We Live To Care

Meet our San Jose team.

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Doctors

Dr. Kang

Dr. Kang

DVM

Dr. Kang went to veterinary school in South Korea and completed his ECFVG education at Cornell University in New York. He spent a year in an intensive small animal medicine internship program at the Bay Area Veterinary Specialists before holding several consecutive chief of medicine positions at various local hospitals. Owning UNI Pet Clinic is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his two cockapoo dogs Mori & Gabi, and playing tennis. He is fluent in Korean.

Dr. Linsey Sanders

Dr. Linsey Sanders

DVM

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Arbona

Dr. Arbona

DVM

Dr. Nichole Arbona was born and raised in Northern Arizona. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology before earning her D.V.M. from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She has a special interest in wildlife and exotic animal medicine, particularly small mammals. When not at work, she enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, traveling, hiking, kayaking and spending time with her fiancé (Pedram), three terrier mixes (Lucy, Teddy and Gigi) and lionhead rabbit (Kona).

Dr. Justin Jiulianti

Dr. Justin Jiulianti

DVM

Dr Jiulianti was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he graduated from Widener University with a bachelors degree in Biology. From Philadelphia he traveled to the St kitts in the Caribbean for veterinary school. He attended Ross University school of veterinary medicine graduating in 2011.

Dr J has enjoyed practicing over the last 10 years in different regions across the country. From emergency medicine in Philadelphia to general practicing in Salem, Massachusetts, he appreciates how different veterinary medicine can be from coast to coast. He looks forward to building relationships with you and your pets while establishing himself in the Bay Area veterinary community.

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

-Pam Brown

Staff

Nancy

Nancy

Practice Manager

Nancy Dinh is the Practice Manager for UniPet Clinic’s San Jose office. Nancy’s passion for animals began at a young age, when she developed a special bond with her first pet, a small black chihuahua named Shorty. Since then she has graduated from the California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science before completing her studies at Foothill College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Originally from San Jose, Nancy continues to enjoy serving her hometown community at part of the UniPet team. When not at work, she enjoys taking care of her nephew Jaxon, many pets, and growing collection of plants.

Diana

Diana

Practice Manager Assistant

Diana, a woman of many talents, has been with UNI Pet Clinic since April of 2015. She is now the practice manager assistant of our San Jose location and takes pride in providing excellent care for her patients. Diana is currently working towards receiving her RVT license. On her spare time, she enjoys traveling, creating new experiences, drawing and painting, cooking, and spending time with family. She owns 2 terrier mixed dogs named Nala and Foxy.

Hannah

Hannah

Staff

She is currently a Biology major and undergrad student at San Jose State University. She was involved in many clubs and organizations at SJSU such as the Polynesian dance club. She used to have goldfishes and parakeets when she was younger and now has a pet rabbit name Azucar. In her free time, she loves to work out and explore nature sites.

Katerina

Katerina

Staff

Katerina is from the North Bay, and graduated from St. Mary’s of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. For the past five years, she has been in the restaurant industry as a manager, but she couldn’t resist the pull into the veterinary field; she then left the industry to pursue her passion and love for animals! She loves spending time with her fur baby, Loki, being with family, traveling, and enjoying new cuisines.

Ricky

Ricky

Staff

I graduated from Foothill College with an A.S. in Biology and graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. I am excited to further my education in animal science and eventually apply for veterinary school. In my free time I like to play various sports, play video games, or relax with my dog Pearl.

Ricardo

Ricardo

Staff

Currently enrolled at Foothill Community College, Ricardo had discovered his fascination with animals big & small at a very young age. Formerly a Behavioral Therapists for people in the Autism Spectrum, he wanted to take his love foe helping people and combine it with his fascination with all living life. He owns one cat he absolutely adores. He cared for another cat he owned before moving away from home. On his free time, he enjoys video games, drumming, bike riding and hiking.

Sara

Sara

Staff

Sara majored in Biology at UCSC. She is currently also doing research at the Long Marine Lab studying the ecological impact of humpback whales in their ecosystem. She hopes to go to graduate school to become a vet and while she currently does not own any pets she soon hopes too! In her free time she enjoying disc golfing, rock climbing and taking care of her plant collection.

Phylicia

Phylicia

Staff

Phylicia graduated from SJSU with a Bachelor’s in Biology, a concentration in Systems Physiology, and a minor in Chemistry. She is passionate about advocating for the welfare of animal lives and hopes to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new plant-based cuisines, and painting.

Fatima

Fatima

Staff

Fatima is currently an undergrad student at Foothill College, majoring in Animal Biology. She is hoping to transfer to UC Davis in the future to persue her childhood dream of becoming Veterinarian. At the moment, she only has 2 cockatiel birds (Pepe and Ava). On her free time she enjoys online shopping, watching new t.v. shows and documentaries, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Missy

Missy

Staff

Missy has always had a strong passion for animals. Starting as a young child in 4-H she’s had a little of everything ranging from farms animals, exotics, birds, and of course cats and dogs. Missy’s animal career started with a focus on nutrition, working in a pet store while attending school for animal nutrition in her home state of New Mexico. Along the way she has worked as a pet sitter, dog training assistant, working with a behavioralist for working and protection dogs, puppy training, and often times a nutrition consultant. Relocating to California In 2017, she has now been living in San Jose for a year with her boyfriend, and their three pets; Newzo (German Rottweiler), Marshall Meowthers (Russian Blue mix) and Paprika (Fine Hair Chilean Tarantula, Grammostola Rosea), and Missy’s nephew, Flex (English Bulldog). Any spare time she gets, she likes to spend with her pets and family, or making soap and gardening.

