Dr. Ryan Lorber has been practicing veterinary medicine for 11 years. He completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 2007. Originally a Cincinnati native, Dr. Lorber has been enjoying the California sunshine ever since graduating vet school. He originally practiced in Dana Point, and has been in San Diego for the last 6 years. Dr. Lorber has a special interest in dentistry. He believes in offering his patients a complete oral health assessment with each dental cleaning, to catch unseen problems and improve their quality of life. His other areas of clinical interest include: internal medicine, geriatric and preventative care. Dr. Lorber enjoys making strong relationships with his clients and their fur babies, and creating an environment that feels more like family than a vet office. In his free time Ryan enjoys running, trying new restaurants and visiting the World Famous San Diego Zoo. He shares his home with his young spunky domestic short hair, Lily, two chickens, Red and Harriet, and a handsome 7 year old poodle mix named Baxter. Fun Fact: As a good Cincinnati boy Dr. Lorber enjoys his chili 3 ways: chili, spaghetti and cheese.
Janine has been serving as a registered veterinary technician in San Diego since 2012. She has worked in both general and specialty practices, but feels more at home in a general neighborhood practice. Janine grew up in the Ocean Beach neighborhood, where her parents still live. She attended UC San Diego and graduated with a major in Anthropology and a minor in History. After college she worked for a time as a hotel concierge. Janine eventually decided that she really wanted to work with animals and went back to school at San Diego Mesa College’s Animal Health Technology program, graduating in 2012. Janine especially enjoys veterinary dentistry and focusing on good patient care. One of our resident crazy cat ladies, Janine shared her home with her two domestic shorthairs, Minky and Cookie, her rabbit, Violet and her husband, Juan.
A San Diego native, Andrea has been in the veterinary field for close to 20 years years. She has been with Helix Pet Hospital since late 2016. She believes strongly in making both pets and their owners feel at home and safe in the hospital. In her spare time Andrea enjoys crafting, home improvement and spending time with her family. Andrea shares her home with her husband, their 3 children, plus three cats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 geckos, a guinea pig and 4 chickens!
Stephanie came to us as a PIMA student and has since graduated, joined our team and now is an RVT! She shares her home with two children and her husband Joshua. They have 2 cats, Gema and Gatito, also 2 dogs, Spunky and Bones, both pit bull mixes. Stephanie loves domestic animals, but would love to also work with wildlife.
Kristy joined the Helix family in April of 2019. She has been working in veterinary hospitals since graduating from Pima Medical Institute in 2013. Kristy is an avid supporter of the arts and is always up for seeing live music or theatre. When not working with animals, Kristy works with her family at their business in Ocean Beach, The OB Playhouse and Theatre Co. Kristy has always loved animals and shares her home with an equally animal loving boyfriend, Carlos and their two dogs; a very gregarious chihuahua mix named Dennis and a "lap dog" pitbull mix, Timber. Fun fact, Kristy's favorite food is Shabu Shabu.
Tigo has been with the Helix Pet Hospital since 2013. She is a Leopard Gecko. Her favorite staff member is Andrea, as she
always makes sure her room is the appropriate temperature and she is well stocked on snacks. Her hobbies include: napping
in her den, eating crickets and eavesdropping on interesting cases.
Patrick has been with Helix Pet Hospital since early 2017. A San Diego native, he has always had a great love for all animals. When not at work, Patrick enjoys spending his free time with his baby, Golden Retriever Stella. Previous to joining the veterinary field, Patrick served in the Marines for 4 years.
Jayme joined our team in August of 2022, after coming to us from a background of radiology in the human healthcare field, she desperately wanted to get back to the roots of what she's passionate about! In 2020 she graduated from San Diego Mesa College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Humanities and World Religion. She's currently on the path to get accepted into the Veterinary Technology program at San Diego Mesa College, and looks forward to getting her RVT license in the near future. In her free time she loves traveling, seeking thrills, and new adventures! Jayme adopted her fur-baby Felix as a kitten from the SD Humane Society in 2010, and he has since been the apple of her eye.
She has an undeniable bias towards felines, but loves and appreciates all animals for their individual and unique personalities; along with an interest in connecting with the caretakers that they bond with at home! She strives to deliver a purrfect office visit here at the Helix Pet Hospital!
I am N'Wondeii Martin! I am currently on my way to becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician and then on my way to South Korea to become a Veterinarian! My favorite color is lavender! I claim two dogs named Dexter Cornelius and Pierre Dior! I live puppies especially West Highland Terriers and the tiny ones that people must watch their step from! My hobbies are listening to BTS (K-pop group) and watching comedies (any kind)!
Monica joined the team in 2022 after graduating from Pima.
Monica has always loved and cared for animals, as a young girl she always knew that this is the career field that was meant for her! On her free time she enjoys going on hikes and traveling to new places with amazing views!
She also loves spending time with her family and her fur baby
Pickles who she shares with her little sister.
Stephanie joined the team in October 2022, after taking a break from the veterinary field for some time, she was ready to get back to it!
Alania joined the Helix team in 2022. She has a strong passion for animal welfare and a desire to make a positive impact in the veterinary industry. Alania completed her veterinary assistant program at Pima Medical Institute and is currently working towards her RVT license. When she's not caring for animals at work, Alania loves spending time with her furry family members, including her Havana rabbit, Loki, and her two dogs, Pi, a Maltese poodle mix, and Tsumami, a Samoyed and husky mix. With her deep love for animals and her enthusiasm for the veterinary field, Alania hopes to work with exotics in the future.
Alex joined our team in 2022, after completing her PIMA internship with us.
She's a SD native who really likes to draw and paint in her free time; and spend time with her three dogs; a Rottie named Stella, and two Chihuahuas, Baby, and Diamond.
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