Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Darlene O. Sanchez DVM, CVA

    Dr. Sanchez is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Loving Hands Animal Hospital, Inc. She grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2009. In 2017, Dr. Sanchez became recognized as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Her passion is holistic medicine which includes Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy and Food Therapy. Her other professional interests include critical care, soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, ultrasonography and dentistry. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Dr. Sanchez has been nominated as 'Top Veterinarian' by WestCoast Magazine 4 times in a row. Her focus on client communication and compassionate care is 

  • Dr. Shannon Noland DVM

    Dr. Noland was born and raised in Southern California and received her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 2013. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2019. Her passion is small/exotic/wildlife medicine with a strong interest in surgery and ultrasonography and a hope to learn veterinary acupuncture in the near future. Throughout her journey to become a veterinarian, Dr. Noland has volunteered at Bunny Bunch, Farm Sanctuary, Wildlife Waystation, and in South Africa at the Avv Van Dyk Cheetah Center. She has done externships all over Southern California and has worked with everything from rattlesnakes to big cats and all creatures in between. At the moment, Dr. Noland has an Alaskan Malamute, a Samoyed, 2 German Shepherds, an African Grey, a Red-lored Amazon parrot, and a bunny! When Dr. Noland is a not at Loving Hands Animal Hospital or cuddling her own animals at home, she can be found at the gym weight lifting, wakeboarding, single skiing, or snowboarding.

  • Dr. Carmela Panza DVM

    Biography coming soon.

  • Trina Cowles
    Practice Manager

    Trina has been working in the Veterinary field since 1986 after obtaining her Associates Degree from Riverside Community College. She continued her education at Cal Poly Pomona and later received training in Veterinary Management at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. She is currently a member of the Inland Empire Veterinary Managers Association. Her field of interest is focused in animal behavior and genetics, as well as client education and leadership development. Since 1986, Trina has obtained all her pets, ranging from iguanas, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, cats and dogs, through rescues and animal shelters.

  • Masha Chudinova
    Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

    Masha has been studying and working with small animals since 2008. She is originally from Russia and earned her RVT license through Purdue University in 2016. Masha works closely with the doctors in providing the best possible care for our patients. She loves feline medicine and enjoys performing dental procedures and ultrasounds. When Masha is not at Loving Hands Animal Hospital, she can be found riding horses, hiking, or spending time with her family which includes her husband, two little girls and her cat, Charlie.

  • Plinio Jauregui-Ettenger
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Biography to come.

  • Chuck Mize
    Veterinary Assistant

    Chuck started working as a Kennel Attendant in 1991. With what had started as just a summer job and then turned into a lifelong decision to take care of our Pets & their Families. Chuck has been a Veterinary Assistant for the last 20 years. With working at 2 different Clinics, he enjoys performing Dental's and assisting in surgeries. Also, loves to teach and pass on his knowledge to the next generation of Veterinary Assistants and Registered Veterinary Technicians he works with. When Chuck is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Disney Movies with is 9 year old Daughter, going out for a night of Bowling and also playing on the computer.

  • Lauren Ramirez,
    Veterinary Assistant

    Lauren is a 4th year animal science pre-vet major at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since the time she was 3 years old. Although Lauren loves animals big and small, she aspires to work with large animals like cattle and horses as a veterinarian. As a high schooler in San Diego, her love for horses grew during her time volunteering with an off-the-track thoroughbred rescue. She is currently involved in 'foal watch' at Cal Poly, a class where she helps take care of a pregnant mare and will be present for her birth. In her free time she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, as well as playing with her Saint Bernard Cleo, kitten Kenmore and cockatiel Coco.

  • Roxanne Hayes
    Veterinary Assistant

    Roxanne is in her 2nd year of Mt. San Antonio College's Registered Veterinary Technician program. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015 and has continued to gain knowledge and experience ever since. She has one dog named Mowgli and a black cat named Bagheera. She aspires to one day complete the gang by adopting tortoise to name Baloo. Roxanne is also a wife and a mother to a beautiful 2 year old boy who enjoys helping animals just as much as she. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family by going to the beach or taking nature hikes. 

  • Omega Betts
    Room Nurse

    Ever since she was a child, Omega has had a passion for helping animals - large or small. She has been working here as one of our room nurses and is currently enrolled in school to earn a degree towards the goal of becoming a RVT. Omega enjoys lending a helping hand to furry friends of all sizes whenever she can; growing up she's always volunteered at local shelters and organizations for animals in need. When Omega isn't here, she enjoys spending time going out and being with friends and family, especially spending time with her furry family including dogs, cats, and chinchillas. 

  • Helena Kisor
    Room Nurse

    Helena grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. She just obtained her Bachelors Degree in Animal Veterinary Science from Cal Poly Pomona. She is finishing up her Master's in Animal Science and is currently in the process of applying to vet school. She hopes to become a Veterinarian one day! In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, going to the beach, camping, and spending time with friends and family. 

  • Marlen Gonzalez
    Room Nurse

    Marlen is currently a 4th year Animal Science pre-vet major at Cal Poly Pomona. Ever since she was a child, she has loved all kinds of animals big or small.  She hopes to become a veterinarian one day for both dogs and cats. While working at Loving Hands Animal Hospital, she has also become more interested in learning about reptiles and rodents. Currently, Marlen has 2 German Shepherds mix, a spaniel mix, a chihuahua, and 2 guinea pigs. When Marlen is not working or at school, she likes running, playing the piano, violin, and spending time with her pets and family. 

  • Madison Ermer
    Exam Room Assistant

    Since Madison was a child she wanted to save the world one animal at a time, and that's what she plans on doing. She is am currently a kennel attendant, her goal is to become a registered veterinary technician, with hopes of starting school in the fall 2017. When not working she enjoys spending her time with her pug Bella and her chinchilla Ruby. She absolutely loves working at Loving Hands Animal Hospital, she says that it's been one of the greatest opportunities that she has ever received.

  • Mario DeLoera
    Treatment Room Assistant

    Biography coming soon.

  • Kayleen Schneider
    Room Nurse

    Biography coming soon.