Kristy

Kristy

Staff

I recently moved to San Jose from Colorado, seeking new changes—rather that be a simple breath of fresh air, meeting different people or discovering new interests. And although I absolutely adore animals, having two very loving chow chows of my own, my passion is people. However, I still want and hope to gain more knowledge of animals—what differences and similarities they have, how they are, and ways to work with them. In my free time, I write in my bullet journal or cuddle and nap with my fur babies.

Noemi

Noemi

Staff

Noemi is currently an undergrad student at SJSU, majoring in Biology. She always wanted to work with animals and become a veterinarian as a young kid. She started her first job as a kennel assistant in Aptos, where she was then trained to be a Vet Assistant for about 3 years. She took a 2-year break to focus on school and worked at a nursing home for a year. She then decided she wanted to come back to the veterinarian field and continue learning more about animals. She wishes to become a veterinarian specializing in Radiology. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing martial arts, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Kendall

Kendall

Kendall graduated from SJSU in 2019 with her bachelors in Kinesiology. She has always had a passion for animals and hopes to continue to build her career in the field, with the dream of having an animal rescue/sanctuary someday. She has a crazy husky named Koda who she likes to take hiking and on camping trips. In her free time she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, surfing, and collecting sea-glass to make handmade jewelry.

Brandon

Brandon

Staff

Brandon is a passionate veterinary assistant who is aiming to become a veterinarian. After graduating from UC Davis in Animal Biology major, he is gaining a lot of knowledge and experience in UNI Pet Clinic. He likes to play piano, sing, and sleep during his free time.

Kristalynn

Kristalynn

Staff

Kristalynn was born and raised in San Jose, CA. While starting college as a psychology major, she decided she wanted to take time to travel and cultivate new experiences. Working full time in the restaurant service industry allowed her to travel across the US and find some of cities best kept food and cocktail secrets. Her favorite activity is spending time with her friends and family-including her dogs Kane (a Shepherd Husky mix), and Semper (a German Shepherd). Kristalynn has always been compassionate towards animals and is excited to explore her new career in the veterinary field, and hopes to go back to school to pursue becoming a registered veterinary technician.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Lizette

Lizette

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Hi, my name is Lizette I grew up in three different countries including the U.S, Canada and Mexico. I love to experience and learn about new cultures especially the way animals are treated throughout different parts of the world. I have always loved animals and I’ve always dreamed about being a veterinarian.

Currently I am in my third year of undergraduate studies at the University of Davis majoring in Animal Science. I hope to attend veterinary school in the future and specialize in either domestic animals or livestock.

On my free time I love to explore the outdoors, go hiking, camping and go on long road trips!

I am very happy and thankful to be shadowing at UNI Pet Clinic were I learn all about the day as a veterinarian and all the important responsibilities that come with the profession.

Diane

Diane

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My name is Diane Yoon and I’m a fourth year vet student at Seoul National University in South Korea. Studying in Korea was a very special experience, but I’m originally from San Jose and I plan to come back after graduation. During the two weeks I spent at UNI Pet Clinic, I felt welcomed and encouraged to participate. The doctors here are skilled and knowledgeable, and always willing to help you learn. I truly learned a lot in just two weeks, not only from the doctors but also the technicians. Thanks everyone at UNI Pet Clinic SJ for making this externship such an amazing experience!

Annie

Annie

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Hi! I am Annie and I am currently a sophomore at University of Miami, where I am double majoring in marine science and biology. I hope to attend veterinary school in the future and work with mainly marine animals. I am involved in research with zebrafish, modeling human behavioral disorders and studying how the genes affect their behavior. I am also involved in clubs such as the marine mammal rescue team, where I am trained to respond to strandings. In my free time, I love to hang out with my dog, Whiskey, and go scuba diving. My time at UNI Pet Clinic was very valuable. I came in without any previous experience in a veterinary setting and everyone at the clinic was very patient and helpful. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond in taking their time to explain everything they were doing. I learned a lot of new skills, which I am sure will help me throughout my future. My experiences here helped me to be sure that I want to go into the veterinary field.

Shannon

Shannon

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Hey there! My name is Shannon and I am currently in my 4th year of veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I am planning to pursue a career in small animal general practice upon graduation and will be moving to Union City this summer.

The staff -doctors and technicians- at UNI Pet Clinic are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. During my time spent externing here I was able to get a great deal of hands-on experience, and my questions were always well received and answered with thoughtful responses. I highly recommended this clinic to any student looking to get some more small animal general practice experience. A big shout out to the UNI Pet Clinic team in both locations, thanks for being so kind and inviting!