Dr. Albasan graduated from Veterinary School in Turkey. Then he enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Minnesota. After completing his MSc and PhD degrees in Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Albasan continued working with his mentors Drs Carl Osborn and Jody Lulich.
At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Albasan, along with his mentors, designed and implemented many clinical and experimental studies on urolithiasis. Application of laser lithotripsy and its comparison with cystotomy published in JAVMA are among the first clinical studies in the field of non-invasive treatment of uroliths in dogs. Dr. Albasan has a number of publications, including the discovery of in vitro urinary crystal formation in prestigious scientific journals as well as books. He presented a variety of his research findings at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum meetings.
Dr. Albasan has special interests in veterinary nephrology and urology as well as internal medicine, including acute kidney diseases, kidney failure, holmium laser lithotripsy, ectopic ureter, cystoscopy, voiding hydrouropulsion, urethral stent, peritoneial and hemodialysis, etc,. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology (ASVNU) as well as a committee member of ASVNU Research Committee. Dr. Albasan recently enrolled in the Hemodialysis Academy.
PET DEPOT Veterinary Group is extremely excited to have Dr. Albasan join our team as Medical Director, and to share Dr. Albasan’s high-quality medicine and excellent customer care to our neighborhood’s residents & their pets!
Darlene | Registered Veterinary Technician
Darlene began her journey in the veterinary field in 2008. Her first position was in the kennel area where she then moved along to veterinary assisting. In 2013, she attended a veterinary technician program in Lake Forest, CA. Following graduation she obtained her RVT license and has furthered her career in this field.
Darlene has gained experience in general practice, shelter medicine and emergency medicine. Darlene loves every part of her job as it always stays interesting and exciting. There is always something to learn with ever evolving medicine. Darlene’s favorite part of working with your fur babies is giving them the utmost love and care while they are receiving treatments, recovering from surgery or are just afraid to be away from their families.
In her spare time, Darlene enjoys spending her time with her family, friends and furbabies. She also loves to read, dance and sing!
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.
Yedid | Veterinary Assistant
Yedid has been working with animals passionately ever since she could remember. Yedid started volunteering at Baldwin Park Animal Shelter right after high school, where she found out helping and caring for animals is something she wanted to pursue.
Yedid decided to continue her education by attending Mt. San Antonio College for the Registered Veterinary Technician program. On her free time she enjoys hiking, being with family and trying new things!
Shannon | Client Service Specialist
Shannon has been working in the veterinary field since she was 22 years old. She has always had a passion for animals and loves working with people. She started as a kennel attendant and then moved up to a technician. Although she loved being on the technician side of animal care, she really loved working up close and personal with the clients and decided to work permanently as a veterinary receptionist.
She has dedicated almost 15 years to the veterinary profession and has made it her career. She loves spending time with her Husband and 3 kids along with her pets Dixie, J.D., and Boo.
Kathrin | Client Service Specialist
Kathrin has been working in the veterinary industry as a Client Service Specialist since 2014. She loves interacting with clients as well as their pets making sure they have the best experience possible.
Her love for pets started at an early age and she knew that the veterinary field is where she belongs. In her spare time she likes to explore nature and spend time with friends and family.