Inc., as a clinical instructor of veterinary medicine, as a senior veterinarian at a local animal shelter, and as a dedicated small animal private practitioner. His primary interests include surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine.
He has travelled extensively through Central and South America providing volunteer veterinary services to underserved communities in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, and Columbia. He has also volunteered with Maui Humane Society in Hawaii, and the Humane Society of the United States Rural Area Veterinary Services in South Dakota providing free services to areas that otherwise wouldn’t have access to veterinary care.
When he isn’t seeing his patients and clients at Katie’s PET DEPOT in La Verne Dr. Ransom enjoys spending time with his fiancé and their four dogs. He is a self-admitted “tech geek” who loves staying current on the cutting edge of technology especially when it can help keep his patients healthy. He also enjoys travelling, editing videos of his experiences, and writing.
Sabrina | Client Services Coordinator
Sabrina started working in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician in 2014. She graduated from Mt. San Antonio College in 2016 with an Associates in Veterinary Technology and a certificate in Animal Fundamentals. Sabrina has two daughters that are a year apart. She recently rejoined the industry after a brief hiatus as a stay at home mother. She has one dog, Raja, who she has had since he was only 2 weeks old. Now, Raja is nearly 10 years old. Sabrina married her high school sweetheart and they have been together for 11 years. When not at the hospital, Sabrina loves to spend time with her family.
Clients can feel comfortable coming to Sabrina with question or request. She is here to ensure every client has a great experience at our hospital!
Nikki | Registered Veterinary Technician
Nikki graduated from Carrington College in June 2014. She studied Veterinary technology during the 2 years she attented school. She now has her National Certification as a Registred Veterinary Technician and is working on her state certification. Caring for animals has always been a passion of hers since she can remember. Her interests include surgery and parisitology. In her spare time she loves to go hiking, foster animals, and hang out with her three dogs and two cats.
Darlene | Registered Veterinary Technician
Darlene began her journey in the veterinary field in 2008 where she began working in the kennel area and moved her way through all other areas of the hospital. She has experience in general practice, shelter medicine, as well as emergency medicine. In 2013, she attended an alternate route veterinary technical program in Lake Forest, CA. Darlene became a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician in 2017 when she passed her national and California state exam. She has a very special interest in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia and hopes to achieve a VTS in these areas. Darlene’s favorite part of working with companion animals is making sure they receive the utmost love and care while they are away from their families. Some of Darlene’s interests outside of work are spending time with her family and playing with her many pets at home.
Cristina | Veterinary Assistant
Cristina has known she wanted to work with animals since the age of five. Continuing her pursuit to work with animals, she found herself earning an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Platt College, graduating in 2016. In her spare time, Cristina enjoys spending time with friends and family.